• Brazil inducts locally developed 30 mm ammunition

    The Brazilian Army is scheduled on 20 March to officially induct 30x173 mm ammunition developed by local company Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos (CBC), intended for the ATK Mk44 Bushmaster automatic cannon that arm the AEL Sistemas UT30BR remote weapon station. A batch of 30,000 rounds comprised

  • LIMA 2015: BAE Systems proposes combat system upgrades for Malaysia, Indonesia

    Key Points BAE Systems is proposing Sea Ceptor as replacement for the soon-to-be-obsolete Seawolf Upgrades touted as low-risk given the UK's adoption of a similar enhancement BAE Systems is proposing upgrade packages derived from the UK Royal Navy's (RN's) Type 23 Capability Sustainment Programme

  • LIMA 2015: Hyundai-Wia positions 76 mm guns for Malaysian corvette programme

    Key Points Hyundai-Wia is proposing its 76 mm naval gun for Malaysia's new missile corvettes The company is offering one complimentary training turret should the RMN select the gun for all six boats South Korean company Hyundai-Wia is proposing its 76 mm naval gun system for the Royal Malaysian

  • Analysis: Iranian cruise missile unveiling raises questions about range

    Key Points The assumption that Iran's Soumar cruise missile has a range of 2,500 km almost certainly overstates the weapon's performance Iran would have to use a turbojet engine to power a long-range cruise missile that could be produced without relying on smuggling more efficient turbofans into

  • Update: ATK awarded full-rate production contract for PGKs

    Orbital ATK has been awarded a USD120 million full-rate production contract for its Precision Guidance Kits (PGKs), the company has announced. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in early 2016 to the US Army, US Marine Corps (USMC), Australian Army, and Canadian Army. The deliveries are expected to

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  • DRDO makes progress with more Astra BVRAAM tests

    Two Astra (Mk I) air-to-air beyond-visual-range (BVR) missiles have been test fired from an Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter off the Odisha coast, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) announced on 19 March. A test on 18 March "aimed at confirming the missile's
  • Brazil inducts locally developed 30 mm ammunition

    The Brazilian Army is scheduled on 20 March to officially induct 30x173 mm ammunition developed by local company Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos (CBC), intended for the ATK Mk44 Bushmaster automatic cannon that arm the AEL Sistemas UT30BR remote weapon station. A batch of 30,000 rounds comprised

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