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Canadian DND orders iRobot 510 PackBot CBRN robots

iRobot has secured multi-year contracts for the delivery of iRobot 510 PackBot reconnaissance, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) recce systems to the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND). …read more

Vietnam extends credit for Cambodian modernisation

Vietnam has provided neighbouring Cambodia with USD22 million in credit to support the military modernisation efforts of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF). Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communication said on its Bao Dat...

US Expands Airstrikes Into Western Iraq

The US military is coordinating some airstrikes with Sunni tribal militias on the ground in Iraq’s Anbar Province after Islamic State militants began to build up forces near the Haditha Dam, a Pentagon official...

Ammunition Market worth $12 Bn by 2020

Amsterdam – According to the market research report, “Ammunition Market by Types (Large Caliber, Medium Caliber and Small Caliber, Artillery, Mortar), by Geography (North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Africa) – Market Forecast &...

FVL Helicopters: How To Avoid F-35 Snafu

WASHINGTON: It’s good to learn from your mistakes. It’s better yet to learn from other people’s. On Friday, I watched three battle-scarred acquisition experts — including the admiral who turned the F-35 around —...

US Government Gives Green Light to LM Team’s JLTV Production Plans

CAMDEN, Arkansas, Sept. 5, 2014 – The Lockheed Martin Team’s [NYSE: LMT] Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program successfully completed the government’s Production Readiness Review (PRR) at the company’s Camden, Arkansas, Ground Vehicle Assembly...

UPDATE: Germany to send weapons to Kurdish forces in Iraq

The German air force, the Luftwaffe, started delivery of the first batch of military aid on 4 September to selected Kurdish Pashmerga forces in the fight against Islamic State (IS) militias. The airlifted shipment...

MSPO 2014: KMW unveils new 4×4 special forces vehicle

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) unveiled their new air-transportable, modular 4×4 Special Operation Vehicle (SOV) designed for long-range reconnaissance and special operations at MSPO 2014 in Kielce. The vehicle is the result of a German-Polish co-operation...

Energid Testing Software for Self-driving Military Vehicles

developer for the aerospace, agriculture, transportation, defense, and medical industries, has landed a Pentagon contract to test software for self-driving military convoys to ensure it is safe. According to The Boston Globe, Energid will...

Video: New Armored Vehicles Replace Armor with Agility

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency released a video (below) of what its engineers have in mind for its next generation armored vehicle. Army and Marine officials have said their service’s combat vehicle must...

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