• Israel still planning to acquire 50 F-35s despite reduction of second order

    The Israeli defence establishment is still determined to acquire 50 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighters, despite a recent decision by a ministerial committee to reduce the second order to 14 aircraft, defence sources have told IHS Jane's . The ministerial committee for military acquisitions

  • Russia expresses concern over Armata MBT costs

    Russia's new Armata main battle tank (MBT) is too expensive, according to Russian Military-Industrial Commission deputy chairman Oleg Bochkarev. According to comments reported by state news agency TASS, Bochkarev said the pricing for a three-year contract with Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) had been agreed,

  • Malaysian Army requests funds for UN mission AFVs

    The Malaysian Armed Forces has requested funding to procure 6x6 armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) for use by Malaysia's United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) contingent, said Chief of Defence Force General Zulkifeli Mohammed Zin. Speaking at a press conference on 17 November, Gen

  • Russia completes assembly of Iveco armoured vehicles

    Russia has completed the assembly of 358 Iveco LMV-M65 vehicles, Russian state news agency TASS reported on 10 November. Moscow contracted for an initial batch of 358 of the vehicles it calls Rys (Lynx) in 2011, but by early 2013 had announced it would end its co-operation with Iveco at that point.

  • Greece receives M113 vehicles from US

    The Hellenic Army has received 460 M113-family armoured vehicles from former US Army stocks. By the end of 2014 the country will also receive 320 Oshkosh Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) family of vehicles. Between 6-8 November, 196 M113-family vehicles were delivered to Piraeus,

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  • Boeing delivers sixth P-8I aircraft to Indian Navy

    Boeing has delivered the sixth P-8I Neptune long-range maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to the Indian Navy, the company announced in a statement on 25 November. The aircraft was said to have arrived at Indian Naval Station (INS) Rajali in Arakkonam, southern India, on 24 November. It joins five other


  • PR-71 heavy pontoon bridge

    Development The PR-71 heavy pontoon bridge is a further development of the earlier PR-60, this developed by Romania as a replacement for the Soviet-supplied TMP heavy pontoon bridge. The PR-71 remains in service with the Romania Army. There have been no known exports of the PR-71 heavy pontoon

  • ACMAT Type TPK 6.40 WRT recovery vehicle

    Development The Type TPK 6.40 WRT is the recovery member of the ACMAT series of VLRA (6 × 6) vehicles that are covered in detail in a separate entry. By late 2014 more than 12,000 vehicles had been built with sales made to more than 40 countries. These were originally developed for use in the

  • Berliet TBC 8 KT (6 × 6) wrecker

    Development The Berliet TBC 8 KT (6 × 6) CLD (Camion Lourd de Dépannage) is a member of the Berliet GBC 8 KT (6 × 6) four-tonne truck family. For many years, this was the standard vehicle in its class of the French Army. Most of the fleet has now been upgraded to the Renault Trucks

  • EOD 4.5

    Type Small tracked explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) UGV. Development MacroUSA's EOD 4.5 UGV is a further development of the company's proven Armadillo platform that was launched in 2008. It features an improved drive train and more powerful forward camera. Description The EOD 4.5 features a