• French Army selects HK416 to replace FAMAS

    Key Points The Heckler & Koch HK416F will be the French Army's new service rifle The total contract with Heckler & Koch is worth EUR168 million The French Army's new service rifle will be the Heckler & Koch HK416F, the French defence procurement agency (the DGA) announced on 23

  • Saab shows new 84 mm 'smart munition' for Carl Gustaf M4

    Key Points New programmable round will be available from 2018 The munition will be backward compatible with earlier M1, M2, and M3 launchers Seeking to exploit the advances offered by its latest Carl Gustaf M4 shoulder-launched multi-role weapon system, Saab Dynamics Ground Combat Systems now has

  • AAD 2016: CATIC shows TY-90 SAM variants

    Key Points TY-90 SAM system shown on a Dongfeng 4 x 4 light vehicle Mock-up of a tripod-mounted system shown at AAD 2016 China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC) has released additional information on its TY-90-equipped short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM)

  • AAD 2016: Denel unveils DMG-5 lightweight machine gun

    Denel Land Systems (DLS) launched its new 7.62 mm DMG-5 general-purpose machine gun (GPMG) that weighs nearly 2 kg less than its predecessor at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) show in South Africa on 15 September. Steve Matthews, the chief engineer for infantry weapons at DLS, told IHS

  • Army 2016: TsNIITochMash unveils SR-1MP pistol for special forces

    Russia's Precision Machine-building Design Bureau (TsNIITochMash) unveiled a new heavy pistol for the country's special forces at the Army 2016 defence show outside Moscow. "The new pistol is designated SR-1MP, it is an upgraded variant of the SR-1 Gyurza [export designation: Vektor] firearm

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  • DoD awards Laser Maverick guidance kit contract

    The US Air Force (USAF) and US Navy (USN) are to acquire 490 AGM-65L/E2 Laser Maverick air-to-surface missile guidance kits under a USD49.9 million contract announced on 28 September. Awarded by the Department of Defense (DoD) the day prior to the announcement, the contract will see Raytheon