• DSA 2018: Turkish army testing Aselsan’s new 40 mm high-velocity airburst round

    Turkish company Aselsan has revealed that a recently developed airburst round for its 40 mm high-velocity grenade launchers is undergoing qualification tests with the Turkish Land Forces Command. Mustafa Kaval, the company’s head of defence system technology, told Jane’s on 19 April at

  • DSA 2018: Malaysia confirms NSM choice with missile order

    Kongsberg Defence Systems has confirmed receipt of a EUR125 million (USD155 million) contract to supply Naval Strike Missile (NSM) rounds to the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN). Announced on 18 April at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018 show in Kuala Lumpur, the sale comes three years after Kongsberg

  • DSA 2018: Kongsberg to supply NSM for RMN’s Littoral Combat Ships

    Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has signed a EUR124 million (USD153 million) contract for the supply of an undisclosed number of Naval Strike Missile (NSM) anti-ship missiles for the six Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs) currently being built for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN). The

  • Denmark selects SIG Sauer P320 X-Carry pistols

    The Danish armed forces have selected the SIG Sauer P320 X-Carry semi-automatic pistol in standard and concealed-carry variants to replace their m/49 (SIG P210) pistol, introduced in 1949. Delivery of the first P320 is expected in early 2019. The seven-year framework agreement with SIG Sauer dealer

  • DSA 2018: Aselsan to develop Korkut-based C-RAM system

    Turkish company Aselsan has revealed that it is developing a counter-rocket artillery and mortar (C-RAM) system. Mustafa Kaval, the head of defence system technology for the company, told Jane’s at the 16-19 April Defence Services Asia 2018 (DSA 2018) exhibition in Kuala Lumpur that the C-RAM

  • First five Indian M777 howitzers to enter service in September

    The first five of 145 BAE Systems M777 155 mm/39-calibre lightweight howitzers that India ordered in November 2016 for USD737 million will be inducted into the Indian Army (IA) in September. Three guns will join two others that arrived in India in May 2017 to undertake field firing trials at

  • Indian MoD plans to licence-build upgraded AK-103 assault rifles

    Key Points India's MoD plans to licence-build upgraded Kalashnikov AK-103 assault rifles The Indian armed forces have a longstanding requirement for more than 768,000 rifles India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) aims to licence-build upgraded Kalashnikov AK-103 7.62x51 mm assault rifles for the

  • US Navy finalises JSOW internal integration on F-35C

    The US Navy (USN), in collaboration with Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS), has completed the final development test (DT) for the internal integration of the AGM-154 Joint Stand Off Weapon (JSOW) air-to-surface glide weapon on the F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. Announced on 17 April,

  • USN sets out path for Nixie torpedo decoy upgrade

    The US Navy (USN) has laid out plans for the long-term recapitalisation of the AN/SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo countermeasures system fitted fleet-wide across USN surface ships. Under plans laid out in an industry day on 27 March, the navy intends to transition most of its inventory to an updated and

  • DSA 2018: Thales’ FZ220 rocket launcher completes qualification for MD 530G helicopter

    Thales Belgium’s FZ220 rocket launcher has completed its qualification process for MD Helicopters Inc’s (MDHI’s) MD 530G light attack helicopter. The development follows comprehensive live-fire trials carried out in March at the US Army’s Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) facility

  • Pakistan test-fires enhanced version of Babur cruise missile

    Pakistan successfully test-fired what it described as an enhanced-range version of its indigenously developed Babur cruise missile on 14 April, according to a statement by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR): the media wing of the Pakistani military. Called the Babur Weapon System-1 (B), or

  • DSA 2018: Poly Technologies showcases GAM ATGW family

    China’s Poly Technologies has displayed a model of its GAM-102 anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW) at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur in a bid to drive exports of the system. The medium range GAM-102 (Guided Anti-tank Missile-102) is part of the GAM-10X ATGW system

  • India’s OFB unveils 155 mm Sharang towed gun

    The Indian Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has displayed its newly developed 155 mm/45 calibre Sharang towed gun at the Defexpo 2018 exhibition in Chennai. The Sharang, which weighs 8.4 tonnes, has an overall length and width of 11.84 m and 2.45 m

  • MASS discloses CounterWorX countermeasures development

    UK electronic warfare operational support (EWOS) house, MASS – part of Cohort PLC – has disclosed details about the development of CounterWorx, a modular suite of analysis, modelling, and simulation software tools evolved to support and enhance electronic warfare (EW) countermeasures

  • Serbia modernises Kub air defence systems

    The modernisation of the Republic of Serbia Air Force and Air Defence (RV i PVO) 2K12 Kub-M1 mobile surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems is now underway with the first completely modernised SAM complex now scheduled to re-join the RV i PVO's 250th Air Defence Missile Brigade (250. rbr PVD) in

  • DSA 2018: China’s ALIT reveals upgraded WS-32 MRS

    Chinese company Aerospace Long-March International Trade Co Ltd (ALIT) has revealed that it has developed an upgraded variant of its WS-32 multiple rocket system (MRS). A company official told Jane’s at the 16-19 April Defence Services Asia 2018 (DSA 2018) exhibition in Kuala Lumpur that the

  • DSA 2018: Turkish armed forces to receive 5.56 mm assault rifles from Kale Group

    Turkey’s Kale Group will begin delivering its KCR-556 5.56x45 (5.56 mm NATO)-calibre assault rifles to the Turkish armed forces once final qualification trials for the weapon are completed later this month, a company official told Jane’s at the 16-19 April Defence Services Asia 2018 (DSA

  • Ukrspecsystems unveils RAM UAV loitering munition

    Ukrspecsystems, a Ukrainian company specialising in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) development, unveiled its latest RAM UAV/loitering munition at Defexpo 2018 held in Chennai from 11–14 April. Jacob Cereteli, general manager at Ukrspecsystems, told Jane’ s that work on RAM UAV commenced

  • Emirati rifle to be manufactured in India

    A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed by India’s MKU and the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE’s) EDIC Caracal covering the manufacture of the CAR817AR Advanced Gas Piston-based Assault Rifle. The CAR817AR is said to be more rugged and stable in harsh environments such as

  • MdCN missile makes operational debut in allied strikes on Syrian CW sites

    The French Navy's new Missile de Croisière Navale (MdCN) land attack cruise missile made its operational debut as part of allied strikes against Syrian chemical weapon sites during the night of 13-14 April. Three MdCN missiles were launched from the Aquitaine-class FREMM multimission frigate

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