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Moog partners Escribano on Australian projects

The Australian subsidiary of United States-based Moog Inc has partnered with Spanish defence manufacturing company Escribano Mechanical and Engineering to collaborate on defence projects for Australian and Asia-Pacific markets. Moog said in a recent...

Pentagon is preparing to withdraw troops from Iraq

The U.S. Department of Defense wrote to the Iraqi government that it is repositioning forces in line with a request from the Iraqi parliament and prime minister. In letter says that the U.S. troops...

China Deploys Latest Light Tank, Howitzer in Tibet Exercises

China’s latest weapons including the Type 15 tank and the new 155-millimeter vehicle-mounted howitzer were deployed in Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region as the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) began a first round of exercises...

Turkish troops start moving toward Libya

Turkey has begun deploying troops to Libya for “coordination and stability,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, revealing that Ankara will establish an operational center in the country. The Turkish military has already started...

Americans killed in Al-Shabaab attack on US base in Kenya

US Africa Command (AFRICOM) has confirmed that three US nationals were killed during a 5 January attack US base at Manda Bay in northern Kenya by the Somali militant group Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen. Al-Shabaab...

Malaysia commissions first Keris-class Littoral Mission Ship

Key Points The Royal Malaysian Navy has commissioned its first Chinese-built warship The vessel will be homeported in Sepanggar, in East Malaysia The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has commissioned its first Keris-class Littoral Mission...

Indian Army prepares GoCo plan

The Indian Army has confirmed plans to divest interests in some of its maintenance facilities through a government-owned, contractor-operated (GoCo) model. In a notice issued in early January, the Indian Army said that it...

Indian Army prepares GoCo plan

The Indian Army has confirmed plans to divest interests in some of its maintenance facilities through a government-owned, contractor-operated (GoCo) model. In a notice issued in early January, the Indian Army said that it...

Germany selects Enforcer

Following a competitive evaluation, the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has selected the MBDA Enforcer weapon system to meet the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) ‘Leichtes Wirkmittel 1800+’...

Jordan, US train on heavy-duty weapon system

JORDAN: U.S. Army Soldiers with Charlie Company,1st Combined Arms Battalion, 252 Armor Regiment (1-252 AR), 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) known as, “Old Hickory,” North Carolina Army National Guard (NCANG), in collaboration with...

Turkey receives first two Kaplan anti-tank vehicles

The Turkish Land Forces Command (TLFC) received its first two Kaplan tracked anti-tank vehicles from FNSS on 25 December, the company announced in a press release the same day. Under the Weapon Carrier Vehicle...

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