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ABOVE: Sniper team from CCG 4-3 INF Reg using an Applied Ballistics Kestrel at the Army Mountain Warfare School in Jericho VT. “The point is not to have the highest on-base percentage, but to...

Kongsberg awarded Protector RWS contract for UK’s Scout SV

Kongsberg has been awarded a contract to provide its Protector Remote Weapon Station (RWS) for the United Kingdom’s Scout Specialist Vehicle (SV) tracked reconnaissance vehicle programme. Announced on 12 February, and awarded by prime...

Rolls-Royce reports first sales fall for a decade

Military propulsion and energy group Rolls-Royce has reported its first sales fall for a decade, with reduced spending in defence domains partly to blame. The UK headquartered group said on 13 February that revenues...

Al-Qaeda militants capture army base in south Yemen

Militants linked to the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have reportedly captured a key military base in southern Yemen, amid escalating violence in the country. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology (Land)

French DGA conducts first flight test of MMP missile

The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has conducted the first flight test of the medium-range missile (MMP) at its Techniques Terrestres site in Bourges, France. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology (Land)

FAUN UK Brochure

FAUN Trackway has manufactured and supplied aluminium defence products to the UK Ministry of Defence and militaries worldwide for over 70 years. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology (Land)

Japan receives its first AAV-7 assault vehicles

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force of Japan (JGSDF) buy up to 30 AAV-7 assault vehicles (also used by the US Marines) for its emerging amphibious brigade. February 9, 2015 (Monday), in Fuji garrison (Shizuoka...

Army’s Benét Laboratories develops 120mm mortar test system

The U.S. Army’s Benét Laboratories, which is collocated on the Watervliet Arsenal, recently announced that it has achieved a significant milestone in the research and development of an extended-range 120mm mortar ballistic test cannon...

Nicaragua to seek combat aircraft

Nicaragua plans to procure combat aircraft to begin to enforce its airspace sovereignty, specifically against illicit flights of drug trafficking organisations and over the expanded maritime territory that the International Court of Justice (ICJ)...

France completes first MMP firing trials

France has successfully conducted the first firing of the MBDA Missile de Moyenne Portée (MMP) anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW), the company announced on 12 February. The MMP is a next-generation ATGW developed by MBDA...

Switzerland approves 2015 armament plan

The National Council of Switzerland has approved the country’s armament programme for 2015. The Armasuisse procurement agency announced on 11 February that three programmes valued at CHF542 million (USD582 million) had been approved. The...

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