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Finland; Armed forces order locally made night & laser sights

Senop Oy has received a purchase order from the Finnish Defence Forces Logistic Command for deliveries of laser sights and image intensifiers. The order is significant and is a continuation of the procurement contracts made in 2020, 2021 and 2022.  With this acquisition the Finnish Defence Forces further develops soldiers’ capability to fight effectively 24/7 […]

Estonia; MoD orders six US HIMARS rocket launchers and ammunition

On December 2, 2022, the Director General of the Estonian State Defense Investment Center Magnus-Waldemar Saar signed an agreement with the US Defense and Security Cooperation Agency for the purchase of six American-made M142 HIMARS (MLRS) Multiple Launch Rocket Systems with ammunition including rockets and missiles. On July 15, 2022, the U.S. State Department made […]

Russia; Air defense systems upgraded with software to engage HIMARS MLRS

The destruction of the rocket launcher vehicles M142 HIMARS given to Ukraine by the United States becomes a priority for the Russian armed forces. Citing a Russian military source, the air defense units of the Russian army have received new software that makes it easy to shoot down HIMARS guided rockets. Citing information from the […]

Sweden; FMV orders 436 articulated  BVS410 for  €690M.

On the European procurement platform TED (no date mentioned by Estonian Free Press who published the info on December 1), the Swedish procurement agency Försvarets Materielverk (FMV) announced the conclusion of a framework contract with BAE Systems Hägglunds for the delivery of 436 Bv 410 articulated all-terrain vehicles. The contract is valued at SEK 7.6 […]

Finland; MoD orders  350 FIM-92 Stinger from the US

The U.S. State Department made a determination on December 1, approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Finland of FIM-92K Stinger Man-Portable missiles; Production Verification Flight Test (PVFT) FIM-92K Stinger Man-Portable missiles; and related equipment for an estimated cost of $380 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying […]

Ukraine; US approves  $1.2B NASAM sale

The U.S. Department of Defense on November 30 announced that Raytheon was awarded a $1,216,207,829 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS), associated equipment, services and spares in support of the efforts in Ukraine. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, […]

Norway; Army orders Polish Piorun MP SAMs

The Norwegian army will be equipped with the Piorun air defense missile systems manufactured by Polish company Mesko S.A. from Skarżysko-Kamienna, which is part of the Polish Armaments Group. The contract was signed on November 29 in Oslo. Norway is another country, after Estonia and the United States, that has decided to purchase Pioruns. The […]

Ukraine; Germany to deliver 14 MEDEVAC UGVs to the army

Estonian Milrem Robotics and the German defence company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) have signed a contract to deliver 14 THeMIS unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) to Ukraine. Of the 14 vehicles, 7 will be configured for casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) and are scheduled to be delivered by the end of this year. The other 7, to be delivered […]

Ukraine; US DoD sets repair shop in Poland to replace M777 gun barrels

A third of the roughly 350 Western-made howitzers donated to Kyiv are out of action at any given time, according to U.S. defense officials and others familiar with Ukraine’s defense needs, The New York Times reported. Swapping out a howitzer’s barrel, which can be 20 feet long and weigh thousands of pounds, is beyond the […]

Ukraine; Navy to get Belgian R7 ROVs

According to exclusive information Navy Recognition has obtained, Belgium will send Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) 7 to Ukraine built by ECA Robotics Belgium. The Belgian Navy currently has REMUS 100 autonomous underwater vehicles that are compact, lightweight, and designed for operation in coastal environments up to 100 meters in depth. The REMUS 100 can be […]

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