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MSPO 2014: HSW unveils Kryl SPA and new IFV turret

Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW) has debuted two new vehicle weapon systems at MSPO 2014 in Kielce for the first time. The first is the company’s Kryl 155 mm self-propelled artillery (SPA) system, mounted on...

Germany to send weapons to Kurdish forces in Iraq

Germany is going ahead with a large shipment of arms to Kurdish forces in Iraq to counter the ongoing threat of the Islamic State (IS). It will ship 16,000 assault rifles with 6 million...

German Puma IFV moves towards service

The German Army will soon start training personnel on its new Puma Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), IHS Jane’s understands. Training of vehicle and maintenance instructors should begin by the end of the year, with...

Estonia donates small-arms ammo to Iraqi Kurds

The Estonian government has donated over one million rounds of small-arms ammunition to the Kurdish fighters fighting the Islamic State militant group in northern Iraq, it announced on 29 August. Based on EU foreign...

Colt Canada to build new Canadian Ranger rifles

The Canadian government on 2 September moved closer to replacing the decades-old .303 Lee Enfield No 4 Mk 1 rifles used by the army’s Canadian Rangers, a reserve force responsible for patrolling near the...

Fort Bragg Kiowa Squadron Will Be Last in Army

Fort Bragg’s Kiowa helicopters will be the last in the Army. Col. Michael Musiol, commander of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, said the OH-58s assigned to the brigade’s 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalr… …read more

Soldiers Redeploy after South Korea Exercise

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea – Soldiers from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command conducted a change of mission and prepared for redeployment Aug. 28 following … …read more

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Germany will send anti-tank rocket launchers, rifles and hand grenades to support Iraqi Kurds battling ISIS militants fighting for the Islamic State, the defence ministry announced Sunday. The move followed a meeting of ministers...

Sill simulator trains Stinger crews

Inside the Improved Moving Target Simulator, Fort Sill’s newest Avenger crew members are encapsulated in training necessary to take down enemy aerial targets. The Improved Moving Target Simulator, or IMTS, is a high-tech simulator...

Fort Carson Soldier Killed Crossing Interstate

A 23-year-old Fort Carson soldier who died after he was struck by two cars on Interstate 25 near midnight Saturday was identified as Spc. Timothy Brett Alexander. …read more

Depot Celebrates Stryker Upgrade Program

Jason Parks knows his way around a Stryker combat vehicle. The Weaver resident has helped refurbish Strykers since they first came to the Anniston Army Depot six years ago. Parks stayed with the v…...

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