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The MRAP bubble – Has it burst?

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A recent article in Business Day by Erika Gibson on the status of the SA defence industry provides some interesting food for thought. One...

More Osprea Mambas for Africa

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Osprea Logistics is successfully delivering another 50 Mamba armoured vehicles to an African based customer, who will use them for peacekeeping missions. United States-based Osprea...

More Chinese APCs for Gabon

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Three years after revealing it was operating VN1 8x8 armoured vehicles, Gabon’s military has for the first time displayed new VP11 4x4 vehicles acquired...

Egypt receives last of 930 MRAPs; requests more from US

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The United States has transferred a final shipment of 101 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles to Egypt, completing an Excess Defence Articles grant...

Burundi getting more Cougars

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It appears Burundi is receiving another batch of Cougar mine-resistant, ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles from the United States under the Excess Defense...

Egypt receives more MRAPs from the United States

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The Egyptian military has received a second batch of mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles from the United States. The Egyptian Ministry of Defence made...

Djibouti operating Cougar MRAPs

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The Djiboutian Armed Forces is operating the General Dynamics Land Systems Cougar mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle, which was seen during its Independence...

Egypt receiving MRAPs from the United States

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Egypt on 12 May received its first batch of mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles donated free of charge by the United States, which...

Mechem supplying armoured vehicles to UN under new long-term contract

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Ten Casspir armoured personnel have been shipped to Sudan as the first part of a new long-term agreement with the United Nations...

U.S. Marines training Ugandan military

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U.S. Marines and sailors are helping build the engineering and logistical capabilities of the Uganda People's Defense Force at Camp Singo, Uganda. This...

US to seek up to 400 MRAPs for Africa Command

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The United States Army will in the next few days issue a solicitation for between 19 and 400 new armoured personnel carriers...

Security challenges driving modest African armoured vehicles market

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Africa has been on something of a spending spree in the past few years, upping its stake in the global defence market...

Uganda and Burundi to get ex-US MRAPs

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Uganda and Burundi will both receive mine-resistant, ambush protected (MRAP) armoured vehicles from the United States, and these will replace its Casspirs...

Obama orders review of U.S. police use of military hardware

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U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern...

Armoured vehicle market worth $28.62 billion by 2019

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The global armoured vehicles market is projected to reach a value of $28.62 billion by 2019 with a growth rate of 4.93%...

Husky 2G makes the blast and ballistic test grade

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After being exposed to stringent ballistic and blast tests at the CSIR's Paardefontein test facility outside Pretoria, DCD Protected Mobility's two-man operated...

BAE SA making its own opportunity

BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa says business is increasingly tough, although it still has a comfortable turnover (recently) of around R3...

EWI2 partners with Norinco on 8M armoured vehicle

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South African company EWI2 has partnered with the China North Industries Group Corporation (Norinco) to produce the 8M wheeled mine resistant, ambush...

Mekahog to build Springbuck armoured vehicles at new factory in Nigeria

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Nigerian defence and security firm Mekahog is in the process of setting up a factory to manufacture Springbuck and other armoured vehicles...

US Army refining long-term MRAP plan

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The US Army is in the process of refining a long-term plan for its fleet of 20 000 blast-deflecting, mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles,...

MRAP glut on the way?

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The world military vehicle market will likely soon be glutted with surplus Mine Resistant Armour Protected (MRAP) V-shaped hull armoured vehicles. The Washington...

BAE Systems awarded two MRAP deals worth US$150m

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BAE Systems Land & Armaments has received two contract awards totaling more than US$150 million to provide RG31 and RG32M vehicles to...

Demand for armoured vehicles despite budgetary pressures: ASD

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The pressure on US defence spending has recently forced many key armoured vehicle programmes to be cancelled, delayed or reduced. However, the...

BAE receives contract for MRAP maintenance in Afghanistan

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BAE Systems has received a US$21.9 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps for ongoing maintenance, updates and repairs to Mine Resistant...

General Dynamics awarded US$87 million contract for RG-31 MRAP work

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The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada an US$87.3 million contract to modify 425 RG-31 Mine Resistant...

RG41 completes hot weather desert trial

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BAE Systems says its 8x8 RG41 wheeled armoured combat vehicle recently successfully completed a hot weather desert trial. The vehicle completed the...

Canada to loan Australia SA tech to counter IEDs

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Canada will loan Australia engineering systems to provide soldiers from the latter operating in Afghanistan additional protection against improvised explosive devices (IEDs)....

Army spends cash to keep Mamba biting

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BAE Systems has been awarded product support services worth R2.5 million to supply and deliver equipment table schedules for the South African...

LMT to deliver armoured cabs to German Army

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Pretoria-based Land Mobility Technologies (LMT) will next week start delivering armoured cabs to Mercedes Benz Special Trucks in Germany for fitting to...

Navistar gets a further MaxxPro order

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Navistar Defense has received a US$357 million delivery order for an additional 471 MaxxPro Dash mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles. The...

RSD brings Mountain Lion to market

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DCD Dorbyl division RSD has for the first time brought a high mobility armoured vehicles vehicle to market, teaming with Critical Solutions...

Azerbaijan order 60 more Marauder and 30 Matador

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The Azerbaijan Ministry of Defence Industries (MDI) has extended a joint production agreement with the Paramount Group and has ordered the joint...

US Army awards GD US$30m for Stryker double-V hull production

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The US Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems $30 million to begin production of a double-V-shaped hull...

BAE Systems announces 8×8 RG41

Benoni-based BAE Systems South Africa will next week unveil a new 8x8 wheeled armoured combat vehicle at the Eurosatory defence exhibition in...

BAE Systems wins new Finnish RG32M order

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BAE Systems has won a contract worth more than €6 million (about R58 million at current exchange rates) to supply a further...

Army networks MRAPs, M-ATVs

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The US Army has outfitted a handful of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, more commonly referred to as MRAP, vehicles with Network Integration...

SA exports over 700 MRAP in 2008

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South Africa exported over 700 new and refurbished armoured personnel carrier and infantry combat vehicles to 11 countries and two peace missions...

US Army issues RFP for new-generation ground vehicles

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The US Army has released a request for proposal for the Ground Combat Vehicle Feb. 25 -- marking an official start for...

BAE Systems not supporting Guinea Mambas

BAE Systems South Africa says it has not supported a fleet of Mamba vehicles it sold to the Republic of Guinea in...

Oshkosh receives yet another M-ATV order

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Oshkosh Corporation has received an additional $640 million award from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM...

OMC confirms US Marine MRAP order

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BAE Systems Land Systems OMC has confirmed it will build the US Marine Corps a further 250 RG31 Mk5E Mine Resistant Ambush...

BAE Systems showcases the RG “Outrider” at AUSA

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BAE Systems is showcasing its newest armoured vehicle, the RG Outrider, at the Association of the US Army's (AUSA) winter exhibition that...

OMC to build US Marines 250 more MRAP

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Benoni-based BAE Systems SA business unit Land Systems OMC is to build the US Marine Corps a further 250 RG-31 Mk5E (pictured)...

SA’s Paramount teams with Ashok Leyland in MRAP business

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South Africa Paramount Group has signed an agreement with India's Ashok Leyland for the development and manufacture of mine resistant armour protected...

India unveils MRAP

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Defence Land Systems India (DLSI) , a joint venture between Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and BAE Systems is displaying its new...

Fact file: Casspir MRAP

An estimated 2500 of these superb have been built since the first prototype rolled out of the TFM plant in April 1979....

Press release: EADS Defence & Security supports the safe transport of...

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EADS Defence & Security supports the safe transport of wounded persons in danger zones Delivery of 20 armoured ambulance...

Fact file: Mamba APC/MRAP

 The Mamba MRAP is used as an armoured personnel carrier by the motorised infantry. It should not be confused with the BAE...

UK papers lament British MRAP woes

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United Kingdom newspapers are reporting that more than half of the new armoured vehicles sent to Afghanistan for the British Army are...

Oshkosh awarded more M-ATV work

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The Oshkosh Corporation as received an additional $175 million order from the US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command to deliver a further...