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Boeing Delivers First New Build MH-47G Chinook Helicopter

RIDLEY PARK, Pa.—The Army Sept. 29 took delivery of the first new build MH-47G Chinook helicopter for the Army Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (SOAR) from Boeing [BA] with seven more to come. During...

Boeing Delivers First New Build MH-47G Chinook Helicopter

RIDLEY PARK, Pa.—The Army Sept. 29 took delivery of the first new build MH-47G Chinook helicopter for the Army Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (SOAR) from Boeing [BA] with seven more to come. During...

Italy's Air Force Restructures Special Ops Brigade

Through a shake-up of its bases, the Italian Air Force is streamlining its special operations and rescue operations, trimming costs as new aircraft come into service, and reflecting what officials describe as a shift...

Food Services Trio Inseparable Since 8th Grade

FORT LEE, Va. – In middle school, three students made a pact to attend high school together, play football together, enroll in college together and follow the same career path. “We were in the...

US, Afghanistan finally ink security agreement

Afghanistan and the United States on 30 September signed a long-awaited security agreement to codify the status of US and NATO forces remaining in Afghanistan after this year. Afghanistan’s new president, Ashraf Ghani, entered...

Honeywell-Tata sign TALIN licencing agreement

Honeywell Aerospace and Tata Power have signed an agreement to enable the Indian company to licence manufacture the US group’s Tactical Advanced Land Inertial Navigator (TALIN) in India, it was announced on 29 September....

UAE asks US to upgrade MRAP vehicles

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles and associated equipment to the UAE. …read more

Turkey sends tanks to border as IS advances in Syria

Turkey has deployed tanks and armoured vehicles to reinforce its border with Syria after Islamic State (IS) militants advanced on Syria’s Kurdish-controlled town of Kobani. …read more

End of an icon: the rise and fall of the Humvee

For nearly 30 years the Humvee has been the workhorse of militaries across the globe. It has achieved iconic status and is now one of the most recognisable vehicles on the planet. But after...

US To Keep 10,000 Troops in Afghanistan

A top aide to President Obama said Monday that the United States and Afghanistan will sign an agreement Tuesday allowing some 10,000 US troops to stay in Afghanistan after combat operations end at the...

Bulgaria buys more Textron Commando 4x4s

Bulgaria has ordered additional Textron Systems Commando Select 4×4 wheeled armoured vehicles, it has been revealed. In total the country will receive 10 vehicles under a USD15.2 million contract awarded by the US Army...

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