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Cold weather training canceled due to snowstorm

ANCHORAGE, Ak. — Cold weather endurance and survival training were recently canceled for a battalion of the 3d Cavalry Regiment due to a snowstorm that hit the Anchorage area. “According to Army regulation AR...

U.S. Army legendary tank get’s a new paint job

The American first-generation main battle tank (MBT), M48 Patton, get’s a new paint job as part of a rennovation program. The U.S. Army Central’s Historic M48 Patton Tank has served as the mascot for...

Malaysia leans on offsets for industrial development

Malaysia has outlined an intention to ensure offsets play a greater role in supporting defence industrial development. In the country’s new Defence White Paper – published in full on 4 December – it states...

India progresses sale of BEML

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is preparing its planned sale of a major stake in public-sector company BEML (formerly Bharat Earth Movers Limited), Indian Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik has confirmed....

India progresses sale of BEML

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is preparing its planned sale of a major stake in public-sector company BEML (formerly Bharat Earth Movers Limited), Indian Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik has confirmed....

Leg becomes airborne qualified

FORT BENNING, Ga. — Well, an actual prosthetic leg has managed to become Airborne qualified. The ceremony for said leg, which the Airborne Cadre affectionately referenced by its given name, “Fucking Leg!” will take...

Israeli radar maker Rada opens US site

Rada USA, the new US subsidiary of Israeli defence technology company Rada Electronic Industries, has opened its headquarters and a radar manufacturing plant near Washington, DC. The 25,000 sq ft site in Germantown, Maryland,...

Nigeria and Russia poised to seal industry agreement

Nigeria expects to sign a general defence industry development agreement with Russia in the coming months, according to a 3 December report from Russian state-owned news agency Sputnik. Steve Davies, the Nigerian Ambassador to...

Indonesia looks to boost private-sector defence involvement

The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced a plan to support expanded private-sector involvement in defence development and production projects over the next five years. The MoD said on 3 December that the...

Saab Receives Latvian Order for AT4 Systems

Saab has received an order from the Latvian Armed Forces for deliveries of the shoulder-launched disposable AT4 weapon system. Deliveries will take place in 2021. The order is the third placed within the framework...

Raytheon shows what military training will look like in future

Raytheon, one of the largest U.S. defense contractors that manufactures a wide range of products, from cruise missiles to combat-proven air defense systems, has unveiled a new cutting-edge military training product at I/ITSEC, the...

MW Industries to get new CEO

MW Industries (MWI), a Chicago area-based firm that makes heavy-duty springs for military ground vehicles, is getting a new leader. The company announced in late November that Simon Newman will become its CEO on...

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