US Navy Orders Two Additional Mk110 Naval Guns

April 10, 2018 @ 09:43 AM

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by General Dynamics to provide two additional Mk110 Naval Gun Systems for the Independence variant of the U.S

Australia Procuring Artillery Ammunition from Rheinmetall

March 21, 2018 @ 12:22 PM

Under its “Land 17 Phase 1C.2 Future Artillery Ammunition” project, the Australian Defence Force will soon be taking delivery of various projectile types from the Rheinmetall Assegai family as well as fuses and propelling charges

Indian Army Places Order For Upgrading Field Guns

March 20, 2018 @ 09:30 AM

Ordnance Factories Board (OFB), an industrial organisation functioning under Indias Department of Defence, has received an order for upgrading over 300 field guns for the Indian Army, after it successfully completed the user evaluation of 130/155 mm "upgunning". “We successfully ‘upgunned the old 130mm Russian field guns to 155mm and bagged...

Ukroboronprom Begins Production Of Large Caliber Artillery Ammunition

March 14, 2018 @ 02:18 PM

Ukroboronprom SJSHC “Artem” successfully tested 152 mm artillery ammunition of own production, the firms press service said today. Thus, Ukraine received own production of large caliber artillery ammunition, as stated by Pavlo Bukin, Director General of the State Concern “UkrOboronProm”(UOP)

Ammo India 2018: India’s Defence Minister Calls For Defence PSUs To Be...

March 12, 2018 @ 05:44 PM

Indias Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has underlined the need for revitalizing defence PSUs and ordnance factories for meeting the ammunition needs of Indias defence forces. “The managements of these organisations need to be ahead of the curve and show dynamism,” as they possess immense and valuable assets that could offer...

Russia’s Southern Military District Gets New Artillery System

February 28, 2018 @ 03:38 PM

Russia fields new artillery system, the 2S19 Msta-S modernized self-propelled artillery howitzers for the armed forces stationed in Volgograd, Southern Military District (MD). The 2S19 Msta-S modernized howitzers are equipped with an automated fire control system; the rate of fire has been increased

Raytheon Wins $77 Million Contract For Small Diameter Bomb II

February 28, 2018 @ 09:59 AM

The US Air Force has awarded a $77 million worth contract to Raytheon for GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb II, an air-launched, precision-guided glide bomb, the Department of defense announced Tuesday. “Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $77,392,758 firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an option to previously awarded contract FA8672-10-C-0002 for Small Diameter Bomb (SBD) II,” the statement says

Russian Army To Begin Using New 500 kg Glide Cluster Bomb In

February 20, 2018 @ 02:44 PM

Techmash concern, Russias largest munitions manufacturer, will deliver a new cluster bomb called Drel (Drill) to the Russian Army in 2018. "The state-run tests of a new model of the planned cluster bomb with a weight of 500 kilograms (0

US Military Orders Infantry Ammo And Ordnance From Rheinmetall

February 15, 2018 @ 02:34 PM

The US Navy and Marine Corps have awarded munitions contracts worth $7 million to Rheinmetall Defense, the company said Wednesday in a press release. The U

Iran Begins Mass Production of Attack Drone

February 7, 2018 @ 12:33 PM

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami on Monday inaugurated the mass production line of the countrys new tactical unmanned aerial vehicle armed with a precision-guided bomb, local media reports. Irans Mohajer 6 drone equipped with Qaem precision-guided bomb has the capability to carry out surveillance, reconnaissance and combat missions within a wide operational radius and can help the Armed Forces identify and destroy pre-determined targets, Defense Minister Hatami was quoted as saying by Press TV during the launch ceremony

Afghan Super-Tucano Turboprops Drop Laser-guided Bombs

January 31, 2018 @ 09:38 AM

Super-Tucano turboprop aircraft in service with the Afghanistan Air Force dropped laser-guided bombs in the flight against Taliban. “This was the first time that [Afghan] pilots employed guided live bombs utilizing the on-board Forward Looking Infrared system,” Maj

BAE Systems to Produce 40 Bofors Mk4 Naval Gun For Finnish Navy

January 31, 2018 @ 08:30 AM

BAE Systems will produce Bofors 40 Mk4 Naval Guns for the Finnish Navys Hamina Class Squadron 2000 fast attack craft. The procurement is under a contract with Patria, the prime contractor for the vessels mid-life upgrade and overhaul program