• Central African military receives new equipment

    The Central African Armed Forces (FACA) has received over 120 assorted vehicles donated by the United States and China. President Faustin-Archange Touadéra received more than 70 vehicles with a value of over USD15 million from the Chinese company Poly Technologies on 8 August. The vehicles

  • China’s overwater bomber capabilities aimed at US, says DoD

    Over the past three years China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has rapidly expanded its overwater bomber operating areas, gaining experience in critical maritime regions and likely training for strikes against US and allied targets, the US Department of Defense (DoD) said in its 2018

  • Elbit reports rise in Q2 revenue

    Israeli defence manufacturer Elbit Systems generated almost USD74 million more in revenue in the second quarter of 2018 than in the same period of 2017, according to financial results published on 16 August. The company’s net income also rose notably, with its performance in the second

  • Grant of M41C tanks to Uruguay advances

    The donation by the Brazilian Army of 25 M41C (Caxias) battle tanks to Uruguay is awaiting clearance through the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, before going to the Federal Senate for final approval. Started in 2011 and repeatedly stalled through Brazilian approval processes, the deal will see 15 of

  • Probe into war crimes accusations unlikely to lead to purges in Cameroonian army or end military offensives

    Event Cameroon’s minister of communication on 16 August announced that President Paul Biya had ordered an investigation into alleged war crimes by some soldiers after two videos were released on social media that appeared to show Cameroonian troops shooting dead unarmed civilians in the

  • UK RAF Sentinels watch Crimea

    Key Points RAF Sentinel R1 surveillance aircraft have been flying patrols around the Crimean peninsula since 13 July The aircraft’s radars can provide coverage of major Russian ports, airbases, missile sites, and troop positions UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Sentinel R1 surveillance aircraft

Platforms Platforms

  • Australia orders 211 Boxer wheeled armoured vehicles

    Australia has awarded Rheinmetall an order for 211 Boxer wheeled armoured vehicles worth a total of AUD3.3 billion (USD2.4 billion). The contract was signed on 17 August in Canberra by Australia’s Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and the Managing Director of Rheinmetall Defence Australia

Weapons Weapons

  • Barak-8 to equip Israeli Sa’ar 6 corvettes

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been awarded a contract by the Israeli Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply the Barak-8 weapon system for the Israeli Navy’s four future Magen-class corvettes. Designated Sa’ar 6 in Israeli service, the new corvettes are being acquired under the

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  • USN awards cruiser USS Cowpens modernisation contract

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command awarded General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company a USD147.7 million firm-fixed-price contract to overhaul and upgrade the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) on 14 August. This long-term availability will include a

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  • UGV designs shifting towards CBRNE missions

    Unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) technology, which was once mainly focused on explosive ordnance disposal, appears to be shifting somewhat towards addressing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) threats. The shift could be due to recent CBRNE activity – such as the

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Industry Industry

  • UK government calls on Wales to engage with MIV supply chain

    The UK government has called on Welsh industry to exploit the opportunities arising from the United Kingdom’s upcoming acquisition of the Boxer 8×8 mechanised infantry vehicle (MIV). An industry day will be held in South Wales in September that will encourage industry from around the
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