Rheinmetall To Supply Kuwait With Armored NBC Recon Vehicles

The Emirate of Kuwait has contracted with Rheinmetall to supply it with 12 state-of-the-art armored NBC reconnaissance vehicles, the 2 NBC-RS “Spürfuchs”. Now binding, the order also includes comprehensive support in the form of training, service and spare parts. Delivery of the vehicle commences in 2017. An accompanying technical support agreement contract covers a period […]

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 […]

Kuwait to Get Fuchs NBC Recce Vehicles

Germany’s Federal Security Council has approved the sale of 11 Fuchs armoured vehicles for nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) reconnaissance purposes to Kuwait, according to an official document circulated by the German media on 4 February. The document said the Federal Security Council had also approved the sale of 240 radios to Algeria and four […]

German Security Council Backs Export Deals to Mideast Nations

Germany’s national security council has approved the export of arms to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other countries in the Middle East, according to a document fromEconomy Minister Sigmar Gabriel obtained by Reuters. The decision stood in stark contrast to government action in May, when two-thirds of proposed arms export licenses were declined, according to media reports, including […]

Algeria Seeks 1,200 Armored Vehicles From Germany

A subsidiary of Germany’s Rheinmetall, a specialist maker of automotive parts and defense equipment, intends to produce up to 1,200 Fuch-type armored vehicles for Algeria, Der Spiegel said Nov. 11. According to the Nov. 12 edition of the weekly, which quoted government sources, the German government believes the Rheinmetall subsidiary will produce 1,200 armored vehicles […]