• Carrying the load [CAN2015D2]

    Oshkosh Defense has brought its offering for Canada’s MSVS SMP (Medium Support Vehicle System – Standard Military Pattern) programme and is showing it to the public for the first time at CANSEC. The vehicle is based on the HEMTT (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck) vehicle that has

  • Building for NSPS [CAN2015D2]

    On 1 September this year Irving Shipbuilding is scheduled to cut the first metal for the recapitalisation of the Royal Canadian Navy as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy. NSPS provides for the construction of five or six Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS), and 15 Canadian

  • Innovations in maritime defence [CAN2015D2]

    Here at CANSEC, Rheinmetall is once again displaying a broad spectrum of its defence technology systems and products, emphasising its wide-ranging expertise in the maritime domain, which visitors can see for themselves at Booth 1121. Rheinmetall’s special strengths also consist of integrating

  • TAPV back on course [CAN2015D2]

    Deliveries of the Canadian Army’s Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) are expected to be back on course for March 2016, if not earlier, according to platform manufacturer Textron Systems. Shown at CANSEC 2015 (outside display 3018), the new platform is scheduled to replace the RG-31 and

  • Bid evaluation criteria for CSC awarded [CAN2015D2]

    The Canadian Department of National Defence and Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) has awarded Commerce Decisions, a QinetiQ company, an advisory contract to facilitate the delivery of bid evaluation criteria. These criteria will be used to asses prospective warship designers and

  • Portugal orders Koala helos

    The Portuguese Air Force (Força Aérea Portuguesa: FAP) has ordered five AgustaWestland AW119Kx Koala light utility helicopters for a range of support operations. The deal, announced by Leonardo on 18 October, is valued at approximately EUR20 million (USD23 million) and includes options
  • RG31 gets TRT-30 weapon system

    South Africa’s Denel Vehicle Systems has developed, using internal research and development funding, a new version of its RG31 Mk5 4×4 mine protected vehicle as a mobile gun platform called the Ibululu. The baseline RG31 is typically used as an armoured personnel carrier (APC) with the
  • Northrop Grumman readies Hatchet for all-up testing

    Northrop Grumman is set to conduct the first live end-to-end test of an all-up Hatchet miniature precision strike munition by the end of this year. Developed with internal research and development (IRAD) funding, Hatchet was originally unveiled in April 2012 as a low-cost gravity-dropped weapon
  • Rosgvardiya tests new Kalashnikov firearms

    The Rosgvardiya, Russia’s national guard, is testing new small arms designed by Rostec’s Kalashnikov Group, a military source has told Jane’s . “The Rosgvardiya has started the operational evaluation and testing of the newest Kalashnikov AK-200 series of assault rifles,
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