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Morocco Takes Delivery of M109A5 Howitzers

Morocco has taken delivery of a consignment of 155 mm M109A5 self-propelled howitzers, local media reported on 21 November. The reports were accompanied by photographs showing at least 12 M109s that had been unloaded at Casablanca’s port. The US Excess Defense Articles database shows that Morocco has requested 70 surplus M109A5 howitzers. […]

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IDF Introducing New Artillery Doctrine

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Artillery Corps is in the process of introducing a new tactical doctrine that combines short bursts of shell fire with guided surface-to-surface missiles. Speaking on 2 August, Colonel Rami Habudraham, the commander of the Flame of Fire Artillery Brigade, said his formation has been training to use what he described […]

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U.S. Supplies ‘Precision’ Shells to Lebanon to Help It Defend Border with Syria

The United States is providing the Lebanese army with a consignment of laser-guided artillery shells in an $8.6 million arms package intended to help Lebanon defend against cross-border incursions from Syria, the U.S. embassy said on Friday. The package, which includes 50 Hellfire air-to-surface missiles and 560 artillery rounds including the “precision munitions”, will boost […]

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State Department Approves $500 Million Sale of Ammunition to Saudi Arabia

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for ammunition for the Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $500 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this […]

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State Department Approves $395 Million Sale of Ammunition to Iraq

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for Ammunition and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $395 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Iraq has requested a possible […]

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Lebanon Receives 30 Tanks, 12 Howitzers From Jordan

The Lebanese Army has received a shipment of 30 tanks and 12 howitzers from Jordan, media reported Monday, as Interior Minister Nouhad announced that the country would soon receive the first batch of weapons financed through a $1 billion Saudi grant. Lebanon’s National News Agency said the military recently acquired 30 M113 armored carriers and […]

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Lebanon Takes Delivery of M109 Howitzers

The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) has received a consignment of M109 155 mm/37 calibre self-propelled howitzers to augment its artillery capabilities as part of a substantial build-up of its artillery capabilities. The LAF “received about a dozen M109s supplied by Jordan via a third party transfer,” the United States embassy in Beirut told IHS Jane’s […]

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Precision Guidance Fuze for IDF’s Artillery

The IDF Ground Arm has decided to complete the development process and initiate procurement in the context of the “precision artillery shell” project. MAFAT, IMOD’s Weapon System & Future Technological Infrastructure Research & Development Administration, had initially supported two primary projects involving the manufacture of precision guidance fuzes for artillery shells: the fuze designated “Top […]

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State Department Approves $600 Million Package to Supply Spare Parts to Iraq

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for a Foreign Military Sales Order II (FMSO II) to provide funds for blanket order requisitions, under a Cooperative Logistics Supply Agreement (CLSSA) and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $600 million. The Defense Security […]