• Chilean Army considers expanding its wheeled armoured vehicle fleet

    The Chilean Army is revisiting old plans to renew the service’s fleet of wheeled armoured vehicles by refurbishing and upgrading legacy platforms while also buying new ones, senior military sources in Santiago told Jane’s . New studies and potential plans are expected to be ready for

  • Romania orders Piranha 5s from GDELS

    Romania’s Ministry of National Defence (MND) signed a contract for 227 Piranha 5 8×8 vehicles with General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS), both the ministry and company have announced. Signed on 12 January and valued at over USD1 billion, the contract also covers initial

  • Russia expects to receive BMPTs in March

    Russian manufacturer Uralvagonzavod is expected to deliver more than 10 new BMPT (Terminator) fire support vehicles based on the T-90A chassis to the Russian military in 2018, the Interfax news agency has reported. The previous Terminator 2 variant used a T-72 chassis. The vehicle has yet to be

  • Nimda proposes Thai M113 upgrade

    Israeli firm Nimda is bidding to upgrade the Royal Thai Army’s (RTA’s) large fleets of BAE Systems M113 armoured personnel carrier (APCs), the company has confirmed to Jane’s . Reflective of growing Thai-Israeli defence ties, the company said that if selected to meet the

  • Slovenia upgrades MRAP-JERRV vehicles

    The Slovenian Armed Forces presented the prototype of the upgraded Cougar 6x6 Category II mine-resistant ambush protected joint explosive ordnance disposal rapid response vehicle (MRAP-JERRV) in Ljubljana on 14 December. The vehicle has received various weapon mounts and ammunition racks,


  • Bridging the gaps: China works to boost combat engineer capabilities

    China’s People’s Liberation Army has taken into service significant quantities of new armoured fighting vehicles, artillery systems, and logistics support equipment. However, while some new engineering equipment has been fielded, there are gaps in China’s combat engineering capability. Christopher F Foss surveys the current offerings
  • Gearing up: European armies bolster the lethality and survivability of their AFV fleets

    With resurgent tensions to the East, the importance of conventional European ground forces has returned to the fore following nearly two decades of asymmetric operations. James Bingham reports
  • Beefing up the Baltics

    The Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are increasing their defence budgets and beefing up their armed forces in response to the Russian threat, but still rely on their NATO allies for vital capabilities. Nicholas Fiorenza reports on how the three countries are improving their military effectiveness and how the NATO enhanced Forward Presence strategy is aiding this effort
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