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Indian Army looking to procure LMGs

A team of Indian Army (IA) officers is evaluating 7.62 mm (7.62×51) light machine guns (LMGs) manufactured by vendors in Bulgaria, Israel, and South Korea to meet the force’s immediate requirement for 16,400 LMGs....

Esper Acknowledges Pushback On Planned CH-47 Chinook Cuts

Army Secretary Mark Esper on Friday acknowledged resistance from lawmakers and the industrial base on programmatic cuts included in the service’s fiscal year 2020 budget request, telling reporters that specific pushback has focused on...

Mecar’s M929 APFSDS-T ammunition undergoes trials in Slovakia

Belgium’s Mecar and Slovakia’s ZTS-Special conducted validation trials in late April in Slovakia with new M929 armor piercing fin-stabilised discarding sabot-tracer (APFSDS-T) ammunition developed specially for the 2A42 family of 30×165 mm calibre automatic...

Belarus weighs acquiring Russian air defence systems

Belarus is considering acquiring Russian-made air defence systems, including Pantsir-S self-propelled hybrid gun/missile air-defence systems and the Tor-M2 self-propelled surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, the head of Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport Alexander Mikheyev told...

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