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First T-90S MBTs arrive in Vietnam

The first Russian-made T-90S main battle tanks (MBTs) ordered by Vietnam in 2016 have arrived in the Southeast Asian country, and are expected to be delivered to the army in the next few days,...

Qatar donates armoured vehicles to Mali

The Qatari Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 27 December that it had donated 24 Storm armoured personnel carriers (APC) to the Armed Forces of Mali (FAMa). The MoD said the vehicles were airlifted...

Chinese army inducts Type 15 lightweight tank

China’s Ministry of National Defence (MND) revealed on 27 December that the Type 15 (also commonly referred to as ZTQ-15) lightweight battle tank has officially entered service with the People’s Liberation Army Ground Force...

Israel received Kolchuga-M passive radar system from Ukraine

Israel’s company Airsom Ltd. has received Ukrainian-made Kolchuga-M passive radar system, according to ImportGenius website. According to the import/export tracking website ImportGenius, Israel has received new-generation long-range passive radar complex, called the Kolchuga-M. The...

Qatar parades AK-12 assault rifles

Qatar revealed itself to be the first known exporter user of the modern Russian-made Kalashnikov AK-12 assault rifles, said the Centre for Analysis of World Arms Trade (CAWAT). According to CAWAT’s report, Qatar has...

U.S. Army buys 50 improved Sentinel radars

The U.S. Army has ordered 50 additional AN/MPQ 64A3 Enhanced Sentinel A3 radars, the Pentagon said on Friday. The deal, announced by the U.S. Department of Defense on 28 December, is covers procurement of...

Raytheon contracted for Phalanx Gatling guns

The U.S. Army roughly awarded a roughly $205,2 million order to Raytheon Co. Missile Systems for Phalanx Gatling guns. According to a statement, announced Friday by the U.S. Department of Defense, Raytheon Missile Systems...

Slovakia buys 25 Zuzana 2 self-propelled howitzers

The Slovak Ministry of Defence (MoD) is acquiring a 25 Zuzana 2 self-propelled howitzers, according to a local media report. Deliveries of a first four 155 mm self-propelled howitzers for the Slovak armed forces...

U.S. Army to improve its hypersonic capabilities

For the past year, the U.S. Army has initiated many changes to help modernize the force. Among those changes, the Army made strides to improve its hypersonic capabilities. According to Army News Service, the...

Weaponized Multi-Utility Unmanned Ground Vehicles

ABOVE: THeMIS live firing with .50 cal. HMG on FN Herstal FN M3R RWS. UGVs Being Developed for Dangerous Missions Unmanned platforms, from unmanned aerial vehicles [drones] to robotic vehicles on the ground [UGV],...

China fields more capable pontoon bridge

The China Harzone Industry Corporation Ltd, a subsidiary of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), is marketing its latest HZ Power Pontoon Bridge (PPB) in a Military Load Class 80 (MLC 80) configuration on the...

Saudi Arabia receives modern Ukrainian guided weapon systems

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior has received a modern Ukrainian-made anti-tank guided weapon systems. The notice by the ImportGenius said that the in August 2018, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior has received batch of...

Lithuania to procure more NASAMS missiles

Lithuania has decided to purchase an undisclosed number of additional National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) combat and inert missiles from Norway, according to the Ministry of National Defence Republic of Lithuania. Earlier in...

British Army accepted first Harris T7 robotic systems

The British Army accepted the first four of 56 multi-mission robotic systems it ordered from Harris Corporation, UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced. “These robots will go on to be an essential piece...

China accepts new Type 15 light tank

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has formally accepted into service a new Type 15 light tank. On December 27, the spokesman of Chinese Defence Ministry, Senior Colonel Wu Qin, during a press conference,...

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