UK; RAF to develop future Helmet for fighter pilots

UK; RAF to develop future Helmet for fighter pilots

The UK MOD has invested £40 million with the intention of developing a cutting-edge fighter jet helmet for pilots within the Typhoon fleet. Striker II is considered one of the world’s most advanced helmets and displays all mission-critical data in colour on a pilot’s visor for enhanced situational awareness. The helmet will provide pilots with […]

Czech Rep: Army details CV90 order  

The BAE Hägglunds CV90 Mk4 infantry combat vehicle selected by the Czech army. Supplier and buyer are defining the precise configuration of the seven variants of the vehicle, and held an initial bilateral meeting last week in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, where the vehicle is built. Last week, the first meeting of Czech and Swedish experts took […]

Israel; Army debuts new 5th Gen Merkava Barak Main Battle Tanks

On September 19, 2023, the Israeli Defense Ministry and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) officially introduced the Merkava Barak, Israel’s 5th generation main battle tank. The first units have been delivered to the 52nd Armored Battalion of the 401st Brigade, following five years of development. Introducing the new 5th generation Merkava, nicknamed Barak, which has […]

Indian; MoD approves purchase of Pralay tactical ballistic missiles

According to a report in India Today by Manjeet Negi, the Indian Army is poised to acquire its first-ever regiment of Pralay tactical ballistic missiles as part of a broader strategy aimed at developing a strategic rocket force. Senior defense officials have confirmed that the Indian Defence Ministry has approved the purchase of a regiment […]

Germany; Army orders to purchase 5 Israeli PULS MRL

According to Méta Défense on September 14, 2023, Germany is set to acquire five Israeli PULS (Precise and Universal Launching System) artillery rocket system units. These will replace the five M270 MARS 2 rocket launchers previously transferred by the Bundeswehr to Ukraine. This decision follows the Netherlands Army’s purchase of 20 PULS systems in May […]

Uganda; Army orders Turkish  surveillance drones

According to Patrick Kenyette in Military Africa, Uganda recently acquired STM Togan drones from Turkish company STM, marking the second sale of this type of drone to an African country after Nigeria. These drones will primarily be used for surveillance of Uganda’s vast borders. The STM Togan is a tactical mini-UAV developed by the Turkish […]

Canada; Air Force orders $313M worth of weapons for MQ-9 Reaper Drones

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Canada of munitions and other systems to be integrated into MQ-9Bs for an estimated cost of $313.4 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Canada […]

Taiwan;  Armaments Bureau  showcases new XT112 5.56mm assault rifle

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense announced on September 15, 2023, at the Taipei Aerospace & Defense Industry Exhibition, that the XT112 rifle, designed to replace existing military firearms, is on track for completion by the end of the year. The Armaments Bureau confirmed that the rifle, entirely engineered and manufactured in Taiwan, boasts several enhancements […]

Belgium; MoD orders 761 Akeon Missiles from MBDA

The Belgian army has ordered 761 medium-range surface-to-surface missiles (MMP, but renamed Akeron MP), in particular to equip future Jaguar wheeled armored vehicles purchased from France, Defense Minister Ludivine Dedonder said. The contract is scheduled to replace its Spikes and equip its Jaguar armored vehicles These missiles, produced by the European arms group MBDA, will […]

India; DAC Approves $ 5.4B budget for tri-services procurement programs

–Procurement of Light Armoured Multipurpose Vehicles, Integrated Surveillance & Targeting System and Next Generation Survey Vessels gets a nod –Proposals for avionic upgradation of Dornier Aircraft; procurement of Dhruvastra Short Range Air-to-Surface Missile & 12 Su-30 MKI Aircraft also cleared –Time to upgrade indigenisation ambitions; We should aim for a minimum 60-65% indigenous content: Raksha […]

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