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Author: DFNS

Mission and Objectives of the Russian Armed Forces

Given the foreign policy shifts of recent years and new national security priorities, the Russian Armed Forces now have a totally new set of objectives that could be broken down into the following four...

The Armalite AR-31

ABOVE: The ArmaLite AR-31 is meant for prone supported shooting. Its high degree of accuracy rewards the shooter so situated. The AR-31’s aesthetics instills a certain sense of professionalism and purpose. The purpose is...

Ukraine suspends arms exports to focus on domestic efforts

Ukraine has suspended materiel exports to recapitalise its domestic inventories, said interior minister Arsen Avakov. On 24 September at the Arms and Security 2014 exposition in Kiev, Avakov said the move is linked to...

India, China resolve border stand-off

Key Points An 18-day stand-off between India and China in the Himalayas has been resolved after a meeting at the border between military commanders The confrontation had overshadowed the first visit to Delhi by...

Saab unveils Carl Gustaf M4

Saab debuted a new variant of its Carl Gustaf 84 mm shoulder-fired recoilless rifle, the M4, during a series of demonstration firings at the Bofors Test Center at Karlskoga, Sweden, on 24 September. The...

Marines Test Tethered Unmanned Vehicle

The Marine Corps is testing a tethered unmanned vehicle designed to follow human movement, carry supplies and perform a wide range of possible missions for forces on-the-move, industry officials said Sept. 24 at the...

Aqeri Signs Retrofit Contract in the US

Aqeri, Swedish producer of rugged computers and communication equipment for extreme environments, has signed an order worth $400,000 with a major American defence company. …read more

Argentina focuses 2015 defence spending on upgrades and R&D

Argentina has proposed an ARS50.3 billion (USD5.9 billion) budget to fund its armed forces in 2015. While the budget includes funding for 102,403 air force, army, and naval personnel, capital investments comprise only ARS1.1...

Argentina focuses 2015 defence spending on upgrades, R&D

Argentina has proposed an ARS50.3 billion (USD5.9 billion) budget to fund its armed forces in 2015. While the budget includes funding for 102,403 air force, army, and naval personnel, capital investments comprise only ARS1.1...

Brazilian Army approves basic requirements for future 8×8

The Brazilian Army has approved the basic operational requirements for the 8×8 medium-wheeled armoured reconnaissance vehicle (VBR-MR or Viatura Blindada de Reconhecimento – Média de Rodas) it is expected to develop in co-operation with...

UPDATE: US reaffirms Apache delivery to Egypt

The United States has reaffirmed its commitment to supply Egypt with 10 Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters that have been withheld since the military took control of the country in July 2013. With the...

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