Friday, 31 January 2014

Russia will start the delivery of S-300 air defense missile systems to Kazakhstan in 2014.

Russia will start the delivery of surface-to-air defense missile systems S-300 to Kazakhstan in 2014, said Friday, January 31, 2014, the Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu after a meeting with his Kazakh counterpart Adilbek Djaksybekov. 
S-300PMU2 battery at MAKS Air Show in Moscow.
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HGH Infrared Systems at DEFEXPO 2014 with its new Spynel panoramic surveillance system

HGH Infrared Systems has capitalized over 30 years of success in infrared technologies for security, industrial and civil applications. At DEFEXPO 2014, the international Defence exhibition organised every two years in India since 1999, HGH will showcase its new Spynel panomaric surveillance system.

iXBlue to showcase it range of inertial navigation systems at DEFEXPO 2014

iXBlue is an independent industrial worldwide group well-known for the design, development and manufacture of equipment, integrated systems and solutions for civil and military industries, oceanology, aeronautics and spatial industries. Its innovative technology is used for navigation, positioning, sub-sea imagery, ocean and land exploration (offshore, oceanography, hydrography, geophysics).

Army of Armenia to be equipped soon with the Russian-made Iskander-M tactical missile.

Defense Minister of Armenia Seiran Oganian reports that in 2014 Armenian army will receive super precise long-range missile systems. Earlier, Armenian and Russian mass media reported frequently that Armenia received and was going to deploy Russian systems Iskander-M tactical missile soon. 
Russian-made Iskander-M short range tactical missile during test-fired.
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French Army takes delivery of SAMP-T Mamba air defense missile system to equip on more unit.

In January 2014, PAAMS (Principal Anti Air Missile System) Programme Division accepted delivery of the penultimate French SAMP/T “MAMBA” system and subsequently transferred it to the French Air Force Ground Based Air Defence Squadron 01.950 “CRAU”. 
The SAMP-T system is able to track 100 trajectories and engage 10 targets at the same time on 360°. 
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French Defense Company CNIM will present its range of Landing Craft at DEFEXPO 2014

The CNIM Group designs and produces turnkey industrial solutions with high technological content, it offers unique research / expertise services. It anticipates future challenges while developing its skills and key technologies. It imagines in order to open up to new markets and acts while combining the desire for growth and search for performances, so as to offer ever more innovative and economic solutions that respect the environment. It has control over the processes that relate to its activities, it builds the essential equipment and develops its own technologies. The CNIM Group has four characteristics that are exemplary of an Intermediate Sized Company (ISC): continuity, creativity, know-how and responsiveness.

Spanish shipbuilding company Navantia to present its range of products at DEFEXPO 2014

Navantia is exhibiting in Defexpo its leading projects that may be of interest to the Navy, like LPD Juan Carlos I, FSS Cantabria,… Additionally, Navantia will show its capabilities as designer, manufacturer and integrators of IPMS, CMS and other systems manufactured by Navantia Systems Division

Chinese Navy Type 054A frigate completes second escort of Syrian chemical weapons

The Type 054A frigate (Jiangkai II class) “Yancheng” of the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLAN) completed its second escort mission for maritime transportation of Syria’s chemical weapons on January 27, 2014.

RAK police of United Arab Emirates takes delivery of Streit Group Cobra 4x4 armoured vehicles.

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Interior RAK (Ras Al Khaimah) police general headquarters has take delivery of first Cobra 4x4 armoured vehicle manufactured by the Company Streit Group. This comes in line with the Ministry of Interior’s objectives to provide the highest level of safety for the community.
The Cobra 4x4 armoured vehicle is designed and manufactured by the Defense Company Streit Group.
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Thursday, 30 January 2014

DCNS delivers multimission frigate Mohammed VI to Royal Moroccan Navy

The handover ceremony was held in Brest in the presence of His Excellency Prince Moulay Rachid El Alaoui, brother of the King of Morocco, Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French Minister of Defence and Patrick Boissier, Chairman & CEO of DCNS. The Mohammed VI, named in honour of the Moroccan sovereign, is the first vessel from the Group’s FREMM range of multimission frigates to be acquired by an international customer.

First P18N Offshore Patrol Vessel for Nigerian Navy launched at shipyard in China

On January 27, 2014 the first of two P-18N offshore patrol vessels (OPV) ordered by the Nigerian Navy was launched at the China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Company (CSOC) at Wuchang Shipyard in Wuhan, China. CSOC is part of the part of the State Shipbuilding Corporation, China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC).

Turkey to extend deadline to send revised offers for the purchase of air defense missile system.

Turkey has again extended the deadline for bidding companies to send revised offers for its anti-ballistic missile air defense system. The new deadline for rival bidding companies to submit their proposals is April 30, allowing U.S. company Raytheon Co and Lockheed Martin Corp and Italian-French team Eurosam SAMP/T to revise their offers and try to head off a Chinese company, with which Turkey is still in talks.
Turkey announced its decision to negotiate with China’s Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp. (CPMIEC) to co-produce FD-2000 anti-ballistic missile system.
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DANA optimizes mobility for combat vehicles with enhanced Spicer® central tire inflation system.

Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) announced january 27, 2014, that it has launched new technology to support its industry-leading Spicer® central tire inflation system (CTIS). Dana now optimizes the performance of lower flow CTIS applications for smaller government defense and vocational vehicles with a new mechatronic control unit (MCU) option. 
Spicer CTIS has been selected for most military vehicles that use a tire management system, including the Oshkosh® Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), the Textron M1117 Armored Security Vehicle, and the International® MaxxPro mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle.
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US Navy begins operational test phase of its RQ-21A Blackjack Tactical UAV

The US Navy and Marine Corps' newest small unmanned aircraft system RQ-21A Blackjack began its initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) in early January at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Iran to fit its new "Sayyad (Hunter) 2" surface to air missile on Mowdge class vessels

Fars News Agency, quoting Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Navy for Operations Admiral Siyavash Jarreh, announced that the new Sayyad 2 Surface to Air Missiles would be modified in order to be fitted on Iran's Navy Mowdge class "Destroyers" (Frigate in western standards).

Metal Shark Aluminum Boats Acquires Shipyard and Announces Expansion Plans

Louisiana-based boat manufacturer Metal Shark Aluminum Boats is significantly expanding its operations and has acquired a large waterfront parcel to accommodate the production of larger vessels, the company announced today.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

GEROH to present its best military mast solutions at International Armoured Vehicles 2014.

The International Defense Company GEROH presents its best military mast solutions at International Armoured Vehicles (IAV) 2014, which will be held from the 3 to February 2014 in Farnborough, United Kingdom. It gives GEROH great pleasure to invite you to join the International Armoured Vehicles conference and to visit Geroh stand N° D30.
GEROH Spindle mast mounted on German Fennek reconnaissance armoured vehicle
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United States Marine Corps begins testing P-19R Oshkosh Defense firefighting vehicle.

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), has delivered three Oshkosh P-19 Replacement Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle prototypes to the U.S. Marine Corps to undergo testing. The Marine Corps selected the Oshkosh P-19R in May 2013 to serve as the Marines’ off-road firefighting vehicle of the future.
Leveraging three decades of proven P-19 experience with advanced firefighting technology, the Oshkosh® P-19R Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting vehicle delivers cutting-edge on-road and off-road firefighting capabilities
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Defense Industry of Pakistan has the capability to produce 50 main battle tanks per year.

Pakistan’s defence production sector has the capability of manufacturing up to 50 battle tanks annually whereas 1,598 sophisticated guns are being manufactured in the Pakistani ammunition factories, a Senate panel was informed Tuesday, January 28, 2014.
The Al-Khalid is a modern main battle tank developed and manufactured in Pakistan by the local company Heavy Industries Taxila for the Pakistan Army. 
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Indian Army to conduct test-fired of Agni-I medium range ballistic missile in the next few days.

Indian Army is preparing to conduct a fresh user trial of Agni-I missile from a defence base off the Odisha coast. The personnel of Strategic Forces Command (SFC) will carry out the test early next month. Agni-I missile has a specialised navigation system which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision.
In July 2012, India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Agni-I ballistic missile,
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Iranian army has unveiled local-made simulators for Hawk and Skyguard missile systems.

Iran’s Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base unveiled simulators for anti-aircraft Hawk (Mersad) and Skyguard missile systems. Commander of Iran’s Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli pointed to the unique specifications of these two missile systems simulators.
New Iranian-made simulators for Hawk and Skyguard missile systems.
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US Navy confirms its selection of Raytheon for Next Generation Jammer Electronic Warfare Program

Following the US Navy's confirmation of its Next Generation Jammer contractor, Raytheon Company announced today it is ready to resume work on this critical electronic attack program for the warfighter.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

U.S. Dept of Defense announces the deployment of M/V Cape Ray for Syrian Chemical Weapons

Today the Department of Defense announced the deployment of M/V Cape Ray from Portsmouth, Va. M/V Cape Ray is the primary contribution of the Department of Defense toward international efforts to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons material program. 

Gaza militant group Mujahideen Brigades unveils new local-made anti-tank launcher Sair.

The "Mujahideen Brigades" in Gaza announced this week the launch of a new local-made portable ATM (Anti-Tank Missile) launcher. A Video released January 27, 2014, shows a live firing test with the new anti-tank weapon system.

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Diehl Defence successfully demonstrated IRIS-T SLM ground based air defence system

Diehl Defence successfully demonstrated its Ground Based Air Defence System IRIS-T SLM in the presence of international experts and military representatives from 16 nations at the Overberg Test Range in South Africa on January 14, 2014.
Start of IRIS-T SL guided missile during the demonstration firing with international participation at the Overberg Test Range in South Africa in January 2014.
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Finland to acquire FIM-92 Stinger man-portable anti-aircraft missile systems from United States.

Finland is ready to acquire hundreds of FIM-92 Stinger (MANPADS) anti-aircraft missiles from the United States, Carl Haglund (SFP), the Minister of Defence, announced to US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel as the two met in Washington on Thursday, January 23, 2014.
FIM-92 Stinger is a man-portable infrared homing anti-aircraft missile system produced by Raytheon Missile Systems. It has a range of 4,800 meters and can hit aircraft at altitudes up to 3,800 m.
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P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft gets green light to enter full rate production

On the heels of the P-8A Poseidon squadron’s inaugural deployment, the U.S. Navy Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft Program Office (PMA-290) recently announced it entered the full-rate production (FRP) phase of its development.

Future USS Coronado (LCS 4) on its way to commissioning

The U.S. Navy's newest littoral combat ship, the future USS Coronado (LCS 4), departed from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala., Jan. 27, en route to her commissioning site in Coronado, Calif. Coronado is the fourth littoral combat ship delivered to the Navy, and the second LCS of the aluminum, trimaran Independence variant. It is scheduled to be commissioned April 5, and will be homeported in San Diego, Calif. 

Royal Australian Navy Officially Inducts MH-60R Seahawk Romeo Maritime Helicopter

The first two MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopters were accepted by the Royal Australian Navy at an ‘In Service Date’ ceremony conducted by NUSQN 725 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida on the 24th January. The first two of twenty-four airframes on order from Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin, were delivered to the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) in early December 2013.

Willard Marine Supplies Fast Rescue Boats For Alaska Marine Highway System Ferry

Willard Marine, a 56-year-old builder of composite and aluminum boats, has delivered two rescue boats for the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS). Under the contract, Willard Marine is supplying two U.S. Coast Guard-approved SEA FORCE(R) 670 SOLAS fast rescue boats (FRBs) for the 418-ft. passenger/ro-ro ferry M/V Columbia.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Russia has exported $13.2 billion of weapons and military equipment to foreign customers in 2013

Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport sold $13.2 billion in weapons and military equipment to foreign buyers last year but expects no short-term growth, its director said in an interview published Monday, January 27, 2014.
The Open Joint Stock Company Rosoboronexport, part of the Russian Technologies State Corporation, is the sole Russian state intermediary agency responsible for import/export of the full range of defense and dual-use end products, technologies and services
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United Kingdom could buy weapons from Russia under a landmark defence treaty.

According to the British Newspaper "The Telegraph", of Sunday, 26 January, 2014, United Kingdom could buy weapons for the first time from Russia under a landmark defence treaty. Defence chiefs are preparing to sign a deal that would see British defence companies working jointly on projects with the Russian arms industry.
David Cameron with Vladimir Putin at No 10 Downing Street.
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Russia to deliver 37 BMP-3F amphibious armoured infantry fighting vehicles to Indonesia

Russia will deliver 37 Russian-made amphibious armoured infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3F to the Indonesian armed forces. With this new vehicles, Indonesia has now a total of 54 vehicles in service with the Indonesian Navy Marine Corps.
Russian-made BMP-3F amphibious armoured infantry fighting vehicle from the the Indonesian Navy Marine Corps.
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Kelvin Hughes To Supply SharpEye Radar Systems for Offshore Facilities In Azerbaijan

Kelvin Hughes, a world leader in the design and supply of coastal surveillance and VTS radar and navigation and surveillance systems, is delighted to announce that it has been contracted by VisSim, a leading VTMS system provider and integrator, to supply a total of 11 SharpEye™ radar sets for the protection of offshore facilities in Azerbaijan. 

"Jieyang", tenth Type 056 Corvette (Jiangdao class), commissioned in Chinese Navy (PLAN)

A commissioning, naming and flag-presenting ceremony of the new "Jieyang" corvette (locally designated guided missile frigate) of the Chinese Navy (PLAN) was held on the morning of January 26, 2014 at a naval port in Shantou of south China’s Guangdong province, marking that the ship is officially commissioned to the South China Sea Fleet of the PLAN. 

New Professional Partnership Between Republic of Singapore Navy and IMarEST

The Republic of Singapore Navy’s (RSN) training pipeline has been accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST) to establish a streamlined route for marine engineers and technologists which maps each individual’s professional qualifications against IMarEST membership from Technician to Chartered Status.
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Sunday, 26 January 2014

New Armata universal combat vehicle platform equipped with radar as the T-50 fighter aircraft.

Russian armoured vehicles will be equipped with radars of the same technology used on the the fifth-generation fighter aircraft T-50. According to the documents of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, new combat vehicles based on the unified track platform “Armata” should be fitted with such devices by 2015.
Models of armored bridge layer, thermobaric mlrs, mine-laying vehicle based on Armata platform
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The first Chinese army peacekeeping force in Mali is now fully operational.

Major General Jean Bosco Kazura, commander of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), inspected the first Chinese peacekeeping force to Mali which was deployed in place at 10:00 on January 22, 2014, local time, and spoke highly of the Chinese peacekeepers’ outstanding performance and professional competence.
Major General Jean Bosco Kazura, commander of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), inspects the barracks of the first Chinese peacekeeping force to Mali on January 22, 2014.
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India unveils new local-made Arjun Mk-II main battle tank at the Republic Day Military Parade 2014.

The Arjun Mk.II MBT (Main Battle Tank) was unveiled for the first time to the public at India's 65th Republic Day Military Parade, January 26, 2014. Thle latest version of Arjun MBT is aimed at exemplifying DRDO’s strength in the area of defence technology – design and development, leading to the production of state of the art weapon systems for India’s armed forces.
The new Arjun Mk-II at India's 65th Republic Day Military Parade, January 26, 2014. 
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Saturday, 25 January 2014

TATA Motors to unveil WhAP 8x8 Wheeled Armoured Platform at Defexpo 2014.

Tata Motors will be unveiling a brand new specialty vehicle, the Wheeled Armoured Platform (WhAP) at Defexpo 2014 next month. The vehicle platform, developed jointly with the DRDO's Vehicle Research & Development Establishment (VRDE) in Pune, is a mobility platform featuring a Norwegian-built Kongsberg MCT-30-R medium-calibre remote turret sporting a US-built ATK 30mm/40mm Mk44 Bushmaster automatic cannon as a primary weapon and a secondary FN Herstal M240 7.62mm general purpose machine gun.
TATA Motors WhAP Wheeled Armoured Platform will be unveiled at Defexpo 2014
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SpetsTechnoExport of Ukraine awarded contract to supply 5 BTR-4 8x8 armoured to Indonesia.

The Ukrainian State Foreign Trade Enterprise “SpetsTechnoExport", a division of the Ukrainian Defense Industry has won a tender from the Indonesian Ministry of Defense to supply five BTR-4 8x8 armoured vehicles personnel carrier for the Marine Corps of the Indonesian Navy. 
Ukrainian-made BTR-4 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier
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Army of China has test-fired its home-made DF-21 medium range nuclear capable ballistic missile.

 China’s military has released images January 22, 2014, of its home-made ballistic missile. The pictures were taken during test-fired with the Dong Feng DF-21 nuclear capable single-warhead medium-range ballistic missile. The People's Liberation Army could be defeated in a potential nuclear war between China and the United States in just one hour, according to the Moscow-based Expert magazine.
Picture releases on Chinese army website during test-fired of DF-21 ballsitic missile. 
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Friday, 24 January 2014

Northrop Grumman-Built Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator Surpasses 10,000 Combat Flying Hours

The Northrop Grumman Corporation built unmanned demonstrator aircraft used for maritime surveillance missions by the U.S. Navy surpassed 10,000 combat flying hours supporting intelligence-gathering missions in the Middle East. The Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstration (BAMS-D) aircraft are currently flying 15 missions a month and allow fleet commanders to identify and track potential targets of interest using a specialized suite of surveillance sensors.

Pantsir-S1 air defense system will be tested and deployed in the next few months to the Arctic region

During the visit January 20, 2014, of the Russian President Vladimir Putin to the factory of the Russian Defense Company KBP Instrument Design Bureau of Tula, a new variant of the Pantsir-S1 air defense missile-gun system was presented with camouflage adapted to be used to the Arctic region. 
The Russian-made Pantsir-S1 short-tange air defense system with winter camouflage at Tula factory, January 20, 2014.
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U.S. Navy Accepts General Dynamics-built MUOS Ground Stations

The U.S. Navy has accepted three General Dynamics C4 Systems-built ground stations for the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS). General Dynamics C4 Systems led the development and delivery of the ground systems and MUOS communications waveform; Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor for the entire MUOS system. Navy personnel will now operate the stations.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Vietnamese homemade mini-submarine passed first trials successfully

After one week on trial, a private mini-submarine made by a Vietnamese mechanic can now work perfectly with its full functions. Nguyen Quoc Hoa, the one who performed the mini-submarine production, said on Local Lao Dong (Labor) online newspaper Thursday that machinery parts inside the mini-submarine operates well as originally designed.

U.S. Army is considering to replace some soldiers with robots to cut size of brigade

The United States Army is considering cutting down a brigade by 25 percent and replacing those soldiers with robots. General Robert Cone, head of the US Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, spoke at the Army Aviation Symposium last week about how the Army is considering cutting the size of a brigade from 4,000 to 3,000 soldiers. 
CHIMP, the CMU (Carnegie Mellon University) Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform, carries a fire hose to connect it to a wall spigot. The robot from the Tartan Rescue team, CHIMP came in third overall in the competition.
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Chinese Navy (PLAN) conducts amphibious drills on Paracel Islands

A PLAN flotilla centered around a Type 071 LPD (Yuzhao-class Landing Platform Dock) has completed a two-day amphibious drill off the Paracel Islands (also called Xisha Islands in Chinese and Hoàng Sa Islands in Vietnamese) on Wednesday. The flotilla undertook a "three-dimensional" patrol of several islets, using surface vessels, Type 726 LCAC (Yuyi class) and Z-8 helicopters.

USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Successfully Completes Sea Trials

USS Makin Island (LHD 8) completed a nine-day scheduled sea trials on Jan. 17, after coming out of a 13-month Phased Maintenance Availability (PMA). During the nine-day underway period, Makin Island crew members tested a number of shipboard systems, including communication circuits, damage control systems, navigation systems and propulsion plant. The crew also conducted full-power runs of the ship, ballasting demonstrations and flight operations.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Police of Nigeria to purchase 8 Springbuck IV 4x4 armoured vehicles from DCD South Africa.

Mekahog Limited awarded another contract to supply eight Springbuck APC's to the Nigerian Police. DCD PM will deliver these Springbuck IV variants by May 2013. A further order of 8 vehicles is secured and production is in progress. The vehicles will be built at the new DCD Protected Mobility facility in Isando.
Springbuck IV APC 4x4 armoured vehicle personnel carrier
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Thales Australia has selected Steyr Mannlicher SL40 grenade launcher for its EF88 assault rifle

Thales Australia has selected Steyr Mannlicher’s SL40 grenade launcher as its preferred choice for Thales’s new EF88 rifle currently under development for the Australian Defence Force (ADF). A new product from the Austrian company, the SL40 has been chosen by Thales after an extensive testing process.
Thales EF88 assault rifle with SL40 grenade launcher.
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