Category: Land

German MoD redefines domestic procurement priorities

The German Ministry of Defence (MoD) has formulated a paper that re-evaluates its key technology priorities for the domestic defence industry. The document follows the MoD’s receipt on 6 October of a comprehensive report...

Islamic State uses MANPADS against Iraqi helo

The Islamic State branch in Iraq’s Salah-al-Din province has released images showing a militant firing a Chinese FN-6 man-portable air-defence system (MANPADS) at an Iraqi Army helicopter near the town of Bayji. This is...

France says $3bn arms sale to Lebanon will proceed

French president François Hollande has approved the sale of defence and security equipment to Lebanon under a USD3 billion Saudi grant, French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on 8 October. “All the work...

High-tech protection – head to toe armour innovation

Body armour for infantry soldiers has become so specialised, purpose-designed protection is available for seemingly every individual body part, using the very latest modern materials to ensure they meet the most stringent military specifications....

US to supply Javelin missiles to Estonia

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of Javelin missiles and associated equipment to Estonia. …read more

Army Seeks New Trucks While Upgrading MRAPs

The U.S. Army is pressing ahead with plans to buy a replacement for the iconic Humvee, even as it upgrades heavier blast-resistant trucks now part of the fleet. …read more

Fort Carson Brigade Gets Acquainted with Firepower

Those booms that can be heard from the south are the sounds of Army brigade getting to know its gear. Fort Carson’s 1st Brigade Combat Team is training this week with 120 mm mortars...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 44

In this issue: The Putin effect on land defence modernisation in Eastern Europe, the rise and fall of the Humvee, BAE’s new soldier power system, the first fully robotic remote weapon station for utility...

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