• NORINCO parades first VT4 tanks for Thailand

    Key Points NORINCO has recently paraded the VT4 MBTs it is producing for Thailand Thailand is the first known export customer for the VT4. The Thai order, placed in 2016, is for 28 tanks NORINCO has paraded the first batch of VT4 main battle tanks (MBTs) that have been produced for Thailand at

  • Army-2017: Kalashnikov develops SVCh family of sniper rifles

    Russia's Kalashnikov Group, a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation, has developed the Chukavin SVCh family of semi-automatic sniper rifles, which it unveiled at the Army-2017 international military-technical exhibition held outside Moscow. The family comprises three rifles chambered for the

  • Army-2017: Tractor Plants modernises BMD-4M

    Russia's Tractor Plants Concern has showcased the BMD-4M airborne infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) upgraded with the new Sinitsa (Titmouse) combat compartment at the Army-2017 international military-technical exhibition held outside Moscow from 22–27 August. The Sinitsa is essentially a

  • Army-2017: VPK showcases BTR-87 APC

    Russia's Military Industrial Company (VPK) has unveiled the BTR-87 armoured personnel carrier (APC) at the Army-2017 international military-technical exhibition, outside Moscow. The vehicle on display features a frontally mounted powerpack, with the troop compartment located in the rear. The APC is

  • China steps up training for African militaries

    The Chinese military has recently undertaken bilateral training activities with the Tanzania Naval Command (TNC), and completed the training of a new rapid reaction brigade for the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC). Details of the Tanzanian training programme were

  • Cobham wins KF-X weapons system contract as supply chain grows

    Cobham announced on 22 August that it had been awarded a contract from Sacheon-based Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) for munition carriage and release equipment. According to Cobham, the contract will see the firm deliver an undisclosed number of Weapon Ejector Launcher (WEL) systems to KAI by

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  • NORINCO rolls out VP10 8x8 vehicle variants

    China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) has developed new variants of its export-oriented 8x8 VP10 armoured personnel carrier (APC), Jane's has learnt. The baseline VP10 APC is typically operated by a two-person crew, and carries up to 12 dismounts in the rear troop compartment. The vehicle is

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  • Indonesia's Dirgantara N219 completes maiden flight

    Key Points Indonesia has completed the maiden flight of its N219 twin-turboprop aircraft Flight paves the way for further tests and certifications for the programme, which was originally scheduled to begin serial production in 2015 State-owned firm PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has flown its

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  • New modular workboat fleet for RN

    Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) is to supply and support a new fleet of modular, multipurpose workboats for the UK Royal Navy (RN) under a GBP48-million (USD62 million) Ministry of Defence (MoD) contract. To be known as the SEA class, the new modular and reconfigurable craft, ranging from 11 m to 18 m

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  • Indonesia outlines details of Su-35 offset programme

    The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has disclosed further details regarding its countertrade and offset programmes with Russia to support its planned purchase of 11 Sukhoi Su-35 'Flanker-E' multirole combat aircraft. In a press release on 22 August, the MoD confirmed that the Su-35 procurement