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Regional Defense & Security News

The acquisition of Paramount Group’s newly launched, next generation armoured personnel carrier, the Mbombe 4, was announced by the United Arab Emirates at IDEX 2019, the largest defence and security Expo in the Middle East. The announcement was made by the UAE’s Ministry of Defence on the first day of IDEX, held in Abu Dhabi. Manufactured by the global defence and...

Otokar, a Koç Group Company, with over 30 years of experience in military vehicles, participates in IDEX 2019 in UAE. Within its wide product range, Otokar displays its ARMA 6×6 with BOZOK turret, and COBRA II 4×4 with KESKIN turret systems during the show. Stating that Otokar boasts the widest land defence systems product range from 4×4 to 8×8, from...

Timoney’s new Independent Suspension Combo, designed to offer the best of all worlds, is launched at IDEX 2019. The system is a fusion of Timoney’s renowned and widely adopted Independent Suspension (IS) and rugged, volume produced drive systems, all developed for the harshest regimes with a unique supply model that offers maximum mobility at lowest cost. The...

UkrOboronProm, has unveiled an improved version of the T-64 main battle tank. On 11 February, the UkrOboronProm has released footage shows a new version of T-64 main battle tank, that was developed by the UOP SE Kharkiv Armored Plant. The Ukrainian State Concern UkrOboronProm released video of a demonstration of running and firing capabilities of a new version of T-64...

Iran unveiled its underground ballistic missile production factory for the first time in a ceremony attended by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari. During the ceremony, the IRGC also displayed Dezful smart surface-to-surface ballistic missile at the underground production plant. Officials have not revealed any further...

“Export permits for the newest Kalashnikov AK200 series assault rifles have been obtained. From now on, Rosoboronexport may offer its partners the AK200, AK203, AK204 and AK205 versions, which will make their international debut at IDEX 2019,” said Rosoboronexport Director General Alexander Mikheev. “In Abu Dhabi, Rosoboronexport will hold presentations of these...

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...

SIG SAUER, Inc. is proud to announce the M18, the compact variant of the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS), has successfully completed a recent Lot Acceptance Test (LAT) with zero stoppages during the required MHS Material Reliability Testing. Historically, Lot Acceptance Testing would include testing handguns to 5,000 rounds and allow for up to 12 stoppages to...

Iran’s surface-to-surface missile Hoveyzeh was unveiled in a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution attended by the country’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami here on Saturday. As per Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the missile has a range of 1,350 kilometers and can hit a specified...

Denmark, France and the Netherlands have received the first shipment of new anti-tank weapons under the multinational NATO project Land Battle Decisive Munition (LBDM). The munitions were delivered, after only six months, through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA). The NATO project involves 16 Allies and three NATO partners. The acquisition of LBDM will further...