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Supacat Wins Australian Special Forces Vehicle Contract

Australia has awarded UK-based Supacat Group an AUD105 million (USD98 million) contract for 89 special operations vehicles based on the latest version of the Extenda high-mobility transport (HMT), the company said on 19 August....

Dutch to withdraw Patriots from Turkey

The Netherlands is to withdraw its Raytheon Patriot surface-to-air (SAM) missile batteries from Turkey in January 2015, citing strain on personnel and a pending technical modification. The Dutch deployed two of its three Patriot...

Drone Aviation Delivers Surveillance equipment To REF

Drone Aviation Corp. (DAC), Monday said it delivered specialized surveillance equipment– advanced optics systems–to support the Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF). DAC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Drone Aviation Holding Corp. (DRNE), a...

Weapons Lab: Small Arms Development at USALWL

ABOVE: As part of the development of under barrel grenade launchers, LWL fabricated this mount for Colt’s XM148 grenade launcher to allow it to be fitted to the M1 carbine. (U.S. Army) After the...

Wanted: Next-Gen Armored Vehicles With Less Armor

The Pentagon wants next-generation armored vehicles that are more mobile, maneuverable and survivable, but without more armor. In September, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host a proposer’s day to give potential contractors...

Navy Uses Exoskeletons for Shipyard Maintenance

The Pentagon has acquired two high-tech exoskeletons designed to make it much easier for Navy shipyard workers to suspend and hold heavy hand-held tools such as riveters, grinders and sanders. The so-called FORTIS exoskeleton...

IDF wants more Namer APCs and Trophy protection systems

Senior army officials hope that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will acquire better-protected armoured vehicles and more active protection systems (APS) such as Rafael’s Trophy. Their comments came after seven members of the elite...

Weapons of Croatian Forces in Chad

ABOVE: At the ready on patrol in the Chad desert – looking over the PKM turret mount. History/Development of the Conflict Since it gained independence, Chad has been shaken by numerous armed risings, invasions...

Lithium Sulfur Batteries a Step Closer for UK Forces

The next generation battery technology company, OXIS Energy Ltd, has delivered the third phase of a research programme to improve its Lithium Sulfur cells for Lincad Ltd and the UK MOD. The project is...

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