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US provides 525 body armour sets to Philippine military

The US military has handed over new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Philippine Marine Special Operations Group (MARSOG) and Inshore Boat Battalion at Fort Bonifacio, in Taguig City, according to a 6 June...

Bangladesh announces USD3.45 billion defence budget

Bangladesh has announced a 2018-19 defence budget of BDT290.66 billion (USD3.45 billion). Budgetary documents published by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) on 7 June show that the new expenditure marks a 10% increase over...

A Matter of Purpose: Striker Fire vs. Hammer Fire

ABOVE: A mix of various caliber centerfire ammunition surrounding .22 rimfire cartridges too small to accommodate a centerfire primer. No matter what operating system a firearm employs, there are only two mechanisms used to...

Iraqi brigade swaps Abrams for T-90S tanks

Iraq’s newly arrived T-90S tanks have been delivered to units that previously operated M1A1 Abrams tanks. The Iraqi Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced the decision to swap the US-made tanks for Russian ones on...

Finland reports decrease in defence exports for 2017

The Finnish Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported a decrease in the value of realised defence exports for 2017. According to the MoD, which has oversight of defence exports and licensing, Finland exported EUR106.4...

Thailand sets USD7 billion defence budget for 2019

Thailand’s military government has set a defence budget of THB227.67 billion (USD7.1 billion) for fiscal year 2019. Documents published by the government’s Bureau of the Budget show that the new expenditure is an increase...

India approves acquisition of hovercraft for coastguard, army

Key Points India has approved plans to acquire hovercraft for the country’s coastguard, army Vehicles will improve the respective service’s operational capabilities in shallow waters and riverine environments New Delhi has approved acquisition requests...

13 US soldiers injured in crash in Lithuania

13 soldiers were injured in a car accident involving a convoy of four US Army Stryker armored personnel carriers currently in Lithuania for the country’s largest Saber Strike military exercise, said the Delfi. The...

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