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Possible Algerian-assembled Boxer spotted

Photographs of what appeared to be a Boxer wheeled armoured vehicle at a production facility in Algeria have added credence to claims that the type is being assembled in the North African country. The...

US Army deploys jam-resistant GPS to Europe

The US Army has installed 62 Mounted Assured Precision Navigation & Timing System (MAPS) anti-jam GPS devices in Stryker Light Armored Vehicles in Germany, the US Army News Service reported on 7 October. More...

Turkey gifts MPT rifles to Montenegro

Turkey is donating 30 MPT rifles worth USD43,237 to the Armed Forces of Montenegro under a protocol signed by representatives of the Turkish and Montenegrin defence ministries in Ankara on 1 October. The donation...

Dedrone buys Battelle’s counter-drone technology

Dedrone, a San Francisco-based start-up company, has purchased the DroneDefender counter-small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) technology developed by Battelle, an Ohio-based research organisation. Under the deal, announced on 8 October, Dedrone will receive all...

Who Will Build 651 Of The Army’s Parachuting Truck?

Auto giant General Motors is the outsider in a competition against two teams of companies with decades of defense experience: Oshkosh-Flyer and Polaris-SAIC. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense (Land)

Ireland funds procurement of aircraft and armoured vehicles

The Irish government is increasing the Department of Defence budget by EUR32.32 million (USD35.48 million) in 2020. Official budget documents that were released on 8 October show that total spending will increase by 3.2%...

Montenegro equips NATO-declared forces with JLTVs

The Montenegrin Ministry of Defence (MoD) has decided to equip its armed forces with 67 Oshkosh Defence 4×4 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs), Alma Ljuljanaj-Jovićević, general director of the MoD’s directorate for material resources,...

BAE Systems outlines new explosive production process

BAE Systems has unveiled a new manufacturing process for explosive material used in various high explosive munitions. Under development for four years, the explosive material produced using this process offers increased explosive and penetrative...

Raytheon to Integrate Hand-Held Devices on Black Hawks

Raytheon [RTN] has received a $48 million Army contract to integrate and qualify hand-held devices into platform-mounted WiFi systems secured up to the Secret level, the company said on Oct. 7. Such platforms include...

Bradley Replacement: Army Risks Third Failure In A row

With the surprise disqualification of the Raytheon-Rheinmetall Lynx, the Army has effectively left itself with one competitor for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, General Dynamics — unless the Pentagon or Congress intervene. …read more...

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