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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...

Meprolight Scores Bullseye with MEPRO MOR

Las Vegas, NV – Meprolight – a leading manufacturer of electro-optical systems, night vision and thermal equipment, Self-Illuminated sights, and Laser Range Finder systems for military, law enforcement and civil applications – is proud...

Russia, Iran Sign Agreement on Military Cooperation

Russian Defense Minister Shoigu said after signing a cooperation agreement with his Iranian counterpart Dehghan that Moscow and Tehran created a theoretic base of partnership in the military sphere.Russia and Iran signed on Tuesday...

Cameroon to get ‘sophisticated’ Russian arms

Cameroon’s military will take delivery of “the most sophisticated military equipment from Russia” before the end of 2015, a statement released by President Paul Biya’s office announced on 16 January. “Among other latest-generation weapons,...

Anti-Stealth Radar Vera-NG of Vietnam in Action

Capable of detecting stealth B-2 from a distance of 250km, Vera-NG is regarded as one of the most modern radar systems that Vietnam possesses, reported defence-blog.com. In order to improve the ability to detect...

Guard Special Forces: powerful punch in small packages

At any given moment there are small teams of elite Soldiers deployed around the world who are conducting operations that many may never hear of. The Soldiers, often referred to as Green Berets, are...

Up to 1,000 U.S. Troops to Train Syrian Opposition

The number of U.S. troops expected to train Syrian opposition forces “could approach” 1,000, Pentagon spokesman Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters today in a press briefing. While the final number is still...

Canadian SOF engages Islamic State during front line visit

Canadian Special Operations Forces (SOF), serving in an advise and assist role in Iraq, engaged in a firefight with the Islamic State sometime in January, according to their commander. Brigadier General Michael Rouleau, head...

China commissions Type 054A frigate into East Sea Fleet

Key Points China has inducted into service another missile frigate with improved anti-air warfare capabilities Ships in the class are likely to be used to escort larger vessels The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN)...

UK puts Iraq training mission on hold

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has put on hold proposals to deploy “hundreds” of UK troops to Iraq this month to train the Iraqi Army, senior defence sources have told IHS Jane’s . The...

Update: China’s NORINOCO posts modest growth for 2014

China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO Group) – parent company of NORINCO, one of China’s largest defence enterprises – has announced modest growth in sales and profit in 2014. The corporation said in a...

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