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Germany sending 40 soldiers to Iraqi Kurdistan

Berlin is preparing to send around 40 soldiers to northern Iraq to train Kurdish fighters battling against militants from the Islamic State, the German army said on Saturday. …read more

Muslim EOD Soldier Blows Up Stereotypes

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Khaled Abou Rashad may have immigrated to the United States from Syria when he was only a boy, but these days he does something that few of his countrymen do:...

Harvard’s Wyss Institute to develop Soft Exosuit for US soldiers

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) has awarded a first-phase follow-on contract to Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering to continue the development of a biologically inspired smart suit. …read...

Exelis Receives Army Gen 3 Night Vision Order

Exelis [XLS] Friday said it was awarded an $8 million contract to provide the Army with Generation 3 night vision equipment. The award is under the U.S. Army-managed OMNI VIII indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract awarded...

West Point Grad Dedicates Walk to Fallen Troops

WEATHERFORD — Mike Viti is on a long walk to honor fallen service members. The 28-year-old West Point graduate and Army combat veteran started on a cross-country trek April 26 just outside Seattl… …read...

Fort Carson Corporal Named Top Soldier

A Fort Carson corporal has been named the best soldier in Army Forces Command and will compete in October for the title of best soldier in the Army. It was the fifth test of...

It’s Not Airpower Vs. Boots On Ground Any More

As the Air Force Association girds for its annual conference, which starts Monday here in Washington, I was struck by several comments from several experts that the traditional dichotomy between air power and ground...

Harvard’s Wyss Institute awarded DARPA contract

The US military’s research agency DARPA is funding a new generation of flexible exoskeletons, which will enable soldiers to walk further, lift more and minimise injury risks. (Video: Wyss Institute) …read more

K12 South Korean Light Machine Gun

ABOVE: Shooting with spade grip only. Even with this configuration control was not that difficult. From 1990 to very recently, the ROK (Republic of Korea; or South Korea) army had a tendency to reduce...

Germany’s defence budget to drop further in 2015

Germany’s headline defence budget is set to shrink again in 2015, despite NATO leaders recently agreeing to aim towards spending 2% of gross domestic product on defence. The country is planning to spend EUR32.26...

Norinco reveals new features on MBT-3000

China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) has released more details of the latest version of its MBT-3000 main battle tank (MBT) being offered on the export market. The latest version of the MBT-3000, which is...

US to sell UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to Brazil

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and associated equipment to Brazil. …read more

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