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Analysis: UAE unveils new training centre

Analysis The United Arab Emirates (UAE) military’s impressive new training facility was unveiled on 8 April, when troops were seen using it for the first time in footage released by the state-owned WAM news...

Thai marines to procure Elbit howitzers

The Royal Thai Marine Corps (RTMC) has signed a contract with Elbit to procure the Israeli company’s 155mm autonomous truck mounted howitzer system (ATMOS). The RTMC said in a statement that the contract was...

Russian Ministry of Defence confirms troops alerted

The Russian Ministry of Defence has confirmed information about that Russian military command suddenly puts troops on full combat alert but noted that is only in Transbaikal Military District. A number of compounds of...

Ukraine finalises testing of new 300mm guided rockets

The state tests of the new Ukrainian VILKHA 300mm guided rockets were carried out today in the Odesa region. According to Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov, the...

Germany, the Netherlands integrate GBAD

The Luftwaffe’s Flugabwehrraketengruppe (Surface-to-Air Missile Group: SAM-Group) 61, based in Todendorf, northern Germany, was subordinated to the Dutch Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) Command in Vredepeel, the Netherlands, on 4 April, the Dutch Ministry...

Qatar to arm Apache helos with APKWS II

Qatar is to arm its Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters with the BAE Systems Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems (APKWS) II guided rocket. US State Department approval for the sale of 5,000 of...

Russia suddenly puts troops on full combat alert

The Russian military command suddenly puts troops on full combat alert, movements of combat vehicles and missile systems were observed almost all over the country. An activity of Russian troops is most notable in...

U.S. Army conducts drop test of Ground Mobility Vehicle

Testers at the U.S. Army Operational Test Command’s (USAOTC) Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate (ABNSOTD) here recently conducted low-velocity airdrops of the Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1 (GMV 1.1). That was reported by Leon...

France, Saudi Arabia agree new procurement framework

France and Saudi Arabia have reportedly agreed upon a new government-to-government mechanism to help facilitate defence equipment sales, Reuters reported on 8 April. Citing an un-named official, the report said that the two sides...

Roketsan produces MAM-C smart micro ammunition

Turkey’s Roketsan has begun serial production of MAM-C smart micro ammunition to be fitted on locally produced armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Turkey’s Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) tweeted on 2 April. MAM-C can...

China’s AVIC and Belarus academy form joint venture

The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB) have formed a joint venture (JV), the official Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BelTA) reported on 6 April. Citing the...

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