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Category: Land

MSPO: Szczesniak debuts new vehicles

Polish company Szczesniak Pojazdy Specjalne unveiled two new vehicles at the MSPO defence exhibition, held in Targi Kielce from 1-4 September: the LST (Lekki Samochod Terenowy – Lightweight Offroad Vehicle) 4×4 and the KPWM...

US Army 1st Cavalry unit selected for South Korea deployment

The U.S. Army’s III Corps announced today, the rotational deployment of Fort Hood’s 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, to Camp Hovey and Camp Stanley, in South Korea,...

Army turns to researchers for future lethality

The Army of the future may have fewer Soldiers but more lethality thanks to research in precision, scalable effects and improved range. “Our scientists and engineers are, and have been, redefining the art of...

Pentagon Struggles To Save New Programs: Kendall

[UPDATED with Hagel, Shaffer comments] NATIONAL PRESS CLUB: The four armed services only submitted their draft 2016 budgets to the Office of the Secretary of Defense “basically yesterday,” Undersecretary Frank Kendall said this morning...

Estonia donates small-arms ammo to Iraqi Kurds

The Estonian government has donated over one million rounds of small-arms ammunition to the Kurdish fighters fighting the Islamic State militant group in northern Iraq, it announced on 29 August. Based on EU foreign...

German Puma IFV moves towards service

The German Army will soon start training personnel on its new Puma Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), IHS Jane’s understands. Training of vehicle and maintenance instructors should begin by the end of the year, with...

Germany to send weapons to Kurdish forces in Iraq

Germany is going ahead with a large shipment of arms to Kurdish forces in Iraq to counter the ongoing threat of the Islamic State (IS). It will ship 16,000 assault rifles with 6 million...

MSPO 2014: HSW unveils Kryl SPA and new IFV turret

Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW) has debuted two new vehicle weapon systems at MSPO 2014 in Kielce for the first time. The first is the company’s Kryl 155 mm self-propelled artillery (SPA) system, mounted on...

Colt Canada to build new Canadian Ranger rifles

The Canadian government on 2 September moved closer to replacing the decades-old .303 Lee Enfield No 4 Mk 1 rifles used by the army’s Canadian Rangers, a reserve force responsible for patrolling near the...

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