• Aselsan signs for serial production of OMTAS IR seeker

    Turkish missile manufacturer Roketsan signed a contract on 10 January with local defence electronics house Aselsan for the serial production of an imaging infrared (IR) seeker to equip the new OMTAS 160 mm-calibre man-portable/vehicle-mounted medium-range anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) weapon

  • Norway orders M2A2N machine guns and more HK416N rifles

    US Ordnance has been selected to supply 1,300 M2A2N heavy machine guns (HMGs) with quick change barrels, Forsvarsmateriell, the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency, announced on 10 January. The seven-year framework agreement includes spare parts, tools, and other materiel to replace Norway’s

  • India’s MoD reissues RFI for carbines and LMGs

    India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has invited responses by 4 February to its supplementary request for information (RFI) regarding the planned acquisition of 360,000 5.56×45 mm close quarter battle (CQB) carbines and 40,000 7.62×51 mm light machine guns (LMGs) for the country’s

  • Serbia unveils indigenously developed pods for H145M helicopters

    During a visit by Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin on 11 January, the Serbian Ministry of Defence’s Military Technical Institute displayed the newest weapons and military systems it is assessing before they are delivered to the Serbian Armed Forces. This included an L80-07 rocket pod

  • Pakistan Army inducts locally developed artillery rocket

    The Pakistan Army’s (PA’s) artillery corps has inducted a locally developed rocket for use with its multiple rocket launchers (MRLs). “With [a range of] over 100 km the rocket is a highly effective and potent [weapon] for interdiction that can effectively disrupt enemy’s

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