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The IDF has completed a test series of the new Eitan 8x8 wheeled APC being developed by the Israel Ministry of Defense tank authority for use by IDF infantry brigades. Although the vehicle is developed and ready to be produced in Israel, it is likely that on the long term, U.S. manufacturers will receive the lion's share of this program, if only to enable the IDF to meet the tight schedules and lower costs required for the project.
General Dynamics European Land Systems signed a contract with the Romanian government today, to deliver up to 227 Piranha 5 wheeled armored vehicles in six different configurations to the Romanian Armed Forces. The contract value exceeds US$1 billion. The vehicles will be produced locally in Romania by the Romanian company Uzina Mecanică București (UMB) and original vehicle designer, Mowag.
A new version of an amphibious AMVXP integrated with Turra weapon system is undergoing winter testing in Finland, under a joint development program with Slovakia. Slovak Army trials are expected to continue through March. Slovakia plans to procure up to 81 IFVs as part of a military modernization program. Deliveries are expected to commence in 2018-2024.
Israel’s Ministry of Defense unveiled today the first prototype of the Eitan, a new 8x8 armored personnel carrier developed by the Ministry’s Tank Development Program Directorate (Mantak), as a possible successor for thousands of American-made M-113 APCs Israel has been operating since the 1970s.
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.
The Boomerang 8x8 armored infantry fighting vehicle is the latest wheeled armored vehicle developed in Russia, a design introducing significant changes and improvement over the BTR-60, 70 and 80, that were in service since the early 1960s. The first pre-production vehicles delivered for operational testing were publicly displayed in 2015. Following those tests VPK is expecting orders for 2,000 such vehicles, in various configurations.
The Danish Ministry of Defense announced the selection of the Swiss Piranha 5 8x8 wheeled APC for the future armored personnel carrier of the Danish Army (Forsvaret).
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...
Japan plans to invest ¥24.67 trillion yen (US$24 billion) over the next five years in a military buildup plan bolstering Japan’s sovereignty in the...
black_widow_spider_afvThe Defence Technology Institute (DTI) – the Thai ministry of defence’s research and development agency – today announced that it will partner with UK...
Russian Tracked vehicle manufacturer UralVagonzavod and Renault Trucks Defense of France have unveiled a collaboration program the two companies are pursuing since February 2013,...
Lockheed martin will soon hand over their 8x8 Havoc armored personnel carrier built by Patria, for eight months of testing and evaluation as part of the Corps' Marine Personnel carrier program. Overall, the Corps plans to field at least 700 MPCs over a period of seven years.
The Turkish FNSS company has finalized an agreement with its Malaysian partner Deftech, for the $559 million program for the design, development and local production of 257 armored vehicles, based on the Turkish AV8 (PARS 8x8) design.
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