30 Apr '18, 2pm

#Israeli #Defence ministry doubles orders for #tank and #APC parts

#Israeli #Defence ministry doubles orders for #tank and #APC parts

The Israeli Merkava IV main battle tanks and Namer armored personnel carriers have been heavily used during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, last summer. So, the decision to double the orders for spare parts sticks to the necessity to maintain Merkavas and Namers in operational condition. Namer APC (armoured Personnel Carrier of the 13th Battalion of the Golani Brigade during a drill held in the Golan Heights, northern Israel (Picture source: FlickR IDF official account) Each Merkava Mk IV tank is made of around a million parts. According to the Jerusalem Post, factories producing parts for the Namer APCs and Merkava MBTs have received new orders worth tens of millions of dollars. The orders have been placed by the Defense Ministry’s Acquisitions Administration and the Merkava Tank Administration. Last year, senior sources from the army said the IDF will need to equip gr...

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#Indonesia - #Tiger #medium tank to be mass-produced soon

#Indonesia - #Tiger #medium tank to be mass-pro...

armyrecognition.com 01 May '18, 7am

The Indonesian Tiger medium tank is a joint project associating the Indonesian company PT Pindad and the Turkish FNSS comp...

More #Orlan-10 #drones for #Russian #army in May

More #Orlan-10 #drones for #Russian #army in May

armyrecognition.com 05 May '18, 8am

Russian Defense Ministry will receive 40 Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in May of this year, according to the off...

#Russian #BMPT-72 #Terminator #tank support com...

armyrecognition.com 25 Apr '18, 1pm

Russia’s Defense Ministry has accepted BMPT-72 Terminator tank support combat vehicles for service and started their seria...

#Raytheon #FGM-148 #Javelin antitank missile systems sold to #Ukraine

#Raytheon #FGM-148 #Javelin antitank missile sy...

armyrecognition.com 03 May '18, 1pm

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov accused the United States of “fomenting a war” by approving the $47 million...

#BMC from #Turkey won contract to produce #Altay #MBT Main Battle #Tank

#BMC from #Turkey won contract to produce #Alta...

armyrecognition.com 25 Apr '18, 7am

According information from Anadolu, a Turkish press agency on April 24, 2018, the Turkish Company BMC, a manufacturer of w...

#Russia and #China will strengthen #military relations

#Russia and #China will strengthen #military re...

armyrecognition.com 27 Apr '18, 10am

China will continue to strengthen military relations with Russia to address new security challenges in the world, Chinese ...

#APC launches $41M low-carbon powertrain fundin...

greencarcongress.com 30 Apr '18, 7pm

The UK-based Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) opened its tenth funding competition, making up to £30 million (US$ 41 milli...

#M1156 Precision Guided Kits for #155mm shells of #The Netherlands #army

#M1156 Precision Guided Kits for #155mm shells ...

armyrecognition.com 26 Apr '18, 3pm

The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands of 3,500 ...

#Russia cuts #military spending for the first time since 1988

#Russia cuts #military spending for the first t...

armyrecognition.com 03 May '18, 8am

Russia reduced its military spending last year for the first time since 1998, the Stockholm International Peace Research I...

#M119 105mm #howitzers on #Humvees for US #infantry brigades

#M119 105mm #howitzers on #Humvees for US #infa...

armyrecognition.com 27 Apr '18, 5pm

The European (potential) theatre of operations appears adequate for using a more mobile 105mm howitzer than a towed versio...

#Slovakia plans to get 25 #Zuzana 2 155mm wheeled self-propelled #howitzers

#Slovakia plans to get 25 #Zuzana 2 155mm wheel...

armyrecognition.com 27 Apr '18, 4pm

According to the Military Balance 2018 analytical book published by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IIS...

#France - #Renault Trucks Defense becomes #Arquus

#France - #Renault Trucks Defense becomes #Arquus

armyrecognition.com 07 May '18, 9am

On May 24, 2018, Renault Trucks Defense (RTD) will celebrate its new name: Arquus, which means "bow" in Latin. This name w...

#Trophy #RPG-killing Active Protection Systems on US #Abrams #MBTs

#Trophy #RPG-killing Active Protection Systems ...

armyrecognition.com 07 May '18, 12pm

The Army is massively speeding up the installation of RPG-killing Active Protection Systems (APS) weapons on Abrams main b...

Face of Defense: Late Sister’s Cancer Struggle Helps Soldier Persevere https://t.co/bd7SVXbqca

Face of Defense: Late Sister’s Cancer Struggle ...

defense.gov 30 Apr '18, 1pm

Face of Defense: Late Sister’s Cancer Struggle Helps Soldier Persevere April 30, 2018 News By Whitney Delbridge Nichels, A...