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Nammo Awarded Contract for Shoulder Launched Munitions

Nammo Talley has been awarded a multi-year indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to supply the M72 Light Assault Weapon (LAW) to the U.S. Department of Defense. The contract specifies M72 LAW variants for...

Analysis: UN peacekeepers struggle against IEDs in Mali

Key Points MINUSMA suffered more than 100 casualties in 2014, with IEDs proving the largest single threat The mission is trying to improve its counter-IED capabilities, including through the acquisition of mine-protected vehicles for...

Ukraine returns refurbished combat aircraft to service

Ukraine has returned to service four combat aircraft that have recently undergone refurbishment work, the office of the president announced on 5 January. A pair of MiG-29 ‘Fulcrum’ and two Sukhoi Su-27 ‘Flanker’ fighters...

India to simplify defence procurement procedures

India’s government aims to simplify its cumbersome Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) norms and establish a “promotional” organisation to boost the country’s indigenous military-industrial sector. Secretary of Defence Production G Mohan Kumar declared in New...

Communications expertise on ‘The Great Run’

On the 6th December 2014, Newedge Solutions left as one of 60 vehicles on ‘The Great Run’ from Nairobi to the Tumaini Children’s Home in Nyeri. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology (Land)

Indonesian Army inducts indigenously built assault craft

The Indonesian Army (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Darat, or TNI-AD) has inducted a locally produced fast assault craft into a sub-unit of its North Maluku regional command, Indonesian news agency Antara reported on 2...

AT PPP Portable Power Pack

AT Communication is pleased to introduce the AT-PPP portable power pack. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology (Land)

Iran in new deal to boost Iraq army

Iran is to help Iraq rebuild its army under an agreement that could formalise Tehran’s military support for its neighbor, which remains under assault by the Islamic State (IS) group. No details of the...

DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

The Defense Department announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members Dec. 22, with most service members receiving a 1 percent increase in basic pay. The new rates for basic pay,...

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