Morocco, Myanmar to Buy Some 60 Russian BMP-3 Infantry Fighting Vehicles

Morocco and Myanmar will purchase approximately 60 BMP-3 amphibious infantry fighting vehicles from Russia, the model’s manufacturer announced Friday. “As of today, we have received requests for the acquisition of the BMP-3 [model] from Myanmar and Morocco… I cannot disclose the exact amount, but we are talking about somewhere in the region of two battalions,” a representative of the Russian company Tractor Plants told RIA […]


BMP Upgrades Drive Algerian Modernization

Russia’s KBP Instrument Design Bureau says it has started upgrading 360 BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) for the Algerian Army in a follow-up order to more than 400 upgraded IFVs recently delivered to the North African country. Military observers view the rapid modernization drive as part of a larger Algerian effort to improve its land […]


The Saudi-led Coalition Is Not Ready to Fight the Islamic State

President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visited Saudi Arabia last week hoping to reassure nervous Gulf allies that American security commitments remain in force in the wake of last year’s Iran nuclear deal. In exchange, the White House was hoping to encourage the Gulf states to play a more active role in the […]