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Australia awards munition contracts to NIOA, General Dynamics

The Australian government announced on 17 December that it has entered into two “significant contracts” for the supply of munitions to the Australian Army. Minister for Defence Christopher Pyne said in a statement that...

Brazilian Army qualifies Skyfire-70 rocket system on Fennec AvEx

The Brazilian Army, in collaboration with local companies Avibras Indústria Aeroespacial and Helibras, has conducted a major live-fire test campaign to qualify the Skyfire-70 70 mm unguided air-to-ground rocket system on the service’s Airbus...

Raytheon completes FoXTEN testing, now awaits DCGS-A RFP

The US Army is expected to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for its Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) Capability Drop (CD)1 in early 2019, which is designed to upgrade the current DCGS-A system...

Oshkosh Defense gets $30 million FMTV contract modification

Oshkosh Defense has been awarded a $30 million U.S. Army contract modification for procurement of Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTVs). According to a statement by the U.S. Department of Defense, Oshkosh Defense LLC,...

Troops on border continue winning hearts and spades

NOGALES, Ariz. — U.S. service members deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border are winning Hearts at an unprecedented level, embedded journalists within the task force have learned. The troops, who have been on the mission...

Jonathan C. Byrom: ISIS remnants are hiding in caves

The commander of Task Force Rifles Col. Jonathan C. Byrom said that “ISIS remnants” has been degraded so much that are hiding in the desert. Speaking to Pentagon reporters, Jonathan C. Byrom said: “the...

Hungary buys H225M helos with HForce weapons system

Hungary has ordered 16 Airbus Helicopters H225M multirole rotorcraft equipped with the company’s HForce Generic Weapon System (GWS). The deal, announced by the manufacturer on 14 December, will see the helicopters delivered to the...

European Boxer programmes take final shape

European Boxer programmes are taking final form, with offers to the UK and Slovenia expected in 2019. Klaas Krause, head of sales Eastern Europe for Rheinmetall, which formed the Artec joint venture with Krauss-Maffei...

Endeavor Robotics reveals Scorpion UGV details

Endeavor Robotics has unveiled the design of its Scorpion unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that it is pushing for the US Army’s Common Robotic System-Individual (CRS-I) programme. The Scorpion is a clean-sheet design weighing less...

Singapore’s new stealth combatant craft breaks cover

Key Points The Singapore Armed Forces is testing a stealthy new combatant craft that appears to be optimised for special operations The combatant craft could be a replacement for the Singapore Army’s Very Slender...

Singapore’s new stealth combatant craft breaks cover

Key Points The Singapore Armed Forces is testing a stealthy new combatant craft that appears to be optimised for special operations The combatant craft could be a replacement for the Singapore Army’s Very Slender...

UPDATE: Japan pursues additional exports to the Philippines

Japan is engaging with the Philippines over potential opportunities to export additional defence equipment to the Southeast Asian country, the Japanese Ministry of Defense’s (MoD’s) Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA), has confirmed to...

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