TATA Introduces the Kestrel – an 8×8 Amphibious Armored Fighting Vehicle

As part of TATA’S strategy to enhance the scope of its defense business Tata Motors HAS showcased the ‘Kestrel’, an 8x8 wheeled armored amphibious vehicle platform providing protected mobility and firepower to the troops. TAT Motors unveiled at Defexpo 2014 an 8x8 Amphibious Armored Fighting Vehicle and (AFV) and 4x4 Light Armoured High Mobility Vehicle (LAMV), functioning as a recon...

120mm Tank Gun KE Ammunition

KEW-A1 (General Dynamics / Rheinmetal) The 120mm KEW-A1 cartridge is a tungsten based Armor-Piercing, Fin-Stabilized Discarding Sabot-Tracer (APFSDS-T). This projectile provides a high performance alternative for depleted uranium based projectiles. The 19.6kg ammunition uses 8.4kg of propellant and a combustible case, packing the 4kg penetrator and aluminum sabbot, fired at a muzzle velocity of 1740 m/sec generating chamber pressre of...

DRDO Demonstrates Arjun Mk II, ICV Combat Vehicles in Action at Defexpo 2016

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India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Indian armored vehicle manufacturers displayed today for the first time a number of combat vehicles developed in India for the Indian armed forces. Among the new vehicles were Arjun Mk II, Kestrel Wheeled Armored Platform (WhAP) and 4x4 Armored Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV) developed by Tata.

Army, Marines invite proposals for a new light combat vehicle

The Joint Tactical Light Vehicle program moves forward on schedule - on Friday December 12, 2014 the US Army released to three potential suppliers a final version Request for proposal for the procurement of 55,000 armored vehicles, clearing the way for contenders AM General, Lockheed Martin and Oshkosh Defense to submit proposals.

Updated: Russian Armata unveiled: a new family of armored combat vehicles

The Russian Ministry of defense is lifting the veil on a new family of combat vehicles that has been under development in the past years. The vehicles unveiled this week during a parade rehearsal near Moscow include the T-14 main battle tank and T-15 troop carrier, both based on the new Armata tracked platform.

Iron Fists APS for the Australian Boxers

The Australian Defence Force has asked Rheinmetall Defence to evaluate Israel's Iron Fist Active Protection System (APS) developed by Elbit Systems' IMI. Brigadier Greg McGlone, Australian Army Director General, Armored Fighting Vehicles, broke the news at the International Armoured vehicles 2019 conference (#IAVevent) in London today. According to Brig. McGlone the evaluation will include only the Iron...

Poland Orders Spike Missiles to Equip Rosomak IFVs

The Polish Armament Inspectorate awarded Mesko a production contract worth over $150 million, for the delivery of 1,000 Spike anti tank guided missiles to equip the Polish Army's Rosomak infantry fighting vehicles.

France to invest €330 million upgrading 218 Leclerc Main Battle Tanks

The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) notified Nexter Systems of the Leclerc tank renovation contract. This order constitutes the third operation launched by the French Ministry of Defence under the SCORPION programme intended to modernise the French Army's contact forces.

International Debut for the Russian T-90MS Tank Upgrade at DefExpo 2012

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The centerpiece of the Russian display at Defexpo 2012 is undoubtedly the T-90MS upgrade program developed by the Russian Uralvagonzavod corporation. The T-90MS upgrade was unveiled August 2011 at Nizhni Tagil, Russia and is making its international debut here in New Delhi.

LMV-2: Light but Stronger – Iveco Upgrades the Light, Multirole Vehicle

Iveco introduced at Eurosatory 2016 an improved, higher performace new variant of its Light Multirole Vehicle (LMV) family of light tactical vehicles. The new vehicle designated LMV 2 is a major improvement over the original LMV, that has been modified and adapted through the years, adding more protection, capacity and electronics to meet user demand.

Oto-Melara Unveils Self Propelled Guns, C-RAM Capability

Above:  Oto Melara's 155mm self-propelled gun on display at Eurosatory 2012. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update Oto Melara is launching a wheeled, turreted 155mm 39 Cal. self-propelled gun at Eurosatory 2012. The vehicle, a member of the Centauro family, is characterized by high tactical and strategic mobility and high survivability. The turret comprises the 155/39 mm caliber gun system, equipped with automatic...

BAE Systems to Unveil Adaptive Camouflage Cloak for Combat Vehicles at DSEi

BAE Systems has recently tested an ‘invisibility cloak’ that allows a vehicle to blend into its surroundings, effectively becoming invisible to thermal imaging systems.

Updated: Kurganets-25 – a new family of medium troop carriers from Russia

The Russian army is displaying the first mechanized unit deployed with the new Kurganets-25 armored fighting vehicles during the May 9th parade in Moscow. This is the first public unveiling of the new armored vehicle, that has been in development in the past decade.

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