Merkava Upgrade

The Israel Defense Force is aiming to launch an upgraded version of its combat-proven Merkava Main Battle Tank by 2020. The Merkava Mk.4 has been in service with the IDF since 2004. The tank is capable of carrying eight infantry … More »

Contract to support M-ATVs

The US Army is contracting Oshkosh Defense for technical support. The $13.9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract provides for a number of support activities on the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle family of vehicles. The Oshkosh M-ATV has an empty “curb … More »

Hindsight is 20-20

The best time to buy a relic is when you see it! by Harold Ratzburg One of the disadvantages of being an old geezer is that you can look back over the years to see all the mistakes you made, … More »

New Skin for Armored Vehicles?

Jane’s Defense reports that German defense contractor IBD Deisenroth Engineering (IBD) has disclosed development of a new active armor solution designed to protect main battle tanks and medium to heavy armored fighting platforms against tandem warhead threats. Modern anti-tank weapons often have … More »