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Seoul seeks to develop counter-rocket system, says report

South Korea is pushing to develop an indigenous counter-rocket system amid persisting threats from North Korea’s long-range artillery, the Yonhap news agency quoted the country’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) as saying in a...

Leonardo pitches M60 tank upgrade in Bahrain

Leonardo unveiled a new M60 main battle tank (MBT) upgrade aimed at the Middle-East market during the BIDEC defence show in Bahrain from 16 to 18 October. Leonardo Defence Systems and Leonardo Land &...

India to sell off stake in helicopter services company

The Indian government has announced the sale of its controlling stake in state-owned helicopter service company Pawan Hans. The invitation for expressions of interest (EIO), published on 13 October, outlines the sale of the...

Germany selects G95 carbine for special forces

On 10 October, the Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), Germany’s Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, announced that the 5.56 mm Heckler & Koch HK416A7 has...

EDA details Mission Abort System for guided projectiles

The European Defence Agency (EDA) has released details of a Mission Abort System (MAS) developed for guided projectiles. The MAS project commenced in late 2013 under the EDA’s Capability Technology (CapTech) Ammunition Technologies effort,...

DAPA announces delay in K2 MBT production

South Korea’s plans to produce additional Hyundai Rotem K2 (Black Panther) main battle tanks (MBTs) have been delayed three years due to technical issues with the platform’s indigenously developed transmission system, the Defense Acquisition...

Chezara develops new ROWS

Ukraine’s JSC Chezara unveiled a new remotely operated weapon station (ROWS) at the Arms and Security Exhibition 2017, in Kiev. The company’s IVA ROWS was shown integrated on board a Varta 4×4 vehicle and...

Brazil soon to evaluate locally developed fast attack vehicle

The Brazilian Army Evaluations Center (CAEx) will trial a pilot batch of the 4×4 Chivunk unarmoured air-transportable fast attack vehicle developed by the Army Technological Center (CTEx). CAEx later in October will begin a...

Future Ground Combat Vehicles Conference

Next Generation Mobility, Protection, and Lethality We are pleased to announce the return of our Future Ground Combat Vehicles event! This years event is aimed specifically at examining developments that have taken place since...

Truck bomb blast kills at least 200 people in Somalia

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the recent bombing in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, which killed at least 200 people and injured several others. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology...

Techimpex develops new ultra-light tactical vehicle

Ukrainian vehicle manufacturer Techimpex displayed new LTA ultra-light tactical vehicle at the Arms and Security 2017 defence exhibition in Kyiv, Ukraine. The new LTA (Lehkyy Taktychnyy Avtomobil or in English Light Tactical Vehicle) is...

Ukrainian company unveils new Hortyca-M signals intelligence system

Ukrainian “Infozahyst” company has unveiled its new mobile signals intelligence system at the Arms and Security exhibition in Kyiv. The new Hortyca-M mobile signals intelligence system is designed for search, detection, determination of ground-based,...

‘Quiet professional’ is neither

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A U.S. Army Special Operations Command soldier and self-proclaimed ‘quiet professional’ is neither, according to several of his civilian and military peers. “There goes that asshole [Staff Sgt.] Bruckner again,...

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