• BAE Systems teaming up with US Army on ERCA

    In the US Army’s bid to develop a Strategic Long-Range Cannon programme, BAE Systems has been officially tapped to help the service build an Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) prototype. The company announced on 15 July that it had received a USD45 million contract to help the service build an ERCA Increment 1 prototype

  • Indian MoD scraps RFP for sniper rifles

    India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has decided to scrap its September 2018 request for proposal (RFP) to foreign manufacturers for 5,719 8.6 mm sniper rifles and 10.2 million rounds of ammunition for the Indian Army (IA) and the Indian Air Force (IAF). Official sources told Jane’s on 10

  • Uralvagonzavod reveals more details about artillery programmes

    Russian company Uralvagonzavod (UVZ), a subsidiary of defence and industrial group Rostec, announced in its 2018 annual report published on 3 July that it would step up its development of artillery systems. In its report the company said that preliminary tests of the tracked and wheeled variants of

  • Yugoimport developing new family of 155 mm ammunition

    Serbia’s Yugoimport-SDPR is developing four new 155 mm artillery projectiles to extend the range of its 155 mm/52 calibre NORA series 8×8 self-propelled (SP) artillery system to meet potential home and export customer requirements. The first of these is the 155 mm/52 M101, which weighs

  • Estonia orders firearms from LMT Defense

    The Estonian Centre for Defence Investment and US company Lewis Machine & Tool (LMT Defense) signed a contract in Davenport, Iowa, on 1 July to supply the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) with a new standard rifle, the Estonian Ministry of Defence announced on its website the next day. The

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