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Ukraine announces mass production of new rocket launchers

Ukrainian state-owned Ukroboronprom conglomerate formally beginning mass production of Verba 122mm and heavy Vilkha 300mm artillery rocket systems. According to a UkrOboronProm’s statement, SE Shepetovka Repair Plant (part of conglomerate ) formally launched production...

IDEX 2019: Saudi company displays armoured buggy

Saudi engineering company Bandaria Auto displayed an all-terrain light armoured vehicle called the Nasser at the IDEX show held in Abu Dhabi on 17–21 February. Designed for patrol, reconnaissance, and fast-attack missions, the version...

IDEX 2019: New Russian SPMs make international debut

Russia’s newest self-propelled mortars (SPMs), the Floks and Drok, made their international debut at the IDEX show being held in Abu Dhabi between 17–21 February, with models of both systems being displayed for the...

IDEX 2019: Yugoimport unveils RALAS missile

Serbia’s Yugoimport unveiled the RALAS non-line-of-sight missile at the IDEX show held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 17 to 21 February, prominently displaying an eight-round launcher mounted on the company’s Lazar 3 8×8 armoured...

BAE Systems moves forward with AMPV low-rate production

The US Army is moving forward with its Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) programme, and has awarded BAE Systems two contract modifications valued up to USD575 million to kick-start low-rate initial production (LRIP). In a...

IDEX 2019: Finland, Sweden interested in NEMO Container

Finland’s Patria has provided Jane’s with an update on the NEMO Container 120 mm mortar system, following on from extensive testing in the Baltic Sea last year. According to Kari Reunamäki, Patria’s vice-president for...

IDEX 2019: UAE confirms EOS weapon station contract

The UAE Armed Forces confirmed during the IDEX 2019 show, held from 17 to 21 February in Abu Dhabi, UAE, that it has placed a large contract for remote weapon stations (RWS) with the...

IDEX 2019: Streit Group unveils new vehicles

Streit Group unveiled the Salamander 8×8, Shaman 8×8, and Pangolin demining system at the IDEX defence show being held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 17 to 21 February. The Shaman 8×8 has a 3-litre...

IDEX 2019: Aselsan Serdar weapon aims for export market

Aselsan has completed development and testing of its latest Serdar anti-tank missile launching system (ATMLS) remote weapon station (RWS), and production can commence as soon as orders are placed. This Serdar was developed as...

Airbus a RACER in US Army Future Attack-Recon Aircraft Competition

MARIGNANE, France — Airbus Helicopters is responding to the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program with a concept based on its new high-speed civilian helicopter prototype, according to Chief Executive Bruno Even....

Black Mold replaces Black Knights as official Army mascot

WEST POINT, N.Y. – The United States Military Academy at West Point announced today that all academy sports teams, previously known as the “Black Knights,” are re-named the “Black Mold” in solidarity with Army...

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