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Update: China launches fourth Type 071 LPD

Key Points China launched three ships from its Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai on 22 January, including the fourth Type 071 landing platform dock The other two were a Type 054A frigate and a Type...

Taiwan commissions 20,000-tonne combat support ship

The Republic of China Navy (RoCN) took delivery on 23 January of a newly completed fast combat support ship. Panshih was built by state-owned Kaohsiung-based shipbuilder CSBC Corporation at a cost of USD130 million....

US donates MRAPs to Uzbekistan

The United States is donating more than 300 armoured vehicles to Uzbekistan in what is believed to be the largest single arms transfer from the US to a Central Asian republic. The US will...

ST Kinetics expands investment in Brazil

ST Kinetics, the land systems division of Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering), has injected funds into its Brazilian automotive maintenance, repair, and overhaul services (MRO) company Technicae Projetos e Serviços Automotivos Ltda (Technicae). ST...

GRSE launches third Mk IV LCU for Indian Navy

Key Points The vessel will bolster the Indian Navy’s amphibious capabilities India’s future landing craft capability may be deployed in regions where it can be used to offset the presence of other navies India’s...

Czech Republic seeks MRAPs

The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched a requirement for up to 62 mine resistant, ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles for the Army of the Czech Republic (ACR). According to MoD and ACR officials...

DARPA unveils upgraded Atlas robot

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has unveiled the newly upgraded Atlas robot at an event in Waltham, Massachusetts, US. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology (Land)

ATMOS 39 Caliber Soltam Howitzer in Thailand

Finally ATMOS has just came to Thailand . It seems to have 52 caliber rather than normal (and in service) 39 caliber Soltam howitzer . There are some rumours that the collaboration between RTA...

Fort Hood Achieves Record-High 1½ Star Yelp Score

Video produced by We Are The Mighty FORT HOOD, Texas — Leaders at the Fort Hood military base in Texas are hailing the 50 percent improvement to their Yelp page that has brought their...

China launches fourth Type 071 LPD

The Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai launched its fourth Type 071 landing platform dock (LPD) amphibious assault ship for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) on 22 January. A total of six Type 071 LPDs...

US Army delays request for new handgun

The US Army has decided to delay the release of a much-awaited request for proposals (RfP) for a new sidearm to replace the Beretta M9. The request “has been delayed until further notice in...

Philippine DND seeks improvements for Jacinto corvettes

Key Points The Philippine Navy is seeking to improve Jacinto-class corvette 76 mm, 25 mm guns and fire control The work will augment the PN’s coastal patrol capabilities The Philippine Department of National Defense...

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