Defence Industry

Metal Storm ‘On Target’ with Live Fire Demonstrations in US

Metal Storm has successfully completed a series of live fire demonstrations held at the US Army’s range facility at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey.


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Study faults army vehicle use of transport in iraq puts troops at risk, internal report says

The Army has deployed a new troop transport vehicle in Iraq with many defects, putting troops there at unexpected risk from rocket-propelled grenades and raising questions about the vehicle's development and $11 billion cost, according to a detailed critique in a classified Army study obtained by The Washington Post.


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India will rebid artillery gun buy

The Indian government will rebid the $1.54 billion purchase of 280 155mm self-propelled tracked and wheeled artillery guns in two to three months, Ministry of De fence (MoD) sources said.


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Rheinmetall to supply the United Arab Emirates with 32 Fuchs/Fox NBC armoured reconnaissance vehicles

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has awarded Rheinmetall a contract to supply 32 Fuchs/Fox NBC armoured reconnaissance vehicles. The seal was set to the agreement on March 5, 2005 during a state visit of German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in Abu Dhabi.


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Active Protection for Armored Fighting Vehicles from RAFAEL and ELTA

Haifa, March 8, 2005 - RAFAEL Armament Development Authority Ltd., as prime contractor and ELTA Systems Group as part of the team, introduce the TROPHY Active Protection System (APS) for Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV).


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Making the Best Tank Better

Abrams Fares Well in Iraq, But U.S. Army Seeks Safety Upgrades.


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Otokar: a major player in Turkish defence inductry

Otokar, the leader manufacturer in Turkish Defence Industry, exhibited two models of Cobra, armoured wheeled vehicle designed and produced by Otokar, during IDEX 2005 in Abu Dhabi, UAE, between 12th and 17th February.


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BAE Systems wins competition for 105 mm improved ammunition

BAE Systems today announced that it has won a contact from the UK MOD for the manufacture and initial supply of 105mm Improved Ammunition (IA) for the L118 105mm Light Gun. The contract will, subject to successful qualification, lead to an initial buy of 50,000 shells valued at approximately £17M.


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Strategic Alliance between Denel and Nitrochemie: Bundling of resources and platforms to strengthen international business ties

Nitrochemie Aschau GmbH, of Aschau, Germany, has entered a long-term strategic alliance with the South African company Denel Land Systems, Western Cape. Cooperation will focus on the development of improved modular propelling charges for 105 mm and 155 mm cal. artillery systems.


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United Defense to be Acquired by BAE Systems

United Defense Industries, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with BAE Systems North America Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc.


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Israeli Firm Wins U.S. Weapons Contract in Iraq

Israeli company Plasan Sasa has won a contract to provide armor for U.S. military vehicles in Iraq, company sources said March 8.


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Zimbabwe Buys Weapons from China in Contravention of the Sanctions

The government of the Republic of Zimbabwe received a new batch of weapons from China. Under the conditions of the weapons supply embargo imposed on Zimbabwe in 2000 by the European Union because of human rights violations, the government headed by Robert Mugabe continuous to develop clandestine military trade relations with China and other Asian countries, informs Zim Online (www.zwnews.com).


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Georgian Soldiers Head to Iraq

The first of Georgia’s 550 troops whose deployment will nearly triple the Caucasus nation’s tiny contingent in Iraq left March 1 for the war-torn country. “I order you to all return safe and sound,” armed forces chief Levan Nikoleishvili said at a send-off ceremony outside of Tbilisi.


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UAE To Get First Local Gun Manufacturer

An Abu Dhabi-based company announced Feb. 27 it was setting up a small-arms manufacturing facility with international assistance, the first such plant in the United Arab Emirates.


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Russia is No 5 among the World's Leading Exporters of Defence-Related Products

Russian defence-related products are sold to just under 60 countries. This was claimed by Sergey Chemezov, Director General of Rosoboronexport, in his interview to the Independent Military Review (nvo.ng.ru).


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