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Repair and protect: damage detection for soldier safety

Plextek has created a detection system to immediately identify any damage to a soldier’s armour while still on the battlefield. The system can even identify hairline fractures, which often go undetected but can seriously...

Denel points to delays in Malaysian 8×8 vehicle programme

South African company Denel has pointed to continuing delays in the Malaysian Army programme to procure AV8 Gempita 8×8 armoured fighting vehicles, produced by local firm DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies (Deftech). Denel, which is supplying...

Turkey deploys more M60T Sabra tanks to Syria

According to available photo and video evidence, Turkey’s military has begun deploying more M60T Sabra tanks and other armored vehicles near Al-Bab in northern Syria. The new batch of M60T Sabra tanks with desert...

Fort Indiantown Gap receives new weapons simulator

The simulations section here recently received the brigade combat team individual reality trainer, which is designed to train Soldiers on un-stabilized gunnery systems including the M2 machine gun, Mark 19 grenade launcher and M240B...

Expodefensa 2015

There are a number of defense expositions in Central and South America. The addition of Expodefensa in Bogota, Colombia has been well received, and it is quickly becoming a mainstay show. It is a...

Brazilian Man-Portable-Missile-System

ABOVE: Brazilian Soldiers with Igla 9K38 missiles (Andre Gustavo Stumpf Filho) Brazil announced in September 2015 its intent to purchase seven antiaircraft batteries from Russia. The call is for five Pantsir-S1, and two Igla-S...

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