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Rheinmetall is taking on an important role in the modernization of the Hungarian Army. The Düsseldorf-based Group is producing the main armament and fire control technology for forty-four Leopard 2 main battle tanks as well as the main armament, fire control technology and chassis for twenty-four PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers. The package also encompasses thirteen...

ECA GROUP recently won two contracts to supply its new-generation ground robots, CAMELEON LG, to the Armed Forces of Canada and France. The first contract was awarded in France as part of SCORPION land vehicle acquisition program, which aims to modernize the capabilities of ground troops in collaborative combat. After conducting technical and operational assessments via...

As the last of the tanks and military vehicles streamed into the quiet town of Kittensee, a trove of heavily armed soldiers quickly set up defensive positions on rooftops, homes and roads triggering the beginning of a forceful occupation. This was the simulated scenario that took place at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany. The Azerbaijan...

Raytheon Company and Rheinmetall Defence have established a joint venture to offer the Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle for the U.S. Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, or OMFV, competition. The U.S.-based joint venture is called Raytheon Rheinmetall Land Systems LLC. Scheduled for fielding in 2026, the OMFV is expected to replace the Bradley fighting vehicle....

Ukroboronprom State Concern has completed the delivery of 120mm self-propelled mortar system BARS-8MMK to the Ukrainian Land Forces. “Bars-8MMK”, equipped with 120-mm mortar, is intended for ground units fire support under conditions of modern maneuvering war, said Ukroboronprom press service. It takes only 30 seconds to bring the complex to combat readiness...

Saab has signed a contract with the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command, and received an order to provide and integrate the combat system for the Finnish Navy’s new Pohjanmaa-class corvettes within the Squadron 2020 programme. This follows the previously announced selection on 19 September. The order value is 412 million Euro and the contract period is 2019-2027....

On September 26 the Lithuanian Armed Forces accepted 110 Unimog U5000 trucks of 5t payload manufactured by Germany’s Daimler AG as it is updating its truck fleet with vehicles of the same make as there already are in the fleet. The trucks are delivered on the basis of a contract signed back in 2015 though continuing successful cooperation of the Ministry of National...

The sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT will equip the Royal Thai Police with its Single Mast Solution (SMS) consisting of the Spexer® 360 radar integrated with an electro-optics system and the CxEye Software. After passing acceptance trials without issue, the SMS was delivered. “Our Single Mast Solution is an extremely reliable radar, particularly suited for situational...

Baku hosted the 13th meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission for Military-Technical Cooperation between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation. Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan Republic for Logistics Lieutenant General Fuad Mammadov talking about the current state and prospects of military-technical cooperation between...

Three new Shahed 278 and one Shahed 285 helicopters were delivered to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force, in September 23. Addressing the ceremony in the Isfahan on monday, Iranian Deputy Defense Minister brigadier general Qassem Taqizadeh said a sum of $1.5mln has been saved through the indigenized production of Shahed helicopters, and said experts...