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Army sniper unable to hit toilet bowl

FORT BENNING, Ga. – A local Army sniper met his match as he failed to successfully hit a toilet bowl at a nearby tavern, sources confirmed today. Sgt. Doug Taylor, a 28-year old native...

Russian military train derails west of Omsk

21 carriages were overturned as a result of the derailment of a military train In the Omsk region, on 1 December. It is noted that the train carried artillery systems and other military vehicles...

U.S. State Department approves sale of HIMARS to Poland

The U.S. Department of State has approved a possible $655 million Foreign Military Sale to Poland of HIMARS M142 Launchers and missiles, the U.S. Defense Security Co-operation Agency (DSCA) announced in a 29 November...

Lockheed Martin to provide modern exoskeleton to U.S. Army

Lockheed Martin has announced on 28 November that the company received a $6.9 million award from the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) to enhance the ONYX exoskeleton for future...

USMC seeking new lightweight hard armour plate

The US Marine Corps (USMC) wants to lighten the load marines carry by fielding a new lightweight hard armour plate. In a solicitation to industry posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the service...

UK Warrior remotely operated for first time

A UK Warrior unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) was remotely operated for the first time in the Salisbury Plain Training Area on 28 November during the Autonomous Warrior 2018 Army Warfighting Experiment (AWE18) being held...

GDELS buys German armoured vehicle MRO provider

General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) announced on 30 November that it has purchased German armoured vehicle maintenance company FWW Fahrzeugwerk GmbH and integrated it into a newly formed subsidiary in the country. General...

EXPAL awarded Swiss mortar contract

Spanish defence systems manufacturer EXPAL announced on 29 November that it had been awarded a contract from Swiss defence procurement agency Armasuisse for 81 mm mortars. The company declined to provide further details on...

Elbit announces new front-line target acquisition system

Israel’s Elbit Systems has unveiled a new man-portable fire-support system designed to enable targets to be passively acquired by front-line soldiers. The Israeli company announced on 29 November that the HattoriX system is already...

Ukraine highlights expanding opportunities in Pakistan

Ukraine’s state-owned defence industrial group, UkrOboronProm, has highlighted expanding opportunities in Pakistan, including a new project between the countries to develop and produce missile systems. In a series of recently published press releases, UkrOboronProm...

Nigeria signs for Super Tucanos

Nigeria has signed for 12 Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)-Embraer A-29 Super Tucano light-attack turboprops, with a contract awarded on 28 November. The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded prime contractor SNC USD329.08 million...

AH-64E Apaches approved for Egypt

The US State Department has approved the sale of 10 Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to Egypt, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 27 November. It said the proposed sale was...

Lockheed Martin Testing Exoskeleton System With Army

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has been selected to provide its artificial intelligence-enhanced exoskeleton for Army testing, as the service looks for a next-generation capability to lift the burden from soldiers of carrying heavy cargo over...

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