• Singapore quietly introduces the VAMTAC ST5 high mobility tactical vehicle

    The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has taken delivery of a number of Spanish-made 4x4 Vehículo de Alta Movilidad Táctico (VAMTAC) ST5 high mobility tactical vehicles to add to its fleet, with at least two vehicles configured as light utility or troop transport platforms observed travelling

  • MDA solicits industry input on new booster for GMD missile shield

    The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has asked industry for feedback regarding the possible development and delivery of a new booster for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) counter-missile programme. MDA is aiming for a 50-inch diameter, multi-stage solid rocket motor boost vehicle (BV)

  • North Korea's Musudan missile launch ends in failure

    Key Points North Korea's launch of the Musudan IRBM on 28 April appears to have failed. This is the second apparent launch of the Musudan in its land-based configuration, and it follows the reported failure of the first launch on 15 April. According to South Korean officials, North Korea's 28

  • Australia cleared to acquire AIM-120D

    Australia is set to become the first non-US operator of the latest Raytheon AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) variant following United States State Department approval of a potential USD1.22 billion AIM-120D AMRAAM Foreign Military Sales package submission from Canberra. The

  • DETRAC develops remote weapon station

    Malaysia's DETRAC is in the final stages of developing a new remote weapon station (RWS). The RWS programme was initially backed by DEFTECH, but after funding ceased DETRAC continued the effort with internal research and development resources. DETRAC's Armament depends on the end user, but it is


  • French armour programmes move ahead

    The French armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) industry comprises two key players, Nexter Systems and Renault Trucks Defense. Christopher F Foss looks at these contractors and the AFVs they are developing for domestic requirements and the export market.
  • Renaissance force: US Marine Corps seeks new solutions to new challenges

    After nearly 15 years supporting land operations in one primary theatre, the United States Marine Corps is resetting itself to focus on other challenges. Grace Jean explores how the service is preparing for new tasks while remaining ready for operations.
  • Building up: Kazakhstan industry briefing

    Kazakhstan's ongoing military modernisation and efforts to improve domestic industrial capabilities and independence continue to build on years of energy-funded development. However, the Central Asian republic faces significant headwinds owing to the recent decline in oil prices, writes Charles Forrester
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  • DSA 2016: China details new sub-launched ASCM and old LCU

    China revealed a new submarine launched anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) at the Defense Services Asia (DSA) 2016 exhibition and provided details for an older landing craft utility (LCU) now being promoted for export. Products of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC), the new