• IDEX 2017: Nimr contracted to deliver 1,500 Jais vehicles to UAE military

    Nimr Automotive will build 1,500 of its new Jais armoured vehicle for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) military, it was announced during the IDEX show in Abu Dhabi. Nimr said it had been awarded three contracts to build 1,500 Jais vehicles in both 4x4 and 6x6 configurations, as well as more than 150

  • IDEX 2017: China develops SR7 rocket launcher

    China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO) has expanded its family of multiple-rocket launchers (MRLs) with the development of the SR7. The SR7 is a lightweight system that is based on a 6x6 cross-country chassis and is intended to have a high level of mobility; the vehicle features a protected

  • Aero India 2017: Russia completes final qualification trials for 6G27 Balkan AGL

    Russia's State Research and Production Enterprise (GNPP) Pribor, a subsidiary of TekhMash Concern, has completed state qualification trials of the 40 mm 6G27 Balkan, and deliveries are due to begin imminently, according to the company. "The 40 mm 6G27 Balkan automatic grenade launcher (AGL) is

  • Heckler & Koch unveils HK433 modular assault rifle

    German firearms manufacturer Heckler & Koch has unveiled a modular rifle, the HK433, chambered in 5.56x45 mm. It will be proposed to the Bundeswehr as a replacement for the currently issued G36 rifle. This is the fourth rifle family being offered by the Oberndorf-based manufacturer after the

  • US Army's MCoE evaluates disposable SLIM solution

    Key Points SLIM is intended as a potential solution for the US Army's prospective Individual Assault Munition requirement Calibre and TRL status has not been disclosed The US Army's Maneuver Centre of Excellence (MCoE) is evaluating a new disposable shoulder-launched rocket concept as one of the

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