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Boeing Gets Order for Four More Special Ops Chinooks

Boeing [BA] on Nov. 2 received a $43 million boost to a contract it already holds to build MH-47Gs for U.S. Special Operations Command. The $42.8 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification is for four new...

U.S. Army unveils experimental 155mm truck-mounted howitzer

The U.S. Army developed an experimental 155mm truck-mounted howitzer, called the Brutus. The photos of experimental truck-mounted howitzer were published on the Facebook page of the 75th Field Artillery Brigade (artillery brigade in the...

China copied Russian Kornet tank-killer missiles

China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) has released promo video ahead of the AirShow China 2018 exhibition, which is set to take place in that southern Chinese city from 6–11 November. Released footage is showing...

Army Issues Lighter Armor For Bigger Wars

After a generation of guerrilla warfare, the Army is issuing new, lighter body armor that can be tailored for a wider range of missions, from plainclothes advisor roles to high-intensity combat. It’s part of...

Medium Caliber Machine Guns

ABOVE: The M240B here is equipped with the Trijicon Machine Gun Reflex Sight ballistically calibrated for use on the M240 and .50 Cal. M2. Three almost equal in weight and punch There is no...

AM General invests in US artillery support supplier

US High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) manufacturer AM General announced on 1 November that it had made an investment in Mandus Group, a supplier of innovative artillery technology. The investment, the nature or...

Oshkosh profits up 65% in 2018

US armoured vehicle manufacturer Oshkosh Corporation released the results of its 2018 financial year on 1 November, reporting a 65% rise in net income. At USD472 million, profits were USD186 million higher than in...

Oshkosh profits up 65% in 2018

US armoured vehicle manufacturer Oshkosh Corporation released the results of its 2018 financial year on 1 November, reporting a 65% rise in net income. At USD472 million, profits were USD186 million higher than in...

Cross-border firing resumes between India and Pakistan

The Indian and Pakistani armies have resumed their exchange of mortar and small arms fire across the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed northern region of Kashmir more than five months after they...

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