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Putin orders to withdraw Russian troops from Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin issued an order to begin the withdrawal of the Russian troops from Syria. He said this during a visit to the base in Syrian Khmeimim on Monday, December 11, RIA...

US Army reserve components boost driver training

Two driver training systems developed for the US Army National Guard (ANG) and Army Reserve (USAR) have been showcased at the 2017 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) exhibition in Orlando. Wegmann USA...

IDF to re-engine more Achzarits

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will received more engines and transmissions for Achzarit heavy armoured personnel carriers (APCs) under a USD10.5 million contract announced by the US Department of Defense on 9 December. The...

NIOA opens Canberra office

NIOA, an Australian manufacturer of firearms, ammunition and optics, has inaugurated an office in Canberra to support its in-country expansion. Opening the office on 8 December, Australia’s Ministry for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne, said...

Singapore Army enhances rocket artillery capabilities

Singapore Army artillery forces operating the Lockheed Martin M142 227 mm High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) have been given a boost with the fielding of a new and more capable mobile battery command...

Aselsan aims Asian expansion through Malaysian subsidiary

Turkish defence firm Aselsan is aiming to position its new subsidiary in Malaysia to support regional expansion, with an initial focus on remote-controlled weapon stations (RCWS). A company official confirmed to Jane’s on 8...

Paralyzed veteran literally can’t even right now

STILLWATER, Okla. — Local veteran Chase Wilkerson, a former Army infantryman and quadriplegic, literally can’t even right now, sources confirmed today. Wilkerson, who was paralyzed by an IED strike in Iraq, is unbelievably serious,...

Army Seeking Stryker-Mounted Air Defense System

The Army is seeking proposals for short-range air defense (SHORAD) capabilities aboard a Stryker wheeled fighting vehicle to protect units from enemy aircraft, especially the proliferating threat of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). A request...

Spuhr Collapsible Stock Assembly

Bringing the HK G3 into the 21st Century The HK G3 is still soldiering on more than 50 years after its introduction. Cheap and reliable, the G3 is the western parallel to the AK47....

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