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  • Brazil set to launch vehicle weapon stations tender

    The Brazilian Army is aiming to launch a competition next month to supply a number of manually-operated protected weapon stations for its new wheeled armoured vehicles. A request for quotation is slated to be issued in early May by the Brazilian Army Commission in Washington on behalf of the army's

  • Lockheed Martin targets Q-53 radar at US Army's SHORAD need

    Lockheed Martin is integrating a short-range air defence (SHORAD) into its AN/TPQ-53 counter-fire radar. Additionally, in March 2017, the US Army awarded the company a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) USD1.6 billion order-dependent contract to manufacture radar systems for

  • US military begins moving THAAD components to South Korean deployment site

    The United States military began moving key components of a battery of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to a deployment site in South Korea amid protests from residents and criticism from China. Local media reports showed images of a M1088-series Family of Medium Tactical

  • Czech MoD granted approval to award Dana SPH upgrade contract to Tatra Trucks

    The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) was granted approval by the Czech government on 12 April to award a CZK1.5 billion (USD60 million) contract to Tatra Trucks to modernise 33 152 mm Dana self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) in service with the Army of the Czech Republic (ACR). The MoD required approval

  • Russia unveils Arctic air defence systems

    Russia has displayed versions of the KBP Instrument Design Bureau Pantsyr-S1 and Almaz-Antey Tor-M2 air defence systems integrated onto Vityaz DT-30-series all-terrain tracked carriers (ATTCs) optimised for Arctic operations. The systems were first seen in footage of a rehearsal for Russia's 9 May

  • MKEK develops new SP artillery system

    Turkey's Makina ve Kimya Endustrisi Kurumu (MKEK) is developing a 155 mm self-propelled (SP) artillery system based on a 6x6 cross-country chassis. The vehicle mounts the 155 mm/52 calibre ordnance taken from the MKEK Panter towed artillery system at its rear. Panter is in service with the Turkish

  • RoKA units testing new small tactical vehicle

    Some Republic of Korea Army (RoKA) units have been operating a locally developed small tactical vehicle in field tests since January, the country's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced in a 5 April statement. Referred to by manufacturer Kia Motors as the Light Tactical

  • Renault Trucks Defense lifts veil on VLFS

    Renault Trucks Defense (RTD) displayed the first prototype of its VLFS (Véhicule Léger Forces Spéciales - Special Forces Light Vehicle) during the SOFINS exhibition, which took place in Camp de Souges, near Bordeaux, France, on 28-30 March. This instrumented prototype has been

  • Thailand orders 8x8 VN-1 armoured personnel carriers from China

    The Royal Thai Army (RTA) has ordered the 8x8 VN-1 armoured personnel carrier (APC) from China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO), it has been confirmed to Jane's . The VN-1 - the export version of NORINCO's ZBD-09 APC - was selected by the RTA ahead of the BTR-4 APC produced by the Kharkov

  • IDF officially declares David's Sling operational

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) declared the David's Sling air defence system officially operational on 2 April during a ceremony at Hatzor Airbase. David's Sling provides an intermediate air defence layer below the coverage of the Arrow anti-ballistic-missile system and above the anti-rocket

  • KADDB puts new 8x8 vehicle through its paces

    Jordan's King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) is currently testing its first 8x8 armoured fighting vehicle (AFV). The Almared is based on a Tatra 8x8 high-mobility cross-country chassis and features an all-welded steel armoured body that is claimed to provide ballistic protection

  • US Army advances Robotic Wingman unmanned vehicle effort

    The US Army is looking at using either a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) or the M113 armoured personnel carrier, as the foundation for an unmanned vehicle effort dubbed Robotic Wingman. The Robotic Wingman is currently in the science and technology development phase, Major Mike Dvorak,

  • Practika details Otaman upgrade

    Ukraine's Practika has revealed details of the Otaman modernisation package developed for the BTR-60-series armoured personnel carrier (APC). Sergie Vilkov, head of development at Practika, told Jane's that the second prototype of an overhauled BTR-60 is undergoing testing and an operational

  • Enhanced capability for WMA029 mortar system

    China North Industries Corporation's (NORINCO's) WMA029 6x6 self-propelled howitzer-mortar (SPHM) has been qualified to operate with at least two 120 mm guided mortar bombs: the GP120 and GP120A. The use of the guided munitions is intended to provide the 120 mm rifled main gun with an enhanced

  • BAE Systems signs with VOP CZ for components

    BAE Systems has signed a contract with the Czech Republic's VOP CZ for the manufacture of components for the BvS10 all-terrain vehicle, the company announced on 20 March. The contract entails VOP manufacturing components for BAE Systems Hägglunds that will then be exported to Sweden for

  • Lithuanian Boxers to be armed with 30 mm MK44 cannons

    Orbital ATK Armament Systems has confirmed that the ARTEC Boxer (8x8) infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) to be supplied to Lithuania will be armed with its 30 mm MK44 dual-feed cannon. The company will deliver the first of 90 MK44 cannons in mid-2017 and these will be installed in Rafael Advanced

  • Scania selected for multiple European programmes

    The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) is understood to have selected Scania as the supplier for a seven-year framework contract for trucks. The initial order under the award calls for 200 Military Terrain Capable Trucks (MTCT) and 100 commercial trucks. Jane´s

  • Korkut SPAAG system enters production

    Following successful qualification trials of the Turkish Land Forces Command (TLFC) Korkut twin 35 mm self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) system a production order for an undisclosed number of systems has been placed with Aselsan. While the qualification trials were carried out with two Korkut

  • Polisario receives new armoured vehicles

    Algeria has recently supplied new armoured vehicles to the Polisario Front, according to Moroccan press reports. With extensive Algerian support, the Polisario Front resisted Morocco's 1976 annexation of most of the western Sahara until a ceasefire came into effect in September 1991. The Moroccan

  • More details of Russia's Bumerang emerge

    Russia has released additional details of its latest Bumerang (Boomerang) family of wheeled 8x8 armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) that are the long-term replacement for the currently deployed BTR-80 8x8 amphibious armoured personnel carrier (APC). The Bumerang chassis has the designation VPK-7829,

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