• Carrying the load [CAN2015D2]

    Oshkosh Defense has brought its offering for Canada’s MSVS SMP (Medium Support Vehicle System – Standard Military Pattern) programme and is showing it to the public for the first time at CANSEC. The vehicle is based on the HEMTT (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck) vehicle that has

  • Building for NSPS [CAN2015D2]

    On 1 September this year Irving Shipbuilding is scheduled to cut the first metal for the recapitalisation of the Royal Canadian Navy as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy. NSPS provides for the construction of five or six Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS), and 15 Canadian

  • Innovations in maritime defence [CAN2015D2]

    Here at CANSEC, Rheinmetall is once again displaying a broad spectrum of its defence technology systems and products, emphasising its wide-ranging expertise in the maritime domain, which visitors can see for themselves at Booth 1121. Rheinmetall’s special strengths also consist of integrating

  • TAPV back on course [CAN2015D2]

    Deliveries of the Canadian Army’s Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) are expected to be back on course for March 2016, if not earlier, according to platform manufacturer Textron Systems. Shown at CANSEC 2015 (outside display 3018), the new platform is scheduled to replace the RG-31 and

  • Bid evaluation criteria for CSC awarded [CAN2015D2]

    The Canadian Department of National Defence and Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) has awarded Commerce Decisions, a QinetiQ company, an advisory contract to facilitate the delivery of bid evaluation criteria. These criteria will be used to asses prospective warship designers and

  • Mali receives four Super Tucanos

    The Malian Air Force formally inducted four Embraer EMB 314/A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft into service during a ceremony attended by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, it was announced on 11 July. Embraer announced in July 2015 that Mali had ordered six Super Tucanos, but a Brazilian
  • Russian military to receive Kurganets-25 IFV in 2019

    The Russian armed forces will receive the first Kurganets-25 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) for trials in 2019, an industry source told Jane's. “JSC Kurganmashzavod has signed state contracts to deliver low-rate initial production batches of these vehicles. The IFV prototypes are being
  • Azerbaijan parades SOM cruise missile

    The Azerbaijani military displayed a Roketsan SOM cruise missile for the first time during its annual parade in Baku on 26 June. This is the first known export of the SOM, which Roketsan says has a range of more than 250 km with a high explosive/blast fragmentation warhead weighing approximately
  • Rafael unveils Spike NLOS Modular Launcher development

    Rafael Advanced Defence Systems has finalised development of a new lightweight, vehicle-integrated evolution of its SPARC trailer-mounted and remote-controlled launch system for the Spike non-line-of-sight (NLOS) multi-purpose tactical missile. Spike NLOS is a multi-purpose precision guided missile
  • Israel takes new torpedo into service

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on 19 June that is has acquired a new type of torpedo that it calls the Kaved (heavy) for its submarines. “The torpedo systems possess advanced capabilities and characteristics, including increased precision and range,” the IDF said in a
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