Ukraine: upgraded combat module Duplet successfully tested

Ukraine’s state-owned enterprise Zhytomyr Armored Plant has upgraded the combat module “Duplet”, which is intended for the modernization of armored vehicles, and it has passed successful tests, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has reported on his Facebook page. He also noted that Zhytomyr Armored Plant had significantly increased the characteristics of the combat module and equipped…

Ukraine: $400 million in military products exported to India in three years

CEO of Ukraine’s state-run military-industrial concern Ukroboronprom Pavlo Bukin says Ukrainian enterprises of the military-industrial complex in the past three years exported military products to India to the tune of about $400 million. Mykolaiv-based Zorya-Mashproekt alone sold gas turbines worth $200 million to the Indian Navy for its warships, the concern’s press service said. “In…

Azerbaijan: new-generation weapons produced

The defense industry plays an important role in the economy of every confident country in the world, including Azerbaijan, whose defense industry is expanding with each passing year. In 2017 the enterprises of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense Industry continued work on the production of defense products. The ministry noted that the volume of defense and…

Ukraine: AR-15 assault rifle variant constructed

Ukraine’s state-owned Ukroboronprom has recently showcased its locally built variant of the AR-15 assault rifle – M4-WAC-47. The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense (MoD) intends to induct the M4-WAC-47 as part of its technical and operational alignment with NATO. The M4-WAC-47 was developed in collaboration with U.S.-based Aeroscraft. Besides 5.56×45 mm NATO rounds, the M4-WAC-47 can…

Azerbaijan: new artillery guns purchased

Azerbaijan has purchased new artillery guns from the Czech Republic. The DANA self-propelled artillery guns of the Czech production have been delivered to Azerbaijan and are being used in large-scale exercises involving various branches of Azerbaijani Armed Forces, the Defense Ministry reported on September 18. First introduced in 1977, DANA systems have a firing range…

Ukraine: Ukroboronprom showcasing high-precision weapons at MSPO 2017 in Poland

Ukraine’s state-owned Ukroboronprom concern is presenting the defense military complex products at the 25th international arms exhibition MSPO 2017, taking place in Kielce, Poland, from September 5 through September 8. According to Ukroboronprom, Ukraine at the expo showcases high-precision weapons, including anti-tank missile systems supplied to Ukraine’s army and available for exports. In addition, the…

Latvia: Border Guard to procure new helicopters

Latvian State Border Guard currently evaluates offers for procurement of new helicopters. The country’s National Armed Forces, one the other hand, has no plans to procure new helicopters in the near future. Until then, old helicopters will be kept repaired and in battle-ready condition, according to available information. It should be noted that Latvia currently…

Ukraine: Stiletto Systems and MAGNUM to build new ammunition plant

British-based Stiletto Systems Ltd. jointly with Canadian-based MAGNUM and its division Waterbury Farrel are considering the possibility of participating in a tender of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade to create a new manufacture of shooting and artillery ammunition in Ukraine. Head of Stiletto Ukraine Roman Karpenko said the British-Canadian alliance had practical experience…

Ukraine: Iskra complex expands production of new electronic reconnaissance devices for Armed Forces

The state enterprise Iskra Scientific and Production Complex (Zaporizhia) is expanding production of new electronic reconnaissance and radioelectronic warfare devices for the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the press service of State Concern Ukroboronprom has reported. “Taking into account the need of the Armed Forces in radioelectronic warfare devices, Iskra has started production of new military equipment…