• Russia continues to push sales to South America

    Russia's defence industrial complex continues to target opportunities in South America, with defence export agency Rosoboronexport pitching a mobile maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) centre to Peru in an announcement on 8 February. According to a company press release, the offering of a

  • Israel set to launch Carmel combat vehicle programme

    Israel will formally start a five-year programme to develop the Carmel Future Combat Vehicle (FCV) in February, according to Brigadier General (rtd) Didi Ben Yoash, head of the Future Combat Vehicle (FCV) Team at the Israel Ministry of Defense, Speaking at the Defence IQPC International Armoured

  • Czech Republic to donate Vz. 58 assault rifles to Iraq

    The Czech government announced on 25 January that it would donate 3,000 new and 3,600 surplus Ceská zbrojovka Model 58 (Vz. 58) assault rifles to Iraq's central and Kurdish governments, along with 7.2 million rounds of ammunition. "The Czech Republic will supply assistance to Iraq and the

  • UralVagonZavod develops all-round upgrade for T-72

    UralVagonZavod has developed a new general upgrade package for the T-72 main battle tank (MBT). The development follows efforts to improve the survivability of the T-72 through upgrade offerings that introduce the Arena-E hard kill active defence systems (ADS) and another focused on operations in

  • US Army seeks new multi-purpose shoulder-launched missile

    The US Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center's (AMRDEC's) Weapons Development and Integration (WDI) Directorate has issued a solicitation of interest for "innovative concepts and technologies" capable of delivering a new lightweight man-portable Precision

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  • Russian submarine fires cruise missiles into Syria

    Russia launched its first-ever submarine-launched cruise missile (SLCM) strikes on 8 December, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced. Described as Kalibr missiles (3M-14) by the Russian MoD, the missiles were fired from the Mediterranean into Syria by the Project 636.3 improved


  • MBDA Missile de Moyenne Portée (MMP) anti-tank missile system

    Development MBDA developed the Missile de Moyenne Portée or medium range missile (MMP) as a potential replacement for the MILAN ATGW for the French Army. MBDA started development of the MMP in 2009 and completed the full scale mock-up of the firing post in May 2010. It was first unveiled by