• Belarus reveals purchase of Chinese A200 guided MLRS

    Growing military co-operation between China and Belarus emerged during a 9 May military parade in Minsk that featured a multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) using a China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) 200 km-range A200 guided rocket. On 16 June ITAR/TASS reported that the

  • KBM says Verba MANPADS now being sold internationally

    Russian defence company KBM officially unveiled its new-generation 9K333 Verba (Willow) manportable air defence system (MANPADS) during the Army-2015 international forum and declared for the first time that it has been cleared for export sales. "The export of Verbas is permitted and we have

  • Paris Air Show 2015: Orbital ATK prepares to deliver ShotFinder HFI to launch customer

    Orbital ATK (formerly Alliant Techsystems) expects to deliver its ShotFinder hostile fire indicator (HFI) system to its inaugural customer in the coming months, a senior company official told IHS Jane's on 17 June. Speaking at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, William Kasting, vice-president and

  • India releases RfI for future family of tracked vehicles

    The Indian Army has invited responses by 31 July to a global Request for Information (RfI) to develop a multi-purpose Future Ready Combat Vehicle (FRCV) to replace its ageing fleet of licence-built Russian T-72M/M1 main battle tanks (MBTs) by 2025-27. The 8 June RfI stated that the FRCV would form

  • Turkey to launch armoured vehicle production in Kazakhstan

    Kazakhstan is looking to launch licensed assembly of a range of Turkish armoured vehicles, Kazakh media reported on 9 June. Speaking to Forbes Kazakhstan , managing director of Kazakh agricultural equipment manufacturer Kaz Kioti Bakhtiar Mamatov, said his company was currently in negotiations with

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  • HII hands over 12th Virginia submarine to US Navy

    Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII's) Newport News Shipbuilding division has handed over the US Navy's (USN's) 12th Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN), officials announced on 25 June. John Warner (SSN 785) - named after the US senator and former secretary of the navy - was


  • Jernas

    Type Static and towed surface-to-air missile (SAM) system Development The MBDA Jernas (Arabic word for a falcon that has just come to maturity and is at the peak of its predatory capability) air-defence system was first shown at the IDEX '93 Exhibition in Abu Dhabi. The private venture

  • Rapier

    Type Static and towed surface-to-air missile (SAM) system Development The Rapier low-level surface-to-air missile system was developed by the former British Aircraft Corporation (now MBDA), Guided Weapons Division from the early 1960s onwards to meet the requirements of the British Army and Royal

  • Rapier Field Standard C (FSC)

    Type Static and towed surface-to-air missile (SAM) system Development In November 1986, the then British Aerospace Stevenage (now MBDA) was awarded a contract worth some GBP1.6 billion for the design, development and initial production of the Rapier FSC air defence weapon for delivery to the

  • TATRA T 815 (6 × 6) truck series

    Development TATRA can trace its origins back to Austria and 1850, the company building its first car in 1897, and its first truck a year later in 1898. As a result of the First World War the part of Austria TATRA originated from became part of the then Czechoslovakia. The TATRA brand first appeared