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LNA announces naval blockade of western Libya

The Libyan National Army (LNA) faction has announced it will impose a naval blockade on ports in west Libya to prevent any more shipments of military equipment reaching forces aligned with the internationally recognised...

KMW’s Remote Controlled Howitzer 155 moves ahead

Germany’s Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) is continuing to invest in developing its private venture remote-controlled Artillery Gun Module (AGM) that, when integrated onto the rear of the Boxer 8×8 Multi-Role Armoured Vehicle (MRAV), is now...

Turkey to develop air defence laser system

Turkish companies Aselsan, Roketsan, Ermeksan, and Saver, along with the Informatics and Information Security Research Center (Bilgem) within the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (Tubitak) and Gebze Technical University, have joined forces...

Roketsan unveils urban combat support weapon developments

Roketsan of Turkey has disclosed company-funded development of two new lightweight guided support weapon systems for combat operations in an urban environment: CIDA and Yatağan. The company classifies the CIDA Weapon System as a...

MILEX 2019: Belarus upgrades mid-range MRL inventory

The Belarusian military has launched an initiative to modernise its inventory of 9P140 Uragan (Whirlwind) 220 mm medium-range multiple rocket launchers (MRLs), a source from the country’s defence industry told Jane’s at the MILEX...

Raytheon Completes Demo Of LTAMDS Offering For The Army

Raytheon [RTN] announced Tuesday it has completed a demonstration of its offering for the Army’s next radar for the Patriot air and missile defense system. The demonstration of Raytheon’s offering for the Lower Tier...

Poland to form mountain infantry battalion

On 16 May Polish Minister of National Defence Mariusz Błaszczak announced that a mountain infantry battalion will be created in Nowy Sącz. The 400-strong unit will be subordinated to the 21st Podhale Rifles Brigade,...

Greece receives 70 OH-58Ds and a Chinook from United States

Greece received 70 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopters and a Boeing CH-47D Chinook heavy-lift helicopter at the port of Volos on 16 May. The US-sourced rotorcraft package is intended to significantly boost...

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