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Czech Republic to order 20 Pandur II command vehicles

The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 7 January that it will procure 20 Steyr Pandur II 8×8 wheeled armoured vehicles to fulfil an Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) requirement for staff...

US releases Islamic State target data

More than 3,000 Islamic State targets have been hit in the US-led air campaign since August 2014, according to a document released by US Central Command (CENTCOM) on 7 January. The CENTCOM document said...

Iraqi train and equip programme gets under way

US-led efforts to train and to retrain and equip Iraqi government and Kurdish forces formally got under way in late December after Congress approved the proposed overseas contingency operations budget for 2015. Following the...

Peruvian Marines Tour USS America

Marines with the Logistics Combat Element of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South speak about the light-weight water purification system to Peruvian Marines at a static display during a tour aboard the...

Peru Sailors Tour USS America

Marine Lance Cpl Brandon Torres, assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force South, describes the usage of portable water purification equipment to Peruvian sailors during a tour of future amphibious assault ship USS...

Babcock Awarded £900 Million UK Army Vehicle Contract

The Ministry of Defence has awarded Babcock International a £900 million, 10-year contract for the maintenance of the army’s land vehicles. The contract will transform the way the army’s vehicles are maintained, repaired and...

Carlyle Group repurchases AxleTech from General Dynamics

Private equity firm The Carlyle Group has announced that it will repurchase military vehicle axle and suspension components maker AxleTech from General Dynamics five years after selling the venture to the US defence giant....

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