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Category: Land

Finland receives final batch of Leopard 2A6FIN MBTs

The Finnish Army announced in a 25 October press release that it had received the last of 100 Leopard 2A6FIN main battle tanks (MBTs) ordered from the Netherlands in 2014. The tanks were received...

Rheinmetall announces large air defence contract

Rheinmetall announced on 30 October that it had been awarded a EUR210 million (USD234.3 million) contract to supply its latest short-range air defence systems to an international customer. The contract covers the Skymaster command-and-control...

Germany receives first Leopard 2A7V

Germany received its first upgraded Leopard 2A7V tank at Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) in Munich on 29 October, the company announced in a press release, 40 years after the Bundeswehr received its first Leopard 2...

Afghan forces see 5% rise in number of casualties suffered

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) suffered approximately 5% more casualties between 1 June and 31 August 2019than during the same period the previous year, John Sopko, the US Special Inspector General...

US Forces Untrained, Not Ready For Russian, Chinese Jamming

Training for electronic warfare threats is too easy, leaving troops dangerously unready for great power conflict. Scenarios are so unrealistic that one officer called them “garbage.” …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense (Land)

USMC Orders More Amphibious Combat Vehicles

BAE Systems has received a $120 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps for additional Amphibious Combat Vehicles under a third order for Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP). This award is an important next...

BAE Systems secures new USMC amphibious combat vehicle buy

Despite schedule delays, the US Marine Corps (USMC) has awarded BAE Systems a USD120 million contact to produce additional amphibious combat vehicles (ACVs). In late October, the service announced that the company was receiving...

Bahraini military unveils Faisal APC

The Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) unveiled the Faisal armoured personnel carrier (APC) that it has developed during the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC) held on 28-30 October. The BDF said the Faisal...

China’s civil-military integration gathers pace

China’s push towards greater civil-military integration in science and technology appears to be gaining momentum as reflected in the 20-22 September Military and Civilian Equipment Technology Achievement Exhibition held in the Chinese city of...

US troops to remain in Syria to secure oil fields

The United States has confirmed that it will keep a force that includes mechanised units inside Syria to help the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) hold the oil fields in northeast Syria, thereby ensuring it...

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