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  • Indonesian MoD looks to relocate defence companies

    The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said it plans to relocate the country's biggest state-owned defence companies to Lampung province, on the western island of Sumatra, to provide greater scope for industrial expansion. The MoD said on 23 August that the plan features aerospace

  • China develops new RPG-defeating net for AFVs

    China has developed a new armour system called Flexible Grid Armour (FGA), which is now being marketed for export by China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO). The FGA is designed to provide tracked and wheeled armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) with increased protection against anti-tank

  • Army-2017: Tractor Plants modernises BMD-4M

    Russia's Tractor Plants Concern has showcased the BMD-4M airborne infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) upgraded with the new Sinitsa (Titmouse) combat compartment at the Army-2017 international military-technical exhibition held outside Moscow from 22–27 August. The Sinitsa is essentially a

  • Army-2017: VPK showcases BTR-87 APC

    Russia's Military Industrial Company (VPK) has unveiled the BTR-87 armoured personnel carrier (APC) at the Army-2017 international military-technical exhibition, outside Moscow. The vehicle on display features a frontally mounted powerpack, with the troop compartment located in the rear. The APC is

  • NORINCO rolls out VP10 8x8 vehicle variants

    China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) has developed new variants of its export-oriented 8x8 VP10 armoured personnel carrier (APC), Jane's has learnt. The baseline VP10 APC is typically operated by a two-person crew, and carries up to 12 dismounts in the rear troop compartment. The vehicle is

  • China’s NORINCO reveals new armoured vehicles, active protection system

    China’s North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) revealed new armoured vehicles and a new active protection system (APS) during the Armour Day it held in Baotou, Inner Mongolia from 15-16 August. Aimed at promoting NORINCO's products to foreign customers, the event was attended by about 230

  • Bundeswehr plans first deployment of MANTIS to Mali

    The Bundeswehr is planning to deploy the Modular, Automatic and Network capable Targeting and Interception System (MANTIS) counter-rocket, artillery and mortar defence (C-RAM) system for the first time to Mali, Jane's has learned. Deployment of MANTIS in the “sense and warn”

  • Poland opens tenders for new light vehicles

    Poland has reopened the tender for Mustang 4x4 vehicles, while at the same time Polish airmobile units also look for specialised airmobile troop carriers with trailers. The most important tender is for Mustang 4x4 light multipurpose vehicles to be delivered in 2019-22. Poland is looking for 872

  • Algeria confirms Buk delivery

    Algeria's acquisition of Buk-M2E surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems has effectively been confirmed by the August issue of the People's National Army's (ANP) El-Djeich magazine. The publication included an article covering the 'Majd 2017' exercise held in July, which was supported by a collage of

  • Boeing, General Dynamics team for Stryker-based SHORAD vehicle

    Boeing and General Dynamics Land Systems have teamed up to produce a short-range air defence (SHORAD) system based on a Stryker wheeled combat vehicle. The system will compete to address a gap in air defences identified by the US Army for low-flying, short-range threats. The army's legacy

  • UkroBoronProm unveils T-72AMT

    Ukraine’s defence export agency UkroBoronProm has unveiled a new upgraded variant of the T-72 main battle tank (MBT) known as the T-72AMT. Developed as a private venture by the Kiev Armoured Plant, the new design incorporates a number of lethality, survivability and systems enhancements.

  • Private industry help sought to help kickstart ‘Make in India’ projects

    Key Points The Indian Army is to release 11 projects worth USD2.75 billion under the 'Make in India' initiative Indian private-sector companies are being asked to participate to short-circuit the bureaucracy involved with the public sector Daksh Nakra The Indian Army (IA) is to release a list of

  • Scania set to commence Dutch DVOW deliveries in 2018

    The first trucks procured under the Dutch Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) Defence Wide Replacement Programme of Wheeled Vehicles (DVOW - Defensiebrede Vervanging Operationele Wielvoertuige) programme are slated to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2018, should parliamentary approval be

  • NIMR eyes European opportunities for RIV

    Representatives of UAE-based NIMR have confirmed to Jane’s that the ability for its Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV) to be air transportable by a CH-47 helicopter is in response to the requirement for the platform to be interoperable and deployable as part of coalition operations, including

  • UAE takes delivery of NIMR protected ambulances

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces has taken delivery of a number of protected ambulances from military vehicle developer NIMR Automotive, Jane’s has learnt during a visit to the company’s manufacturing facility near Abu Dhabi. Deliveries of the new ambulance, based on the 6x6

  • First Polish Army unit receives full complement of Krab SPHs

    Deliveries of Krab 155 mm self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) to the Masurian Artillery Regiment (11 MPA) will be completed this month, marked by a ceremony on 31 August in the presence of officials from the ministry of defence, the unit said on its website. Fourteen Krabs were delivered to the regiment

  • M15 RCWS equips Serbian armed forces vehicles

    The M15 remote controlled weapon station (RCWS) has entered service with the Serbian armed forces, Yugoimport representatives have confirmed. The Majkik d.o.o-developed system has been observed fitted to some of the latest locally designed and built armoured vehicles, including the Lazar III (8x8)

  • India investigates "counterfeit" howitzer components

    Indian federal authorities have charged a local firm and unnamed officials of the state-owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) with 'criminal conspiracy', in relation to the supply of allegedly counterfeit components for the under-development Dhanush FH-77B 155 mm/45-calibre towed howitzers. On 19

  • Argentina moving forward on multiple defence acquisitions

    Argentine President Mauricio Macri on 31 July signed a decree authorising state credit to finance some of the major defence acquisition programmes included in the 2017 budget. The decree, published on 1 August, stated that the executive authorises public credit for projects to buy offshore patrol

  • T-64 tank delivery to DRC confirmed

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) received 25 T-64BV-1 tanks in 2016, according to information released by Ukraine’s State Export Control Board. This makes the DRC the first T-64 operator outside the former Soviet Union. Ukrainian conglomerate Ukroboronprom announced in February 2014

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