• Cameroon Special Forces receive new equipment from France

    The French government has donated 15 new vehicles, along with weapons, communication, and ballistic equipment to Cameroon for use by the country's Special Forces. The handover to the Cameroonian military took place on 29 November in Yaoundé during a ceremony attended by Defence Minister Joseph

  • BAE Systems, DRS Technologies to develop crew-served weapon sights

    The US Army has awarded BAE Systems and DRS Technologies separate seven-year contracts for developing and providing new crew-served weapon sights. The Family of Weapon Sights - Crew Served (FWS-CS) is a weapon-mounted long-wave infrared sensor intended to deliver imagery, including a reticle

  • SIG MCX rifles delivered to Dutch special forces

    SIG has delivered MCX series short-barrel carbines chambered in 7.62x35 mm (300 BLK) ammunition to the Netherlands Maritime Special Operations Force (NL-MARSOF), a company representative has told IHS Jane's. The SIG MCX carbines delivered to NL-MARSOF are integrally suppressed and fitted with a

  • Lithuania buys Accuracy International AXMC sniper rifles

    The Lithuanian Land Forces has received its first Accuracy International AXMC bolt-action sniper rifles, the country's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced. According to the MoD, the rifles were bought under a EUR1.3 million (USD1.4 million) contract with Accuracy International (AI). By the end

  • Germany, France to renew assault rifle talks

    France and Germany are planning to renew talks about selecting a common individual weapon for their armed forces. A discussion between Germany's defence procurement office (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr - BAAINBw) and the French defence

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  • Images emerge of possible new Chinese anti-submarine missile

    Video footage from Chinese broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) posted on Chinese online forums around 20 November shows what appears to be a new torpedo-carrying missile being test-fired from a land-based inclined containerised launcher: an indication that the People's Liberation Army Navy