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Electromechanical testing of lifting systems

Lifting equipment must meet stringent requirements, especially if it is intended for use in the defence sector. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology (Land)

GBP140 M Contract Signed for Sale of Defence Support Group

The Defence Support Group (DSG) maintains and repairs key military equipment and manages the storage of the land vehicle fleet. The deal includes a 10-year contract with Babcock for the maintenance, repair, overhaul and...

Army installs first Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid radar

The U.S. Army installed its first Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid radar system today, here, which is home to two MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system companies Fort Hood is one of five installations that have been...

Analysis: Hamas displays long-range rockets

The Palestinian militant group Hamas provided an insight into its rocket manufacturing programme on 14 December when it paraded its longer-range models for the first time through Gaza city. The rockets on display included...

Spain buys extra Patriot SAM batteries from Germany

Spain is to buy two surplus Patriot surface-to-air missile (SAM) batteries from Germany ahead of deploying some of its existing Patriot systems as part of the NATO cover agreed for Turkey. The two batteries...

Slovakia, Indonesia prepare to sign defence trade agreement

Indonesia and Slovakia are preparing a defence collaboration agreement that will facilitate trade and related industrial collaboration, the Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced. Following meetings between defence officials from the two countries...

Celebrating the Holidays with 12 Days of ArmaLite

(Geneseo, IL – December 15, 2014) We are celebrating the holidays once again with the 12 Days of Armalite. Visit www.armalite.com to find out the specials of the day. This year’s promotion will run...

US Army's AMPV Variants Report to Congress Due Soon

The US Army is planning to report a study to Congress next month that would impact the debate over ambulance and command variants for the Armored Multipurpose Vehicle (AMPV), due to replace the M113...

Soldier Brings Heat to Culinary Tryout

The scent of spices and steak filled the air as Army Sgt. Andrew Shurden displayed his cooking skills at culinary team tryouts here Nov. 18-21. …read more Read more here:: Military.com (Land)

Killing Is Not Enough: Special Operators

ARLINGTON: “We have, in my view, exquisite capabilities to kill people,” said Lt. Gen. Charles Cleveland. “We need exquisite capabilities to manipulate them.” Psychological subtlety and the US military don’t always go hand-in-hand. Worldwide,...

Kaprica Security Chosen by DARPA To Help Improve Vehicle Security

Kaprica Security(tm) Inc., an expert in the field of cyber security, mobility and cloud software, has been awarded a Department of Defense (DOD) contract to strengthen U.S. military-vehicle and related connected-car security systems. Kaprica...

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