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Saab Receives Latvian Order for AT4 Systems

Saab has received an order from the Latvian Armed Forces for deliveries of the shoulder-launched disposable AT4 weapon system. Deliveries will take place in 2021. The order is the third placed within the framework...

Raytheon shows what military training will look like in future

Raytheon, one of the largest U.S. defense contractors that manufactures a wide range of products, from cruise missiles to combat-proven air defense systems, has unveiled a new cutting-edge military training product at I/ITSEC, the...

MW Industries to get new CEO

MW Industries (MWI), a Chicago area-based firm that makes heavy-duty springs for military ground vehicles, is getting a new leader. The company announced in late November that Simon Newman will become its CEO on...

New Czech Army concept published

The Czech Army general staff and Ministry of Defence published a new strategic concept on 20 November describing the modernisation priorities of the armed forces over the next 10 years. “We have to accelerate...

MAC ramps up production of .50 calibre polymer ammo

MAC, based in Mississippi, is expected to start delivering its latest .50 calibre (12.7×99 mm) polymer cased ammunition to the US Marine Corps (USMC) in 2020, according to Joe Gibbons, the company’s plant manager....

Norwegian Army MGBADS IOC by mid-2023

The Norwegian Army is scheduled to accept initial deliveries of a new mobile ground-based short-range air-defence system from prime contractor Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (Kongsberg) in late 2022, with all units expected to be...

Japanese shipbuilders form business alliance

Two of Japan’s biggest shipbuilders – Imabari Shipbuilding and Japan Marine United (JMU) – have agreed to enter an alliance, the companies announced on 29 November. The move represents the latest in a series...

Russia develops multilayered C-UAS system

Russian defence equipment exporter Rosoboronexport, a subsidiary of the state-owned Rostec group, has developed a four-stage/dual-use counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) capability and is now actively marketing it globally, Director General Alexander Mikheev told Jane’s....

Rheinmetall develops new long-range howitzer

Rheinmetall plans to develop and manufacture a new 155 mm gun with a significantly larger chamber and longer, 60-calibre barrel, the company said in a 27 November press release. Rheinmetall told Jane’s on 28...

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