Tajikistan; Army receives surplus Russian S-300 SAM divisions

Tajikistan; Army receives surplus Russian S-300 SAM divisions

As reported on Russian social media on November 24, 2023, Russia supplied Tajikistan with two divisions of the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system. This action is part of an ongoing effort to establish a unified air defense system among the member countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). The disclosure came during a meeting between […]

 Iran; MoD confirms Su-35, YaK-130, Mi-28 orders from from Russia 

Arrangements have been finalized for the delivery of Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets, Mil Mi-28 attack helicopters, and Yak-130 jet trainers to Iran, a deputy defense minister said. Speaking to Tasnim, Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Mahdi Farahi said plans have been finalized for Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets, Mil Mi-28 attack helicopters, and Yak-130 jet […]

Poland; MoD mulls further order for 160 Korean K9 PL  Howitzers

According to a tweet from Jarosław Wolski dated November 27, 2023, the Polish army is on the verge of announcing its intention to acquire approximately 160 K9 self-propelled howitzers in their Polish version. This decision follows the urgent need to replace all of its 2S1 Goździk self-propelled howitzers. This is part of a broader program […]

Armenia; Army reveals Chinese WM-80 MLRS inventory

According to a tweet from Arbalet Intelligence dated November 26, we can observe the presence of a Chinese MLRS, the WM-80 export, within the Armenian armed forces. In this article, we will delve into the specifics of this launcher and its history within the Armenian armed forces. The WM-80 Multiple Rocket Launcher System (MRLS), developed […]

Sweden; MoD negotiates Brazilian KC-390 buy as an offset for further Gripen exports

The Swedish agenda stipulates increasing the order for F.39E/F Gripen fighters destined for the South American giant from 36 to 51 During his visit, the minister participated in a Business Leaders’ Forum in São Paulo and fulfilled his agenda of ministerial visits in Brasilia from November 21 to 23. The Swedish Minister for International Development […]

Serbia; Air Force receives surplus Mi-35P helicopters from Cyprus    

Laurent  Lagneau reports in Opex360. Cyprus, which has had good relations with Moscow for a long time, had equipped its National Guard with Russian-made equipment, including the Mi-35P Hind attack helicopters. However, due to European sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine and other operational challenges, Cyprus decided to withdraw these helicopters from service […]

Taiwan; Army inducts indigenous TC-2 SAM  

In a strategic move to counter the increasing military threats from China, Taiwan has invested US$278 million to bolster its air defense capabilities. This investment, as reported by “Taiwan News”, an English-language online newspaper, focuses on the acquisition of advanced air defense missile systems, including 30 TC-2 mobile missile launchers, six combat control centers, six […]

Senegal; Army reveals LPV buy from the Emirates

According to Military Africa, Senegal has recently enhanced its defense capabilities with the acquisition of new light armored vehicles. These vehicles, known as Light Patrol Vehicles (LPV), are produced by the International Armored Group (IAG), a company specializing in the design and manufacture of armored vehicles based in the United Arab Emirates. These acquisitions are […]

Peru; Army selects Israeli Arad 7 assault rifle

The Fábrica de Armas y Municiones del Ejército S.A.C. (FAME SAC) has recently defended its decision to select the ARAD 7, 7.62×51 mm assault rifle for the Peruvian Army. This stance follows criticisms from local media and members of the Peruvian Congress, who convened a session of the National Defense and Interior Order Commission to […]

Ukraine; Bulgarian Parliament approves donation of 100 APCs to the army

As reported by BTA on November 22, 2023, the Bulgarian National Assembly ratified an agreement between the Bulgarian Interior Ministry and Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence. This agreement initially signed in Sofia on August 8 and later in Kyiv on November 13, involves the donation of 100 armored personnel carriers (APCs), along with corresponding armaments and […]

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