Textron To Develop Lightweight, Cased-Telescoped (CT) Weapons and Ammo For US Army

May 15, 2014 @ 01:49 PM

Textron Systems Unmanned Systems announced today a $5.7 million contract from the Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium and the U

General Dynamics, Colt To Build SWORD Networked Rifle System

December 10, 2013 @ 12:54 PM

General Dynamics and Colt Canada are teaming up to work on a networked rifle weapon system that will be offered as an alternative to radio-centric individual soldier systems. The solution will see Colt's Sniper (Soldier) Weapon & Observer Reconnaissance Devices (SWORD) system integrated with ruggedized smartphone-like technology, to bring the solider...

Arleigh Burke-class Destroyer Completes MK45 Test

November 29, 2013 @ 12:39 PM

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt completed the first underway test for the MK45 Mod 2 5-inch anti-surface warfare gun on November 23. Sailors fired five 54-caliber rounds into open waters in order to evaluate the capability of the on-board weapons system for future test scenarios

Russia To Buy Future Soldier Gear In Bulk Next Year

October 21, 2013 @ 02:05 PM

Russia will start bulk purchases of domestically designed “future soldier” gear in 2014, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said. The gear, dubbed Ratnik, comprises more than 40 components, including firearms, body armor and optical, communication and navigation devices, as well as life support and power supply systems, and even knee and elbow...

Israel Launches $1 Billion Howitzer Competition

October 21, 2013 @ 10:15 AM

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has opened bids for its $1 billion self-propelled gun modernization program aiming to replace nearly 50-year-old M109 self-propelled howitzers. An IDF official listed the new gun as key to the ground forces Fire2025, a strategic investment plan for firepower that is lethal, longer in range and...

Russia, Italy In Talks To Co-Produce Small Arms

October 10, 2013 @ 01:34 PM

Russias small-arms holding Kalashnikov Concern is in negotiations with Italy's Beretta on the establishment of joint ventures in Russia, a senior government official was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti. The on-going talks on the joint venture is to manufacture hunting and sporting weapons

Caracal To Unveil New Pistols At DSEi 2013

September 12, 2013 @ 01:16 PM

Caracal International, a UAE based small arms manufacturer announced that it will be showcasing two new pistols at DSEI 2013. Of the two new Caracal pistols, the CP663 is a double action hammer pistol designed both for use by Special Forces and for sports applications

Kalashnikov Corporation To Be Establised In July This Year

June 3, 2013 @ 09:51 AM

The Kalashnikov Corporation will be established in July 2013, a merger between weapons makers Izhmash and Izhmekh, a spokeswoman for the Izhmash plant said Friday. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Thursday that the corporation should be registered in time for Russias Day of Arms Makers, September 19

Cubic Corp To Supply Simulator Worth $19.9 Million To IDF

May 20, 2013 @ 10:12 AM

Cubic Corporation has been awarded a $19.9 million modification contract, in support of the Israeli military by amending a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, foreign-military-sales contract, officials announced

CAE Awarded Contract Worth $130 Million

April 6, 2013 @ 11:45 AM

CAE today announced it has won a series of military contracts during the fiscal year 2013 fourth quarter valued at approximately C$130 million. This includes contract to provide an MH-60R avionics for the Royal Australian Navy, a C-130J weapon systems for the United States Air Force (USAF), construction of a training facility for the Kuwait Air Force and additional training support services as part of the KC-135 aircrew training system program for the USAF

U.S Army Orders 100,000 M9 Pistols

September 18, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

The U.S Army announced today that Beretta USA has been awarded a contract to supply up to 100,000 M9, 9mm caliber pistols

Sig Sauer wins $353 million contract for 9mm pistols

September 15, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

Sig Sauer, Inc. was awarded on Sept