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

Ukrspecexport
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...

Patria Purchases

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be receiving additional eight-wheel drive AMVs (Armoured Modular Vehicles) under a contract awarded to Patria announced on 28 January. The UAE Army fielded up to 15 AMVs in 2008 including a model that is 0.4-metres (1.4-feet) longer with...

Nuclear Assualt

Nuclear Weapons
“Heck, I reckon you wouldn’t even be human beings it you didn’t have some pretty strong personal feelings about nuclear combat.” So stated Major TJ ‘King’ Kong, commander of the Boeing B-52G Stratofortress strategic bomber, in the Oscar-winning 1964 satire Dr. Strangelove or: How...

Crossing the Gap

BLM Stryker L
Light armoured units maintain their operational advantage though superior manoeuvre and must stay ahead of their opponent’s ability to react. Unfordable rivers, dry trenches and ravines can block such manoeuvre. Pearson Engineering (PE) of the United Kingdom has developed a Bridge Launching Mechanism (BLM-L)...

Stryking Harder

M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle’s are getting bigger teeth. The US Army awarded a $75 million contract to General Dynamics Land Systems (GD) for the integration of a 30mm automatic gun station on to the M1126 and delivery of eight prototypes. In December 2015, GD...

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