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U.S. troops ‘dumped Russian convoy in mud’ in Syria

A U.S. military patrol has blocked a Russian military convoy from using a main highway in northeast Syria on Monday. A number of photos released in social media have depicted American Oshkosh M-ATV vehicles...

COVID-19: Bulgaria’s Arsenal reduces workforce

Bulgarian armaments company Arsenal has taken steps to reduce its workforce and temporarily closed its operations due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Arsenal’s director general, Nikolay Ibushev, announced that 2,000 workers will be laid...

China’s Norinco announces first export of HJ-12E ATGW system

The China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) announced on 25 March that it has completed deliveries of its Red Arrow 12E (‘Hongjian-12E’, or HJ-12E) man-portable anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW) system to a foreign customer. The...

Brazilian Army unit receives RBS 70 systems

The Brazilian Army’s 12th jungle anti-aircraft artillery group, ‘Grupo Tenente Juventino da Fonseca,’ received new Saab RBS 70 man-portable air-defence systems on 10 March. Photos of the ceremony, reviewed by Jane’s , show two...

Polish Army seeks disposable anti-tank weapons

The Polish Armament Inspectorate (AI) on 26 March announced that it is to begin a technical dialogue with industry on 2-3 April for the provision of a lightweight disposable anti-tank weapon to replace the...

Russia deploys Smerch long-range rocket artillery in Kaliningrad

The first BM-30 Smerch ‘ultra-long-range’ multiple rocket launcher has entered service with Russia’s 244th Artillery Brigade in the Kaliningrad Baltic exclave as field training and familiarisation begins, Russian media reported on 30 March. The...

Brazilian Army releases requirements for its new MBT project

The Brazilian Army has recently published two documents, one outlining operational requirements and the other technical, logistical, and industrial requirements, that will lead to the potential future acquisition of a new main battle tank...

China Completes First Delivery of New Anti-Tank Missile

A leading Chinese arms firm has delivered a batch of advanced portable HJ-12E anti-tank missiles to an undisclosed foreign buyer amid the pandemic of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) in the first export case of...

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