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Armoured Vehicles – Combat Compendium

Armoured vehicles come in many shapes and sizes, with differing roles. This compendium will examine two categories: armoured fighting vehicles (AFV) used for direct fire and those that also carry infantry into the fight. by Stephen W. Miller The term ‘armoured vehicles’ is a broad one....

Rheinmetall books multiple ammunition orders in the first half of 2018

Rheinmetall has won orders to supply an international customer with various artillery components, including fuses, charges and a large number of projectiles. The contracts, booked during the first and second quarters of 2018 by one of the Group’s Defence subsidiaries, are worth a total...

Rheinmetall ships 200th Puma IFV to the Bundeswehr

The 200th Puma infantry fighting vehicle earmarked for the Bundeswehr has just rolled off the assembly line at the Rheinmetall plant in Unterlüß in Lower Saxony. It is also the 100th Puma manufactured by the Düsseldorf-based tech enterprise, part-owner of the joint venture tasked...

Raytheon’s 360-degree AESA radar passes 3,000 hours of operations

Raytheon Company’s 360-degree capable, gallium nitride -powered active electronically scanned array, a Raytheon funded and proposed upgrade to the Patriot® Air and Missile Defense System, recently completed 3,000 hours of operation. “The company-funded radar has demonstrated 360-degree capability, tracking tactical targets such as maneuvering fighter...

British Ministry of Defence announces they will re-join the Boxer programme

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has announced that they will re-join the Boxer programme via the Organization for Joint Armament Cooperation, or OCCAR, a move that will allow them to procure the Boxer 8x8 vehicle to meet the requirements for their Mechanised Infantry...

Rheinmetall integrates MELLS antitank guided missile into Marder infantry fighting vehicle

Rheinmetall has integrated the state-of-the-art MELLS antitank guided missile into the Marder 1A5 infantry fighting vehicle. Following successful conclusion of the study phase, the Bundeswehr subsequently ordered 44 MELLS retrofit kits, which were delivered in December 2017. In the meantime, a total of 35...

Slovenia Selects ARTEC’s Boxer

The 2 February announcement by The Slovenia Ministry of Defense became the most recent national military to select ARTEC’s Boxer 8x8 multi-role armoured vehicle following an announcement made on 2 Feburary 2018. The procurement of 100 vehicles is being conducted through the Organisation for Joint...

Rheinmetall books new multi-million-dollar contracts from United States military

Marines and Navy order infantry ammo and special effects ordnance. America’s armed forces have once again placed their trust in Rheinmetall, recently issuing the Group two new multi-million-dollar munitions contracts. In September the U. S. Marine Corps ordered day and night-capable 40mm x 46...

MIV BOXER manufacture drives UK jobs and prosperity

Leading British companies in the defence sector BAE Systems, Pearson Engineering and Thales UK have signed agreements with the ARTEC consortium as partners for the production of BOXER. Should the armoured wheeled vehicle be selected as the British Army’s next generation Mechanised Infantry Vehicle...

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BAE Systems’ Mk.38 Mod.3
Close-In Weapons Systems are effectively the ‘last line of defence’ for naval vessels. CIWS have evolved in recent years as the immediate threats to ships have grown more complex, with new avenues of development in the area for companies and navies alike. These weapons...

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