• Poland, Germany to develop a new 6x6 amphibious armoured vehicle

    Polish defence industry group Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) and German Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV), part of Rheinmetall Defence, signed an agreement on 27 May to jointly develop an amphibious wheeled armoured personnel carrier (APC). Pietro Borgo, chairman of RMMV, said: "We

  • Brazilian Army to receive modernised Urutu AFVs

    Technicae Projetos e Serviços Automotivos, a Brazilian operation of Singapore's ST Kinetics, is soon to deliver the first modernised EE-11 Urutu 6x6 armoured personnel carrier to the Brazilian Army. Final tests of the approved prototype are under way and the platforms are to be re-delivered in

  • Indian MoD approves M777, C295 procurements

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) approved acquisitions worth INR250 billion (USD4.03 billion) on 13 May, including the purchase of the BAE Systems M777 155mm/39 calibre howitzer and the Medium Transport Aircraft (MTA) requirement. The MoD's Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), headed by Defence

  • Brazilian MoD announces Pantsir procurement delay

    Brazil's procurement of the KBP Pantsir-S1 (SA-22 'Greyhound') medium-range self-propelled air defence system will be delayed, Minister of Defence Jaques Wagner has announced. According to Wagner, who was visiting Russia to represent Brazil in the 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade on 9 May, the

  • IDEF 2015: Aselsan displays Hisar air defence systems

    Turkish military electronics specialist Aselsan has displayed its Hisar range of short- and medium-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems for the first time at IDEF 2015 in Istanbul. The range includes the Hisar-A short-range SAM system, the Hisar medium-range SAM system, and a new fire control

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  • Images emerge of new Chinese twin-fuselage HALE UAV concept

    Images have appeared on a Chinese website of a new large twin-fuselage turbofan-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that could serve as a new high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) multi-mission platform. Reportedly produced by the 601 Institute of the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation (SAC), the large
  • Israeli Navy expands role of RHIB unit

    The Israeli Navy is assigning more offensive roles to one of its three fast inflatable boat units that are traditionally used for port security missions, a senior naval source said on 27 May. The three Snapir (Fin) units operate small rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs) made by US-based Safe


  • 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