Problem-plagued Kuznetsov saga continues
Despite bullish pronouncements from government and navy officials, a glance at recent history indicates that further delays are likely in the upgrade and overhaul of the Russian Navy flagship.
JLTV experiences mixed fortunes in new NATO countries
Slovenian procurement of 4x4 light tactical vehicles proceeds smoothly, in contrast with plans elsewhere in central and eastern Europe.
Romanian coastal defence missile procurement makes strides
By the end of 2024, Romania expects to receive a mobile coastal defence system based on the Naval Strike Missile.
Croatia ends indecision over multirole fighter programme
After years of waiting and one failed attempt, Croatia at last commits to buying replacements for its MiG-21 fleet.
17th May 2021
Turkey may be selling the Hürkuş-C light attack aircraft abroad for the first time but Western sanctions pose problems for exporters.
12th May 2021
Serbia is receiving MiG-29s from Belarus while the Balkan country also upgrades its existing fleet of seven single-seater MiG-29s.
12th May 2021
The annexation of Crimea in 2014 cast a long shadow over Russian naval shipbuilding programmes.
29th April 2021
An upgrade has transformed the Udaloy-class ASW destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov into a multirole frigate, the Russian Navy claims.
24th March 2021
Domestic industry meets Ukrainian demand for sniper and anti-armour rifles.
22nd January 2021
Comments from director general of Sevmash shed light on an order for more improved Borei-class boats.
16th November 2020
Upgrade includes a third-generation thermal panoramic sight for the tank commander, a new ballistic computer, a new gun stabilising system and a 12.7mm RWS
23rd October 2020
Developing and fielding shipborne anti-access/area denial systems has proven problematic
21st September 2020
The Croatian government is to choose between four offers in its latest attempt to run a government-to-government tender for 12 fighter aircraft. Offers came from ...
10th August 2020
The second Project 636.3 Varshavyanka (Improved Kilo-II class) diesel-electric attack submarine for the Russian Pacific Fleet is set to begin a comprehensive series of tests. According ...
5th August 2020
Russian artillery R&D; specialist TsNII Burevestnik, an Uralvagonzavod subsidiary based in Nizhni Novgorod, has developed a 57mm gun system for shipborne air defence. According to Georgiy ...
10th July 2020
There are strong indications that the upgraded BMP-1AM tracked IFV has entered service in Russia. While there has been no official announcement of this development, ...
30th June 2020
The Serbian military formally unveiled its M-84AS-1 MBT earlier this month, as the latest upgrade of a licensed-built version of the venerable T-72M. The M-84AS-1 ...
1st June 2020
The first Karakurt-class (Project 22800) missile corvette for the Russian Navy, armed with the Pantsir-M close-in weapons system, kicked off its testing effort on 20 ...
21st May 2020
Five years after the spectacular public debut of new-generation platforms such as Armata, Kurganets, Bumerang and Koalitsiya-SV at the lavish annual Victory Day parade in ...
15th May 2020
Russia is still hopeful that China will place another Su-35 order after representatives of the two countries held talks on the potential deal. Dmitry Shugaev, ...
13th May 2020
The Serbian military recently unveiled Russian-made Pantsir-S1 (NATO: SA-22 "Greyhound") short-range SAM systems, the last of which arrived in the country in March. The Pantsir-S1s ...
22nd April 2020
On 27 March, North Macedonia became the 30th member of NATO after Spain became the final country to ratify the treaty accepting the small Balkan nation. In ...
20th April 2020
The Bumerang wheeled 8x8 IFV, developed by Moscow-based VPK (Military Industrial Company) for the Russian Land Forces, is to feature a revised hull design. Russian ...
9th April 2020
The Croatian government has suspended a procurement tender for new multirole fighters, citing as its main reason the national emergency surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, exacerbated ...