K-9 Howitzer Malfunction Killed Two S Korean Soldiers

August 21, 2017 @ 10:38 AM

The explosion of a self-propelled howitzer ‘K-9 Thunder that killed South Korean soldiers last week is appeared to have caused by the combustion of gunpowder that is used to propel artillery shells toward the target, local media reports. “For reasons unknown, there was smoke inside the howitzers breach block assembly,” the...

US Approves $1.2 Billion HIMARS, Army Missile Systems Sale to Romania

August 19, 2017 @ 03:37 AM

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Romania for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), army missile systems, armored vehicles and related equipment estimated to cost $1.25 billion

Critical Ammunition Shortage In Indian Army: Audit Report

July 22, 2017 @ 11:31 AM

Indias Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has slammed the state-run Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) saying that among 152 types of ammunition used, 40 percent would run out in less than 10 days. The report by the CAG has raised issues of critical shortages in ammunition mentioning that another 55 percent of...

Algeria Unveils Locally Modified Self-propelled Artillery Systems

July 12, 2017 @ 10:10 AM

Algeria showcased two modified self-propelled artillery systems for the first time to the public during a Military Industry Fair on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of its independence and Youth Day early July. The military show displayed a 122 mm D-30 (2A18) howitzer fitted on a 6x6 Mercedes-Benz Zetros vehicle...

Orbital ATK Wins $53M US Army Contract For Precision Guidance System

July 7, 2017 @ 09:48 AM

Orbital ATK won more than $53 million to manufacture a precision guidance kit M1156 to turn existing 155 mm artillery shells into smart weapons, the Department of Defense said in a press release. "Orbital Alliant Techsystems Operations [of] Plymouth, Minnesota was awarded a $53,591,925… for procurement of precision guidance kit M1156,"...

Philippines Receives China-donated Sniper Rifles To Fight Maute Terrorists

June 29, 2017 @ 02:03 PM

Philippines has received some 3000 assault rifles, 90 long range sniper weapons along with respective ammunition donated by China to fight the Maute terrorist group which has laid siege to Marawi city for more than two months. The arms and ammunition was delivered at the Harrison Landing Zone, Clark Freeport, by Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua to President Rodrigo Duterte Wednesday, China military online reported Thursday

Rostec Unveils New Naval Missile and Anti-aircraft Artillery Weapon System ‘PANTSIR-ME’

June 29, 2017 @ 11:56 AM

Rostecs subsidiary Tula KBP introduces its new naval missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system Pantsir-ME that provides protection against modern air threats, including low-flying and small-size unmanned aerial vehicles. The creation of the new weapon system Pantsir-ME provides reliable protection for ships against air threats with absolute probability virtually equal to 1, including protection against low-altitude anti-ship missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles

BAE Systems, Leonardo To Co-develop New Precision-Guided Munitions

June 29, 2017 @ 10:33 AM

BAE Systems and Leonardo are collaborating on new precision-guided solutions that will offer US and allied military forces a range of low-risk, cost effective, advanced munitions for advanced, large caliber weapon systems. The two companies anticipate offering new adaptations of Leonardos Vulcano — a family of gun-launched munitions that exceed the performance of currently available precision-guided projectiles — in a variety of gun systems, including the BAE Systems-built Advanced Gun System (AGS) and the Mk 45 naval gun

MBDA Unveils New-gen Guided Weapons

June 20, 2017 @ 02:34 PM

MBDA has introduced its new SmartGlider family of guided weapons, optimised to counter anti-access strategies and other emerging battlespace threats. Planned to become available for fast jets no later than 2025, SmartGlider forms a family of all-up-round glider weapons, with folding wings and a range of over 100 km

Raytheon-built Small Diameter Bomb II Completes Wind Tunnel Tests

June 20, 2017 @ 02:28 PM

The US Air Force completed a series of wind tunnel tests of Raytheon-built Small Diameter Bomb II with F-35 the Joint Strike Fighter. SDB II can destroy moving targets in all weather conditions at ranges greater than 40 miles

Russia Suspects US Deploying HIMRAS Rocket Launchers in Syria To Attack Assad...

June 16, 2017 @ 12:30 PM

Russian is suspecting that United States is likely to attack Syrian soldiers with the HIMARS multiple rocket systems as Washington has earlier moved the launchers to the al-Tanf military base in Syria from Jordan. However, "the range of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is not enough to support the US-backed units of the Syrian Democratic Forces fighting against the Islamic State terror group in Raqqa," , the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Thursday

France, Germany, Singapore To Receive Lockheed Martin GMLRS Alternative warhead

June 16, 2017 @ 04:35 AM

Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control was yesterday awarded a $471,731,858 foreign military sales (Finland, France, Germany, and Singapore) contract for guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) full-rate production 12 for alternative warhead (2,868 rockets); unitary warhead (648 rockets); low-cost reduced-range practice rocket (370 pods); and integrated logistics support. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received