• Denel targets expansion in Saudi Arabia with anti-tank systems

    South African defence equipment manufacturer Denel Dynamics has reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saudi Arabian firm ITAEC Group to potentially manufacture anti-tank missiles in the country. The MoU was reportedly signed at the Africa Aerospace and Defence tradeshow, held

  • Saab shows new 84 mm 'smart munition' for Carl Gustaf M4

    Key Points New programmable round will be available from 2018 The munition will be backward compatible with earlier M1, M2, and M3 launchers Seeking to exploit the advances offered by its latest Carl Gustaf M4 shoulder-launched multi-role weapon system, Saab Dynamics Ground Combat Systems now has

  • Chile begins MM40 Block 3 Exocet retrofits

    Key Points The frigate Almirante Riveros has received the MM40 Block 3 Exocet anti-ship missile fit during an intermediate docking and refit at ASMAR's Talcahuano yard The Chilean sale marks the first time that MM40 Block 3 has been purchased by a customer to replace an existing Harpoon

  • French Army selects HK416 to replace FAMAS

    The French Army's new service rifle will be the Heckler & Koch HK416F, the French defence procurement agency (the DGA) announced on 23 September. France has a long history of firearms innovations yet this has withered on the vine, with the HK416F set to be the first French standard-issue rifle

  • AAD 2016: CATIC shows TY-90 SAM variants

    Key Points TY-90 SAM system shown on a Dongfeng 4 x 4 light vehicle Mock-up of a tripod-mounted system shown at AAD 2016 China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC) has released additional information on its TY-90-equipped short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM)

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  • DoD awards Laser Maverick guidance kit contract

    The US Air Force (USAF) and US Navy (USN) are to acquire 490 AGM-65L/E2 Laser Maverick air-to-surface missile guidance kits under a USD49.9 million contract announced on 28 September. Awarded by the Department of Defense (DoD) the day prior to the announcement, the contract will see Raytheon