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Iran’s 23 mm Gatling gun emerges from the shadows

The Asefeh rotary cannon that Iran says it is developing for use in a close-in weapon system (CIWS) was finally seen in its entirety on 28 September. Iran announced in November 2013 that it...

UAE requests more HIMARS, tactical ballistic missiles

The US government has approved the sale of an additional 12 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) launchers and 100 Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the US Defence...

Indian Army finally starts rifle trials

The Indian Army began trials in early September to select a 5.56 mm multi-calibre assault rifle. Featuring four models, the trials began at the Bakloh cantonment in the Himalayas, 565 km north of New...

Iraqi Army shows off new Russian air defence systems

The Iraqi Ministry of Defence (MoD) revealed on 30 September that it has taken delivery of Pantsyr-S1 mobile short-range air defence systems and Igla-1 (SA-24) man-portable air defence systems (MANPADS) from Russia. Photographs and...

Portugal set to buy Danish patrol boats

Portugal is expected to procure from the Royal Danish Navy (RDN) four modular patrol boats developed under Denmark’s Standard Flex (or Stanflex) concept. With technical support from the Portuguese Navy (Marinha Portuguesa), the Portuguese...

PTG-Tyre Inflation Systems

PTG are the leading developers of tyre inflation machinery in Europe, offering precise tyre inflation products for a variety of market sectors, including the public transport, industrial and defence … …read more

Gichner Systems Group-Mobile Tactical Shelters

Gichner Systems Group, a Kratos company, is the industry leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing, integration, modification, testing and repair of tactical shelters, modular containers and specialized truck bodies …read more

Boeing Delivers First New Build MH-47G Chinook Helicopter

RIDLEY PARK, Pa.—The Army Sept. 29 took delivery of the first new build MH-47G Chinook helicopter for the Army Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (SOAR) from Boeing [BA] with seven more to come. During...

Boeing Delivers First New Build MH-47G Chinook Helicopter

RIDLEY PARK, Pa.—The Army Sept. 29 took delivery of the first new build MH-47G Chinook helicopter for the Army Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (SOAR) from Boeing [BA] with seven more to come. During...

Italy's Air Force Restructures Special Ops Brigade

Through a shake-up of its bases, the Italian Air Force is streamlining its special operations and rescue operations, trimming costs as new aircraft come into service, and reflecting what officials describe as a shift...

Food Services Trio Inseparable Since 8th Grade

FORT LEE, Va. – In middle school, three students made a pact to attend high school together, play football together, enroll in college together and follow the same career path. “We were in the...

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