Cleaning up the Sea Bed

The recent Euronaval exhibition held this October in Paris saw France and the UK officially launch the Maritime Mine Counter Measures (MMCM) project. The project is being managed under the auspices of OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Cooperation en Matiere d’Armement/Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation) which...

Poland’s Leopard Upgrade Advances

Rheinmetall expects to complete its programme to upgrade Poland’s Rheinmetall Leopard-2A4 Main Battle Tanks by October 2020, the company has disclosed. On 28 December 2015, Rheinmetall signed a contract with Poland for the upgrade of 128 Leopard-2A4 MBTs which will include the option for an...

Zodiac Mindwarp

French Navy commandos have already received ten of their 15 new commando craft on order with Zodiac Milpro. How are these new craft comparing to their predecessors? A source speaks to armadainternational.com. In 2014, the French General Armaments Directorate, which overseas the country’s military procurement,...

Hawkeye Specifics

More details have reached armadainternational.com regarding the new Mandus/AM General Hawkeye 105mm self-propelled howitzer unveiled at the October Association of the United States Army exhibition held in Washington DC. The Hawkeye is a 2200-pound (1000-kilogram) self-propelled howitzer that: “thanks to its reduced weight, well below...

Italian Navy PPA Update

Fincantieri is currently building two multipurpose Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) for the Italian Navy as part of the navy’s modernisation initiative. Armadainternational.com discussed the new OPV with Fincantieri’s head of platform development. The future Pattugliatori Polifunzionali d’Altura (PPA/Multipurpose OPV): “is designed to be able to...

Apocalypse UK

The December 2016/January 2017 edition of Armada International will feature an article on the Royal Navy’s BAE Systems ‘Dreadnought’ class Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine (SSBN). These new submarines will carry the British nuclear deterrent in the form of their Lockheed Martin UGM-133A Trident-D5 submarine-launched ballistic...

LRPF Force Multiplier

Getting greater firepower in the same package is one of the objectives of Raytheon’s Long Range Precision Firepower (LRPF) missile development, for which a risk mitigation contract worth $5.7 million was awarded to the company by the US Army this August. Intended to replace the...

Huron Moves Forward

At the Azerbaijan International Defence Industry Exhibition (ADEX 2016) this September AZCAN presented its latest Huron Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), blending Canadian and Azerbaijani expertise. AZCAN’s Huron: “incorporates a revolutionary lightweight armour that increases manoeuvrability and speed performance in comparison with other similarly-sized vehicles...

Moving Targets

On 28 October, US defence secretary Ashton Carter announced that the US Army’s Lockheed-Martin MGM-140 ATACMS (Army Tactical Missile System) will get upgraded to hit moving land and sea targets. The MGM-140 was designed to deliver a payload of submunitions to a specific location...

Ukrspecexport Bullish on Future Prospects

The Director General of Ukraine’s state-owned defence export company Ukrspecexport Pavel Bukin, says that the firm has enjoyed a healthy order book in 2014/15, and is looking forward to increased sales in 2016. The company, which is headquartered in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, provides...

Sponsored Content

From Our Correspondents

Tornado-GR4

Preparing for Retirement

M1A2-US-Army

US Armour Returns To Europe

Put on Your Headphones!

Latest Issue

Price Based Country test mode enabled for testing United Kingdom (UK). You should do tests on private browsing mode. Browse in private with Firefox, Chrome and Safari

X