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Army Developing Combat Vehicle Modernization Strategy

The Army is drafting a combat vehicle modernization strategy to assess mobility, protection and lethality across the service to prioritize combat vehicle development efforts. Director of Army Capabilities Integration Center and Deputy Commanding General,...

WARN Industrial-Winches and Hoists

WARN® Industrial, a division of WARN Industries, markets electric and hydraulic winches and hoists to commercial, industrial and severe-duty customers around the globe, including towing and trailer companies; fire and rescue organizations; the milita…...

Palomar Display Products Awarded a $28.6M Contract From US Army

Palomar Display Products, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a $28.6M firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to produce Biocular Image Control Unit (BICU) displays for M1A2 Abrams tanks. This award by the US Army...

Global defence spending increased by 1.7% in 2014

Global defence spending increased by 1.7% in 2014, following three years of decreases. More than half of this growth came from three countries: Saudi Arabia, China and Russia. Saudi Arabia’s spending increase was the...

Faun Trackway Plays its Role at Nato Summit

September saw the military powers of NATO descend on Newport, South Wales for its 2014 Summit, and FAUN Trackway made sure it was there to fly the flag for Wales. …read more Read more...

Russia begins deployment of new Nebo-M radar systems

The Russian Aerospace Defense Forces (ADF) have launched the deployment of the new Nebo-M radar system, ADF spokesman Colonel Alexey Zolotukhin told journalists on Thursday. The radar system is capable of detecting small aerodynamic...

Ukraine buy 90 new Bars multifunctional light armored vehicle

National Guard and The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine buys 90 new Bars (Panther) multifunctional light armored vehicle from Cherkassy car plant, which is part of the corporation “Bogdan”, reported defence-blog.com. The factory developed...

EOS New Weapon Systems Set New Performance Records

CANBERRA, Australia – Electro Optic Systems Pty Ltd (ASX: EOS) has announced two developments that will open up opportunities for the supply of weapons and defence systems to meet a growing demand to increase...

Oshkosh Showcases UGV Technology at IDEX 2015

Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, will present its TerraMax(r) Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) technology at the Future Defence Summit Unmanned Systems Conference luncheon on Feb. 23 during the International Defence...

Peru eyes combat vehicles acquisitions

The Peruvian Army is seeking 106 armoured fighting vehicles and 105 main battle tanks (MBTs) as part of its ‘Harpay Nina’ (Firepower in native Quechua) programme, an army source told IHS Jane’s . The...

US to have full armoured brigade in Europe by 2016

The US Army is adding force structure to Europe and preparing to expand its training and reassurance operations there as tensions over the conflict in Ukraine escalate. A full Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT)...

Czech Republic goes local for 8×8 recovery vehicles

The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 18 February that it will procure five armoured recovery vehicles from its subsidiary, the Military Technical Institute (VTU), based on the Tatra Trucks 8×8 chassis without...

Djibouti deploys second battalion to Somalia

A second Djiboutian battalion has arrived to join the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the Djibouti Armed Forces (Forces Armées Djiboutiennes: FAD) announced on 17 February. The FAD released photographs showing Cougar mine-resistant...

Estonian Army familiarises with Dutch CV90s

The Estonian Army is currently undertaking familiarisation training with the CV90 infantry fighting vehicle and Leopard 1 armoured engineering vehicle (AEV) ahead of the delivery of both vehicles in 2016. The Royal Netherlands Army’s...

Russia’s hybrid war in Ukraine ‘is working’

Key Points A conference attended by influential Ukrainian and US officials has concluded that Russia’s hybrid warfare campaign in eastern Ukraine is working Ukrainian forces continue to be outmatched, not only by the hardware...

Poland rejigs Leopard 2PL upgrade programme

The Polish Ministry of Defence (MoD) has opted for a new contractor for the planned upgrade of 128 of its Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks (MBTs) to the new Leopard 2PL standard. After launching...

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