Stryker Variants Deploy

Two upgunned Stryker infantry carrier vehicle variants will be deployed to Europe in December to undergo operational tests. One, the 30 mm-armed ‘Dragoon’, has been developed by General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) and features Orbital ATK’s 30 mm caliber XM813 Bushmaster dual feed automatic cannon … More »

Saudis buy U.S. and Russian air defense

The State Department has approved a Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Saudi Arabia for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and related support, equipment and services for an estimated cost of $15 billion. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman recently … More »

AM General Humming Along

AM General will continue to produce Humvees for several foreign buyers under a five-year deal estimated to reach as much as $2.2 billion in value. Nine countries—Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine, Jordan, Slovenia, Bahrain, Columbia, Bosnia and Kenya—have all placed orders for the vehicles, currently valued … More »

Germany to upgrade Leopard

Germany released funds to upgrade 104 Leopard 2 tanks, contracting Rheinmetall to carry out the modernization. The $139.4 million award will see 68 Leopard 2A4, 16 Leopard 2A6 and 20 Leopard 2A7 main battle tanks modernized “to state-of-the-art design status,” eliminating obsolescent features in … More »

Navy receives USS Little Rock

Shipbuilder Fincantieri Marinette Marine has delivered  the future USS Little Rock, a Freedom variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), to the US Navy. The Little Rock—completed last summer and is expected to be commissioned into service in December—is the Navy’s 11th LCS … More »

HMMWVs ticketed for Afghanistan

  AM General will deliver 6,576 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) to the Afghan armed forces. The $45.9 million contract awarded by the US Army falls under foreign military sales and provides the expanded capacity M115 HMMWV. Production will take place … More »