Sweden’s 120 mm Mjolner 

  BAE Systems Hagglunds’ CV90 twin 120 mm Mjolner mortar system tests have begun. This will lead to the Critical Design Review (CDR), probably by the end of 2017. Following the CDR and any changes indicate, the design process will … More »

They rolled for General Pershing

Armored cars made in Cleveland, 1915-1918 As war tore apart Europe in 1914, the United States was reluctant to join the slaughter. President Woodrow Wilson was willing, however, to support a conflict closer to home. Wilson recognized Venustiano Carranza, the … More »

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 »