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Nexter's New SHARD Arrow Shell Boosts NATO Smoothbore Gun Penetration by 15%

March 1, 2024 @ 09:01 AM

Nexter, part of the KNDS consortium, completed SHARD arrow shell qualification, boosting NATO 120mm smoothbore gun firepower, and is now set for mass production. SHARD claims a 15% increase in penetration capabilities, attributed to its design that also reduces barrel wear by 25%

Poland Signs Deal for 286 LOTR Kleszcz Reconnaissance Carriers

February 29, 2024 @ 07:44 AM

Poland officially signed a deal on Wednesday to procure 286 locally-made LOTR Kleszcz light armored reconnaissance carriers, replacing outdated Soviet-era BRDM-2 4x4 vehicles. The

Nine DITA-M Howitzers for Ukraine Under Production in Czech Republic

February 29, 2024 @ 05:08 AM

The Netherlands has announced that Czech arms manufacturers are constructing nine DITA self-propelled howitzers for later dispatch to Ukraine. The weapons are part of a large Dutch order for Ukraine being fulfilled by two arms manufacturers in the Czech Republic

Elbit Systems wins $600M for Sensors Integration in Australia’s Redback IFVs

February 27, 2024 @ 04:37 AM

Elbit Systems has secured a contract valued at approximately $600 million to provide sensor integration systems for the Redback Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs) as part of Australia's Land 400 Phase 3 Project. This contract aims to deliver advanced protection, fighting capabilities and sensors suite to the Redback Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV)...

Ukroboronprom to Assemble NATO-Standard Czech BREN 2 Assault Rifles in Ukraine

February 23, 2024 @ 09:49 AM

Ukraine's state-owned Ukroboronprom has announced plans to assemble Czech BREN 2 assault rifles at its facilities. The Minister of Strategic Industries, Oleksandr Kamyshin, reported that the joint-stock company "Ukrainian Defense Industry" has reached an agreement with the Czech company Česká zbrojovka for the transfer of the license

Russian Ural Design Bureau Patents Anti-Top Attack Canopy

February 22, 2024 @ 09:39 AM

Ural Design Bureau has patented a two-tier canopy designed for tanks such as T-72, T-80, and T-90, offering protection against jet-propelled grenades and cumulative warheads, in addition to First Person View (FPV) drones. The "canopy" is intended for use on Russian main battle tanks, including T-72B3M, T-80BVM, T-90M, as well as armored vehicles

Austria Orders $1.3B Worth of PANDUR EVO Armored Vehicles

February 22, 2024 @ 05:21 AM

General Dynamics European Land Systems - Steyr (GDELS) has been awarded a $1.3 billion contract to manufacture 225 PANDUR 6x6 EVO wheeled armored vehicles for the Austrian Armed Forces

European Partners Launch THEMA Consortium for Advanced Electromagnetic Artillery System

February 20, 2024 @ 09:23 AM

A consortium of 14 European partners from nine EU member states has

Israeli Military Initiates Major Tender for Locally-Manufactured Assault Rifles Amidst Gaza Offensive

February 20, 2024 @ 07:59 AM

Facing a significant shortage of personal weapons during the ongoing Gaza offensive, the Israeli military has declared its intention to issue a substantial tender for the purchase of "tens of thousands" of locally-made assault rifles. This marks the largest tender initiated by the Ministry of Defense for 'blue and white' weapons, part of a strategic effort to address immediate needs and reduce dependence on imported armaments

Russian Think Tank Doubles Bounty for Capturing Estonian-Made Military Robot in Ukraine

February 19, 2024 @ 11:58 AM

The Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST), a Russian defense industry think tank, has reportedly increased the cash reward for capturing an Estonian-made unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) operating in Ukraine to $22,000. The THeMIS vehicle, produced by Milrem Robotics, a subsidiary of U

Rheinmetall to Open 155mm Artillery Ammunition Plant in Ukraine

February 19, 2024 @ 08:59 AM

Rheinmetall, Europes largest ammunition maker, plans to open a new plant in Ukraine that will produce “six-digit-number” of 155mm artillery shells. Critical shortage of 155mm artillery shells has often been blamed for Ukrainian Forces inability to hold their ground against Russian Armys advances in Southern Ukraine

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