India; Army orders 200 locally-made 105mm SP howitzers

India; Army orders 200 locally-made 105mm SP howitzers

According to ANI on November 27, 2023, the Indian Army is about to issue a tender for the acquisition of 200 new locally-made self-propelled howitzers equipped with 105 mm guns. The aim of this procurement is to enhance mobile firepower in high-altitude border areas, particularly along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China. In […]

Uzbekistan; Air Force mulls French Rafale Fighter or Korean F/A-50  

Uzbekistan, historically an ally of Moscow, Beijing, and Ankara, and a former member of the USSR, is considering the acquisition of 24 Rafale multirole fighters. This information, initially revealed by Intelligence Online and later confirmed by La Tribune, suggests a significant shift in Uzbekistan’s geopolitical relations. The visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Uzbekistan, […]

Poland; MoD orders $2.6 Bn deal for 152 K9 155mm from Korea

On December 1, 2023, the Polish Armament Agency, Agencja Uzbrojenia, announced a major contract, valued at $2.6 billion, with the South Korean company Hanwha Defense. The agreement involves the acquisition of a total of 152 K9 Thunder 155mm self-propelled howitzers, comprising six K9A1 units to be delivered in 2025 and 146 K9PL units scheduled between […]

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 […]

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