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IronVision trialled on Challenger 2 Streetfighter II

The IronVision situational awareness system has been trialled on a modified Challenger 2 Streetfighter II for the first time, according to Elbit Systems. The trials were conducted in early December 2019 and began with...

New Russian amphibious ship prepares for acceptance trials

Shipbuilders and state acceptance trials for Russia’s latest amphibious ship are to be combined to speed the vessel’s entry into navy service. The Project 11711 large landing ship Pyotr Morgunov completed the first phases...

Egypt inaugurates major Red Sea base complex

Egypt formally inaugurated a strategically significant new base complex on 15 January in an event attended by high-ranking dignitaries from allied Arab states. Berenice (Barnis) Military Base is located on the Red Sea coast...

Ajax deliveries to British Army delayed

Key Points GDLS-UK has missed the target to deliver the first squadron set of Ajax vehicles by the end of 2019 This will delay training on the new vehicle by the Household Cavalry Regiment...

Russia to trial Drozd-2 active protection system on T-72BK

The Russian Ministry of Defence has contracted the KBP Instrument Design Bureau (Shipunov) to integrate the TKB-0252 Drozd-2 hard kill active protection system (APS) onto a T-72BK for trials, according to a contract (number...

France orders eight diving tenders

France’s Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) has ordered eight new diving tenders from Merré Shipyard for operation by the French Navy, the French Ministry of the Armed forces announced on 15 January. Under the...

Russia to trial Drozd-2 active protection system on T-72BK

The Russian Ministry of Defence has contracted the KBP Instrument Design Bureau (Shipunov) to integrate the TKB-0252 Drozd-2 hard kill active protection system (APS) onto a T-72BK for trials, according to a contract (number...

Uzbekistan receives Mi-35M helos

Uzbekistan has received into service at least two Mil Mi-35M ‘Hind-E’ assault helicopters that were ordered from Russia in early 2018. Footage aired on the national O’Zbekiston24 news channel on 14 January showed the...

Army To Navy: Hey, We Already Get Less $$ Than You

The Navy’s top admiral says he needs a larger share of the Pentagon budget. The Army Secretary retorts his service already gets less than either the Navy or the Air Force. …read more Read...

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