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Regional Defense & Security News

Regional Defense & Security News

RADA Electronic Industries Ltd.  A leader in the development, production and sale of tactical land radar for force and border protection – announced the receipt of approximately $5 million in new radar orders, in recent weeks. The orders were for RADA’s software-defined radars for counter rocket artillery and mortar (C-RAM) and counter UAV and short range air...

Successful collaboration with the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) is continued, on October 11 the Lithuanian Armed Forces received 54 Unimog U5000 trucks (permissible load capacity 5 tons) manufactured by Daimler AG of Germany. Lithuania already has 88 such trucks received under an agreement signed with NSPA in 2015. The Defence Materiel Agency under the Ministry...

Saab has received an order from the General Tadeusz Kosciuszko Military University of Land Forces (AWL), located in Wroclaw, Poland, to expand its fully-instrumented, GAMER laser-based training capability (LSS). With the new system – the Laser Tactical Simulator (LTS), AWL is going to grow the number of participants in exercises and functionalities of their current...

The U.S. Army is adding BAE Systems’  Bofors 155mm BONUS ammunition to its arsenal, through a contract with the NSPA (NATO Support and Procurement Agency). Already qualified by the Army, the latest version of BONUS defeats heavily armored targets and can be fired from any 155-millimeter artillery system, including M777 lightweight towed howitzers and the M109 self-propelled...

Techmash Concern (part of Rostec) is developing a concept for a new 152 mm correctable artillery projectile. Its key feature is trajectory correction in the final stage of flight, i.e., immediately after firing, the ammunition piece will move ballistically, like a conventional projectile, but in the vicinity of the target, it will use its own control system to correct...

Saab has, in collaboration with Raytheon, received a contract from the U.S. Army to demonstrate a guided munition for the Carl-Gustaf® system, with three all-up-round test firings against threat-representative targets. In 2017, Saab announced its partnership with Raytheon to develop new weapons for infantry forces. The new munition answers a U.S. Special Operations Command...

Israel Aerospace Industries has completed the development of an autonomous improvised explosive device detection (IED’s) system. The system, is a robotic engineering scout, installed on a robotic platform made by IAI, and integrates a combination of multiple sensors, for detecting improvised explosive devices. The system is detecting IEDs placed and hidden in complex...

Pakistan today successfully conducted Training Launch of Ghauri Missile System. The launch was conducted by Army Strategic Forces Command and was aimed at testing the operational and technical readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command. Ghauri Ballistic Missile can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a distance of 1300 kms. The launch was witnessed by Lieutenant...

On October 2, 2018 Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) held a ceremony of signing the Agreement of Intention between Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) and ANAS High Technology Park. The Agreement of Intention was signed between ANAMA and “HTP” of ANAS. The document reflects such issues as cooperation and mutual support in the application...

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Unitary Rocket Pods and Army Tactical Missiles System (ATACMS) Unitary missiles for an estimated cost of $300 million. The Kingdom of Bahrain has requested to buy 120 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) M31 Unitary Rocket...