Peru reaches out to US for Ground Force Modernization

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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...

Diesel offers promises of Speed

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The Canadian Coast Guard expects to complete tests of its Zodiac Hurricane H753 OB Search and Rescue Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) equipped with Mercury Marine’s new diesel outboard engine in early 2017, the latter company has told armadainternational.com Mercury Racing, a division of Mercury...

Hawkeye Specifics

Hawkeye Howitzer Front AUSA
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

HIMARS firing LRPF
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

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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

MGM-140
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...

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)...

Tilting with Valour

Bell V-280
Bell Helicopter is on course to perform the first flight of its V-280 Valour tilt-rotor by September 2017, the company tells Armada. Bell Helicopters under contract from the US Department of Defence to provide one of the Joint Multi-role Technical Demonstrator platforms that could lead to...

Stryking Harder

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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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