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France’s War in Mali: Lessons for an Expeditionary Army

French Army operations in Mali (Operation Serval) in 2013 provide a model for designing and operating an expeditionary force, one that has a number of attributes and competencies that United States Army Chief of...

Poland seeks MG-20 Daglezja-G tracked bridge layers

The Polish Armament Inspectorate has launched a restricted tender procedure for low-rate initial production (LRIP) of two MG-20 Daglezja-G tracked assault bridge layers. The Polish Armed Forces plans to buy around 30 MG-20 vehicles...

India moves to firm up ties with Sri Lanka, Maldives

Key Points India’s defence minister has met his counterparts from Sri Lanka and Maldives as Delhi looks to head off any potential ‘encirclement’ by China under its Maritime Silk Route initiative Arun Jaitley offered...

KMW and Nexter reaffirm April merger date

European land systems group Nexter and KMW have reiterated that they are to conclude their previously announced union by April 2015. Philippe Burtin, chief executive of Nexter, said in a statement carried by French...

MILAN ER cleared for production

On October 15, MBDA completed a firing campaign intended to validate the series production of the MILAN Extended Response (ER) anti-tank missile. This followed qualification of the MILAN ER weapon system during the first...

Nirbhay Subsonic Cruise Missile

India’s first domestically developed long-range subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay has been designed and developed by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO). …read more

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