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US troops to remain in Syria to secure oil fields

The United States has confirmed that it will keep a force that includes mechanised units inside Syria to help the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) hold the oil fields in northeast Syria, thereby ensuring it...

China’s civil-military integration gathers pace

China’s push towards greater civil-military integration in science and technology appears to be gaining momentum as reflected in the 20-22 September Military and Civilian Equipment Technology Achievement Exhibition held in the Chinese city of...

Bahraini military unveils Faisal APC

The Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) unveiled the Faisal armoured personnel carrier (APC) that it has developed during the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC) held on 28-30 October. The BDF said the Faisal...

Leonardo DRS begins MFoCS II deliveries to US Army

Leonardo DRS has completed deliveries of its Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS) version I to the US Army and started shipping MFoCS II in September 2019, Bill Guyan, DRS Land Electronics senior vice-president...

Finland announces upgrades to XA-180 fleet

Finnish Defence Minister Antti Kaikkonen has authorised the procurement of life-cycle upgrades for 139 of the country’s Patria XA-180 6×6 wheeled armoured vehicles to keep them in service until 2040, the Ministry of Defence...

Brazil, Saudi Arabia to increase defence industrial links

Brazil and Saudi Arabia are set to sign a series of political and economic agreements to bolster links, including defence co-operation and investment, Brazil’s foreign minister Ernesto Araújo told the Arab News website. In...

BAE’s ‘Rolling Lab’ Tests RCVs In The Real World

The Robotic Test Demonstrator is serving as a “rolling laboratory” to test pretty much every subsystem, especially sensors, that an unmanned vehicle would need, says James Miller, BAE Systems senior business development director for...

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