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Nigeria’s Proforce gets first MRAP export order

Nigerian defence company Proforce has signed a contract for the sale of 20 of its new Ara 2 mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles. The company did not wish to disclose the name of the customer,...

Nigeria’s Proforce gets first MRAP export order

Nigerian defence company Proforce has signed a contract for the sale of 20 of its new Ara 2 mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles. The company did not wish to disclose the name of the customer,...

DroneShield launches new counter-UAV jammer

Australia-based company DroneShield announced on 14 July the launch of a new lightweight jammer to counter unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Called the DroneGun MKIII, the device has been described by the company as a...

Russia to keep T-62 in service

Uralvagonzavod has said in its 2018 annual report that it will supply new 2A20 115 mm guns to keep Russian T-62 main battle tanks in service. The barrels are being manufactured as part of...

China threatens US firms with sanctions

The Chinese government will impose sanctions on companies in the United States involved in US-government military sales to Taiwan, a spokesman from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed. The spokesman said in a...

Skyworks to offer U.S. Army new combat gyrodyne aircraft

U.S. high-performance gyroplanes maker Skyworks in collaboration with Scaled Composites to build a high-speed rotorcraft demonstrator of future combat gyrodyne aircraft. Skyworks signed a collaboration agreement with Scaled Composites to development new VertiJet gyrodyne...

Russia reportedly delivered first S-400 system to Turkey

The first delivery of the Russian S-400 advanced long-range anti-aircraft missile system, also known as the SA-21 Growler, has arrived in Turkey. The components of the first S-400 missile system battery of Turkey was...

UK’s DE&S details 2019/20 budget breakdown

The UK Ministry of Defence’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) organisation released its corporate plan for 2019–22 on 12 July, revealing details of its budget for the current financial year. DE&S, which is responsible...

Nigerian Army commissions new locally produced vehicles

The Nigerian Army formally commissioned into service a range of new indigenously designed and manufactured vehicles during its annual celebration day at the Ikeja Military Cantonment in Lagos state on 6 July. Several types...

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