From Anti-Tank to Multi-Purpose

Above: this NLOW anti-tank weapon firing clearly show the delayed activiation of the rocket motor, ensuring the effects of flash, pressure acoustic overload are minimized on the user or on nearby troops. As many modern anti-tank weapons, NLOW can be fired from vehicles or from enclosures. Photo: Saab AB New Guided Missiles, Programmable Munitions Are Required To Enhance The Infantry Precision...

Philippines to Buy Eight AW109 Power Helos for $80 Million

  AgustaWestland has won the bidding to supply eight attack helicopters worth $80 million for the Philippine Air Force (PAF). The Philippine STAR reports. A notice of award was issued to AgustaWestland late last month. Defense Undersecretary Fernando Manalo confirmed the report, saying the helicopters may be delivered next year if the budget is released soon. “If the DBM (Department of Budget and Management)...

The Singapore Defense Industry Market Opportunities 2012-2016

Singapore has the largest defense expenditure in South East Asia, and, in 2008, the country had the world’s fourth-largest per capita defense expenditure, behind only Israel, the US and Oman. The country’s defense expenditure is high due to the small size of the country’s armed forces and consequent ever-present requirement to upgrade the country’s defense equipment and procure advanced...

Indo-Russian Aviation Limited (IRAL)

Established in 1994 the joint Indo-Russian enterprise is tasked with supply and supporting all Russian (and former Soviet Union) In a changing and volatile world, it is the versatile and the visionary who succeed. IRAL's activities include engine maintenance, accessories, aggregates and avionics, maintenance and modernization and re-equipping. Beyond serving the local market, IRAL also assists other air forces...

Russia Interested in Israel’s Evolving Microsatellites

Anatoly Perminov - Roscosmos
Microsatellite technology developed by Israel’s aerospace and defense industries is one of several fields of interest to Russia Space s is one of the areas the Russians are interested in, as part of a space cooperation agreement recently signed between Israel and Russia.

DEFEXPO 2018 HIGHLIGHTS – Armored Vehicles

Part III of our photo review of DEFEXPO 2018 features news of armored vehicles.

Buy Indian, Make Indian

The introduction of the "Buy and Make (Indian)" category in the defense acquisition process aims to increase participation by the Indian Industry for meeting India’s requirements for state-of-the-art defense systems and platforms. The procedure will enable Indian defense sector firms to get into tie-ups with technology providers through the mode of technology transfer and joint ventures.

Samsung Techwin, Larsen & Turbo Formalize Partnership Addressing Indian SPG

The South Korean Samsung Techwin (STW) and its Indian partner Larsen & Turbo Ltd. (L&T) announced today a teaming agreement addressing the development and production of the ‘K9 Thunder’ self-propelled artillery system (SPG) in India.

MKU Unveils Body Armor, Helmet with Integrated Support to Wearable Systems

Indian military equipment manufacturer MKU is introducing at Defexpo a body armor integrated with a health monitoring system that provides effective, lightweight protection and supports the combatants with connectivity

Typhoon, Rafale Shortlisted for India’s MMRCA

The Swedish company SAAB confirmed today that its Gripen combat aircraft has not been shortlisted for the Indian Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) programme.

Japan Formally Commits To Buying First F-35s at Increased Price

F35 for Japan
Japan’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced that it has agreed to buy 4 Lockheed Martin F-35A Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) at a cost of $128.61 million each, an increase of $3.7 million over the $124.83 million price negotiated last December. The four aircraft are scheduled for delivery in Fiscal Year 2016.

Assad’s “big secret” A Joint Iran-Syrian-DPRK Nuclear Program?

There have been persistent allegations that Syria's regime wants to create its own nuclear weapons capability. Already in 1991 former U.S. Senator Jesse Helms reported before a Senate committee that there were "credible reports" that "China is engaged in furthering the nuclear weapons ambitions of Syria and Iran". Helms did not elaborate on these "reports" or their origins. In...

Turkey Extends Deadline for European/US Missile Defense Proposals

After selecting the Chinese FD-2000 missile defense system in September of 2013 Ankara back-pedalling this decision, under European and US pressure and re-opened the bid to enable companies from Europe and the USA to improve their bids. But the deadline for those offers was January 31, 2014 - and Ankara has not received the proposals it hoped for, enabling it...

Lockheed Martin and BAE Expect To Battle For South Korean And Taiwanese F-16 Upgrades

BAE Systems, looking for new opportunities to increase revenues, has been quietly challenging Lockheed Martin’s dominance of the international market providing F-16 upgrades...