• T-80BVM deliveries to Northern Fleet complete

    A final batch of 26 upgraded T-80BVM main battle tanks has been delivered to a separate motorised rifle brigade of Russia’s Northern Fleet, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced on its website on 13 November. The T-80BVM naval infantry version features a Sosna panoramic commander’s

  • DSEI Japan 2019: ATLA displays model of future amphibious armoured vehicle

    The Japanese Ministry of Defense’s Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA) displayed a model of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s (JGSDF’s) future amphibious armoured fighting vehicle at the 18–20 November DSEI Japan 2019 defence exhibition in Chiba. An

  • Ghana Army shows new Otokar Cobra vehicles

    The Ghanaian Army is now fielding Turkish-made Otokar Cobra and Cobra II armoured vehicles, according to footage of Exercise ‘Eagle Eye’ shown on local television on 9 November. Two Cobra II and two Cobra appeared in the urban counter-terrorism exercise conducted by the army’s 64

  • Nigerian Army orders 28 Ezugwu armoured vehicles

    The Nigerian Army has ordered 28 Ezugwu armoured vehicles from the Nigerian military’s Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), it was announced on 12 November. The Nigerian Army described the Ezugwu as a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle (MRAP) and said it would be used for

  • Companies ready robotic combat vehicle proposals for US Army

    A handful of vendors are slated to deliver their light and medium robotic combat vehicle (RCV) proposals to the US Army in the coming days. Over the year, the service has been laying the groundwork for RCV-light (RCV-L) and RCV-medium (RCV-M) competitions and in recent weeks invited several

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  • Malaysia to formally launch LCA/FLIT procurement shortly

    Malaysia expects to formally launch a procurement effort for a light combat aircraft/fighter lead-in trainer (LCA/FLIT) to replace a number of its current platform types in the near future. Speaking under the Chatham House Rule on 14 November, an official said that the Royal Malaysian Air
  • DSEI Japan 2019: CSI showcases unmanned amphibious systems

    US company Critical Solutions international (CSI) showcased two multirole unmanned amphibious systems at the 18–20 November DSEI Japan 2019 defence exhibition in Chiba. The systems, named the Sea Otter Marine Crawler and the Sea Ox Marine Crawler, can be deployed either on land or at sea