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Regional Defense & Security News

The tests of the new Ukrainian 120-mm mobile mortar complex “Bars-8MMK” were held at the proving ground of the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the military exercises. Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov visited the tests. According to the NSDC Secretary, this mobile mortar complex was created by Ukrainian manufacturers...

Currently, Kazakhstan Engineering NC JSC defense enterprises are practically implementing the Digital Kazakhstan State Program. The digitalization of production processes is being actively introduced; the range of manufactured products is expanding with the use of new technologies; a set of measures for export orientation of domestic products is being implemented. Kazakhstan...

Latvia has received Stinger air-defence systems from Denmark in scope of the bilateral agreement signed between Latvian and Danish defence ministries last year. “Currently, we are at a historic stage when Latvia receives significant armaments from allies to strengthen various of its military capabilities. Stinger air-defence systems supplied by Denmark will significantly...

It will replace the BМ-21 Grad vehicle in service with the Ukrainian army.  122-mm MLRS has been heavily upgraded by SE “Shepetovka Repair Plant”, “Ukroboronprom” decided to use new generation KrAZ cabover chassis as basis for new vehicle design.  New combat vehicle was unveiled at Exhibition Arms and Security that closed last week in Kiev. It has caught interest...

Yemeni Army presented “smart missile” named “Badr-1P”. The media bureau of Yemen’s Operations Command Center, in a statement released on Saturday, announced that the short-range and solid-propellant “Badr-1P” missile is an upgrade of Badr-1 missile, and has a pinpoint accuracy of 3 meters. The video showed the of the first field operation that targets the...

The Vydra 8×8 IFV has been developed to replace the post-Soviet era vehicles, some of which have already reached the age of 50. On the role of the vehicle, the Ministry of Defence has never said it has been designed for the purposes of a heavy mechanised brigade. In fact, it was not until the end of 2017 that this requirement was formulated by NATO. Moreover, NATO...

Saab has received an order from the Latvian Ministry of Defense for Carl-Gustaf® ammunition. The total order value is MSEK 170. The order is placed under a Framework Agreement signed with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration where Latvia has the possibility to place orders on grenade ammunition from Saab. The Armed Forces of Latvia has been a user of the Carl-Gustaf...

The Central Scientific Research Institute of Precision Engineering (TSNIITOCHMASH), part of Rostec, has created a 9x21mm pistol that may replace the legendary Makarov handgun. The new pistol is being tested at ranges. The tests are expected to be completed in December 2018. The new firearm is developed for the benefit of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation...

Latvian National Armed Forces have received the first 18 “Sportsman Big Boss” and MRZR- 2 military tactical vehicles in scope of the US government’s Foreign Military Sales programme. These vehicles are manufactured by the US company Polaris Government & Defense. “We are delighted that Polaris vehicles are being delivered and will significantly boost...

The Protocol of Intent signed by the Lithuanian and Federal Ministers of Defence in February earlier this year on affiliation of Lithuanian and German military units has been implemented – the Mechanised Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf of the Lithuanian Armed Forces has been officially affiliated to a German Army division. The Agreement of Affiliation was signed on October...