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Australia hands Thales LRIP contract for F90 rifle

Thales Australia has received a low rate initial production (LRIP) contract from the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) for the company’s F90 5.56 mm assault rifle, developed to replace the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF’s)...

MEADS multifunction fire-control radar completes performance tests

The medium extended air defence system’s (MEADS) multifunction fire-control radar (MFCR) has demonstrated its capabilities during performance testing at Pratica di Mare Air Base, Italy, and at MBDA Germany’s air defence centre in Freinhausen....

Experts Say Pakistan-US MRAP Deal Likely To Win Approval

Analysts say that a proposition to supply hundreds of mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles to Pakistan is likely although the war against the Pakistani Taliban and its allies and affiliates is winding down. …read more

The growing drumbeat for more defense spending

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 23 Sept. 2014. For at least three years now the prevailing military discussion has revolved around imminent defense budget cuts, rounds of sequestration, and force reductions in the military...

US Bans Anti-Personnel Mines Except On Korean Border

The United States said Tuesday it halting the use of anti-personnel mines apart from in the tense No Man’s Land between the Koreas, a step closer to compliance with a global convention. …read more

What Makes Our Boot Better?

Technical performance – this is more than just a tagline to us. It is our most important core value. …read more

US revises landmine policy

While still declining to sign the Ottawa Treaty that bans the use of landmines, the United States took another step towards their reduction 23 September by pledging not to use the weapons outside of...

Paramount chief says Malawi deal back on track

The Paramount Group and the Malawi’s new government have successfully renegotiated a defence deal that was signed during the tenure of former president Joyce Banda. “We have reached a very suitable agreement for both...

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