• GDUK places Scout SV turret order with LMUK

    A USD1 billion contract to deliver 245 turrets for the British Army's future Scout Specialist Vehicle (SV) fleet has been awarded by prime contractor General Dynamics UK to Lockheed Martin UK (LMUK), the latter announced on 21 October. The announcement follows on from the UK Ministry of Defence

  • Kamaz to exit military vehicle manufacturing

    Russia's Kamaz is expected to sell the Tartarstan special vehicles factory by the end of the year, Russia's Vedomosti reported on 21 October. The sale of the special vehicles factory would mark Kamaz's move to a civilian/dual-use manufacturer. The factory designs, develops, and manufactures a

  • Kamaz to sell special vehicles plant as Russian privatisation gathers pace

    Russia's largest heavy trucks manufacturer Kamaz is preparing to divest its last core military asset - the Special Vehicles Factory of Tatarstan - by the end of the year as its parent company Rostec looks to sell a dozen entities including stakes in a number of defence industrial ventures.

  • Russia announces unmanned ground vehicles roadmap tender

    The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade (Minpromtorg) has announced the publication of a tender opportunity to create a roadmap for the development of robot systems and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) by the country's military industrial base. In a statement on its website Minpromtorg said the

  • Poland launches UGV tender

    The Polish Armed Forces have launched a tender to purchase 50 unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to be known as Tarantula in Polish service. The UGV is required to weigh 15-20 kg and be capable of being carried by a single soldier or transported inside the troop compartment of the Polish Land Forces'

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  • Elbit to upgrade F-5 fighters for undisclosed Asian country

    Elbit Systems has been awarded a USD85 million contract by an undisclosed Asian country. The majority has been earmarked for a Northrop F-5 Tiger II upgrade programme. The contract, which was announced by the Israeli company on 22 October, will last for three years. In addition to upgrading the
  • USN swaps future deployment schedules for two carriers

    Key Points USS Harry S Truman and USS Dwight D Eisenhower are swapping maintenance, training, and deployment schedules The exchange will help keep the USN's carrier strike groups on track with a new readiness cycle and allow Eisenhower to complete an extended maintenance period Two US Navy (USN)

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