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Vietnam and the US: why former enemies became friends

After decades of bitter fighting during the Vietnam War, the US and communist-run Vietnam are now forging closer political, economic and military ties. The US partially lifted a weapons ban in October and Vietnam...

US to supply PAC-3 missiles to South Korea

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of Patriot advanced capability (PAC-3) missiles and associated equipment to South Korea. …read more

US to send more military advisers to Iraq

The US Department of Defense is deploying additional soldiers to Iraq to support security forces fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in the country. …read more

Indian Army test-fires Agni-II nuclear-capable missile

The Indian Army has successfully test-launched the Agni-II nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Wheelers Island, off the Orissa coast, India. …read more

Israel, India To Conclude Anti-Tank Missile Deal

India and Israel will soon conclude a contract for an Indian government-approved anti-tank missile procurement and licensed-production deal estimated at US $500 million, sources here say. …read more

BAE Lands $142M Follow-On Howitzer Contract

BAE Systems received a $142 million contract from the US Army to continue low-rate initial production on the M109A7 self-propelled howitzer and M992A3 ammunition carrier, the company announced this week. …read more

New Army Policy Restricts Access to Fort Jackson

Visitors to Fort Jackson now will have to be escorted or be vetted by the FBI and receive credentials to have access to the post, although the rules allow flexibility for some large events,...


ABOVE: Armscor products from their 1911 line. Left to right: M1911A2 in Armscor’s proprietary .22TCM caliber; M1911A2 in .45 ACP – the Tactical; M1911A2 Medallion Competition in .40 S&W; M1911A2 Combo in 22TCM and...

Hesco Awarded UIDIQ Contract by US DLA

Hesco has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for force protection expeditionary barrier systems by the US Defense Logistics Troop Support Agency (DLA). …read more

China develops laser to take out small UAVs

China has developed a laser weapon designed to intercept and destroy small low-flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), according to Xinhua news agency. During tests in early November, the system managed to shoot down 30...

Dutch open European C-IED facility

On 4 November the first counter-improvised explosive devices (C-IED) Joint Deployable Exploitation and Analysis Laboratory (JDEAL) was declared operational at the ‘Kamp Soesterberg’ barracks in the Netherlands. The facility was initiated and funded by...

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