• AUSA 2015: A full-year CR would cut army budget by $6.1b, halt new-starts

    The US Army would face a USD6.1 billion deficit against its request and struggle to advance a bevy of development and procurement efforts if a full-year Continuing Resolution (CR) budget is used to fund the government in fiscal year 2016. The US government is currently funded through a stop-gap CR

  • AUSA 2015: Northrop Grumman reveals Hellhound truck

    Northrop Grumman on 12 October unveiled its Hellhound truck, meant to fulfill the US Army's potential light reconnaissance vehicle programme, at the Association of the US Army's annual conference in Washington, DC. The 5,897 kg (6.5-ton) Hellhound can carry six (including the driver) and is able to

  • Brazilian Army set to receive AFVs from US Army

    The Brazilian Army expects this year to receive 50 US Army-surplus tracked armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs), the service told IHS Jane's on 7 October. The fleet comprises 34 BAE Systems' M577A2 command post vehicles, 12 M113A2 personnel carriers, and four M88A1 recovery vehicles. The vehicles will

  • Indian MoD extends deadline for FICV contenders

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has extended a deadline for 10 Indian companies to submit their project reports for the Indian Army's INR1 trillion (USD15.38 billion) Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) programme. Official sources said the 15 October deadline to submit an expression of interest

  • Malaysian Army chief bullish on AV8 deliveries

    The Malaysian Army expects deliveries of the IFV-25 variant of the AV8 Gempita armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) to be completed by either the end of 2015 or in early 2016, according to Malaysian Army Chief General Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor. Gen Raja Affandi told IHS Jane's that the

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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