• 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

  • TrackingPoint develops enhanced small arms fire-control system

    US-based small arms specialist TrackingPoint has expanded its range of firearms equipped with what is termed 'precision-guidance' add-ons. The company's M1400 .338 Lapua Magnum (LM) is designed to act as a squad-level asset and enable stationary and moving (up to 20 mph) targets to be engaged out

  • Indian Army's assault rifle induction remains troubled

    The Indian Army's efforts to procure assault rifles, as replacements for the locally designed Indian Small Arms System (INSAS) 5.56x45 mm calibre model, continue nearly six years after the Ministry of Defence (MoD) first approved the requirement. In 2010 the army had rejected the Defence Research

  • DSA 2016: Malaysia's SMEO seeks new markets for ammunition and M4 carbines

    Malaysia's SME Ordnance (SMEO), a subsidiary of National Aerospace and Defence Industries (NADI) Sdn Bhd, is looking towards gaining new markets for its ammunition products and the M4 carbine that it manufactures under licence from Colt USA. General (rtd) Shahrom Nordin, NADI senior vice president

  • Simmel Difesa expands 40 mm LV ammunition range

    Simmel Difesa has developed a complete suite of 40 x 46 mm low-velocity (LV) grenades that are insensitive munition (IM)-compliant and fitted with point-detonating self-destruct (PD SD) fuzes. The latest round to be developed by the company is the 40 mm LV Enhanced Blast-Self-Destruct IM (LV EB-SD

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  • Lockheed Martin explores EMATT upgrades

    Key Points The EMATT is designed to simulate the movements and sounds of diesel submarines Lockheed Martin exploring other naval uses for EMATT The US Navy (USN) has awarded Lockheed Martin a five-year contract worth USD50 million to deliver up to 3,500 Mk 39 Expendable Mobile Anti-submarine