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Norway orders Leopard 2-based Leguan AVLBs

The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) signed an agreement with Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) on 21 March for the procurement of six Leguan armoured vehicle-launched bridge (AVLB) systems based on the Leopard 2 chassis, the...

Indian MoD approves INR2.5 billion worth of procurements

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) approved procurements and projects worth INR2.5 billion (USD36.4 million) for the Indian armed forces on 20 March. Official sources said the bulk of the allocation by the MoD’s Defence...

Denel looking for T5-52 howitzer sale in Asia

Denel Land Systems is in negotiations with an Asian country to purchase the company’s latest T5-52 wheeled self-propelled artillery system, a company source told Jane’s . The source said negotiations with the undisclosed country...

Nigerian Army receives new indigenous MRAP

The Nigerian Army has taken delivery of five improved Proforce Ara mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles in early March, an industry source told Jane’s . These are now deployed in northeast Nigeria as part of...

QinetiQ wins US Army CRS(I) contract

QinetiQ North America has been selected by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to fulfil the US Army’s requirement for small unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) under the Common Robotic System (Individual) (CRS[I]) programme. The...

SB>1 Defiant Takes Flight: Can It Catch Bell?

The thing that delayed Defiant, it turns out, is the same thing that makes it really attractive to the Army. …read more Read more here:: 1 Defiant Takes Flight: Can It Catch Bell?” rel=nofollow>Breaking...

Sikorsky-Boeing Defiant Coaxial Helicopter Lifts Off

The SB-1 Defiant coaxial compound helicopter prototype, built by a Sikorsky [LMT]-Boeing [BA] team, broke contact with the ground on March 21 for the first time. Neither company released much information about the flight,...

Bell Teams With Rolls Royce For Propulsion of Advanced Tiltrotors

Bell [TXT] has entered a partnership with engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce to develop an “optimized propulsion system” for the V-280 Valor advanced tiltrotor and V-247 unmanned autonomous tiltrotor prototype. The teaming agreement was announced March...

Badge hunter to become latest Army badge

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command announced the most recent attempt at Army retention today — another badge. The Army says the badge-hunter badge will distinguish the service,...

ST Engineering positions Bronco to meet Bv206 requirements

Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) is positioning its Bronco 3 to address the potential emerging requirements of current Bv206 users, according to Dominic Phoon, vice-president and product director of the Programme Management Office. The...

USA begin mass-producing latest variant of Abrams tanks

The latest variant of Abrams tanks, called M1A2C, is now being mass produced at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima. The Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, or JSMC, is the only facility...

RUAG unbundling plans take shape

The Swiss government has crystallised its plans for the future of defence firm RUAG, following a meeting of the country’s Federal Council. Under plans submitted by RUAG and approved by the government, RUAG Holdings...

S-400 and S-500: Russia’s long-range air defenders

Russia’s land force modernisation includes continuing development of advanced long-range air-defence systems. With the S-300P/V systems now more than 40 years old, Russia is bringing in to service its latest and most capable system...

Qatar receives first Apache attack helicopter

Qatar has received the first of its recently ordered Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters, the US Embassy in Doha disclosed on 20 March. The first of 24 helicopters for the Qatar Emiri Air...

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