• German Puma AIFV production ramps up

    Key Points Production of the German Army's Puma armoured infantry fighting vehicle is set to increase from 2017 Future upgrades to the vehicle are also being planned Projekt System and Management (PSM) is now ramping up production of the Puma Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle (AIFV) for the

  • RUAG first half results show jump in earnings

    Swiss state-owned aerospace and defence company RUAG Holding released its interim results for 2016 on 25 August and reported sales growth of 8.7% year on year. The company generated sales of CHF896 million (USD927 million) in the first six months of the year, on which it earned CHF52 million in net

  • Peruvian Army receives new Rheinmetall transport vehicles

    The Peruvian Army's 3rd Division received 20 new transport vehicles from Rheinmetall Man Military Vehicles (RMMV) on 24 August. The division is headquartered in Arequipa and oversees the southern Peruvian regions of Moquegua, Puno, and Tacna. The vehicles are part of a batch of 63 trucks that Peru

  • Iran unveils Bavar-373 long-range air-defence system

    Iran unveiled its locally developed Bavar-373 long-range air defence system on 21 August, indicating it is continuing the programme even though it is now receiving S-300 systems from Russia. The head of the Iranian air defence command first announced the Bavar-373 was being developed in September

  • UNMISS under investigation for failing to protect civilians

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has launched a 'special investigation' into the performance of the Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) during heavy fighting in Juba, the country's capital, in July. The fighting erupted on 8 July between the South Sudanese military (SPLA) and opposition forces that had

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  • GAO warns of capability gaps after USAF A-10 retirement

    Key Points GAO has raised concerns about lost mission capability if the A-10 is retired CSAR-Sandy and FAC(A) are two mission sets that could be weakened if the USAF divests the aircraft Congressional auditors have raised concerns about potential for lost mission capability in a 24 August report