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Poland orders LMP-2017 60 mm mortars

The Polish Ministry of National Defence signed a PLN31.7 million (USD8.4 million) contract with Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów (ZMT) on 12 December for 780 LMP-2017 60 mm mortars. The five-year contract covers the delivery of...

Czech MoD to order more CZ BREN 2 rifles

Czech Defence Minister Lubomír Metnar informed the cabinet of ministers on 17 December about plans by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to sign a CZK2.1 billion (USD92.6 million) framework agreement with indigenous small-arms maker...

Russia begins deliveries of upgraded T-72B1 MBTs to Laos

Russia has begun deliveries of upgraded T-72B1 main battle tanks (MBTs) to the Lao People’s Armed Forces (LPAF), an LPAF source told Jane’s on 19 December. “A large batch of T-72B1 ‘White Eagle’ [Belyi...

Analysis: Qatar parades Rheinmetall Lynx IFV

Analysis A Rheinmetall Lynx infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) was seen for the first time in Qatar’s annual National Day parade on 18 December, possibly because it is being tested in the Gulf state. The...

V-280 Marks First Year of Flight

FORT WORTH, Texas – The V-280 Valor on Dec. 18 celebrated a full year of flight during which it has flown more than 80 hours and reached speeds of more than 250 knots in...

Geländewagen: Mercedes-Benz’s G-Class at 40

Mercedes-Benz’s stalwart off-roader, the Geländewagen, turns 40 this year. Shaun Connors delves into the history of this light utility ‘evergreen’ and explores a popularity that shows no sign of waning In February 2019 Mercedes-Benz’s...

Weaponised Mission Master UGV takes shape

Rheinmetall Canada continues to expand the capabilities of its 8×8 Mission Master unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), which it has been developing using internal research and development funding since 2016. Jane’s understands that the company...

Russian Airborne Troops to launch BMD-2 refit programme

The Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) are planning to upgrade a large number of BMD-2 air-droppable infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) to the BMD-2M standard, a military source has told Jane’s . “The VDV is set...

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