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Military Additive Manufacturing Summit & Technology Showcase

Our 4th Annual Military Additive Manufacturing Summit is designed as an educational “Town Hall” forum, where thought leaders & key policy-makers across military services, defense agencies, & civilian organizations can come together for actionable...

SecDef Esper Warns Iran: US May Take ‘Preemptive Action’

While Washington warns of conflict with Iran, some former Trump administration officials complain old Middle East are hurting the promised reset to meet Chinese, Russian challenges. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense (Land)

3M Completes Sale of Advanced Ballistic-Protection Business

3M today announced that it has completed the sale of the company’s advanced-ballistic protection business to Avon Rubber p.l.c. for $91 million, before closing and other adjustments. A further contingent consideration of up to...

Netherlands seeks designated marksman rifle

The Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation announced a contract notice on 24 December for semi-automatic designated marksman rifles chambered in .260 Remington/6.5 x 51 mm, plus ammunition, additional rifle equipment, spare parts, training, and documentation....

Germany orders Enforcer missiles from MBDA

The Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), Germany’s Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, signed a contract with MBDA on 20 December for Enforcer missile systems, the...

Pentagon sends Marines to protect US embassy in Baghdad

US Marines landed at the US embassy compound penetrated by militias and their supporters in Baghdad on Tuesday, according to a recent US Department of Defense news release. The Pentagon already sent some 100...

Russian Gibka-S VSHORAD system completes state trials

Russia’s new Gibka-S self-propelled very short-range air defence (VSHORAD) system has completed its state trials, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced in a press release on 25 December. “State trials of the [Gibka-S] system...

US Army soliciting FHTV protection kit proposals

The US Army wants to outfit its Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTVs) with protection kits to better protect soldiers inside. In an 18 December solicitation, the service announced it is moving ahead with...

Estonia, Finland, Latvia initiate joint AFV development

Estonian Defence Minister Jüri Luik, Latvian Defence Minister Artis Pabriks, and Finnish Permanent Defence Secretary Jukka Juusti signed a letter of intent (LOI) in Tallinn on 17 December in relation to joint AFV research...

Swiss parliament approves Air 2030 fighter, GBAD procurement

The Swiss parliament on 20 December approved the government and Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport’s (VBS’s) Air 2030 proposal to invest up to CHF6 billion (USD6.2 billion) to replace the Swiss...

Bharat Forge increases stake in Aeron Systems

Indian defence company Bharat Forge has increased its stake in military technology firm Aeron Systems, it said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange on 30 December. Bharat Forge, a subsidiary of the...

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