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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...

Lockheed Martin Team JLTV Successfully Completes Government PRR

The Lockheed Martin [LMT] team bidding for the Army/Marine Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program said Friday it successfully completed the government’s Production Readiness Review (PRR) at the company’s Camden, Ark., Ground Vehicle Assembly...

Hillsborough Renames Roads for 4 Fallen Heroes

TAMPA — Hillsborough County commissioners approved naming sections of four county highways Thursday in honor of fallen heroes. Earlier this year, the Florida Legislature approved memorials for U…. …read more

DSEI 2013

ABOVE: IVECO Defence vehicles display stand. The Defence Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2013 exhibition was held in the London Docklands ExCeL Exhibition Centre on September 10-13, 2013. It is a bi-annual event, held in...

Latvian Army Purchases UK Armoured Combat Vehicles

NATO partnership is strengthened as UK sells 123 surplus combat reconnaissance armored vehicles to Latvia. The highly-mobile UK vehicles have been sold to the Latvian Army in a package worth £39.4m, including their overhaul...

US sending 200 troops for drills in Ukraine: Pentagon

The United States will send about 200 troops to take part in a US-led annual exercise in Ukraine later this month, the Pentagon said Wednesday, in a show of solidarity with Kiev. The presence...

Pentagon Notes ‘Exceptionally Capable’ Russian Force

The Russian troops amassed along the Ukrainian border have evolved to an exceptionally capable force, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told Pentagon reporters today. While NATO estimates the number of Russian troops...

Latvian Army Buys Surplus U.K. Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles

The U.K. Ministry of Defense said the NATO partnership is strengthened as Latvia buys 123 surplus combat reconnaissance armored vehicles for approximately $63.7 million. The deal includes overhauling and refurbishing the vehicles, which have...

Soldiers at Risk of Skin Cancer, Study Reveals

NEW YORK — Soldiers deployed to sunny climates are not being adequately protected from the most common cancer type, according to a study being presented this week at the World Congress on Cancers …...

With Scout SV Deal Done, UK to Sell Surplus CVR(T)s to Latvia

Britain is selling the Latvian military 123 surplus Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) (CVR(T)) armored vehicles, British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced Thursday as the two-day NATO summit opened in Newport, South Wales. …read more

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