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Photo of military vehicles Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces

Cuban President Raul Castro held talks here Friday with visiting Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, with both sides expressing readiness to further strengthening military-technical cooperation between their two countries. During the talks, Castro and...

Djibouti to deploy additional 1,000 troops to Somalia

Djibouti is sending additional 1,000 troops to Somalia. The Red Sea state already has peacekeepers in Hiran region in Central Somalia. It delivered military hardware and provisions for the troops to Beletweyne Town, 315km...

Irkut aims to complete Su-30MKI deliveries to India in 2015

The Irkut Corporation has stated that it will complete deliveries in 2015 of Sukhoi Su-30MKI multirole fighter kits to India’s state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) as part of the Russian group’s technology transfer obligations....

Injured Spouse The Real Victim of Deployment

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Army Spouse Lindsey Ackerman would like everyone to know that she deserves a measure of sympathy for the physical damage that her impending divorce has caused her, Duffel Blog has learned...

The Hottest Sergeants Major of the Army, Ranked

Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Daily took his oath of office Jan. 31, becoming the youngest, hottest, Sgt. Maj. of the Army since the position was created in 1966. Every Chain-of-Command Display across the Army...

Reinventing The Army Via ‘Pacific Pathways’

PENTAGON: From hunting jungle animals to communicating across the ocean, US Army soldiers learned much in the first Pacific Pathways wargames that Iraq and Afghanistan never taught them. Those exercises are part of the...

National Guard of Ukraine received five KRAZ SHREK MRAP

National Guard of Ukraine received five KRAZ SHREK new mine resistant ambush protected vehicle, reported www.ukraineindustrial.info. It was jointly developed by Streit Group of Canada and AutoKrAZ of Ukraine. It is based on a...

Alcoholic CO Charges Star Soldier With Drunk on Duty

FORT DRUM, N.Y. — Capt. Tyler Peters, the commander of Bravo Company, 1-87 Infantry, charged Staff Sgt. John Shuller on Wednesday with being drunk on duty after the soldier arrived at PT smelling like...

China to probe army spending in corruption crackdown: report

China’s ruling Communist Party will launch a year-long probe into the incomes of military staff, state media said Thursday, following revelations of widespread graft in its armed forces. Party leaders have described corruption as...

Thales Expands Tiger Helicopter Training Capabilities

On the 16th of December 2014, the Organization for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) has awarded a contract to Thales, in partnership with Rheinmetall Defence Electronics (RDE), to supply or upgrade 20 Tiger combat helicopter...

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