Russia; New 82 & 120mm mobile mortars for the Army

Russia; New 82 & 120mm mobile mortars for the Army

According to information from the Russian press agency TASS, the Russian armed forces will receive new artillery arms in the coming years, including self-propelled gun 2S43 Malva, Flox 120mm self-propelled mortar system, Magnolia 120mm tracked self-propelled mortar and Drok 82mm wheeled 4×4 mortar carrier vehicle. The Flox is a 120mm mobile self-propelled mortar system based […]

NATO; ‘DIANA’  technologies accelerator program

In less than two years, NATO hopes to have its own, modified version of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) up and running. Alliance members agreed at the 31st annual summit, held June 14 in Brussels, to launch a new initiative dubbed the Defence Innovation Accelerator of the North Atlantic, or DIANA, meant […]

Ukraine; Navy orders two surplus mine hunters vessels from UK

According to information published by the Facebook account of the Ukrainian Navy on June 22, 2021, a memorandum between the United Kingdom and the Ukrainian Navy was signed in Odessa concerning the transfer of two Sandown-class minehunters to Ukraine. The Sandown class is a class of fifteen minehunters built primarily for the Royal Navy by […]

Malaysia; RMAF to launch tenders light combat fighter & advanced jet trainer

Malaysia’s MINDEF has released a long-awaited tender for a new light combat aircraft and advanced fighter trainer, three weeks after accusing China of sending 16 military aircraft over the South China Sea near Malaysian airspace The Southeast Asian country’s defense ministry has issued a notice seeking 18 Fighter Lead In Trainer-Light Combat Aircraft (FLIT-LCA) to […]

Russia; Malachite develops mini nuclear Submarine

Russia’s Malachite Design Bureau is developing a new mini nuclear submarine named Gorgon. The company has previously built two small Project 865 submarines. In 1999, they were withdrawn from the Navy. According to the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), the submarine was capable of accommodating up to six combat swimmers and was intended for “disembarking and […]

Argentina; Air Force launches C-130 & Pampa III modernization program

The Argentine Government ratified, through Administrative Decision 617/2021 published yesterday in the Official Gazette, a new inter-administrative contract between the Ministry of Defense and the Argentine Aircraft Factory ‘Brigadier San Martin’ (Fadea). This agreement exceeds 18.7 million dollars and has among its objectives the completion of the modernization works of a Hercules C-130 of the […]

Taiwan; Navy orders Harpoon coastal batteries

According to Asia Pacific Defense Journal, the Taiwanese Ministry of National Defense announced on June 17 that it signed two contracts worth a total of US$1.75 billion with the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), for the acquisition of Boeing’s Harpoon Coastal Defense System (HCDS) and Lockheed Martin M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). The […]

Egypt; Air Force inducted 17 Su-35 into service

The Egyptian Air Force currently operates 17 confirmed Su-35 fighter jets. 12 Additional Su-35s are currently in Russia, being prepared for delivery to Egypt soon, while five Su-35s were already delivered last year to the Egyptian Air Force. Russia is also expected to manufacture up to 10 Su-35s for Egypt this year. Last February, U.S. […]

Spain; Army selects Escribano for VCR 8×8 30mm remote turret

Escribano has won the tough competition to supply the Spanish Army’s 8×8 Dragon Wheeled Combat Vehicle (VCRwith its Guardian 30 remote turret.  Spanish Indra also participates in this project. Escribano’s proposal has been imposed on the offers presented by Pap Tecnos, Rafael’s subsidiary in Spain, and by the alliance formed by Elbit, Navantia and Expal. […]

Israel; airborne laser shoots down UAV in recent test

Israel says it is developing airborne laser to down drones Israel’s Defence Ministry and defence contractor Elbit Systems Ltd are developing an airborne laser weapon to shoot down drones and other flying targets, officials said on Monday, predicting a prototype would be ready by 2025. They said the as-yet unnamed laser weapon could be incorporated […]

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