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UK to contribute long-range reconnaissance group to MINUSMA

The British Army will contribute a 250-strong long-range reconnaissance task group to the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) from 2020, UK Secretary of Defence Penny Mordaunt announced on 22 July. “The...

PLAN decommissions three frigates, supply ship

China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) decommissioned three Type 053H1-class frigates and a Type 904 reef supply ship in ceremonies held on 13 and 15 July, respectively. All of the ships had been allocated...

India’s Nag ATGM ready for series production, says MoD

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 19 July that the locally developed Nag (Snake) anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) is ready to enter series production after the Indian Army (IA) successfully completed summer user...

The First Public Flight of Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider

Test pilot Bill Fell was zooming southward, approaching Sikorsky’s [LMT] runway outside West Palm Beach, Florida, at about 190 knots when he decided that was as fast as the S-97 Raider should fly for...

Army Readies Long-Range Missile Tests — Post INF

Pentagon brass universally support the US developing a new generation of conventional intermediate long-range missiles, and the Army is rushing to meet the challenge as the INF Treaty approaches its likely Aug. 2 demise....

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