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India’s Planned Mountain Strike Corps to Cost $13 Billion

The Indian cabinet committee on security (CCS) gave its approval for raising a mountain strike corps along the China border. This would be India's...

Bharat Forge and Elbit Systems to Establish a JVC for Artillery...

Elbit Systems and Bharat Forge Limited announced today plans to establish a Joint Venture Company (JVC) to address the Indian Ministry of Defence and...

Oto Melara, Diehl Defence to Share Production of Vulcano Precision Artillery...

Above: PzH2000 SP gun // // Oto Melara and Diehl Defense signed today a cooperation agreement during the Eurosatory 2012 exhibition, formalizing the framework for a...

India to purchase US M777 Howitzers from BAE Systems

Nearly 27 years after the controversy over the purchase of howitzers from Swedish-based AB Bofors the Government of India approved today the purchase of 145 M77 155/39-caliber howitzers at a total cost of $650 million from BAE Systems.

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.

100 New Howitzers is but a Drop in the Sea of...

The delay in modernizing the Indian Army artillery for over two decades is of significant concern. By late February, the Army placed an order with the OFB for 100 artillery guns of 155mm/ 52 caliber. In addition, local production of the 300mm SMERCH rocket system is expected to begin in India in the coming months.

Middle East Defense Update Sept. 21, 2011

U.S. Delivers GBU-28 Bunker-Busting Bombs to Israel | Airbus Military Delivers First C295 Medium Transport to Egypt | Turkey, Egypt Discuss Possible Export of Anka UAV | Qatar to Buy Six MH-60R Maritime helicopters | UAE to Buy Hellfire Missiles, Link 16 Datalinks | Saudi Arabia to Equip Three Artillery Regiments with U.S. Howitzers | Rafael Fires Spike ER Missiles for Indian Evaluation | Israel defense Forces to Deploy Additional Automated 120mm Mortars | Bahrain to Buy Wireless TOW 2 Missiles

Saudi Arabia to Modernize Three Artillery Regiments with M777A2, M119A Howitzers

Saudi Arabia is seeking to buy M777A2 lightweight, air-mobile howitzer guns from the U.S., three artillery battalions (53 guns) and associated target acquisition and fire locating radars, in an arms package worth about $886 million

British Army Sets to Deploy Fire Shadow Loitering Weapons to Afghanistan...

Following successful firing trials MBDA is preparing to deliver the first Fire Shadow firing units to the British Army. The new loitering weapon could be deployed to Afghanistan by early 2012, significantly extending the reach, coverage and persistent of current artillery fires.

Update: IDF Demonstrates Joint Ground/Air Capabilities in Live Fire Exercise

The IDF conducted today, October 12, 2010 an impressive demonstration of a battalion-size joint air ground combined arms operation which summarizes the training of...

BAE Systems to Modernize the Paladin SP Howitzer

BAE Systems displayed a prototype of the product improved Paladin self propelled 155mm howitzer being developed under a U.S. Army contract. The company is...

Israel Unveils New Precision Weapon Systems for the Ground Forces

New Israeli hardware was unveiled today at the Latrun 3rd annual conference discussing maneuver in complex terrain. Many of the new systems were unveiled...

Advanced Capabilities for the Artillery Reduce Land Forces Dependence on Close...

Among the artillery systems shown at the exhibition were the Atmos self propelled, truck based howitzer gun displayed here mounted on an armored Tatra truck. Atmos...

SMArt Sensor-Fuzed Amunition for 155mm guns

SMArt 155 (DM702) is produced by GIWS – a subsidiary of Diehl and Rheinmetall. SMArt is an intelligent, autonomous fire and forget artillery projectile...

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