Tallinn's 2022 defence budget includes requirements for armoured and logistics vehicles as well as self-propelled howitzers. Calls for tenders will be announced in the next month.
Iron Dome undergoes further tests
Rafael Advanced Defense System and the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) have completed further advanced tests of the Iron Dome air and short-range missile defence system.
Tests involving Israeli Air Force (IAF) personnel at a site in southern Israel ‘demonstrated a significant upgrade of the system’s technological capabilities’, Rafael announced on 16 March, by testing Iron Dome in multiple ‘complex scenarios’ to intercept and destroy simulated existing and emerging threats.
Achievements included the simultaneous interception of multiple UAVs, as well as a salvo of rockets and missiles.
‘The new version of the Iron Dome system will be delivered to the IAF and the Navy for operational use and will strengthen Israel’s multi-tier missile defense capabilities,’ Rafael noted, adding that the system has achieved a success rate of 90% in more than 2,500 combat interceptions to date.
As part of our promise to deliver comprehensive coverage to our Defence Insight and Premium News subscribers, our curated defence news content provides the latest industry updates, contract awards and programme milestones.
More from Land Warfare
Rheinmetall has received a contract to build and export a Lynx IFV test chassis for the OMFV programme.
Czech MoD selects contractors to overhaul BVP-2 IFVs, T-72M4CZ tanks, Dana self-propelled howitzers and Tatra trucks.
In service with the Czechoslovak Army (and then the Czech Armed Forces) since the 1970s, the 'technically and morally outdated' 2K12 KUB will be replaced by Rafael Spyder ground-based air defence systems.
The procurement of 5t trucks for the army is part of an ongoing effort to modernise the Lithuanian Armed Forces fleet.
Who will be the launch customer for the Lazanski 8x8 vehicle?