US Armour Returns To Europe

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January has witnessed US Army heavy armour returning to Europe for the first time since 2004 following the move of 2000 combat vehicles from the 3rd Armoured Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) of the 4th Infantry Division from Fort Carson, Colorado to Europe.   Since arriving...

Put on Your Headphones!

3M Peltor has confirmed to armadainternational.com that testing has been performed by a selection of European militaries of the firm’s new CH-5 headset. Although demurring from mentioning exactly which European armed forces have evaluated this new product, which was unveiled by the firm in...

Long Arm of the NLAW

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Saab expects to complete deliveries of its NLAW (Next-Generation Anti-Tank Weapon) surface-to-surface missile to an undisclosed customer by the end of 2017, the firm has told armadainternational.com. On 28 December 2016, the company announced that it had received an order from an unnamed customer...

K-9 for the KRAB

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Poland’s Huta Stalowa Wola defence company has contracted the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) Hanwha Techwin for 96 K-9 Thunder 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) chassis, it was announced on 19 December. The K-9 chassis will be mated with a BAE Systems’ AS-90 Braveheart turret which...

Peru reaches out to US for Ground Force Modernization

The modernisation of the Ejército del Perú (Peruvian Army) could take a major step forward with approval of its request by the US State Department on 6 December to purchase General Dynamics 178 Stryker family eight wheel drive armoured fighting vehicles. The ICVs will...

Poland’s Leopard Upgrade Advances

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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...

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...

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...

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