• MTI develops longer-range Malyutka 2T

    Serbia's Military Technical Institute (MTI) is developing a new, longer-range variant of the 9M14-2 Malyutka 2T (AT-3D/ 'Sagger') anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW), designated '2T5'. For this variant, '2T' denotes the tandem high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead, while '5' represents the new maximum

  • Singapore Army acquires Spike SR anti-armour missile system

    The Singapore Army has acquired the man portable Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Spike SR (short range) missile system as the next-generation guided anti-armour weapon for its infantry forces, Jane's has learnt at the army's Open House 2017 event that was held from 27 to 29 May. Jane's understands

  • Sweden to acquire new RBS 58 anti-tank guided missile system

    The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets Materielverk: FMV) has issued a requirement for a new, man-portable anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system, under the programme designator RBS 58 (Robotsystem 58). The FMV has asked manufacturers of candidate systems to submit proposals

  • LEMT rolls out DT3XS weapon scope

    The LEMT (Lasers in Ecology, Medicine, and Technology) scientific and research centre of Belarusian optics company BelOMO has developed a new combined day and thermal scope with 3x magnification for infantry weapons. The DT3XS (Day Thermal 3x Magnification Sight) is based on LEMT's DNS-1 combined

  • AK-12 assault rifle passes field tests

    The Kalashnikov Concern has reported that its 5.45 mm AK-12 assault rifle has passed all military field tests. The military field trials confirm that the weapon meets all the design and operational requirements of the Russian Armed Forces, according to the company. This paves the way for the

  • Algeria displays locally developed self-propelled artillery

    The Algerian military displayed two previously unseen types of self-propelled artillery systems at a public event held in early July to showcase the capabilities of the country's defence industry. One consisted of a 122 mm D-30 (2A18) howitzer fitted on a 6x6 Zetros with four stabilisation legs

  • Azerbaijan boosts anti-tank capabilities

    Russia has delivered at least 12 9K123-1 Khrizantema-S vehicle-mounted anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW) systems to Azerbaijan and more than 15 systems will be delivered by the end of 2018, Jane's has learned. The Azerbaijani Ministry of Defence reported the arms acquisition on 24 June in an official

  • Switzerland orders NLAW

    Saab Dynamics announced on 28 June that it had signed a framework agreement with the Swiss Federal Office for Defence Procurement, Armasuisse, for the procurement of the Next Generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon System (NLAW). Following a competitive evaluation process, in which the NLAW was deployed

  • Indian Army rejects locally designed assault rifle for second time

    The Indian Army (IA) has for the second time rejected an indigenously designed assault rifle, and is now poised to issue a global tender to meet its long-pending requirement for 185,000 rifles. Official sources told Jane's on 22 June that the IA cited "poor quality and ineffective

  • Singapore Army acquires Rafael Spike SR anti-armour missile system

    The Singapore Army has acquired the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Spike Short Range (SR) manportable missile system as its next generation guided anti-armour weapon for its infantry and guards forces, Jane's has learnt at its Army Open House 2017 event that was held in late May. Jane's understands

  • German Special Forces receive new suppressor for G29

    B&T AG has developed a new suppressor for the Bundeswehr's designated marksman rifle, the G29 bolt-action sniper rifle, Jane's has learned. Recent years have seen a growing emphasis on improving the ability for suppressors to reduce muzzle flash; this has led B&T to develop a suppressor

  • India re-starts CQB carbine procurement process

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has invited responses by 15 July from foreign and local manufacturers on the procurement of an initial 44,000 modular 5.56x45 mm close quarter battle (CQB) carbines for the Indian Army (IA). In a 13 June request for information (RFI) the MoD stated that the tender

  • Update: US Marine Corps exploring new 5.56 mm bullets

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) is exploring new bullets fielded by the US Army and Special Operations Command (SOCOM) as potential replacements for the corps' 5.56 mm M855 rounds. During a 6 June hearing, US senators voiced concern that the proliferation of advanced body armour in battlefields across

  • MANPADS buys bolster Armenia's air defences

    Armenia has acquired a number of advanced 9K338 Igla-S (SA-24 'Grinch') and 9K333 Verba (SA-25) manportable infrared-homing surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems, Jane's has learned. The missiles were purchased in particular with a view to counter the potential incursion of attack helicopters and

  • Auditors deny Glock's protest of US Army handgun award to Sig Sauer

    A bid protest filed by small arms manufacturer Glock, challenging the US Army's new sidearm contract with Sig Sauer, has been denied by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The long-running XM17 Modular Handgun System (MHS) project, intended to replace legacy 9 mm M9 Beretta pistols, was

  • Denmark seeks bids for new service pistol

    The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) has announced a request for tenders for the procurement of a new service pistol for the armed forces. The seven-year framework agreement is worth an estimated DKK25 million (USD4 million), including spare parts, accessories,

  • India cancels SRSAM competition, opts for Akash

    India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved an INR180 billion (USD2.8 billion) procurement of two additional Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)-designed mobile Akash (Sky) medium-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems for the Indian Army (IA), over three competing foreign

  • KBP introduces SPO 'Varna' rocket launcher

    Russia's KBP Instrument Design Bureau has introduced the SPO 'Varna' infantry flamethrower to its product line. The SPO 'Varna' was developed to complement the existing RPO-A, Z, and D series of man-portable rocket launchers - although they are classified as 'flamethrowers' by KBP - with an improved

  • Ukraine develops rocket grenade system

    Ukraine's State Kyiv Design Bureau Luch has developed a new manportable rocket grenade system. While the system does not yet have an official designation, details of its capabilities have emerged. Designed for use against lightly armoured and unarmoured equipment, structures, and personnel, the

  • Nammo working on ramjet-powered 155 mm artillery round

    Nordic munitions house Nammo is developing a new 155 mm artillery projectile that is expected to have a maximum range of 90 km. Brief details of the new 155 mm round, which is being funded internally, were given by Thomas Danbolt, Nammo's product director for tank and artillery ammunition, during

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