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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

Introducing the new CV90 STING

We recently delivered the first CV90 STING vehicle to the Norwegians at the company’s Örnsköldsvik facility in Sweden. The delivery of the STING, an engineering variant of the CV90 vehicles, is the latest milestone...

Womack Commander Reflects on First 100 Days on Job

From new deputy commanders to a major construction project aimed at increasing patient privacy, changes are reverberating through Womack Army Medical Center. After his first 100 days in command, C… …read more

Soldier Rescues Woman From Alligator-infested Pond

FORT STEWART, Ga. – A U.S. Army explosive ordnance disposal technician recently rescued a woman from alligator-infested waters here. Army Pfc. Nathan Currie from the 756th Explosive Ordnance Dispo… …read more

Global Defence Technology: Issue 43

In this issue: The US military’s green energy research, advances in regenerative medicine for injured soldiers, the US Air Force’s vintage bomber upgrades, optionally manned capabilities for legacy systems, the BMD potential of the...

The US Army’s armoured vehicle conundrum

This year, funding for the US Army’s next generation of combat vehicle – dubbed the Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) – was slashed and the programme all but cancelled. Plans were for the GCV to...

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