• NPOMash develops silo-based Bastion-S variant for export

    Key Points Bastion-S can protect a maritime area of up to 150,000 sq km and a coast with a range out to 600 km High degree of commonality with the Bastion-P mobile coastal defence system Russia's Machine-Building Scientific and Production Association (NPO Mashinostroenia - NPOMash) has developed

  • NSHQ to further medical simulation

    NATO Special Operations Forces Headquarters (NSHQ) will continue to back simulated medical training programmes for special forces surgical and combat medical teams, officials have revealed. Addressing the Joint Forces Simulation and Training conference in London, NSHQ Combat Medical Technician

  • Thailand outlines requirement for new main battle tanks

    Thailand's military government is planning the purchase of new main battle tanks (MBTs) after deliveries of on order Oplot MBTs from the Ukraine ran into difficulties. IHS Jane's understands that several MBT designs are under consideration including Russia's UralVagonZavod T-90, the K1A1 built by

  • Brazilian Army looks to purchase tracked recovery vehicles

    The Brazilian Army is considering procuring a tracked armoured recovery vehicle (ARV), the service's Projects Management Office (EPEx) told IHS Jane's . The army's current studies point to a new built existing design. A process for researching current market solutions has yet begun, EPEx said, and

  • Pentagon budget 2017: Though under protest, USD735 million requested for JLTV

    The US Army's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) would receive USD735.4 million in the fiscal year 2017 (FY 2017) budget request. JLTV should be kicking off with contractor Oshkosh Defense entering low-rate initial production (LRIP) - scheduled to begin in the first quarter of FY 2016 - but a bid

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  • 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