On Sept. 11, it became the French Air and Space Force, completing a process initiated by President Emmanuel Macron in July 2019 when he announced the creation of a space command. A new logo, revealed Friday, accompanies the new name. The logo features a thin, curved line that runs above the word “armée” and then […]
The Peruvian Ministry of Defense has authorized the acquisition of ten 4×4 vehicles for reconnaissance missions and another nine 4×4 cargo (trucks) for the Peruvian Army. The vehicles to be purchased will be used in peacekeeping operations organized by the United Nations.
The SK 60 training aircraft, which has been around for many years, will be replaced with a complete so-called Basic Trainer Aircraft system. FMV has started a procurement and requested tenders. But the procurement has now been canceled, and FMV has informed all bidders of that. “We canceled the procurement in August. We had not […]
A Russian Army T-90 tank was accidentally hit by an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) during exercises held in the Astrakhan region on September 15. Pictures of the damaged T-90 tank appeared in various social media but there is no official confirmation of this incident from the Russian military. Currently, multinational exercise “Kavkaz 2020” (“Caucasus 2020”) […]
Colombian Defense Minister Carlos Holmes has announced the creation of a new Joint Task Force for the Montes de María region, in the north of the country. The new Task Force will be made up of components from the Army (with Ground Operations Battalions), the Navy (with Marine Infantry Battalions), the Air Force (with a […]
The Polish Ministry of Finances has prepared an amendment bill for the 2020 budget that, after being transferred to the parliament, has been adopted by the Council of Ministers on 20th August 2020. The national defence expenditure section envisages that an expenditure increase of 3 PLN billion (approx. 0.8 USD billion) shall be expected. The […]
UAE Government has decided to donate 80 Leclerc tanks to Jordan. In 1993, the UAE MoD ordered 436 these tanks from French Company Giat Industries (Nexter today) including 388 Leclerc MBTs, two driver training tanks, and 48 armored recovery tanks based on the Leclerc MBT chassis. This number should allow Jordan to equip two of […]
Thai Marine Corps have ordered 3 Chinese VN16 amphibious light tanks, for $12.83 million. The VN16 which is the export version of the Chinese made ZTD-05, an amphibious light tank designed and manufactured in China by NORINCO, especially for naval infantry units. The main armament of the VN16 consists of one a fully-stabilized 105mm rifled […]
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia Reed Werner and Maldivian Minister of Defense Mariya Didi signed the “Framework for U.S. Department of Defense-Maldives Ministry of Defence Defense and Security Relationship” in Philadelphia on September 10. The Framework sets forth both countries’ intent to deepen engagement and cooperation in support of maintaining […]
Peruvian MoD is negotiating purchase of two ex-Spanish Air Force KC-130 tankers. Recently, Uruguayan MoD opted to buy 2 C-130H aircraft from Spain for 21 million €, including spares package.