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France drives MMP for EU BLOS capability

European missile consortium MBDA is continuing to develop potential opportunities for expanding the userbase of its Missile Moyenne Portée (MMP) fifth-generation man-portable land-combat missile system. Antoine Bouvier, CEO of MBDA told Jane’s, “We have...

Marine Corps plans to introduce new grenade launcher

On 25 March, the U.S. Marine Corps has announced that Marines perform an evaluation of new M320A1 grenade launcher. The M320A1 is a grenade launcher that can be employed as a stand-alone weapon or...

Saab offers agile protection for forces on the go

Swedish aerospace and defense company Saab on Monday posted about Giraffe 1X radar system that provides outstanding situational awareness. According to a press release put out by Saab, the pace of warfare is getting...

Germany to upgrade 101 more Leopard 2 tanks

The German Federal Ministry of Defense has announced that the German parliament approved two submissions in the total amount of $484 million (€ 428 million) for increasing capabilities of the German Bundeswehr. The main...

AUSA Global Force 2019: US Army to examine JLTV buy

As part of the US Army’s fiscal year 2021 (FY 2021) budget preparations, its leadership is re-examining its plans to buy 49,099 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs). When the army sent its FY 2020...

Groundwork laid on new Turkish weapons plant

Turkish firm Aselsan and 24 local companies uniting under the Konya Defence Industry Inc brand have established a plant in the central Anatolian town of Konya. The new plant will locally produce weapons systems...

Rheinmetall acquires IBD Deisenroth

Rheinmetall has acquired vehicle protection system manufacturer IBD Deisenroth Engineering for an undisclosed amount, the company announced on 26 March. The acquisition will bolster Rheinmetall’s force protection portfolio, the company noted, adding the active...

Leonardo establishes helicopter JV with Algeria

The Algerian Ministry of National Defence and Leonardo have formed a joint venture (JV) for the domestic assembly, sale, and support of Leonardo’s helicopters. The Algerian government will own 51% of the JV and...

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