Victor
M. S. Barreira

Victor M.S. Barreira is a Portugal based defence journalist who has been published in Jane´s, Tecnologia & Defesa, G3 Defence, Fuerzas de Defensa y Seguridad and Tecnologia Militar among others.

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The French Ministry of Defence's armament procurement organisation, the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), has awarded prime contractor Thales to supply the Spy’Ranger tactical mini-unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to the French Army. The contract was signed on 21 December 2016 and announced by the DGA on 5 January 2017. It covers a firm...Full Article »
The Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) PzH2000 (Panzerhaubitze 2000) self-propelled armored artillery systems fielded by the Lithuanian Land Force is to be upgraded. The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) awarded a EUR10.5 million contract to KMW on behalf of the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence to carry out the work. The upgraded self-...Full Article »
Following the delivery of the final two of an initial run of 10 Thales Australia Hawkei 4x4 protected mobility light vehicles that were commissioned by the Australian Defence Force in mid-November 2016, the service will begin to receive first initial production vehicles from early 2017.1100 vehicles and 1058 lightweight trailers were ordered by...Full Article »
The Turkish Armed Forces (Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri) officially took delivery of initial T-122/300 ÇNRA (Çok Maksatlı ve Çok Namlulu Roketatar) truck-mounted self-propelled multiple rocket launching systems from the local state-controlled company Roketsan AŞ on 18 November, after they were purchased by the country's armament procurement agency...Full Article »
Image: Rafael Advanced Defense SystemsThe Israel Ministry of Defense's Directorate of Production and Procurement (DoPP) will purchase hundreds of additional Trophy active protection systems from local defence contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, it announced on 11 November. The new systems will equip the Merkava Mk4 main battle tank (...Full Article »
The French unmanned vehicles specialist ECA Group promoted its Inspector Mk2 autonomous multi-mission surface vehicle at the EURONAVAL 2016 international naval technologies show, which was held in Paris-Le Bourget, France, last week. The system has now been purchased by Kazakhstan and one other unnamed nation. The system designed to perform...Full Article »
Thales is unveiling its AUSS concept (Autonomous Underwater & Surface System) long-range hybrid multi-mission multi-sensors remote-controlled system capable of operating both above and below the surface at EURONAVAL 2016 international naval technologies trade show being held in Paris-Le Bourget, France 17-21 October. The system was first...Full Article »
Image: Otokar Otomotiv ve Savunma SanayiTurkish armoured vehicles specialist Otokar Otomotiv ve Savunma Sanayi announced it has submitted its final offer to the country's armament procurement agency, the SSM (Savunma Sanayii Müsteşarlığı) to start serial production of the Altay main battle tank (MBT) for the Turkish Land Forces Command (TLFC...Full Article »
The Canadian Army will induct a total of 500 TAPV 4x4 protected tactical vehicles. [Image: Canadian Army]The Canadian Army's 5th Canadian Division (5CdnDiv) took delivery of an initial six TAPV/VPBT (Tactical Armored Patrol Vehicle/Véhicule Blindé Tactique de Patrouille) 4×4 mine protected high-mobility multipurpose vehicles from Textron...Full Article »
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BAE Systems Hägglunds has been awarded a contract to manufacture 32 BvS10 all-terrain articulated armoured vehicles for the Austrian Federal Army. The contract awarded to the Swedish operation of BAE Systems follows a government-to-government arrangement between Austria and Sweden. The acquisition worth around EUR 85 million ($95 million) also...Full Article »
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