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Chemring remained in the red in 2014

UK energetic materials and counter-measures specialist Chemring’s sales fell and earnings remained in the red during 2014, as the group’s recently appointed chief executive looked back on “an important and challenging” year. Chemring reported...

Afghanistan to receive additional armed MD 530F helos

The Afghan Air Force (AAF) is to receive 20 armed MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters to provide additional fire-support to the country’s security forces, an official disclosed on 22 January....

US Army Stepping Up the Performance Triad

It’s time for Soldiers to step it up with the Performance Triad goals. Literally. During FY 2014, the Performance Triad pilot program was conducted in three separate active-duty battalions. The data from the pilot...

Canada’s Harper lied about ground combat in Iraq: Opposition

Canada’s opposition leader accused Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Tuesday of having lied when he promised no ground combat alongside airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq. The accusation comes after Canadian special...

Multiple Agencies to Replace EAS Howitzer Tubes

With the Army’s European Rotational Force in full swing and units continually rotating throughout Europe to train and work with allied partners, it is the responsibility of the Army Field Support Battalion – Germany,...

Obama expected to sign defence protocols on India visit

US president Barack Obama’s three-day visit to India from 25 January is expected to see the signing of several defence protocols to boost bilateral strategic ties. Obama, who will be the first US president...

Sequestration hits US Army aviation RDA budget unduly hard

Ongoing sequestration in the United States is having a disproportionately severe impact on the US Army’s aviation research and development and acquisitions (RDA) budget, a senior government official said on 21 January. Speaking at...

NSPA delivers FN Minimis to Czech Republic

The Army of the Czech Republic (Armáda Ceské republiky: ACR) has taken delivery of 74 FN Herstal Minimi 7.62 mm light machine guns (LMG). The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) ordered the weapons from...

NORINCO, CSSC agree to develop and market platforms and systems

Chinese state-run defence industrial enterprises – the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO Group) – have signed an agreement to collaborate on military technologies and equipment. The NORINCO...

India to conduct first canister-based trial of Agni-V missile

The Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is set to conduct the first canister-based trial of the Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), off the Odisha coast on 31 January. …read more Read more...

Israeli Tanks Being Moved to Northern Israel

Israeli tanks being moved to northern Israel today due to the security situation in the area. Seen being transported to North Israel today in preparation for possible escalation with Hezbollah …read more Read more...

Military Cyborg Biker Presented to Putin

Russia’s military is busy building autonomous tanks, unmanned vehicles and other weapons one won’t be ashamed of in the 21st century. Vladimir Putin visited a Research Institute outside Moscow and was shown a combat...

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