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US Army moves IBCS closer to deployment

The US Army’s effort to network ‘shooters and sensors’ on the battlefield will continue its developmental testing through 2019 with testing of production representative hardware and software, which will lead to operational testing in...

Pakistan Army inducts locally developed artillery rocket

The Pakistan Army’s (PA’s) artillery corps has inducted a locally developed rocket for use with its multiple rocket launchers (MRLs). “With [a range of] over 100 km the rocket is a highly effective and...

PLAGF units in Tibet fielding new vehicle-mounted howitzer

Units of the People’s Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF) stationed in Tibet have been equipped with a new vehicle-mounted howitzer to boost their combat capability and improve border security, the Chinese state-owned Global Times...

Nammo completes purchase of majority share in MAC

Nammo has announced that it has completed the acquisition of a majority share in US ammunition firm MAC. The Norwegian/Finnish company completed the acquisition of the majority stake of MAC on 3 January after...

South Korea sets up new ground command

The Republic of Korea Army (RoKA) has created a new command as part of the government’s Defense Reform 2.0 initiative aimed at developing a more streamlined but technologically advanced military. In a ceremony held...

Algeria displays new Chinese self-propelled mortars

The Algerian National Army has acquired 120 mm SM4 self-propelled mortars made by the Chinese company Norinco. The acquisition was revealed when the Algerian Ministry of National Defence (MND) released photographs and footage showing...

Sikorsky Upgrading UH-60 Black Hawks to Prevent Corrosion

Sikorsky [LMT] is upgrading the U.S. military’s fleet of UH-60 Black Hawks to fight corrosion, increase the number of available flight days for the rotorcraft in Afghanistan and other deployed areas, and reduce operations...

Russian defense export agency fakes photo of new T-90S tank

Russian defense export agency Rosoboronexport posted a faked photos of T-90S and T-90SK tanks at its official website and catalog. Rosoboronexport’s marketing and advertising campaigns have, multiple times, been struck by controversy. That continues...

Serbian Army receives first Lazar III 8×8 MRCVs

The Serbian Ministry of Defence (MoD) reported on 20 December that the indigenously developed Lazar III (8×8) Multi-Role Armoured Combat Vehicle (MRACV) has entered service with the Serbian Armed Forces (Vojska Srbije: VS). The...

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