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Kamaz to exit military vehicle manufacturing

Russia’s Kamaz is expected to sell the Tartarstan special vehicles factory by the end of the year, Russia’s Vedomosti reported on 21 October. The sale of the special vehicles factory would mark Kamaz’s move...

US to supply Chad, Niger with riverine boats

The US Coast Guard is looking for a contractor to supply Chad and Niger with identical packages of three boats under a US government-funded programme to improve the African countries’ ability to patrol their...

ICH-47F Chinook Multi-Role Helicopter

ICH-47F Chinook is a next-generation, multi-role heavy-lift helicopter jointly developed by AgustaWestland and Boeing to replace the 40 CH-47C Chinooks in service with the Italian Army. …read more

UK Revives Push for SIGINT Capability

Britain is reviving plans to update battlefield signals intelligence capabilities, the first of its kind since a Lockheed Martin contract to re-equip land forces was axed in 2009. …read more

Australia to Upgrade Tiger Helicopters

Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today announced he has given Combined Pass approval for an interim Tactical Data Link for the Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters in service with the Australian Army. Under LAND...

GDUK places Scout SV turret order with LMUK

A USD1 billion contract to deliver 245 turrets for the British Army’s future Scout Specialist Vehicle (SV) fleet has been awarded by prime contractor General Dynamics UK to Lockheed Martin UK (LMUK), the latter...

Islamic State reveals US equipment failures

In the latest series of military failures revealed by the Islamic State’s media channels, a US airdrop intended for the Kurdish defenders of the northern Syrian town of Kobane was instead seized by fighters...

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