• Belgium, Netherlands join NATO smart ammo purchasing group

    Belgium and the Netherlands have joined a Denmark-led group of allies that aims to jointly buy smart ammunition from the United States. "I am convinced that successful co-operation in this area will, in time, lead to more co-operation in other areas," Belgian Defence Minister Steven

  • K9 selected for Indian Army SPH requirement

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has shortlisted the Samsung Techwin K9 Thunder 155 mm/52-calibre self-propelled tracked (SPT) howitzer for the Indian Army's long-delayed USD800 million tender for 100 such guns. Official sources said the selection in late September followed desert and high

  • No progress reported from first Israel, Russia deconfliction meeting

    Israel Defense Forces (IDF) deputy chief of staff Major General Yair Golan met his Russian counterpart, Colonel General Nikolai Bogdanovski, at IDF Headquarters in Tel Aviv on 6 October to discuss ways for the two militaries to deconflict over and around Syria. Lower-ranking representatives from

  • Northrop Grumman, Terma sign MoU for naval radar teaming

    Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit and Terma have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly pursue business opportunities in the naval sector. The partnership agreement, formally signed in September, will initially focus on surveillance radars and navigation. Northrop

  • Russian Navy demonstrates cruise missile capability with Syria strikes

    Russia displayed its long-range cruise missile capability for the first time on 7 October, when it announced that warships on the Caspian Sea hit militant targets in Syria using Kalibr missiles. The attack was first announced by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in a televised conversation with

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  • Brazil set to conclude first stage of COBRA soldier project

    The Brazilian Army by late 2015 is to conclude the initial step of its Combatente Brasileiro (COBRA) soldier modernisation project, aimed to equip troops with the latest soldier-borne technologies. Around 100,000 troops are to be equipped with advanced gear through 2021, the army told IHS Jane's on


  • Agusta-Bell 212.

    Operational speed: 120 kt (222 km/h). Service ceiling: 15,000 ft (4,373 m). Range: 270 n miles (500 km). Role/Weapon systems: Assault (seven aircraft) and ASW/ASUW (11 aircraft); mainly deployed to escorts, but also shore-based. Sensors (ASW/ASUW): APS-705 radar; ASQ 13-B sonar; STAR SAFIRE II

  • Multipurpose Patrol Ships

    Fleetlist Programmes: The Pattugliatore Polivalente d'Altura (PPA) programme is for a class of six multipurpose offshore patrol vessels, with an option for a further four ships. Five are to be in a low-end configuration (patrol) and one in high-end configuration (combat). A modular design approach

  • AM-35 and AM-50 (humanitarian anti-mine boots)

    Development Zeman's mine resistant boots are designed to provide leg protection against Anti-Personnel (AP) mines containing up to 35 g (AM-35 type) and 50 g (AM-50 type) high explosives (TNT) and have been developed by Zeman in cooperation with Aall Jiri Chladek explosives consultants (see


    Type Penetration warhead. Development In 1994 Britain's Royal Ordnance (later BAE Systems Royal Ordnance Defence, BAE Systems Land and Armaments and now BAE Global Combat Systems Munitions) released details of a new penetrating tandem warhead concept suitable for both bombs and air-to-surface