Defence Industry

MBDA and Bharat Dynamics Limited Strengthen Cooperation at Aero India 2005

MBDA and Bharat Dynamics Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development and production of a further version of Milan anti-tank missile named Milan ER or Indan. The agreement was signed during Aero India 2005 exhibition at Bangalore, India.


22.02.2005 Visits - 12105 Posts - 0
Defence Industry

The Russian Army to Buy Infantry Fighting Vehicles

The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation intends to place a order with Kurganmashzavod for new infantry fighting vehicles.


15.02.2005 Visits - 12537 Posts - 1
Defence Industry

Mexico Buys Russian Lorries

Mexico has bought a batch of Russian-made Ural lorries. The contract concluded between the Mexican Department of the Navy and the Russian Rosoboronexport State-owned Foreign Trade Company, envisages supply of 22 vehicles in 2005.


15.02.2005 Visits - 18502 Posts - 0
Defence Industry

Germany Blocks the Sale of Dingo 2 Armoured Vehicles to Israel

Early in February the German government blocked the signing of the contract for supply of Dingo 2 armoured vehicles from the USA to Israel. The move was caused by the apprehension that the vehicles can be used by the Israeli Army against the Palestinians.


15.02.2005 Visits - 16114 Posts - 0
Defence Industry

C2 FAUST System Proved Successful during Trials in Kosovo and Bosnia

Having been comprehensively trialled by the German Army units deployed in Kosovo (KFOR) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (SFOR), the FAUST command and control system (C2) is starting to enter service with Bundeswehr.


15.02.2005 Visits - 17562 Posts - 0
Defence Industry

USA to Send Robot Soldiers to Iraq

USA is planning to send in spring 2005 a first batch of 18 remore-controlled armed robots to participate in military operations in Iraq.


15.02.2005 Visits - 15568 Posts - 0
Defence Industry

Uralvagonzavod to Supply Spares for Syrian Tanks

During a visit of the Syrian President Bashar Asad to Russia in January 2005, the leaders of the two countries discussed the issues of military and technical cooperation between the two countries.


15.02.2005 Visits - 20271 Posts - 0
Defence Industry

Finland to Sell Soviet-made Tanks

The Finnish Ministry of Defence intends to sell several hundreds of Soviet-produced tanks.


15.02.2005 Visits - 11443 Posts - 0
Defence Industry

The Russian Army to Receive New BMD-4s

In accordance with the Decision taken by the Russian Federation's Government on 31 December 2004, the military units will be gradually equipped with BMD-4 airborne combat vehicles starting from the year 2005.


15.02.2005 Visits - 9344 Posts - 0
Defence Industry

Trials of the Skif Completed in the Ukraine

The government testing of the upgraded BTR-70 armoured personnel carrier, called Skif (Scythian), have been completed in the Ukraine.


15.02.2005 Visits - 10299 Posts - 0
Defence Industry

New Zealand Receives First 20 Pinzgauers

New Zealand's Army has received first 20 Pinzgauer 718 6x6 light tactical vehicles out of the total of 321 to be delivered.


15.02.2005 Visits - 14148 Posts - 0
Defence Industry

Russia's Arms Export Scope Keeps Increasing

According to the preliminary results of Russia's defence export efforts during the year 2004, the total scope of defence export amounted to $5.6-5.7 billion, which shows an increase by 200-300 million if compared with the year 2003.


12.01.2005 Visits - 13490 Posts - 5
Training And Simulators

Principles of Design of the Fighting Vehicle Crew Training Aids

The latest years have seen a considerable increase in the use of computer-based equipment for training of the personnel of the Land Army, Navy, Air Force and Air Defence Force. Based on the gained experience, one can determine the most popular hierarchic structure of computer-based armoured vehicle crew training aids as well as the general principles of their design.


11.01.2005 Visits - 56715 Posts - 5
Defence Industry

Austria to Purchase Mobile Air-Transportable Dingo 2 Vehicles

Austria has placed an order with the German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann for twenty 44 armoured cars designated Dingo 2. This deal is the first export order of these new vehicles.


11.01.2005 Visits - 8715 Posts - 0
Defence Industry

Military and Technical Cooperation of Pakistan and USA

The United States and Pakistan have reached and agreement about supply of weapons to Pakistan for the total amount of $1.2 billion.


11.01.2005 Visits - 8373 Posts - 0