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GD to start LRIP for USSOCOM’s GMV 1.1 programme

General Dynamics (GD) Ordnance and Tactical Systems is set to enter low rate initial production (LRIP) on the US Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) ground mobility vehicle (GMV) 1.1 programme. …read more

K9 Thunder 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer

K9 Thunder 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer Country users : Republic of KoreaPoland Designer Company : Samsung Techwin The K9 Thunder is a 155mm / 52 calibre self-propelled howitzer developed by Samsung Techwin for the Republic...

Kryl 6×6 155mm 6×6 self-propelled howitzer

Kryl 6×6 155mm 6×6 self-propelled howitzer Country users : Poland Designer Company : HSW – Jelcz Poland At MSPO 2014, International Defense Industry Exhibition in Poland, the Polish Defense Company HSW (Huta Stalowa Wola)...

Airstrikes Causing ISIL to Change Tactics

Operations against the so-called Islamic State continue apace with 334 airstrikes against the terror group, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters at the Pentagon today. Those airstrikes, the admiral added,...

Berlin Approves Arms Exports to Arab States

Germany has approved new deliveries of weapons to several Arab countries, including Qatar which had been accused of backing jihadists, according to a newspaper report Thursday. The Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on its website that...

AUSA 2014: Polaris unveils SOCOM off-road vehicle

Polaris Defense plans to unveil its DAGOR ultra-light combat vehicle at an upcoming US Army conference, company officials said on 7 October. So far Polaris has received contracts for the vehicle from elements of...

Russia’s new Armata MBT to make its debut in 2015

The Russian Land Forces are to receive a first batch of 32 Armata main battle tanks (MBTs) in 2015, Russia’s Land Forces Commander, Colonel General Oleg Salyukov, has stated. The new MBT is expected...

US approves JASSM sale to Poland

The US Congress approved a possible sale to Poland for 40 AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles (JASSMs) and Polish Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 52 fighter aircraft upgrades on 2 October. Poland has requested a...

Iran shows updated Falaq-1 and -2 rocket systems

Iran displayed a new four-wheeled launch vehicle for its Falaq-1 and Falaq-2 unguided artillery rockets at a 2 October ceremony at the mausoleum of the late Imam Khomeini, in southern Tehran. Iranian Defence Minister...

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