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Russia denies involvement in airstrike that killed Turks

Fighting between Syrian and Turkish regular forces dramatically escalated on 27 February when at least 33 Turkish soldiers were reported killed in an airstrike in Idlib province, raising the number of Turkish fatalities in...

Beyond The Black Hawk: Defiant Vs. Valor

After decades of R&D, the race to replace the UH-60 helicopter is entering its last few years. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense (Land)

‘Black Knight’ Soldiers conduct CALFEX in multiple countries

SMARDEN, Romania -1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment (Black Knights), 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducts a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise (CALFEX) in both Smarden, Romania and Novo Selo, Bulgaria, Feb.16-22,...

USMC buys 26 additional ACVs from BAE Systems

The US Marine Corps (USMC) has awarded BAE Systems with a USD113.5-million contract to produce an additional 26 amphibious combat vehicles (ACVs). The company told Jane’s that it had received the additional low-rate initial...

Jordan requests artillery data system

The US State Department has approved a Jordanian request to buy 700 software licences for the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS), the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 26 February....

Patria and SIA Unitruck announce joint venture

Finland’s Patria has announced a joint venture with SIA Unitruck in Latvia which will “provide maintenance, repair, overhaul, system integration services and logistical operations to the Latvian National Armed Forces,” according to a 27...

Tunisia cleared to buy Wolverine light attack aircraft

The US government has approved the sale to Tunisia of four Textron AT-6 Wolverine light attack aircraft and associated equipment. The State Department approval, announced on 26 February, covers the twin-seat turboprop aircraft, as...

IDF launches new Momentum five-year plan

After over a year of intense planning, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has now launched its new Momentum multi-year programme with the aim of “enhancing lethality in scope and in accuracy”. The IDF announced...

USMC Orders More Amphibious Combat Vehicles from BAE

BAE Systems has received a $113.5 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps for an additional 26 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) under the Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) phase of the program. This award brings...

US, Kuwait artillery light up the night sky

UDAIRI RANGE, Kuwait: The rockets’ red glare, the rockets streaming in air lit up the night sky over a sea of sand in Kuwait. The U.S. forces supporting Task Force Spartan and Kuwait Land...

DEFENDER-Europe 20 begins with 1st Combat Power arrival

BREMERHAVEN, Germany: The first combat power into the European theater for DEFENDER-Europe 20 has rolled down the ramp of the American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier The Endurance at the port of Bremerhaven in Germany, February...

FVL: Can Army Break The Comanche Curse?

“The Army has learned its lesson” from past acquisition disasters, said Sen. Tammy Duckworth, who’s “very pleased” with FVL. This program is truly different, agreed one of the fathers of the cancelled Comanche, retired...

OMFV: Army Seeks Industry Advice On Bradley Replacement

Having rebooted the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program, the Army is now is asking industry input on how to achieve nine goals, from survivability to mobility to streamlined logistics. …read more Read more here::...

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