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Elbit opens new manufacturing facility in Romania

Elbit Systems has opened a new facility in Romania that will serve as an engineering and manufacturing facility for land systems. Located near Bucharest, the 1,000 m 2 facility will be used to produce...

Papua New Guinea receives first Guardian-class patrol boat

The government of Papua New Guinea has received the first of four Guardian-class patrol boats in a ceremony held on 30 November at the facilities of Australian shipbuilder Austal in Henderson, Western Australia. The...

India’s MoD approves procurements worth USD427 million

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) approved INR30 billion (USD427 million) worth of procurements of locally made equipment for the Indian Navy (IN) and Indian Army (IA) on 1 December. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC),...

Australia announces defence industry expansion projects

The Australian government has announced the opening of two industrial facilities that will expand the production capacity of national firm Redarc Electronics and the Australian subsidiary of BAE Systems. The separate announcements, which were...

Army sniper unable to hit toilet bowl

FORT BENNING, Ga. – A local Army sniper met his match as he failed to successfully hit a toilet bowl at a nearby tavern, sources confirmed today. Sgt. Doug Taylor, a 28-year old native...

Russian military train derails west of Omsk

21 carriages were overturned as a result of the derailment of a military train In the Omsk region, on 1 December. It is noted that the train carried artillery systems and other military vehicles...

U.S. State Department approves sale of HIMARS to Poland

The U.S. Department of State has approved a possible $655 million Foreign Military Sale to Poland of HIMARS M142 Launchers and missiles, the U.S. Defense Security Co-operation Agency (DSCA) announced in a 29 November...

Lockheed Martin to provide modern exoskeleton to U.S. Army

Lockheed Martin has announced on 28 November that the company received a $6.9 million award from the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) to enhance the ONYX exoskeleton for future...

USMC seeking new lightweight hard armour plate

The US Marine Corps (USMC) wants to lighten the load marines carry by fielding a new lightweight hard armour plate. In a solicitation to industry posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the service...

UK Warrior remotely operated for first time

A UK Warrior unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) was remotely operated for the first time in the Salisbury Plain Training Area on 28 November during the Autonomous Warrior 2018 Army Warfighting Experiment (AWE18) being held...

GDELS buys German armoured vehicle MRO provider

General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) announced on 30 November that it has purchased German armoured vehicle maintenance company FWW Fahrzeugwerk GmbH and integrated it into a newly formed subsidiary in the country. General...

EXPAL awarded Swiss mortar contract

Spanish defence systems manufacturer EXPAL announced on 29 November that it had been awarded a contract from Swiss defence procurement agency Armasuisse for 81 mm mortars. The company declined to provide further details on...

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