India mulls switching from Rafale to Su30MKIs
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar sends a clear message to France - the locally built Sukhoi-30MKI fighters are adequate for the IAF requirement in case New Delhi decided not to procure Rafale
Russia Testing Italian Centauro Wheeled Tanks
Russia is testing Italy's Centauro ‘wheeled tank’ and considering building it under license. The company has already delivered two Centauro vehicles, the original design with the 105mm gun and another fitted with a Russian 125mm cannon.
Advanced ERA, Level 6+ Armor Among the New Survivability Solutions From Plasan
With new survivability solutions, including advanced ERA against kinetic and chemical energy threats, passive armor stopping threats beyond the medium caliber level, and blast protection from mines and IEDs, Plasan's expertise become essential for combat vehicle manufacturers producing efficient designs of next-generation platforms such as the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV).
Tata Power SED to Produce Active Protection Systems for Saab
The Swedish defense company Saab and Indian company Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (Tata Power SED) have started the process of manufacturing Self-Protection Systems for Land-based Platforms, for the Indian market and for export to Saab’s global market.
Franco-Russian ATOM Wheeled Combat Vehicle Debut at RAE-2013
Russian Tracked vehicle manufacturer UralVagonzavod and Renault Trucks Defense of France have unveiled a collaboration program the two companies are pursuing since February 2013, to develop a heavy armored wheeled vehicle, responding to domestic and international requirements. The ATOM heavy Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) unveiled here at Nizhny Tagil on Wednesday was produced on the chassis similar to the one...
Sig Sauer’s P320 Selected for the Army’s Next Service Pistol
The US Army selected the Sig Sauer P320 pistol for the Modular Handgun System (MHS), replacing the the service's Beretta M9 pistol that has been in service in the past 30 years. The $580 million contract announced yesterday covers procurement of some 280,000 handguns over 10 years.
Indian-lead ‘Team Caesar’ promotes French mobile guns to the indian Army
Nexter Systems announced today the establishment of an industry consortium with two Indian companies, to pursue the Indian Army Mounted Gun System (MGS) artillery program.
Washington Beef up the Gulf States with 10,000 Strike Weapons Worth US$10 Billion
In another mega weapons sales Washington is equipping Saudi Arabia and the UAE with nearly 10,000 strike weapons - the JSOW-C standoff-weapon, air-launched Harpoon anti-ship missiles, Standoff Land Attack Missiles-Expanded Response' (SLAM-ER) - a land-attack variant of the Harpoon and and Small Diameter Bombs. Saudi Arabia is seeking to acquire new strike weapons from the USA, to equip the fleet of new...
New Orders Expand Indian LRSAM Integration to More Vessels
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced today it has been awarded an additional, $630 million- contract for the supply of LRSAM air & missile defense systems for four ships of the Indian navy. The type of ships was not released but are likely to be Project 15B Visakhapatnam-class missile destroyers, scheduled for commissioning from 2018 through 2024.
Royal Navy to Induct the Crowsnet New AEW Helicopter by 2020
The British Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin announced a £269M (US$327 million) deal for the procurement of 10 aerial surveillance systems to operate on the Royal Navy new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. Initial deliveries are expected in 2018 with initial operational capability in 2020.
IAI, Thales Offer Sea Serpent Missiles to Replace the Harpoon on the Royal Navy Frigates
Thales UK and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have joined forces to offer IAI’s Sea Serpent anti-ship missile to replace the Harpoon Block1C anti-ship missile currently in service on board the Royal Navy Type 23 frigates.
Australia Selects Korean, German Industries for Next Gen IFV/APC Evaluation
The Australian MOD has shortlisted two companies for the Land 400 Phase 3 Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA) of the next-generation tracked infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) and armored personnel carriers (APC), to replace the Australian M-113s. The two contenders are Hanwha Defense System AS21 Redback and Rheinmetall Lynx KF-41.
Yamaha, Northrop Grumman to tailor a Rotary UAV for the US Market
Northrop Grumman and Yamaha Motor Corp., are working jointly to develop and market a small, unmanned and autonomous helicopter based on Yamaha's existing product RMAX. In addition to RMAX's use in agriculture, the new helicopter to be called 'Rotary Bat' (R-Bat) merges the RMAX's proven airframe produced by Yamaha, with the autonomous control and intelligence-gathering technologies provided by Northrop...
SOCOM Wants Iron-Man Suits for A Teams
The US Special Operations Command is looking for revolutionary new gear assisting troops in exceeding human performance in combat. The idea sounds similar to a science fiction tale, but if the command will be successful in its quest - this time it may be real. The command has posted a Request For Informationrequest for information (RFI) to government research...