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USA begin mass-producing latest variant of Abrams tanks

The latest variant of Abrams tanks, called M1A2C, is now being mass produced at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima. The Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, or JSMC, is the only facility...

RUAG unbundling plans take shape

The Swiss government has crystallised its plans for the future of defence firm RUAG, following a meeting of the country’s Federal Council. Under plans submitted by RUAG and approved by the government, RUAG Holdings...

S-400 and S-500: Russia’s long-range air defenders

Russia’s land force modernisation includes continuing development of advanced long-range air-defence systems. With the S-300P/V systems now more than 40 years old, Russia is bringing in to service its latest and most capable system...

Qatar receives first Apache attack helicopter

Qatar has received the first of its recently ordered Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters, the US Embassy in Doha disclosed on 20 March. The first of 24 helicopters for the Qatar Emiri Air...

UK cancels ASDOT aggressor programme

The UK has cancelled its effort to provide air combat training for its pilots using private contractors, with a Ministry of Defence (MoD) spokesperson telling Jane’s that it is re-examining its options. The decision...

U.S. Army conduct airdrop test of new JLTV

The U.S. Army has reported that 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers are in the final phases of airdrop testing five configurations of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). The JLTV Family of Vehicles is a...

U.S. Army deploys armored unit to Europe

The U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) has announced on 19 March that at the direction of the Secretary of Defense, the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, deployed to Europe to exercise the...

Ethiopian Pantsyr-S1 revealed

Ethiopia is operating at least one Russian-made Pantsyr-S1 short-range air defence system, local television news footage has revealed. The system was displayed during an event marking Defense Force Day in February, but its presence...

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