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Spain; Army incorporates its first armed UGV

The Spanish Ministry of Defence (MoD) has received its first THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) from Estonia based Milrem Robotics. The Spanish MoD’s Directorate General of Armament and Material awarded the contract to Madrid-based firm Paukner Group – Milrem Robotics’ representative in Spain. The vehicle was acquired under the aegis of the Spanish MoD’s Scorpion […]

Ukraine; Sighting of Turkish Kirpi MRAP in army service

According to a video published on the Telegram account of “Реальная Война | Украина” on August 9, 2022, Turkey may have delivered 4×4 armored vehicles called Kirpi to Ukraine. If the information is true, this delivery could compromise the good relations between Turkey and Russia. For the moment, there is no official information from the […]

Czech Republic; Negotiations with the Israeli government to Purchase Heron-1 UCAV

The Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces of Czech Republic will soon begin negotiations with the Israeli government for the acquisition of three HERON 1 unmanned aerial vehicles, including all accessories consisting of ground control stations, data terminals, transport containers and other material. The procurement of these machines is based on the ACR Capability Building […]

Ukraine; N. Macedonia grants 4 surplus Su-25 to the Air Force

Ukrainian Air Force received four Sukhoi Su-25 ground-attack aircraft from North Macedonia, which purchased them more than twenty years ago in Kyiv. Advisor to the Ukrainian Presidency Mikhail Podoliak confirmed on Saturday the delivery to Ukraine of fighter jets and battle tanks by North Macedonia. North Macedonia – the newest member of NATO – had […]

Ukraine; Army selects German Vector UAVs

Munich-based drone manufacturer Quantum-Systems has received an order from Ukraine for the delivery of reconnaissance drones. Part of the ordered drones is already in use in Ukraine. Delivery of the larger part of the ordered quantity is still in the preparation and processing stage and will take place after the training of Ukrainian forces and […]

Spain; Army shows interest in French CEASAR 155mm

In a tweet commented by Laurent Lagneau in opex360.com, the Spanish Army reports that a commission from the XII Field Artillery Group of the Guadarrama Brigade visited the French 40th Artillery Regiment (based in Suippes) with the aim of discovering its procedures and anti-aircraft means. The Ejército de Tierra (Spanish Land Force) seems to be […]

Latvia, Estonia; Joint procurement of Air Defense system and HIMARS

The two countries will focus on strengthening cooperation and enhancing their defence capabilities. Estonian Defence Minister Hanno Pevkur and his Latvian counterpart Artis Pabriks have announced plans to jointly procure medium-range air defence (MRAD) systems. The move is intended to strengthen Estonian-Latvian cooperation and enhance the region’s defence capabilities. The two sides also discussed the […]

UK; Army orders additional Javelin ATGM from US

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency on August 1 announced that the State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the United Kingdom of Javelin Lightweight Command Launch Units (LWCLUs) for an estimated cost of $300 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying […]

Ukraine; Spain cancels transfer of Leopard-2 tanks

Spanish Defense Minister Robles says that the cars stored in a base in Zaragoza are “in a regrettable situation” Spain will not eventually send Leopard 2A4 tanks to Ukraine. The Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, reported on Tuesday that the department she directs has ruled out the delivery to the Kiev authorities of part of […]

Russia; New Pantsir S2 credited for shooting down Ukrainian UAVs

According to a video published by the Russian Ministry of Defense on August 2, 2022, the latest generation of the Pantsir, a Russian-made dual weapons air defense system has demonstrated its ability to be used as a drone killer in its fight against the Bayraktar TB2 drone used by the Ukrainian armed forces. The Pantsir-S1 […]

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