• Morocco requests another batch of TOW missiles

    The US State Department has approved a Moroccan request for 1,200 BGM-71-4B-RF wireless TOW 2A anti-tank missiles worth an estimated USD108, the Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 8 December. The DSCA said the missiles will "advance Morocco's efforts to develop an

  • Cameroon Special Forces receive new equipment from France

    The French government has donated 15 new vehicles, along with weapons, communication, and ballistic equipment to Cameroon for use by the country's Special Forces. The handover to the Cameroonian military took place on 29 November in Yaoundé during a ceremony attended by Defence Minister Joseph

  • USN primes industry for OTH-WS RfP

    Key Points Draft RfP issue on 9 December 2016 NAVSEA intends to award one production contract for the Fiscal Year 2018-2024 OTH-WS offtake After several months of delay, the US Navy (USN) is poised to move forward with a competition to acquire a new surface-to-surface guided weapon to equip its

  • Russia develops improved-range 220 mm rocket for TOS-1A system

    Key Points The new 220 mm unguided rocket has the same dimensions as the 220 mm MO-1.01.04M rocket but features a more effective thermobaric warhead as well as increased range out to 10,000 m It is assumed that the new generation 220 mm rocket will be backwards compatible with the currently

  • UK-specific weapons testing of F-35 continues with guided Paveway IV drop

    UK-specific weapons trials of the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) have continued with the first guided drop of a Raytheon Paveway IV precision-guided munition (PGM) announced on 5 December. A US Marine Corps aircraft assigned to the 461st Flight Test Squadron dropped

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  • NORINCO develops new RWS

    China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) has expanded its range of remote weapon stations (RWS) with the development of the UW4A, IHS Jane's has learned. At this stage it has not been confirmed if the UW4A has been developed to meet the operational requirements of the People's Liberation Army
  • Images emerge of possible new Chinese anti-submarine missile

    Video footage from Chinese broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) posted on Chinese online forums around 20 November shows what appears to be a new torpedo-carrying missile being test-fired from a land-based inclined containerised launcher: an indication that the People's Liberation Army Navy
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