Türkiye’s first Hurjet light combat aircraft developed and produced by the Turkish Aerospace Industries has entered the ground test phase. The new advanced jet trainer and light attack aircraft rolled out to the public and completed the first engine run-up test. Hurjet is a single-engine, tandem seat, supersonic advanced trainer and light combat aircraft designed to...

Rheinmetall has just won two new contracts in the indirect fire ammunition domain. An international customer has ordered propellant charges worth around €40 million from Rheinmetall Denel Munition, the Group’s South African subsidiary. Another customer, a NATO state, has placed an order with Rheinmetall Denel Munition for its tried-and-tested Assegai 155mm ammunition....

Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration for the continued support of the Swedish Armed Forces’ Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) systems. The order value is approximately SEK 170 million and the order was booked in Q4 2022. The contract period is 2023-2025 with options for another three years. The work will take place at Saab’s sites...

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) and BAE Systems announced on 27 January that they had signed a contract modification for 20 more Granatkastarpansarbandvagn 90 (Grkpbv 90) self-propelled mortars for the Swedish Army. The FMV valued the contract at approximately SEK293.5 million (USD28 million) and expects deliveries to take place in 2025. The contract...

According to Patrick Ilunga in theeastafrican.co.ke, the Democratic Republic of Congo has received military equipment from Turkey, just under three months after the UN arms embargo was lifted, enabling Congo to purchase weapons from the global market. Last weekend, Patrick Ilunga reports, Turkey’s donation arrived in Goma, the largest city in North Kivu province, the...

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has signed a KRW345 billion (USD270 million) contract with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to develop an airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM) system for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN). Development of the project will be conducted over 47 months, said KAI. Its Marineon amphibious mobile helicopter,...

Saab has received orders from the Latvian Ministry of Defence for ammunition for the Carl-Gusta ant-tank weapon. The order value is approximately SEK 185 million. The order is placed within a framework agreement between Saab and the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) which enables Latvia to place orders for Carl-Gustaf M4 weapons and ammunition over a ten-year...

The Czech Ministry of Defense negotiates the delivery of Israeli-made Rafael Spyder LR air defense missile systems. Last year, the Czech Republic signed a contract in October last year with the Israeli company Rafael to acquire four batteries of Spyder LR air defense systems. With these new air defense systems, the Czech Republic wants to strengthen the defense of its...

Leonardo DRS has received a contract from the U.S. Army to provide advanced infrared sensors for the next-generation sighting systems. These sensors will replace the current Horizontal Technology Integration (HTI), 2nd Generation Sensors for high-value platforms across the US Army fleet, including the Abrams Main Battle Tank, and the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle....

Finnish state-controlled Patria Group will AMV XP 8×8 armored vehicles to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, according to the Japan Ministry of Defense’s report. Lukkojarrutus noin 60kmh vauhdista. Patrian uuden ajoneuvokonseptin testausta, Hyvinkään lentokenttä. Erityishuomion alla jarrut. Kuvaaja: Matti Immonen, www.mimmonen.com The Ministry of Defense said in...