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Swiss Army Opts for Leguan Bridge Layers

The Swiss Defence Procurement Agency and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) signed a contract for the purchase of twelve Leguan bridge layers on a Leopard 2 chassis together with the associated peripherals and training equipment in...

Switzerland orders Leguan armoured bridge layers

Switzerland has ordered 12 Leguan Armoured Vehicle Launched Bridges (AVLBs) from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW). Speaking to IHS Jane’s on 16 January, a spokesperson for the Swiss defence procurement agency (Armasuisse) stated that the contract...

Russia offers Indonesia defence offset co-operation

Russia has reiterated an offer to Indonesia to expand defence industry collaboration in a bid to consolidate its position in the market. The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said the plan is centred on...

Analysis: Syria’s alleged secret reactor site

Key Points Syria has reportedly established a nuclear facility in an underground facility on its border with Lebanon There is no evidence in the available satellite imagery to corroborate the claims Syria has continued...

Ukraine restarting T-64-based IFV development

Ukraine has renewed development of heavy infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) based on the T-64 main battle tank (MBT), Ukroboronprom has announced. The Kharkov Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau had previously created prototypes of a...

Israeli MoD orders Elbit’s C4I and communications systems

Elbit Systems has been awarded a series of contracts for the supply of command, control, computer, communications and intelligence (C4I) systems and communications systems to the Israeli Ministry of Defence (IMOD). …read more Read...

Warhorse Brigade Leaves Fort Carson

Fort Carson finalized a cut ordered in 2013 on Wednesday when it officially shut down the post’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team. …read more Read more here:: Military.com (Land)

Global Defence Technology: Issue 47

In this issue: Winning a war without boots on the ground, the US Army’s search for a lightweight armoured vehicle, a timeline of fusion power experiments, a new wave of mini weapons for tactical...

New Army Program Allows Recruits To Join Delta Force

Video produced by We Are The Mighty FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Critical manpower shortages have resulted in Delta Force allowing brand new soldiers to attend their selection and training pipeline right out of basic...

Nammo in Finland inaugurates ammo production line

Nammo Lapua Oy, a Finnish subsidiary of the Nammo Group, signed an agreement with the Finnish aerospace and defense group, Patria Oyj to acquire the ammunition facility in Sastamala in November 2014. An official...

Analysis: Cameroon defence budget gets only modest increase

Information obtained by IHS Jane’s shows Cameroon’s defence budget will only get a modest real-terms boost in 2015, despite increased procurement and operational costs. The Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) budget will grow from CFA198.5...

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