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France orders Nerva and Caméléon UGVs for Scorpion system

The French Armed Forces Ministry (MoD) ordered 56 Nerva and Caméléon unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) from Nexter, associated with ECA, on 26 August 2019 for the army’s Scorpion programme, the Direction Générale de l’Armement...

PSYOPs officer told to cut hair, dies

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The entire Psychological Operations Regiment mourned today, as Capt. Robert Rivera was forced to receive a wicked haircut within military standards, resulting in Rivera’s immediate death. Much like Sampson, Robert...

PSYOPs officer told to cut hair, dies

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The entire Psychological Operations Regiment mourned today, as Capt. Robert Rivera was forced to receive a wicked haircut within military standards, resulting in Rivera’s immediate death. Much like Sampson, Robert...

General Dynamics unveils its new ‘light tank’ concept

U.S. aerospace and defense company General Dynamics revealed an extremely groovy new concept tracked armored vehicle during the 2019 Modern Day Marine expo in Quantico, Virginia. General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of...

Congress’ Budget Gridlock Threatens Army Hypersonics

“As long as we get an appropriation by the beginning of the calendar year, I think we’ll be okay,” the Army’s chief of budget planning said. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense (Land)

Former SMA excited to sell military prints at PX

JOINT BASE MYER–HENDERSON HALL, Va. — Former Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey confided to friends today that he is excited to begin his lifelong dream of selling military prints at the local...

U.S. Army demonstrates autonomous vehicle mobility technologies

The U.S. Army Engineers in partnership with industry have demonstrated the capabilities of future autonomous vehicle mobility technologies. In early September, Army Futures Command commander Gen. John Murray visited U.S. Army CCDC Ground Vehicle...

Norway receives its first K9 self-propelled howitzer

Norway’s Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) announced on its website on 19 September that it had received its first K9 Thunder 155 mm self-propelled howitzer (SPH) from Hanwha Defense during a ceremony in South Korea....

Portugal presents weapons purchased from FN Herstal

The Portuguese Army has formally unveiled small arms that it purchased from FN Herstal through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) for EUR42.8 million (USD47.3 million). The army officially presented and demonstrated the...

Aselsan rolls out Alkar 81 mm mortar

Turkish company Aselsan has completed development of its latest Alkar 81 mm mortar weapon system (MWS) using internal research and development funding. The company said production can begin as soon as orders are placed....

Japan, New Zealand deepen defence ties

Japan and New Zealand have agreed to deepen defence ties as part of a commitment to boost their bilateral strategic partnership, the two governments said on 19 September. Following talks in Tokyo between Japan’s...

Can Army Control Costs Of Its New Weapons?

With 10 major programs ramping up from prototypes to mass production by 2026, the Army can’t just count on “Night Court” cuts to free up sufficient funds, warned the service’s three-star chief of budget...

Czech SHORAD procurement delayed

The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) has delayed the Army of the Czech Republic’s (ACR’s) CZK10 billion (USD427 million) short-range air defence (SHORAD) system procurement. Deputy Defence Minister Filip Říha told Jane’s recently that...

UAE looking for more tank transporters

Belarus hopes to secure another contract to supply additional heavy equipment transporters to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to Roman Golovchenko, the chairman of the State Military Industrial Committee of Belarus. “We are...

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