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UK signs Boxer contract

The United Kingdom has signed a GBP2.8 billion (USD3.6 billion) contract for more than 500 Boxer 8×8 Mechanised Infantry Vehicles (MIVs), the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on its website on 5 November. The...

Hungary acquires mortar maker Hirtenberger Defence

A company owned by the Hungarian government has acquired Austrian mortar manufacturer Hirtenberger Defence Systems (HDS), giving Hungary arms-making expertise that it hopes will help rejuvenate its shrunken defence industry. “The acquisition of Hirtenberger...

UAE combines defence manufacturers into new Edge group

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has incorporated 25 of the country’s defence manufacturers into a single entity called Edge. The launch of Edge took place on 5 November at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi....

Swiss Social Democrats propose split fighter acquisition

Swiss Social Democrat (SP) members of parliament (MPs) have proposed the country procure Leonardo’s M-346FA light combat aircraft, followed by an F/A-18 replacement, instead of 40 multi-role fighters following a briefing at the company’s...

Hero dog declines White House invitation

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The Trump administration announced this week Conan, the hero canine of the US raid that killed ISIS leader and austere religious scholar Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, would receive a VIP visit...

BAE and ADF Showcase Autonomous Vehicles for Australian Army

Two fully autonomous armoured vehicles were the centrepiece of a landmark demonstration for the Australian Army this week, providing crucial insights into the capabilities of integrated autonomous technologies on future battlefields. The ‘battlefield simulation’...

Lithuania set to buy almost 200 American JLTVs

Lithuania looks set to buy almost 200 newest Oshkosh Defense-built Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs), according to Minister of Defense, Raimundas Karoblis. Speaking at the meeting of the parliamentary Committee on National Security and...

101st brigade returns after Iraqi deployment

The U.S. Army News Service reported that the 101st brigade that backed Iraqi forces in ridding the country of the ISIS caliphate returned from after nine-month deployment. With about 2,000 Soldiers deployed across northern...

U.S. Army set to acquire various Glock handguns

The U.S. Army Reserve is set to acquire various GLOCK firearms, holsters and associated spare parts, according to a recent request for proposals released on Federal Business Opportunities. The Army Contracting Command – New...

U.S. Army seeking to buy more M24 Sniper Weapon Systems

The U.S. Army Contracting Command is seeking potential sources to supply various weapon systems, including M24 sniper rifles, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice published on Friday. The Army Contracting Command – New...

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