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Marines Test Tethered Unmanned Vehicle

The Marine Corps is testing a tethered unmanned vehicle designed to follow human movement, carry supplies and perform a wide range of possible missions for forces on-the-move, industry officials said Sept. 24 at the...

Aqeri Signs Retrofit Contract in the US

Aqeri, Swedish producer of rugged computers and communication equipment for extreme environments, has signed an order worth $400,000 with a major American defence company. …read more

Brazil plans to add 56 additional 6x6s

The Brazilian Army is expected to purchase a new batch of VBTP-MR Guarani 6×6 amphibious armoured vehicles from Iveco Latin America. An order for 56 vehicles is scheduled to be finalised by early 2015...

UPDATE: US reaffirms Apache delivery to Egypt

The United States has reaffirmed its commitment to supply Egypt with 10 Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters that have been withheld since the military took control of the country in July 2013. With the...

Brazilian Army approves basic requirements for future 8×8

The Brazilian Army has approved the basic operational requirements for the 8×8 medium-wheeled armoured reconnaissance vehicle (VBR-MR or Viatura Blindada de Reconhecimento – Média de Rodas) it is expected to develop in co-operation with...

Argentina focuses 2015 defence spending on upgrades, R&D

Argentina has proposed an ARS50.3 billion (USD5.9 billion) budget to fund its armed forces in 2015. While the budget includes funding for 102,403 air force, army, and naval personnel, capital investments comprise only ARS1.1...

Argentina focuses 2015 defence spending on upgrades and R&D

Argentina has proposed an ARS50.3 billion (USD5.9 billion) budget to fund its armed forces in 2015. While the budget includes funding for 102,403 air force, army, and naval personnel, capital investments comprise only ARS1.1...

DANA-M1 CZ Self Propelled Gun Howitzer

DANA-M1 CZ is a modernised version of vz. 77 DANA (Dělo Automobilní Nabíjené Automaticky) 152mm self propelled wheeled howitzer developed by Excalibur Army to provide effective artillery support for the Czech Army. …read more

Iraq’s AH-64E Apache purchase deal could be cancelled

The Iraqi Government’s failure to sign an offer made by the US may have led to the cancellation of the $4.8bn foreign military sale (FMS) of AH-64E Apache helicopters to the national army. …read...

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