• Brazilian Army releases its new strategic plan

    The Brazilian Army has recently released its strategic plan paper covering the period from 2020 to 2023. The document directs the force’s investment effort over the next four years, continuing the army’s transformation process. The document covers 15 main actions and a total of 34

  • Russia to trial Drozd-2 active protection system on T-72BK

    The Russian Ministry of Defence has contracted the KBP Instrument Design Bureau (Shipunov) to integrate the TKB-0252 Drozd-2 hard kill active protection system (APS) onto a T-72BK for trials, according to a contract (number 52/23/19) published on the Russian Unified Procurement Information System

  • Malaysian Army issues tenders for special forces vehicles

    The Malaysian Army has issued requests for bids from locally registered companies for the supply of vehicles for its special forces regiment. The two tenders, which were issued on 9 January, are for 16 special operations vehicles (SOVs) and four rapid intervention vehicles (RIVs) for the

  • US Army selects QinetiQ for RCV-L and Textron for RCV-M

    The US Army has finished evaluating Robotic Combat Vehicle light and medium (RCV-L and RCV-M) proposals, and has selected QinetiQ North America (QNA) and Textron Systems to move forward. The service announced on 9 January that it will award QNA with a contract to build four RCV-Ls and provide

  • Russia’s 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV SPH completes preliminary trials

    The first batch of Russia’s 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV 152 mm self-propelled howitzer (SPH) has completed its preliminary company trials ahead of factory tests and official trials with the Russian Ground Forces, the Ministry of Defence’s TV Zvezda reported on 31 December. The report states that

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  • Boeing flies Advanced Chinook Rotor Blade for first time

    Boeing has flown a Block 2-standard CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopter for the first time with the Advanced Chinook Rotor Blade (ACRB), the company announced on 16 January. The flight came some 10 months after the first Block 2 helicopter made its maiden flight with standard rotor blades. No
  • RMN’s first Littoral Mission Ship arrives in Malaysia

    The Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN’s) first warship made in China has arrived in Malaysia. KD Keris (with pennant number 111), the service’s first of four Littoral Mission Ships (LMSs), was officially welcomed at the Sepanggar naval base at Kota Kinabalu – located in the state