• UVZ upgrades STANAG-compatible 2S19M1-155 155 mm howitzer

    Russia’s Uralvagonzavod (UVZ: a subsidiary of state corporation Rostec) has upgraded its STANAG-compatible 2S19M1-155 Msta-S 155 mm self-propelled howitzer (SPH), a spokesperson for Rostec told Jane’s on 25 March. “The modernised 2S19M1-155 has received a fully automated

  • BAE Systems receives USD339 million order for new US Army howitzers

    The US Army has awarded BAE Systems with a USD339 million contract to produce an additional 48 self-propelled howitzer and ammunition carrier vehicle sets. In a 23 March contract announcement, the service said it was awarding the company with this contract modification and was expecting this latest

  • India signs USD117.8 million deal with IWI for LMGs

    India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed an INR8.8 billion (USD117.8 million) contract with Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) on 19 March for 16,749 Negev NG-7 7.62×51 mm light machine guns (LMGs) for the Indian Army (IA). “The provisioning of this operationally urgent and critically

  • Royal Danish Army buys Weibel muzzle velocity radar for mortars

    The Royal Danish Army is now installing Weibel Scientific’s MVR-700 – a muzzle velocity radar (MVR) – on its recently acquired Elbit Systems/ESL Cardom 10 120 mm muzzle-loaded smoothbore mortars, which arm the service’s Piranha 5 8x8 vehicles. A total of 12 Cardom 10s have

  • Ukraine evolves thermobaric rockets, grenades

    Based on lessons learned from fighting in the Donbass region, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is seeking new thermobaric rockets and has introduced new grenades. Domestic development of thermobaric rockets had been initiated in 2016, with UkrOboronProm (UOP) announcing in 2018 that the

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  • NAVAIR to award AARGM-ER LRIP 1 contract

    The US Navy (USN) issued a sole-source contract notification for the commencement of low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the Northrop Grumman AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER) on 31 March. The notification, posted by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) on
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