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South Korean troops in UAE to wear modern combat gear

South Korean military contingent in the United Arab Emirates under a program to help train UAE troops will receive the advanced infantry combat system designed to improve the connectivity and combat effectiveness of combat...

US Army awards Lockheed Martin contract for ATACMS missiles

Lockheed Martin announced a $364 million production contract for Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missiles for the U.S. Army and a Foreign Military Sales customer. According to the company’s statement, the program will allow...

Israel rolls out second Eitan prototype

The Israeli Ministry of Defense (MoD) has announced that a second prototype of the Eitan wheeled armoured personnel carrier (APC) has been produced. It said on 17 June that the new version has been...

Poland plans fourth division

Poland plans to form a fourth army division, Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak has said. In a speech delivered to the General Command of the Armed Forces on 21 June, he said the division would...

Update: Norway cancels tank upgrade

Plans to upgrade the Norwegian Army’s Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks (MBTs) have been abandoned following the publication of the government’s revised budget in May, the Norwegian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed. “Through...

BAE Systems to supply assault amphibious vehicles to Taiwan

BAE Systems has been awarded a USD83.6 million contract to provide to Taiwan the “necessary material and technical engineering to build, integrate, test, and deliver” 36 AAV7A1 Assault Amphibious Vehicles. The contract is for...

Thailand expands ties with Israel through UAV acquisition

The Royal Thai Army (RTA) has taken delivery of four Hermes 450 long-endurance tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Israel’s Elbit Systems, further strengthening Thailand-Israel defence ties. The UAVs are operated by the 21st...

Uncertainty & Anxiety About Army’s New Scout Aircraft

WASHINGTON: After months of hints, the Army announced Friday it wants competing prototypes of a Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft flying by 2023. But there’s a deal of uncertainty — even anxiety — about what...

Space Force doctors daunted to learn rocket surgery

WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump’s announcement of a new Space Force service branch, military doctors are preparing themselves for the impossible but now necessary task of performing rocket surgery, sources confirmed today. “When...

Ukraine develops new mobile weapon locating system

Ukrainian company UkrObonrProm’s subsidiary, SE “Scientific and Production Complex “Iskra”, has developed a new 1L220UK mobile weapon locating system. The 1L220UK is a weapon locating radar system designed to providing protection of own troops...

MHTK transitions to EMD phase

The US Army Cruise Missile Defense Systems Project Office has awarded Lockheed Martin a USD2.6 million contract to progress its Miniature Hit-to-Kill (MHTK) interceptor solution for the development est and evaluation (DT&E) phase for...

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