• Indian Army issues RFI for 60 mm mortars and ammunition

    The Indian Army (IA) has invited responses from local and foreign vendors by 24 December to its request for information (RFI) regarding the intended acquisition of 100, 60 mm light-weight mortars and ammunition. Issued on 9 November by the IA’s Directorate of Infantry, the RFI requires the

  • Expal ramps up new 155 mm ammunition production

    Spain’s Expal is ramping up production of its latest 155 ER02A1 155 mm high-explosive (HE) projectiles after receiving a contract from the Spanish Army in May. Those projectiles are to be delivered over a five-year period beginning in the first quarter of 2019, with a potential two-year

  • UK expands SA80 rifle upgrade programme

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is moving forward with a large-scale order of upgraded SA80A3 rifles as part of its Equipped to Fight programme, which will see a significant proportion of the British Army’s L85A2 inventory, the individual weapon variant of the SA80 family, upgraded to the new

  • Spain looking for new mounted mortar

    The Spanish Army is to announce a requirement for a new mounted mortar system in 2020, Jane’s has learnt. Speaking at the IQPC Future Mortars Conference in London on 24 October, Lieutenant Colonel Fernando Cano Artero of the Spanish Army told Jane’s the service will be looking for a 120

  • Netherlands increases ammunition stocks

    The Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) is increasing ammunition stocks by 2033, State Secretary for Defence Barbara Visser informed parliament on 22 October. She said an extra EUR250 million (USD287 million) to EUR1 billion would be spent on ammunition ranging from bullets and grenades to high-tech

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