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Category: Land

Pentagon Notes ‘Exceptionally Capable’ Russian Force

The Russian troops amassed along the Ukrainian border have evolved to an exceptionally capable force, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told Pentagon reporters today. While NATO estimates the number of Russian troops...

Latvian Army Buys Surplus U.K. Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles

The U.K. Ministry of Defense said the NATO partnership is strengthened as Latvia buys 123 surplus combat reconnaissance armored vehicles for approximately $63.7 million. The deal includes overhauling and refurbishing the vehicles, which have...

Soldiers at Risk of Skin Cancer, Study Reveals

NEW YORK — Soldiers deployed to sunny climates are not being adequately protected from the most common cancer type, according to a study being presented this week at the World Congress on Cancers …...

General Dynamics UK Wins Scout SV Deal From Britain

Twenty four hours ahead of the NATO summit opening in Newport, Wales, the British government has emphasized its committment to modernize its military capabilities by announcing a £3.5 billion (US $5.8 billion) deal with...

With Scout SV Deal Done, UK to Sell Surplus CVR(T)s to Latvia

Britain is selling the Latvian military 123 surplus Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) (CVR(T)) armored vehicles, British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced Thursday as the two-day NATO summit opened in Newport, South Wales. …read more

Update: UK places GBP3.5 billion Scout SV order

The United Kingdom has ordered 589 General Dynamics UK Scout Specialist Vehicle (SV) platforms in a GBP3.5 billion (USD5.8 billion) contract announced on 3 September. Scout SV will replace the British Army’s Combat Vehicle...

Latvian Army Purchases UK Armoured Combat Vehicles

The highly-mobile UK vehicles have been sold to the Latvian army in a package worth £39.4 million, including their overhaul and refurbishment. The vehicles have previously been used on operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina,...

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...

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