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  • Land Warfare

    Land Forces 2016: Land 400 – opportunity knocks

    8th September 2016

    The biggest acquisition programmes currently under way for the Australian Army fall under the Land 400 umbrella for new armoured vehicles, and these offer great …

  • Defence Helicopter

    MSPO 2016: Israeli missiles for Polish helos (video)

    8th September 2016

    Helicopter manufacturer PZL Świdnik, teaming with Israeli company Rafael, wants to increase the firepower of Polish Land Forces W-3PL Głuszec gunship with the integration of Spike …

  • Land Warfare

    MSPO 2016: Samson Mk IIs for Lithuanian Boxers

    31st August 2016

    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will supply its Samson Mk II Remote Weapon Station (RWS) for the Boxer vehicles being delivered to the Lithuanian armed forces …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Between a rock and a hard place

    10th August 2016

    In the face of domestic insurgency and an increasingly belligerent China, updating or replacing military helicopter fleets in the Philippines has become a matter of …

  • Land Warfare

    Eurosatory: The ones to watch (video)

    10th June 2016

    As the Eurosatory 2016 exhibition kicks off, industry is getting into position to present the latest products and technologies to military customers on the continent. …

  • Land Warfare

    Analysis: Azerbaijan and Armenian land forces

    6th April 2016

    Hostilities between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorni Karabakh enclave have re-ignited with exchanges of fire over the border. According to officially-released data, during the …

  • Land Warfare

    DefExpo 2016: FICV attraction

    3rd April 2016

    Armoured vehicle manufacturers were out in force at DefExpo 2016, lured by the massive Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) programme for the Indian Army. Under …

  • Defence Helicopter

    FIDAE 2016: Colombia gunships near completion

    29th March 2016

    The Colombian Air Force’s (Fuerza Aérea Colombiana – FAC) programme to integrate Israeli-made Spike air-to-surface missiles onto several of its Black Hawk helicopters is almost …

  • Land Warfare

    Colombia’s new recon and patrol vehicles

    19th January 2016

    A new light strike vehicle, the VRC Cobra, designed by Colombian National Army engineers, was launched at the Expodefensa 2015. The 4x4 off-road reconnaissance combat …

  • Land Warfare

    DSEI 2015: Italian armour builds-up

    15th September 2015

    Delivery of the first batch of Freccia 8x8 armoured fighting vehicles will be completed by the end of the year, with the exception of 26 …

  • Land Warfare

    Chinese ATGM system makes parade debut

    4th September 2015

    The AFT-10 anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) launcher made its public debut during China’s military parade in Tiananmen Square on 3 September. A total of 16 …

  • Land Warfare

    MSPO 2015: Poland hits remote

    3rd September 2015

    A new remote weapon station from the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) has been displayed at the MSPO exhibition in Kielce, Poland. The ZSMU-1276 has been …

  • Land Warfare

    Slovakia close to Rosomak buy

    25th August 2015

    A variant of the Polish-built WZM Rosomak APC is set to be bought by Slovakia. The new vehicle will be name Scipio and will feature …

  • Land Warfare

    New Singaporean vehicle variations

    10th August 2015

    When Singapore celebrated its golden jubilee during a large-scale parade on 9 August, the Singapore Army showcased a number of new vehicle variants, many manufactured …

  • Land Warfare

    Is Indian FICV too ambitious?

    5th August 2015

    India has re-started its Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) programme but industry is not convinced it will come to fruition. An Indian OEM has told …

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • APCs/IFVs - 6x6, APCs/IFVs - 8x8, APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Poland Ottokar-Brzoza Tank Destroyer

    Programme Background Poland's 14th Anti-Tank Artillery Regiment was previously equipped with the obsolete 9P133, a variant of the Soviet BRDM-2 armoured vehicle equipped with a launcher for ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    Vilkas

    Programme Background Lithuania's Boxers are manufactured by the ARTEC production lines in Germany and the Netherlands. KMW is responsible for producing 56 of the vehicles ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Hunter IFV (Forecast)

    Development of the Hunter began in 2006 and was assisted by Singapore's Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA). At least five variants of the platform have been ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Hunter (Contracted)

    Development of the Hunter began in 2006 and was assisted by Singapore's Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA). At least five variants of the platform have been ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Project Land 400 Phase 3 (Australia)

    Programme Background Requirement: 2015 RfI The Land 400 Phase 3 programme will procure a new tracked IFV to replace the Australian Army's legacy fleet of ...

  • Reconnaissance/patrol vehicles

    ARV (USMC)

    Programme Background The ARV constitutes one component of a wider USMC effort to develop an interconnected network of manned and unmanned platforms more suited to ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    Land 400 Phase 2 - Boxer CRV

    Programme Background History The Land 400 Phase 2 programme will procure a replacement for the ASLAV, a derivative of the General Dynamics Land Systems Light Armoured Vehicle ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Land 400 Phase 3 (Amphibious Vehicles)

    Programme Background The Australian DoD released the initial RfI for the Land 400 Phase 3 programme in November 2015. Following consultations with local industry, the ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Land 400 Phase 3 (Logistics, Ammunition Carrier and Mortar Carrier Variants)

    Programme Background The Australian DoD released the initial RfI for the Land 400 Phase 3 programme in November 2015. Following consultations with local industry, the ...

  • Special operations vehicles

    Death Adder RTV 2

    Programme Background The 2nd Commando Regiment currently operates an RTV designed and manufactured by Australia's Bale Defence. These were delivered between 2014 and 2015. Intended ...

  • Special operations vehicles

    Death Adder RTV 2 (Options)

    Programme Background The 2nd Commando Regiment currently operates an RTV designed and manufactured by Australia's Bale Defence. These were delivered between 2014 and 2015. Intended ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    VCR (First Batch)

    Programme Background Purpose The VCR programme is to replace several legacy wheeled and tracked vehicles currently in service with the Spanish Army including the BMR-600 6x6, ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    VCR (Second Batch)

    Programme Background Purpose The VCR programme is to replace several legacy wheeled and tracked vehicles currently in service with the Spanish Army including the BMR-600 6x6, ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    VCR (Third Batch)

    Programme Background Purpose The VCR programme is to replace several legacy wheeled and tracked vehicles currently in service with the Spanish Army including the BMR-600 ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    Boxer (Slovenia)

    Programme Background Requirement As part of its broader military modernisation plans outlined in its Medium-Term Defense Plan 2018-2023, the Slovenian MoD identified a requirement for ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Crew-served assault/anti-tank weapons

    Spike LR2

    The Spike LR2 (NT-S) is Rafael’s fifth generation of the Spike missile and is backwards-compatible with existing Spike launchers.  Two warheads have been developed: a ...

  • Multipurpose missiles

    Spike NLOS

    The Spike NLOS (non-line-of-sight) is a multi-purpose, EO missile system with a real-time wireless data link capable of attacking targets at ranges up to 25km. ...

  • Multipurpose missiles

    Spike ER2

    The Spike ER2 (Extended Range) is a multipurpose missile that can be fired from ground-based, airborne or naval platforms at a range of surface targets, ...

  • Multipurpose missiles

    Spike ER

    The Spike ER is a fourth-generation, multipurpose missile fitted with EO charge-coupled device/imaging IR sensors for operation during the day, night and in adverse weather. ...

  • Individual assault/anti-tank weapons

    Spike SR

    Part of Rafael's Spike missile family, the fire-and-forget, man-portable Spike Short Range (SR) EO-guided missile system has operational capabilities in all weather conditions. Although the ...

  • Land: infantry weapon simulators

    Spike Trainer

    This EO trainer for the Spike missile incorporates simulations of different sensors (including IR). The trainer enables mission rehearsal and trains the gunner in procedural, ...

  • Loitering munitions, Military UAS - mini, Military UAS - rotary-wing

    Spike Firefly

    Spike FireFly is a loitering munition developed jointly by Rafael and Israeli MoD. It is designated as Maoz by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF). The Spike FireFly has ...

  • Crew-served assault/anti-tank weapons, Multipurpose missiles

    Spike MR/LR

    The Spike MR and Spike LR share the same command launch unit, thermal sight, tripod and missile technology. The fire-and-forget missile is equipped with an ...

  • Towed rocket launchers

    SPARC

    Rafael unveiled the SPARC, a 360° remote-controlled towed launcher for its Spike non-line-of-sight (NLOS) missile, at the September 2015 DSEI exhibition in London. Spike NLOS ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    Freccia

    The Freccia 8x8 was developed by CIO to meet an Italian Army requirement for an IFV derived from the 105mm-armed Centauro cavalry vehicle to equip ...

  • Military - USVs

    Protector

    The Protector, having been in use since 2004, was the first USV to enter operational service. It is fitted with several subsystems that include; a radar, ...

  • Land: RWS

    Samson MK I

    Formerly known as the Remote Controlled Weapon Station-30 (RCWS-30), the Samson MK I is a dual-axis gyro-stabilised unmanned turret developed by Rafael to meet the ...

  • Land: RWS

    Samson Mk II/ Samson 30

    The Samson Mk II (now referred to as the Samson 30) was unveiled in 2012 as a replacement for the original Samson uncrewed turret. Like ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 8x8

    Boxer CRV

    In March 2018, the Australian DoD announced that it had selected the Rheinmetall Boxer CRV, a further development of the ARTEC 8x8 Boxer APC, to meet ...

  • Land: RWS

    R800

    The R800 is a RWS developed by EOS for integration on heavy armoured vehicle platforms. It is designed to offer the capabilities of a medium ...