• MBDA to upgrade Hungarian Mistrals

    The Hungarian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 19 August it had signed a contract with European missile house MBDA to upgrade the Mistral short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems of the Hungarian Defence Force (HDF). The agreement, to be implemented from 2016-2018, was signed by

  • New Zealand's OPVs complete Typhoon gun acceptance trials

    The Royal New Zealand Navy's (RNZN's) Otago-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), HMNZS Otago and HMNZS Wellington , have completed successful acceptance trials of the Typhoon naval gun system, an RNZN spokesperson told IHS Jane's on 20 August. The trials were conducted over 11-12 August at an

  • Rheinmetall wins Greek Leopard ammunition contract

    Germany's Rheinmetall announced on 15 August that it had been awarded a contract to supply the Hellenic Armed Forces with 120 mm ammunition for its Leopard 2 tanks. The contract, worth EUR52 million (USD69 million), will cover 12,000 rounds of ammunition for the Leopard 2 fleet. The contract covers

  • Thales Australia developing new rifle ammunition

    Thales Australia has disclosed it is developing a new family of high-lethality small arms ammunition, including a 5.56 mm round that the company says outperforms 7.62 mm ammunition at all ranges. The so-called F9 technology is scalable in calibre, from 4.6 mm up to .50 calibre, and is being

  • Singapore launches new urban live-firing training facility

    The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has inaugurated a new training complex which enables the army to simulate mounted assault and close-quarter combat simultaneously in an urban environment using live ammunition. The new complex, called the Murai Urban Live-Firing Facility (MULFAC), is at Singapore's

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  • New Zealand's OPVs complete Typhoon gun acceptance trials

    The Royal New Zealand Navy's (RNZN's) Otago-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), HMNZS Otago and HMNZS Wellington , have completed successful acceptance trials of the Typhoon naval gun system, an RNZN spokesperson told IHS Jane's on 20 August. The trials were conducted over 11-12 August at an

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