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UK Boxer contract signed

The Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) and Rheinmetall-Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) joint venture Artec signed a GBP2.8 billion (USD3.6 billion) contract on 4 November on behalf of the United Kingdom for more than 500...

British Army releases RFI for weapon locating radar

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) released an initial request for information (RFI) on 31 October for new weapon locating radar systems being procured under the Project Serpens programme. Formerly the Next Generation Weapon...

Pakistan Navy tests Zarb coastal defence system

The Pakistan Navy (PN) announced on 5 November that it conducted a test-firing of its Zarb land-based anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) system (also known as the Zarb Weapon System) during a training exercise. “The...

Future Ground Combat Vehicles Conference

Welcome Back to Future Ground Combat Vehicles – Winter Our team is excited to welcome you back to our biggest Ground Combat Vehicles (GCV) conference of the year! With each iteration of the Future...

U.S. Army parachute team receives new C-147A aircraft

The unique U.S. Army’s parachute team, known as the Golden Knights, received a second C-147A aircraft, highlighting efforts to improve safety, readiness and reduce operating costs for the Army’s official parachute demonstration team. According...

GBP2.8Bn Armoured Vehicle Contract Secured for British Army

The Defence Secretary has announced that the army will receive more than 500 Boxer 8×8 high mobility, network-enabled armoured vehicles to transport troops onto the frontline. Defence Secretary, Ben Wallace, said: “Our men and...

Taiwan donates Bell 407 helicopter to Paraguayan air force

Taiwan transferred on 1 November a Bell 407 helicopter to the Paraguayan Air Force, which will be utilised by the service’s helicopter unit (Grupo Aéreo de Helicópteros) to transport government officials and carry out...

Russian army receives first fully upgraded T-80BVM tanks

The Russian army has received the first batch of upgraded T-80BVM main battle tanks (MBTs) from JSC Omsk Transport Machine-Building Plant (Omsktransmash), a subsidiary of Rostec’s Uralvagonzavod corporation, the plant’s spokesperson announced on 31...

U.S. Army conducts training with heavily-armed Strykers

The U.S Army conducting field training with heavily-armed variants of Stryker wheeled armored vehicle during Decisive Action Rotation 20-02 at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif. A M1128 Mobile Gun Systems, mounting...

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