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Pakistan requests MRAP vehicles sale from US

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 related equipment to Pakistan. …read more

Pakistan – Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Pakistan for 160 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, spair and repair parts, and training, etc., for...

Pentagon Deploys 3rd Adviser Division To Iraq

FORT STEWART, Ga. — A force of approximately 25,000 advisers from the U.S. Army’s 3rd Adviser Division is heading to Iraq to not participate in direct ground combat of any kind, the Pentagon announced...

The SIG Sauer P229

ABOVE: The SIG P229 with the .357 SIG barrel installed fired at 15 yards off hand with Hornady 135 grain Critical Duty FlexLock. This group measured under 3 inches. The recoil of this round...

AAD: Belarus has new Shershen ATGM in the pipe

Belarusian company SRPC is developing a new addition to its Shershen family of anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) systems. Vitali Mikachev, Belarus’ deputy director of foreign economic affairs, told IHS Jane’s at the Africa Aerospace...

AAD: Sosna nears production

The Sosna mobile short-range air-defence system will complete its firing trials later this year and production will start for India in 2015, according to Dr Vladimir Slobodchikov, the managing director of technical sciences at...

AAD: Streit outlines key customers

Load pic Barcode: 1621270 Caption: A Streit Warrior APC was displayed at AAD with a Shershen missile launcher, which is made by the Belorussian company SRPC. Credit: IHS/Patrick Allen The Streit Group has traditionally...

US Army soldiers certified to operate JLENS radar system

US Army soldiers have been certificated to operate Raytheon’s joint land-attack cruise missile defence elevated sensor (JLENS) radar system, to safeguard the National Capital Region (NCR) against cruise missiles and drone threats. …read more

Raytheon Begins Construction on MDA Radar

Raytheon [RTN] has begun to build two major sub-components of the AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) under a $53 million contract issued Sept. 2. The units Raytheon is...

Army Expects To Deploy Upgraded ABIS System Next Week

TAMPA, Fla.—Independent operating testing that was completed earlier this month of an upgraded version of the Defense Department’s biometric database went well and the system is expected to be deployed next week, an Army...

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