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Mongolia to continue receiving Russian aid

Russia has renewed a 2004 agreement to donate defence equipment to Mongolia. In remarks quoted by Russian news agency TASS on 1 October Mongolian Foreign Minister Damdin Tsogtbaatar said the two governments have “extended...

Thailand inducts second Krabi-class OPV

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has commissioned its second Krabi-class missile-capable offshore patrol vessel (OPV). The ship, HTMS Prachuap Khiri Khan (552), was inducted in a commissioning ceremony at Sattahip, Chonburi, on 27 September,...

North Korea test-fires possible SLBM

North Korea test-fired what appeared to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from waters off its eastern coast on 2 October. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said that same day that the...

US Army weighing Bradley replacement bids

Industry proposals to build the US Army’s M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle replacement are in for service leaders to evaluate and, potentially, make an initial downselect early next year. On 1 October, Optionally Manned Fighting...

Yemeni rebel victory dismissed as propaganda

Video footage seemingly showing a significant victory for the Yemeni rebel group Ansar Allah (Houthis) is misleading, according to Colonel Turki al-Maliki, the spokesperson for the Saudi-led coalition. Speaking during a 30 September press...

Directed Energy Systems Conference

The Leading International Forum For The DES Community Over the past 13 years, the Directed Energy Systems forum has become the most internationally focused and innovative DES forum worldwide. This year, the theme is...

Multimillion-Euro Order from Hungary

Rheinmetall is taking on an important role in the modernization of the Hungarian Army. The Düsseldorf-based Group is producing the main armament and fire control technology for forty-four Leopard 2 main battle tanks as...

U.S. Army conducts massive air assault operations in Germany

U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade conducted large-scale air assault training operations in Hohenfels Training Area, Germany during Saber Junction 19. An air assault operation is a complex synchronization of moving...

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