Ukraine; Russia attacks with North Korean- KN-23/24 TBM

Ukraine; Russia attacks with North Korean- KN-23/24 TBM

According to information released by “Ukrainska Pravda,” an authoritative Ukrainian news outlet, on February 16, 2024, Russia launched a series of attacks on Ukrainian territory using North Korean-made ballistic missiles, potentially identified as KN-23 or KN-24 short-range ballistic missiles. This marks a concerning development in the conflict dynamics, highlighting North Korea’s active role in supporting […]

India; Army interested in US Stryker M-SHORAD

The Indian Army’s interest in the American ‘Stryker’ armored vehicle, adapted for high-altitude missions, is becoming increasingly evident. On February 16, 2024, this dynamic was underscored by the visit of General Manoj Pandey, the Chief of the Indian Army, to the headquarters of the 1st Corps of the US Army located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord […]

Czech Republic; MoD seeks 30 more Leopard 2A4 MBTs from Germany

The Czech Republic is in talks with Germany to get 15 Leopard 2A4 tanks as a gift compensating Czech military support for Ukraine and to possibly buy 15 more from the German defence industry, the Czech Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. The Czechs had received 15 Leopard 2A4 tanks from Germany as a previous donation, […]

Peru appoints new defense minister

Retired Major General Walter Astudillo takes over from Jorge Luis Chavez Cresta The Government of Peru has appointed retired Major General Walter Enrique Astudillo Chávez as the new Minister of Defense. Aspart of a refreshment from the Council of Ministers, Defense has replaced Jorge Luis Chávez Cresta. Changes have also been made in the portfolios […]

Italy; Air Force orders missiles and bombs from US

The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale to Italy of air-to-air missiles and small diameter bombs, the Pentagon said on Thursday. Italy has requested to buy 125 small diameter bombs and related equipment for an estimated cost of $150 million, the Pentagon said. Italy has also asked to purchase 12 AIM advanced medium-range […]

Ukraine; Army captures two Russian T-90M tanks  

 The Ukrainian Armed Forces have integrated two Russian T-90M tanks after their capture. This information was reportedly relayed by the Command of the Logistics Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. a spokesperson for the Command, confirmed the registration of these tanks during a press statement. Additionally, the Ukrainian forces have also taken possession of a […]

Taiwan; Navy initiates La Fayette-class frigates upgrade   

According to information publihsed by CNA on February 16, 2024, Taiwan and France have inked a contract worth NT$2.49 billion for combat system components and parts to maintain the operational capabilities of Taiwan’s Lafayette-class frigates amid increasing military pressures from China. The procurement, facilitated by Taiwan’s Defense Ministry’s European procurement group, aims to ensure the […]

New Zealand; RNZAF awaits 1st. C-130J-30 Super Hercules

The Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) first C-130J-30 Super Hercules has rolled off Lockheed Martin’s production line in Georgia, USA, now sporting its official livery, complete with the RNZAF Kiwi emblem and the 40th Squadron’s marine compass. This marks the beginning of New Zealand’s air fleet renewal, in line with the $1.5 billion agreement […]

Mexico; Army orders HUMVEE and pickup trucks

The project includes more than 1,300 high-mobility 4×4 Humvee multipurpose vehicles and 1,000 4×4 double-cab pick-up trucks Through an investment program called ‘Replacement of vehicles with 15 or more years of Army and F.A.M. service, second phase’ and published on the website of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), the Mexican Army requests […]

Canada; Army orders RBS 70 NG from SAAB

The Government of Canada has entrusted Saab with a significant order for its advanced short-range air defense system, the RBS 70 NG. This move, announced on February 15, 2023, represents a commitment of approximately CAD 227 million (SEK 1.8 billion) towards strengthening the nation’s military capabilities. The comprehensive package includes firing units, missiles, transport vehicles, […]

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