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News - "Austrian Army"

  • Training

    Significant improvements introduced to Austrian Army training

    13th April 2022

    The Austrian Army's use of its new Small Arms Tactical Trainers is expected to help make training more valuable and relevant.

  • Training

    Spanish Army boosts armoured training

    15th February 2021

    Spain is enhancing its distributed network of armoured fighting vehicle simulators with the addition of 28 devices for the Pizarro IFV.

  • Defence Helicopter

    Leonardo secures lucrative AW169M order from Austria

    25th September 2020

    Leonardo has beaten off stiff competition from Airbus and Bell to win a €300 million ($349 million) contract for 18 AW169M multirole helicopters from Austria. …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Leonardo secures lucrative AW169M order from Austria

    25th September 2020

    Leonardo has beaten off stiff competition from Airbus and Bell to win a €300 million ($349 million) contract for 18 AW169M multirole helicopters from Austria. …

  • Digital Battlespace

    DSEI 2019: Systematic introduces 3D functionality

    12th September 2019

    Danish defence company Systematic will integrate a three-dimension (3D) capability into its SitaWare Edge command and control (C2) solution, officials have disclosed to Shephard at …

  • Training

    ITEC 2019: eSim Games upgrades Austrian Leopard 2 tank simulator (video)

    15th May 2019

    Nils Hinrichsen, director of eSim Games talks to Shephard through the Leopard 2 gunnery simulator hardware and software upgrades for the Austrian Army, together with Diehl …

  • Training

    ITEC 2019: Walls on tour

    1st May 2019

    Following its presence at Enforce Tac in Nürnberg, Germany in March, Survitec has decided to take its inflatable walls training system (IWTS) on a year-long …

  • Training

    I/ITSEC 2018: Medical sim from Saab

    29th November 2018

    Over the past two years Saab Training has introduced a number of innovative apps that have been designed to enhance live training. Prefaced WE, standing …

  • Land Warfare

    IDEB 2018: Austria concludes winter BvS10 trials

    17th May 2018

    The Austrian Army has concluded winter trials of BAE Systems’ BvS10 ahead of serial production. The first army trials have been completed following the announcement …

  • Land Warfare

    Austria completes Pandur EVO blast trials

    22nd February 2018

    The Austrian Army has completed ballistic and mine protection testing for its new Pandur EVO 6x6 armoured vehicle, ahead of an expected handover later this year. …

  • Land Warfare

    Israeli military technology discovered in Kuwait, despite ban

    9th January 2018

    The Kuwaiti armed forces have been found to be using Israeli military technology, despite the Arab country not recognising the Jewish state and imposing a …

  • Land Warfare

    Latvia receives first Austrian howitzers

    2nd October 2017

    Latvia has received its first examples of second-hand M109 self-propelled howitzers from Austria, as part of an agreement signed between the two countries in April. …

  • Land Warfare

    Latvia close to M109 purchase

    21st March 2017

    Latvia is just weeks away from finalising an agreement with the Austrian government for the acquisition of second hand self-propelled howitzers.Acquisition of these guns marks …

  • Training

    Austria gets upgraded CAE GESI system

    22nd December 2016

    Work on upgrading the Austrian Army’s GESI combat constructive simulation system is now complete and the system is ready for command and staff training, CAE …

  • Land Warfare

    Austrian Army to receive BvS10

    5th July 2016

    Austria is set to become the latest country to operate the BvS10 military vehicle under a government-to-government arrangement with Sweden, it was announced on 30 …

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • APCs/IFVs - 6x6

    Pandur Evo (Austria - Second Batch)

    Programme Background The Austrian Army requires armoured vehicles with a high degree of mobility and blast protection to support its forces deployed on domestic and ...

  • Mine-protected vehicles

    Dingo 2 Protected vehicles

    The Austrian Army has procured the Dingo 2 A3 in two variants: 46 patrol vehicles (Dingo 2 A3 PatSI) and 12 maintenance vehicles (Dingo 2 ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    BvS10 military vehicles

    The Austrian BvS10 fleet is expected to reach IOC by the end of 2020. When the contract was announced, there were indications that the Austrian ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Tanks


    The SK-105 is a light tank designed to meet an Austrian Army requirement for a compact, manoeuvrable tank destroyer capable of operating in Austria's mountainous ...

  • Land: RWS

    WS4 Panther

    The WS4 Panther RWS can be equipped with a 7.62mm medium machine gun, a 50cal heavy machine gun or a 40mm automatic grenade launcher. It ...

  • Medium mortars

    M8 81mm Mortar

    Hirtenberger developed the M8 to meet the requirements of the Austrian Army. Available in different barrel lengths, the system is equipped with a digital fire ...

  • Towed mortars

    M12 120mm Mortar

    Hirtenberger developed the M12 in collaboration with the Austrian Army. It has been in service with the country since 1985. The M12 is available in ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked


    GDELS unveiled a new variant of its tracked ASCOD (Austrian Spanish Cooperative Development) IFV based on the new Common Base Platform (CBP) at the June ...

  • Land: Radio and SATCOM

    SquadNet Soldier Radio

    Thales SquadNet Soldier Radio is compact radio with a simplified screen designed for dismounted troops. It has built-in Bluetooth and GPS functionality, as well as ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 6x6

    Pandur EVO

    The Pandur EVO is a 6x6 APC that features a new longer hull design, driveline technology and powerpack, which provide a significantly increased level of ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked


    The Austrian Spanish Cooperative Development (ASCOD) I/CFV was developed to meet the joint requirements of the Austrian and Spanish armies for a medium-weight armoured vehicle ...

  • Land: RWS


    The Overhead Remote Controlled Weapon Station (ORCWS) is an RWS family developed by Elbit for both ground and naval applications.  Marketed in several configurations, it ...