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GD Awarded $100 M for Abrams Tank Production

General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a $99.7 million follow-on contract for the procurement and production of Saudi M1A2 (M1A2S) Abrams tanks for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This modification is part of...

Will Fracking, Climate Change, Solar Reshape US Security?

Energy sources and related commodities have driven national security issues ever since the modern nation-state was born with the Peace of Westphalia. Oak made Spain and England’s stout sailing ships. Water energy and wind...

Agency Backs More Abrams for Iraq in ISIS Fight

The State Department has approved sending more U.S.-made Abrams tanks to Iraq to help the government there fight Islamic militants. The agency on Friday announced it “made a determination approving a possible” sale to...

PT Pindad names Silmy Karim as new CEO

Indonesia’s state-owned land systems specialist PT Pindad has appointed a new chief executive to lead the company’s drive to increase production capacity and meet the expanding requirements of the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI). Silmy...

Australia’s new camouflage uniform

Australia Plan BEERSHEBA, which was announced by Australian Government in November 2011 and re-affirmed in Defence White Paper 2013, is Army’s modernisation plan to maximise the armed forces effectiveness and provide the widest range...

Russia to station additional combat aircraft in Belarus

Russia is to permanently deploy an additional eight Sukhoi Su-27 ‘Flanker’ fighters to Belarus, as relations with the West remain tense, state media announced in mid-December. The eight Su-27s will join the four already...

Raytheon receives much-awaited Qatari Patriot contract

Raytheon has been awarded a long-anticipated USD2.379 billion Foreign Military Sales contract to provide Qatar with 10 Patriot fire units and spares. In a 19 December announcement, the Pentagon said work on the effort...

Chinese yards show off new designs at INMEX 2014

The INMEX 2014 maritime expo, held in Guangzhou from 10-12 December, provided details on a number of new or recently completed vessels built by various Chinese shipyards. The most interesting of which were for...

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