Pakistan; Local POF will assemble 679 Chinese VT4 tanks  

Pakistan; Local POF will assemble 679 Chinese VT4 tanks  

According to the latest report of the SIPRI Arms Trade Database 2022, Pakistan signed a contract with China for the purchase of 679 VT4 MBTs (Main Battle Tanks) that will be assembled and produced under license in Pakistan under the brand name of Haifer. The Pakistani armed forces have been known to operate various Chinese […]

Ukraine; Sweden to donate 8 Archer 155mm howitzers and 10 Leopard 2 tanks

According to information published by the Swedish financial newspaper “Dagens industri” on March 16, 2023, the Swedish government will give Ukraine eight Archer 155mm wheeled self-propelled howitzers and 10 Leopard 2 Stridsvagn 122 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), a Swedish version of the German-made Leopard 2A5 MBT.   livery of the eight Archer 155mm wheeled self-propelled […]

Australia; US approves Tomahawk cruise missile sale

According to information published by the US Government on March 17, 2023, the State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia of Tomahawk Block V and Block IV All Up Rounds (AUR) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $895 million. The Government of Australia […]

Ukraine; Slovakia to donate surplus SA-6 SAM systems

According to a statement published by the Slovak Ministry of Defense on March 17, 2023, Slovakia will provide Ukraine with two launcher units of the 2K12 Kub, NATO reporting name SA-6 Gainful, missiles, spare parts, and associated equipment. As of January 2023, Slovakia has donated €167.8 million in aid to Ukraine since the beginning of […]

Uganda; Police commissions 15 new MRAPS from UAE

According to The Independant, the Uganda Police Force has received improved anti-riot Control Vehicles (RCVs) for Public Order Management, and Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) to address the emerging security challenges. The tactical armored vehicles are to be used in ‘volatile areas’ like Karamoja and combat zones in Somalia to guarantee the safety of officers and […]

Ukraine; Canada will supply more missiles and ammunition to the armed forces

The package includes 12 air defence missiles, 8,000 rounds of 155mm ammunition, and 1,800 rounds of 105mm ammunition. Understand the impact of the Ukraine conflict from a cross-sector perspective with the Global Data Executive Briefing: Ukraine Conflict The Canadian Ministry of National Defence (MND) has announced the donation of additional military equipment and weapon systems […]

Lithuania; MoD plans to acquire 54 main battle tanks

Lithuania plans to recover a combat tank capability to fill a gap that the war waged by Russia in Ukraine makes appear as crucial. This is the announcement made by General Valdemaras Rupšys, the Head of Lithuanian Defense: “We propose to transform a battalion of mechanized infantry into a battalion of tanks”. This new unit […]

UK; Army orders 16 Swedish Archer 155mm wheeled howitzers  

According to a statement published by the British Ministry of Defense on March 16, 2023, the British Army will receive the modern wheeled artillery howitzer Archer to replace the AS90 155mm tracked self-propelled howitzers supplied to Ukraine, as part of an agreement struck with Sweden. The British MoD (Ministry of Defense) officially announced that the […]

Slovakia;Italian army to replace US Patriot missiles with SAMPT-MAMBA battery

Slovakia will get Italian-French SAMP/T-MAMBA air defense systems to replace the Patriot systems currently deployed by the U.S. The system, which comes with over 100 pieces of equipment, will be operated by up to 150 members of the Italian armed forces. The ministry stated that battery rotation will ensure the continuity of Slovakia’s air defenses. […]

S.Korea; Additional F-35, SM-6 naval SAM order

South Korea endorsed major defense projects Monday to purchase an additional batch of F-35A stealth fighters and shipborne Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) interceptors, the state arms procurement agency said, in a move to reinforce deterrence against North Korea’s evolving military threats. The Defense Project Promotion Committee approved a 3.75 trillion-won (US$2.85 billion) plan to buy the […]

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