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Future Ground Combat Vehicles Conference

Welcome Back to Future Ground Combat Vehicles – Winter Our team is excited to welcome you back to our biggest Ground Combat Vehicles (GCV) conference of the year! With each iteration of the Future...

U.S. Army parachute team receives new C-147A aircraft

The unique U.S. Army’s parachute team, known as the Golden Knights, received a second C-147A aircraft, highlighting efforts to improve safety, readiness and reduce operating costs for the Army’s official parachute demonstration team. According...

GBP2.8Bn Armoured Vehicle Contract Secured for British Army

The Defence Secretary has announced that the army will receive more than 500 Boxer 8×8 high mobility, network-enabled armoured vehicles to transport troops onto the frontline. Defence Secretary, Ben Wallace, said: “Our men and...

Taiwan donates Bell 407 helicopter to Paraguayan air force

Taiwan transferred on 1 November a Bell 407 helicopter to the Paraguayan Air Force, which will be utilised by the service’s helicopter unit (Grupo Aéreo de Helicópteros) to transport government officials and carry out...

Russian army receives first fully upgraded T-80BVM tanks

The Russian army has received the first batch of upgraded T-80BVM main battle tanks (MBTs) from JSC Omsk Transport Machine-Building Plant (Omsktransmash), a subsidiary of Rostec’s Uralvagonzavod corporation, the plant’s spokesperson announced on 31...

U.S. Army conducts training with heavily-armed Strykers

The U.S Army conducting field training with heavily-armed variants of Stryker wheeled armored vehicle during Decisive Action Rotation 20-02 at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif. A M1128 Mobile Gun Systems, mounting...

UK signs Boxer contract

The United Kingdom has signed a GBP2.8 billion (USD3.6 billion) contract for more than 500 Boxer 8×8 Mechanised Infantry Vehicles (MIVs), the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on its website on 5 November. The...

Hungary acquires mortar maker Hirtenberger Defence

A company owned by the Hungarian government has acquired Austrian mortar manufacturer Hirtenberger Defence Systems (HDS), giving Hungary arms-making expertise that it hopes will help rejuvenate its shrunken defence industry. “The acquisition of Hirtenberger...

UAE combines defence manufacturers into new Edge group

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has incorporated 25 of the country’s defence manufacturers into a single entity called Edge. The launch of Edge took place on 5 November at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi....

Swiss Social Democrats propose split fighter acquisition

Swiss Social Democrat (SP) members of parliament (MPs) have proposed the country procure Leonardo’s M-346FA light combat aircraft, followed by an F/A-18 replacement, instead of 40 multi-role fighters following a briefing at the company’s...

Hero dog declines White House invitation

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The Trump administration announced this week Conan, the hero canine of the US raid that killed ISIS leader and austere religious scholar Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, would receive a VIP visit...

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