• BAE Systems signs with VOP CZ for components

    BAE Systems has signed a contract with the Czech Republic's VOP CZ for the manufacture of components for the BvS10 all-terrain vehicle, the company announced on 20 March. The contract entails VOP manufacturing components for BAE Systems Hägglunds that will then be exported to Sweden for

  • Lithuanian Boxers to be armed with 30 mm MK44 cannons

    Orbital ATK Armament Systems has confirmed that the ARTEC Boxer (8x8) infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) to be supplied to Lithuania will be armed with its 30 mm MK44 dual-feed cannon. The company will deliver the first of 90 MK44 cannons in mid-2017 and these will be installed in Rafael Advanced

  • Scania selected for multiple European programmes

    The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) is understood to have selected Scania as the supplier for a seven-year framework contract for trucks. The initial order under the award calls for 200 Military Terrain Capable Trucks (MTCT) and 100 commercial trucks. Jane´s

  • Polisario receives new armoured vehicles

    Algeria has recently supplied new armoured vehicles to the Polisario Front, according to Moroccan press reports. With extensive Algerian support, the Polisario Front resisted Morocco's 1976 annexation of most of the western Sahara until a ceasefire came into effect in September 1991. The Moroccan

  • Sudan reveals new Khatim variants

    Sudan's Military Industry Corporation (MIC) has developed two further versions of the Khatim armoured personnel carrier (APC) - the Khatim-3 and Khatim-4. Khatim-3 (DCA05) is a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) and is essentially the standard Khatim APC with the roof modified to accept the

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  • Indian Navy inducts first Mk IV LCU

    Key Points The Indian Navy has commissioned its first Mk IV LCU vessel Platform will strengthen the service's presence in India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory The Indian Navy has commissioned the first of eight Mk IV Landing Craft Utility (LCU) vessels designed and manufactured by