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BAE Systems submitted its bid for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle

BAE Systems submitted its bid for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle

BAE Systems has submitted its bid for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 down-select with an offering that has superior mobility, survivability and increased carry and payload.

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Border Management & Technologies Summit

Border Management & Technologies Summit "16-17 May 2018"

IBMATA are pleased to announce that our inaugural international conference will take place in Zagreb, Croatia from 16-17 May 2018.With a complex border comprised of a long coastline and a…

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Be Part of the World Forum on Future Trends in Defence and Security

Be Part of the World Forum on Future Trends in Defence and Security

The Czech Republic will host the 13th edition of specialized international meetings and exhibition FUTURE FORCES FORUM (FFF) in Prague on 17 - 19 October 2018. All events are primarily…

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Poland imported components for new ATGM from Ukraine

Poland imported components for new ATGM from Ukraine

In November 2017, the Polish company MESKO S.A imported through the Ukrainian State Company “Ukrspetsexport” the components of light Pirat anti-tank guided missiles.According to the importgenius.com, a website which crawls…

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The aim is to procure 244 air-defense guns along with 228 fire-control/search radars and 204,000 programmable bullets under what is the first air-defense program issued to Indian companies for domestic manufacture. Each unit will be short-range, with the

guns having a range of 3.5 kilometers and a capability of firing 200 rounds of ammunition per minute. E

ach CIWS unit will be used to target enemy aircraft, helicopters, drones and cruise missiles. The goal is to bring the new CIWS units into IAF service within seven years and integrate them with air command-and-control systems used for air traffic and surveillance management purposes.

Domestic companies expected to bid on the tender include Bharat Forge Limited, Punj Lloyd, Tata Power SED, Larsen & Toubro, Reliance Defense, and Mahindra Defense Systems, plus state-run Bharat Electronics Ltd and the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).

The L/70 is an anti-aircraft gun 40mm caliber designed and manufactured by the Swedish Company Bofors which is now part of BAE Systems. The Bofors L/70 40mm is intended for engaging high speed air-craft flying at low altitude, its chief characteristics being high speeds of elevation and traverse combined with a high rate of fire. The gun is normally fired electrically from remote control. It can also be fired electrically from the gun position by means of the Bofors local power control. In case power supply fails, the gun can be operated purely mechanically from the mounting.

The Bofors L/70 40mm uses a single-barrel 40mm caliber. The rounds are loaded in 4 round clips, although most systems are fitted with a 26 round hopper. The cyclic rate of fire is 240 rpm and upgrade packages offer 300 rpm. The maximum effective range is 3 to 4 km. The Bofors L/70 40mm can fire a full range of ammunitions as the PFHE Mk2, HCHE, HE-T, APC-T, and P-T.

The ZU-23-2, also known as ZU-23, is a russian made towed 23 mm anti-aircraft twin-barreled automatic cannon. The latest upgraded version of this anti-aircraft gun system is fitted with new Electro Optical Firing System gives the gun the capability to engage aeral targets in day and night conditions. The ZU-23-2B is fitted with day and night camera, laser range finder and digital fire control computer.

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