Ukraine: Ukroboronprom to modernize Egypt’s air defense systems

Ukraine’s state-run Ukroboronprom Concern has reached an agreement to modernize Egypt army’s air defense systems. The agreement was signed at the meeting between Director General of Ukroboronprom Pavlo Bukin and Vice President and Production Director of Egypt’s National Organization for Military Production Hassan Ahmed Abdel-Mageed during an IDEX-2019 exhibition in Abu Dhabi (UAE), according to…

Ukraine: new high-precision multiple rocket launching system showcased at IDEX 2019

Ukraine’s state-owned defense industrial group, Spetstechnoexport, has unveiled for the first time the new model of high-precision multiple rocket launching system Vilkha at the international Defense exhibition IDEX 2019 in the UAE. According to a company statement, the new Ukrainian high precision multiple rocket launching system Vilkha with 300mm caliber missiles is considered one of…

Ukraine: Army receives 50 warplanes and helicopters in 2018

The state-run military-industrial Concern Ukroboronprom in 2018 transferred 50 aircraft and helicopters to the Ukrainian Army, after their upgrade and repair performed by Ukraine’s aviation industry cluster, which included 16 enterprises, all part of the concern. The list includes Su-27 and MiG-29 fighters, Su-25 attack aircraft, Su-24 strike aircraft, An-26 and Il-76 transport aircraft, L-39…

Lithuania: additional missiles bought

Lithuania has acquired additional combat and training missiles for the Norwegian medium-range aid defense systems NASAMS it is buying from Norway, Lithuania’s Ministry of National Defense said. Due to security reasons, the ministry does not disclose either the volume of the additional missiles, or the price, only saying that the total value of the purchase,…

Ukraine: new guided projectile Kvitnyk ready for testing

Ukraine’s state-run defense concern UkrOboronProm says a new 152 mm high precision-guided artillery projectile Kvitnyk is ready to undergo scheduled testing. All components of the new ammunition are 100% Ukraine-made, the arms manufacturer boasts. “The state-owned Progres Research and Production Complex, which is a part of UkrOboronProm, has completed the works on total import substitution…

Ukraine: new armored recon vehicle Mongoose revealed

Ukraine’s defense giant UkrOboronProm has presented at the annual Arms and Security Expo in Kyiv its new armored reconnaissance vehicle Mongoose. The Mongoose (formerly BRDM-NIK) armored reconnaissance vehicle is a modernized version of the Soviet-built BRDM-2 amphibious armored vehicle developed by the SE “Mykolayiv Armored Plant.” The Mongoose is enhanced with front armor. The hull…

Ukraine: army gets brand-new Butsefal armored personnel carrier

The military of Ukraine’s Joint Forces Operation (JFO) have received a brand-new armored personnel carrier (BTR) Butsefal (“Bucephalus”), developed by the Kharkiv-based Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau, a state-owned enterprise. “The newest BTR-4E Butsefal is an eight-wheel drive armored personnel carrier, developed in Ukraine by the Kharkiv-based Machine Building Design Bureau and manufactured at the…

Ukraine: new armored recovery vehicle tested

Ukraine has conducted the successful test of a new armored recovery vehicle “Lev”, which could be used for towing and repairing battle-damaged military equipment in combat conditions, the country’s state defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom said. Designed by Lviv Armour Vehicle Factory, “Lev” is based on the Soviet T-72 tank. It is equipped with a crane, which…

Ukraine: army needs $4 billion in 2019

Ukrainian defense budget in 2019 should amount to at least UAH 119 billion ($4 billion), according to Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Viktor Muzhenko. “We calculated that this should be about UAH 112 billion, a minimum required for the Army, while we are currently seeing the funding will be…

Latvia: Defense Ministry performs final assessment of 4×4 tactical transport procurement

Defense Ministry currently performs the final assessment of procurement offers for 4×4 light and medium-sized tactical transports for the country’s National Armed Forces. Talks regarding procurement of 4×4 light and medium-sized tactical transports were organized in two stages. Twelve contenders submitted applications for the first stage. Defense Ministry’s procurement commission picked six for the second…

Georgia: Stingers to follow Javelins

The Acting Defense Minister Levan Izoria told lawmakers on June 20 that in the near future Georgia would receive the most modern, man-portable air defense system – FIM-92 Stingers – from the United States. Izoria said that together with Javelins, the new systems would significantly empower the country’s self-defense capabilities. Stinger (FIM-92) is a man-portable…

Ukraine: army to get new armored vehicle

The Armed Forces of Ukraine may receive a new Novator armored car – it is considered as one of the possible options for this type of equipment to be put into service. “I’ve heard the report of those responsible regarding the testing process on the possibility of this vehicle’s further supply to the Ukrainian troops.…