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Rapid Equipping Force moves under TRADOC

The Army’s Rapid Equipping Force, or REF, created in 2002 to more quickly meet the materiel needs of commanders operating in Afghanistan, was officially transferred, Jan. 30, to the Army Training and Doctrine Command,...

FN Herstal eyes additional RWS sale to Mexico

Belgium’s FN Herstal is looking to meet a Mexican Army requirement with its deFNder Medium remote weapon station (RWS), company officials told IHS Jane’s . The system, armed with 12.7×99 mm heavy machine gun,...

Iraq takes delivery of Czech armour

The Czech defence company Excalibur Army delivered an unspecified number of refurbished T-72 main battle tanks (MBTs) and BVP-1 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) to Iraq on 5 February. “We do not wish to disclose...

Lithuania receives SCAR-H Precision Rifles

The Lithuanian Armed Forces have begun using the FN Herstal SCAR-H Precision Rifle, according to the country’s Ministry of Defence (MoD). Chambered in 7.62×51 mm and fitted with 3-12x magnification Schmidt & Bender scopes...

Indian Navy puts out RfI for next-gen missile vessel

The Indian Navy’s (IN’s) Directorate of Ship Production has issued a request for information (RfI) relating to six Next Generation Missile Vessels (NGMVs) under the ‘Buy (Indian)/Buy and Make (Indian)’ category of the Defence...

Lebanon takes delivery of M109 howitzers

The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) has received a consignment of M109 155 mm/37 calibre self-propelled howitzers to augment its artillery capabilities as part of a substantial build-up of its artillery capabilities. The LAF “received...

IDF steps up counter-tunnel training

The IDF has begun training company and battalion commanders to use specialised techniques for uncovering and destroying tunnels dug by the militants in the Gaza Strip. The army said the new training, which also...

Nato to establish new Spearhead Force

Nato defence ministers have agreed to establish a new Spearhead Force during a meeting at Nato headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology (Land)

Boeing to continue support for US military aircraft

Boeing has received a contract from the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to continue the provision of support services for US military aircraft. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology (Land)

New Weapons Simulator Helps Refine Marksmanship Skills

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. – Airmen from the 633rd Security Forces Squadron refined their marksmanship skills Jan. 26, using a new weapons simulator at Joint Base Langley-Eustis’ Combat Arms center. The Meggitt Training Systems’...

Lightweight Tactical Vehicle Summit 2015

Detroit – The Next Generation of Survivability Vehicles The limited military ground presence currently has allowed the US Army and US Marine Corps to give attention to a long withstanding issue: upgrading its light...

US Army Requests $126Bn for FY2016 Budget

Included within the $126.5 billion the Army has asked for in its fiscal 2016 base annual budget, is some $230 million for professional military education for Soldiers. The request represents an increase of about...

Russian TOS-1 and Pantsyr-S1 systems reported in east Ukraine

Anti-Kiev forces are deploying TOS-1 220 mm thermobaric multiple rocket launchers and possibly Pantsyr-S1 air-defence systems in the continuing conflict in east Ukraine, reports indicate. In a statement on 4 February the Ukrainian Ministry...

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