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Army Reassessing Two Unmanned Ground Vehicle Programs

The U.S. Army is “unhappy” with the projected cost and schedule of two new unmanned ground vehicle programs — the Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) and Leader-Follower — and is mulling how to proceed...

UK Armoured Vehicles Arrive in Estonia

The first of hundreds of UK military vehicles have arrived in Estonia to support the UK’s enhanced Forward Presence battlegroup based in Tapa, one of the largest ever NATO deployments to Eastern Europe. Setting...

Russia launch large-scale military exercises in Crimea

Some 2,500 soldiers of the Russian Airborne Forces took part in large-scale military exercises in the Crimean peninsula, that Russia annexed in 2014. In course of the command-and-staff exercise of the Russian Airborne troops...

BAE Systems signs with VOP CZ for components

BAE Systems has signed a contract with the Czech Republic’s VOP CZ for the manufacture of components for the BvS10 all-terrain vehicle, the company announced on 20 March. The contract entails VOP manufacturing components...

Enhanced capability for WMA029 mortar system

China North Industries Corporation’s (NORINCO’s) WMA029 6×6 self-propelled howitzer-mortar (SPHM) has been qualified to operate with at least two 120 mm guided mortar bombs: the GP120 and GP120A. The use of the guided munitions...

Jordan adapts Vulcan cannons to counter SVBIEDs

ANALYSIS The Jordanian military has remounted 20 mm rotary cannons taken from Vulcan Air Defense Systems (VADS) on Cougar mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles (MRAPs), it was revealed during a rare media visit to the kingdom’s...

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