• Aselsan rolls out Alkar 81 mm mortar

    Turkish company Aselsan has completed development of its latest Alkar 81 mm mortar weapon system (MWS) using internal research and development funding. The company said production can begin as soon as orders are placed. The Alkar 81 mm MWS leverages on experience gained from the development of the

  • Portugal presents weapons purchased from FN Herstal

    The Portuguese Army has formally unveiled small arms that it purchased from FN Herstal through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) for EUR42.8 million (USD47.3 million). The army officially presented and demonstrated the first SCAR-L STD and SCAR-H STD assault rifles, the SCAR-H PR

  • DSEI 2019: CTA International shines light on new munition for 40 CTAS

    Speaking to Jane’s at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019), CTA International managing director Sylvain Richy showed off its General Purpose Round – Kinetic Energy – Tracer (GPR-KE-T) ammunition for its 40 mm Cased Telescoped Armament System

  • DSEI 2019: MKEK confirms rifle deliveries to Turkish Armed Forces

    More than 40,000 MKEK MPT-55/55K assault rifles have been delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces out of an initial order of 70,000, Jane’s has learned on speaking to an MKEK representative at the 2019 DSEI. The MPT-55/55K assault rifle is derived from the AR-15 design, but uses a short-stroke

  • DSEI 2019: New FN Herstal ammunition adds punch, opens use of smaller ranges

    FN Herstal has announced four new cartridges in the 5.56 mm and .50 calibres to augment its existing range of ammunition. The first of these is the FN PROPASS, a 5.56x45 mm armour-piercing round that features a tungsten carbide core the manufacturer states is capable of perforating armoured targets

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  • Raytheon discloses Peregrine AAM development

    Raytheon has disclosed details of the development of a new, compact supersonic medium-range air-to-air missile (AAM) that, it says, is faster and more manoeuvrable than legacy medium-range AAMs. Primarily an internally-funded initiative, Peregrine is being developed as a day/night all-weather