Defence Industry

Otokar submitted its Best and Final Offer for Altay Serial Production

Turkey's leading land systems manufacturer Otokar submitted it best and final offer (BAFO) regarding the serial production of Altay Main Battle Tank Project to Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) on February 8th within the scope of the "Modern Tank Production Project by using National Sources".

In 2008, Turkey's biggest privately owned defence company Otokar had been awarded as the prime contractor for the development, design, prototype and qualification processes of Altay Main Battle Tank. The qualification and acceptance tests of the prototypes produced in the first phase were successfully completed, and prototypes approved in February 2017. While the inspection and approval process of the Technical Data Package (TDP) by the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries is ongoing, The ...

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22.02.2018 Visits - 96
Contracts

Nexter and Texelis win the lightweight VBMR contract

Roanne, February 12th, 2018 –Nexter and Texelis are delighted at today's confirmation by Florence Parly, Minister of Armies, for the attribution of the supply of Lightweight Multi-Role Armoured Vehicles (VBMR Véhicules Blindés Multi-Rôles) for the French Army. The contract went through the “Direction Générale de l’Armement” (DGA) in the presence of Joël Barre, National Armament Director (NAD), and Bernard Barrera, Major General of the land forces.


13.02.2018 Visits - 556
Defence Industry

U.S. Army Places $106 Million Order For 416 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles

OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced today that the U.S. Army has placed a $106 million order for 416 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) and associated installed and packaged kits. This is the eighth order for JLTVs since the contract was awarded in August 2015.


08.02.2018 Visits - 847
Defence Industry

The U.S. Army Awards Oshkosh Defense The Contract For The Famıly Of Medıum Vehıcles A2 Varıant

OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced today that U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) has awarded Oshkosh Defense a firm fixed price requirements contract spanning up to seven ordering years for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) A2 variant. The initial estimated contract value is $476 million with no cap on the number of vehicles the Army may purchase.


08.02.2018 Visits - 803
Defence Industry

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 (MIV), at least 60% of BOXER’s value creation and 100% of final assembly will take place in Britain. To ensure the best value to the British tax payer, ARTEC has defined a competitive process for the main partners and their supply chains to follow.


06.02.2018 Visits - 786
Defence Industry

ATI Announces New Long-Term Agreements With General Dynamics Land Systems

PITTSBURGH -- Allegheny Technologies Incorporated announced that it has signed two new Long-Term Pricing Agreements (LTPAs) with General Dynamics (GD) Land Systems to be the preferred supplier of titanium plate for the Abrams tank (United States) and the AJAX specialist vehicle (United Kingdom). The Abrams LTPA runs through 2019 while the AJAX LTPA runs through 2021.


30.01.2018 Visits - 947
Future Technologies

ADS GmbH defines the next generation of Active Protection Systems by the rigorous application of highest safety standards

ADS Gesellschaft für aktive Schutzsysteme mbH (ADS GmbH), the pioneer in reliable and precise hard-kill Active Protection Systems (APS), today announces it has achieved a world first; the design and development of an APS to the highest safety standard, IEC61508. In 2018 ADS-Gen3 plans to be certified to IEC61508 SIL 3 (Safety Integrity Level), to be independently assessed by auditing firm tms (technisch-mathematische studiengesellschaft mbH) using the German Armed Forces’ assessment methodology for weaponry safety.


24.01.2018 Visits - 1231
Defence Industry

BAE Systems introduces next evolution of Infantry Fighting Vehicle with new CV90 MkIV

Today at the International Armoured Vehicles Conference in London, BAE Systems presented the next phase of development for the CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) with the launch of the new CV90 MkIV.


24.01.2018 Visits - 1372
Robots

Soratnik UCGV was tested in Syria

It became known that the Soratnik Unmanned Combat Ground Vehicle (UCGV) was tested in conditions that were as close as possible to combat. It is reported that the tests took place in Syria. The air temperature was extremely hot.


21.01.2018 Visits - 1381
Defence Industry

Belarus received a new batch of Chinese CS/VN3 armored vehicles

As reported by the VoentTV television channel of the Ministry of Defense of Belarus, on Jan. 18, 2018, a second shipment of Chinese CS/VN3 Dajiang light armored vehicles was delivered to Minsk by a Chinese transport aircraft, which was transferred to the Belarusian armed forces through military assistance from the Ministry of Defense of the China.


19.01.2018 Visits - 1368
Defence Industry

Supacat Special Operations Vehicles Accepted in New Zealand

Supacat has announced that the fleet of Special Operations Vehicles – Mobility Heavy (SOV-MH) has been accepted by the New Zealand Ministry of Defence. The fleet goes into service with the New Zealand Defence Force early this year.


18.01.2018 Visits - 1190
Defence Industry

Protection of BTR-87 8x8 will increase due to the use of ceramics and titanium

The Russian BTR-87 Armored Personnel Carrier will receive addon protective panels with special ceramics and titanium, the Vyksa's "Plant of Corps" reports.


13.01.2018 Visits - 1348
Training And Simulators

SAAB Receives Order For Upgrade Of German Army Vehicle Simulators

Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, BAAINBw, for upgrade of the German Army’s vehicle simulators. The total order value is SEK 107 million. The upgrade programme will commence in 2018.


12.01.2018 Visits - 1194
Robots

HDT Global Hunter WOLF Awarded Phase II SMET Contract

SOLON, Ohio -- HDT Global (HDT), a leading provider of highly engineered solutions for extreme environments across military, public and private sectors, announced today its Wheeled Offload Logistics Follower (WOLF) robotic system has been awarded a Phase II Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport Program contract. The HDT Hunter WOLF system closely matches infantry mobility and can traverse narrow trails, steep slopes and dense jungles, while carrying up to 1000 lbs. of cargo for more than 72 hours without resupply.


10.01.2018 Visits - 1376
Defence Industry

BAE Systems is working on the ACV 1.1 program

BAE Systems has submitted its bid for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 down-select with an offering that has superior mobility, survivability and increased carry and payload.


10.01.2018 Visits - 1296
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