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Bangladesh announces USD3.2 billion defence budget

Key Points Bangaldeshi budget increases 16% over original 2016-17 budget. Despite growth, shortfall in procurement expected to continue. The Bangladesh government has announced a defence budget of BDT257.5 billion (USD3.2 billion) for fiscal year...

Philippines acquires Israeli artillery systems

The Philippines’ Department of National Defense (DND) has confirmed an order of towed howitzers from Israel. The contract further strengthens defence trade ties between the two countries. Arsenio Andolong, the DND’s chief of public...

MAST Asia 2017: Mitsubishi Amphibious Vehicle breaks cover

Key Points Mitsubishi has unveiled details of a tracked amphibious vehicle it is proposing to Japan’s army Vehicle is intended to boost the service’s amphibious transport capabilities Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has revealed further...

Gerald R Ford: Ready or not?

The US Navy’s Gerald R Ford carrier is suffering from a number of issues which could affect major areas of flight operations, rendering it “not ready for warfare”, according to a Department of Defense...

US Military Advantage Eroding Coz Of BCA: CJCS Dunford

Breaking Defense contributor James Kitfield spoke with Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during Dunford’s swing through Japan, Singapore, Australia, Wake Island, and Hawaii. Dunford testifies before Congress this week...

Contract for LRPF Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction

The U.S. Army awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $116.4 million contract to enter the technological maturation and risk reduction phase of the Long-Range Precision Fires program. LRPF is a new, longer-range surface-to-surface weapon...

FN Herstal to Exhibit at Paris Air Show 2017

FN Herstal, along with its subsidiary FN America, will be exhibiting at the Paris Air Show 2017 in Paris-Le Bourget, France, between 19-25 June. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology (Land)

US Soldiers Slain in Afghanistan Identified

The U.S. Defense Department identified the American soldiers killed over the weekend in an apparent insider attack in Afghanistan. …read more Read more here:: Military.com (Land)

UAE donates used M1248 Caiman mine-resistant vehicles to Lybia

The United Arab Emirates handed over M1248 Caiman mine-resistant armour-protected vehicles to the Libyan National Army. The first batch of M1248 Caiman mine-resistant armour-protected vehicles was spotted in Benghazi, Libya. Some source reported that...

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