• Brazilian Navy looks to modernise light tanks, buy wheeled vehicles

    The Brazilian Navy is considering upgrades for its SK-105A2S Kürassier light tanks, and to purchase 4x4 and 6x6 armoured vehicles for its Marine Corps (CFN), a navy spokesperson told IHS Jane's . Projects to modernise the tanks and to obtain wheeled armoured vehicles are currently undergoing a

  • Indian Navy special forces to get 177 sniper rifles

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has concluded negotiations with Italian arms manufacturer Beretta for the import of 177 sniper rifles for its Marine Commandos (MARCOS), the special forces unit of the Indian Navy (IN), for an estimated INR200 million (USD2.98 million). Official sources said the

  • Bolivian Armed Forces to receive new armoured personnel carriers

    The Bolivian Armed Forces are to receive newly built armored personnel carriers (APCs), the Shaanxi Baoji Special Vehicles Company's China Tiger 4x4 light armoured vehicle, marking the first such procurement since 1979, an industry source told IHS Jane's . The China Tiger is a high mobility,

  • South African Army lines up Denel T5-45 howitzers

    The South African Army is discussing with Denel Land Systems the possible acquisition of six 155 mm T5-45 self-propelled howitzers, a source in the Denel group has revealed. The T5-45 is comprised of a 155 mm 45 calibre gun mounted on an 8x8 Tatra T815-7 truck that has a road speed of 85 km/h and a

  • India's DRDO successfully tests its advanced 155 mm howitzer

    India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired its indigenously designed 155 mm/52 calibre Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) to a range of 40 km at its Proof & Experimental Establishment in Balasore on the country's east coast. The Indian Ministry


  • Expanding horizons: the EU's growing military footprint

    Over the past two years the EU's military operations have increased considerably, with the latest counter-migrant mission in the Mediterranean illustrating its growing ambitions to protect the continent's security. Tim Ripley reports on the expanding mission set that is putting the organisation to the test at all levels, politically, operationally, and tactically
  • Steady as she goes: Germany country briefing

    Given Germany's history in the 20th century, the Bundeswehr has experienced a remarkable makeover in the past two decades to become a 21st century operational force, making it the dependable cornerstone in Europe's defence architecture, writes Sebastian Schulte
  • On the rise: Japan industry briefing

    Japan's defence industry is reshaping itself to meet international opportunities and respond to the country's new security environment. Jon Grevatt reports
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  • UK orders Mk 45 Mod 4 guns for Type 26 frigates

    Key Points BAE Systems will manufacture three MIFS systems and one trainer The Mk 45 Mod 4 guns being delivered under the MIFS programme will be reconditioned and upgraded Mk 45 Mod 2 mountings incorporating new-build ordnance elements BAE Systems has received a GBP183 million (USD240.3 million)