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Australian special forces to receive additional funding

Australia’s special forces are to receive additional funding of AUD500 million (USD335 million) over the next four years as part of a 20-year, AUD3 billion programme to boost their deployability and ensure their continuing...

Taiwan donates helicopters to Paraguay

Taiwan has donated two Bell UH-1H Iroquois helicopters and 30 transport vehicles to the Paraguayan Air Force. The equipment was delivered during a ceremony at air force base Ñu Guasu on 31 July. Bell...

Army To Field Counter-Swarm Microwave Weapons By 2024

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Army plans to field an experimental high-power microwave (HPM) weapons system by fiscal year 2024, a top Army official said Wednesday. The service is working on adding the HPM to...

Army To Award Hypersonic Launcher Within Three Weeks

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Army plans to award a contract to develop a ground-launcher for a hypersonic weapon within three weeks, an official said Wednesday. The service is in the final process of negotiating...

U.S. MQ-1C Gray Eagle aircraft reportedly crashed in Iraq

The MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has reportedly crashed near Bagdad, Iraq. The U.S. military’s spokesman for operations in Iraq and Syria has confirmed that a coalition Unmanned Aerial Vehicle made an...

Army To Pick LTAMDS Winner By September

“This is a radar they’re going to buy for, I don’t know, 30 years? So you want to make sure you’ve got new technology that can meet the threats of the future.” …read more...

Liaison officer fired for intentionally working a full duty day

STUTTGART, Germany—Military liaison officers throughout Europe are anxiously watching developments after Major Marco Lopez, U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) liaison to Headquarters, U.S. European Command (HQ USEUCOM), was relieved of duties for willfully working. According...

Two dead in explosion at Russian military base

Two people died in an explosion at a military base in the Russian far north Thursday that caused a brief spike in radiation, the second accident to hit the country’s facilities in a week....

Australia awards sovereign capability grants

The Australian government has awarded grants worth AUD12.4 million (USD8.4 million) to small local businesses that are developing or supporting capabilities regarded as “critical” for national defence. The funding – awarded through the government’s...

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