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Cuba unveils new wheeled fire support vehicle

Cuban President Army General Raúl Castro visited Empresa Militar Industrial Emilio Bárcenas Pier, where armoured vehicles for the Revolutionary Armed Forces and other means of transport are repaired and modernized. During his visit was...

Photos: Ukrainian light utility vehicles based on Chinese chassis

Defence Blog’s journalists visited Ukrainian “Bogdan Motors” enterprise in Cherkasy that produces tactical armored vehicles, multi-purpose trucks, and light utility vehicles based on Chinese Great Wall Wingle 5 chassis. At the “Bogdan Motors” facility...

DSEI Lives Up to Its Billing

ABOVE: “Gladiator” is a modular high-tech harness training system developed for realistic training of special units, combat troops and police. It allows the practice of firing and movement within a large variety of scenarios...

Dispatches: V10N1

Swiss VP9 Integrally Suppressed Pistol Swiss VP9 Integrally Suppressed Pistol Jonathan Ferguson | Photography N.R. Jenzen-Jones/ARES The manually operated, integrally suppressed VP9 pistol by B&T AG (formerly Brügger & Thomet) came as something of...

International Legal Affairs

Following the tragedy in Las Vegas, there has been an outcry in the firearms industry as to the legality of a “bump stock” and the legality of an accessory of that nature. To those...

CNIM modernises French bridging systems

CNIM will soon deliver two 10 m-long bridge module prototypes of the French Army’s Pont Flottant F2 (PFM F2) motorised floating bridge system to the 6th Engineer Regiment for trials lasting until October. It...

Norinco’s HJ-11 ATGW looks to have entered service with PLAGF

The Red Arrow 11 (Hongjian-11 or HJ-11) anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW) produced by the China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) may have entered service with the People’s Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF), images released by...

Singapore Technologies Engineering posts gains for 2017

Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) posted increases in earnings and profit in fiscal year 2017, the company announced on 23 February. While group revenues in the year stayed relatively flat at SGD6.62 billion (USD5...

New Zealand decommissions diver support ship

The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) has decommissioned its diver support ship, HMNZS Manawanui . The vessel was officially retired in a decommissioning ceremony held at Devonport Naval Base on the morning of 23...

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