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Taiwan seeking to buy M1A2 Abrams MBTs from US

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) has secured the support of the island’s cabinet to purchase M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks (MBTs) from the United States to replace some of its older M60A3 and...

Turkish 120 mm rifled Weapon Mortar System under test

The Turkish Aselsan Alkar 120 mm Weapon Mortar System (WMS) has completed initial firing trials installed in the rear of a BMC Vuran 4×4 multipurpose armoured vehicle (MPAV), Jane’s has learnt. Prior to this...

Turkey’s advanced missile system undertakes acceptance trials

The KHAN advanced long-range surface-to-surface missile system developed by Turkish company Roketsan is undergoing acceptance trials. On 10 July, the official Twitter account of Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) was posted a video...

Army Anti-Aircraft Stryker Can Kill Tanks Too

With its eyes firmly on Russia, the US Army is racing to field 8×8 Strykers with an array of weapons that can down enemy aircraft — from drones to helicopters to jets — and...

Australian, US forces team up for Exercise Hamel

ROCKHAMPTON, Australia: On the 100th anniversary of WWI’s Battle of Hamel, when U.S. and Australian forces first fought side by side against German forces in Le Hamel, France, the longtime partners once again joined...

UkrOboronProm seeking aircraft production partner

Ukrainian industrial group UkrOboronProm (UOP) is calling for a partner to team with aircraft manufacturer Kharkov State Aircraft Manufacturing Company (KSAMC) to help fund production of the Antonov An-74 transport. Under the terms of...

Russian tank doctrine evolves to combat modern threats

Russian tank forces have revealed details of new tank tactics during a battalion tactical exercise held in Voronezh, state news agency RIA Novosti reported on 4 July. The development indicates that tanks will continue...

Polish Armed Forces receive final Beryl rifles

Poland’s Ministry of Defence has announced that small-arms manufacturer Fabryka Broni Łucznik-Radom (FBLR) has delivered the final 2,131 wz. 96C Beryl rifles to the Polish Armed Forces. This will be followed in August by...

Indonesia commissions seventh PC-40-class patrol vessel

Key Points The Indonesian Navy has commissioned its seventh PC-40-class patrol boat The vessel will bolster security in the Gulf of Youtefa, and along Indonesia’s maritime border with Papua New Guinea The Indonesian Navy...

Leonardo DRS adds RADA MHR to IM-SHORAD effort

Leonardo DRS has selected RADA’s Multi-mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR) for the mission equipment package (MEP) solution for the US Army’s Initial Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense (IM-SHORAD) capability. IM-SHORAD will provide interim close-in air defence...

USN seeks close-range armed UAVs

The US Navy (USN) is looking to field small- and medium-sized armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that can carry an assortment of weapons, including small arms, rockets, grenades, and less-than-lethal weapons and devices. A...

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