• Norway seeks 12.7 mm rapid-fire heavy machine guns

    The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) published a request for information on 13 May for a 12.7 mm rapid-fire weapon system. The agency is seeking a heavy machine gun (HMG) in 12.7×99 mm calibre using the M9 link, with a minimum rate of fire of 1,000 rds/min and effective range of 1,800

  • Indian Army expresses concern over ‘faulty’ OFB-supplied ammunition

    The Indian Army (IA) has expressed concern to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) over what it described as “faulty and poor quality” assorted ammunition supplied by the state-owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). Official sources told Jane’s that the IA raised the alarm over the quality

  • IDEF 2019: Koluman rolls out LSA4 4×4 LSV

    Turkey’s Koluman Otomotiv Endustri AS revealed a LSA4 4×4 light strike vehicle (LSV) that is being marketed in several different configurations. The first model has a crew of four and is fitted with an open roof with roll-over bar protection, and a left-hand drive configuration. The

  • IDEF 2019: MKEK’s Boran 105 mm howitzer heads for qualification

    Turkey’s MKEK said it has completed company design and verification tests of its Boran 105 mm Air Transportable Light Towed Howitzer (ATLTH), which was developed to meet requirements for the Turkish Land Forces Command (TLFC). So far the company has completed four prototypes of the Boran 105

  • IDEF 2019: Turkey’s MKEK enters remote weapon station market

    Turkey’s Makina ve Kimya Endüstrisi Kurumu (MKEK) is internally developing a family of four remote weapon stations (RWSs) that it expects to send through company trials soon. The smallest of these is a 5.56 mm Ultralight RWS that is being marketed with and without a stabilisation system,

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  • NAVAIR awards APKWS II ‘upgrade’ contract

    The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded BAE Systems Information and Electronics Systems a USD10.9 million contract to upgrade the guidance section of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS II) 70 mm (2.75 inch) guided rocket. According to a US Department of Defense