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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...

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