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Israelis Seek Lasers Vs. Hamas, Hezbollah Rocket Barrages

Israel largely abandoned lasers 12 years ago, but “there is a growing number of experts that understand the mistake that was made,” a senior Israeli source told Breaking Defense. “(We’re) ready to restart development...

German Army forms digitised division

The German Army is forming a fully equipped and digitised division by 2027. On the way to achieving this goal, it is equipping and modernising Armour Infantry Brigade (Panzergrenadierbrigade) 37 to lead the NATO...

Bulgaria invests in its T-72 tanks

The Bulgarian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is set to invest BGN13.6 million (USD8 million) in the overhaul of some of its T-72M1 main battle tanks (MBTs) while considering launching an upgrade programme for its...

Nigerian Air Force to get more AW109 helicopters

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is to receive six Leonardo AW109 helicopters, Nigerian Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar said during a visit to Kano Air Base on 8 December. The delivery...

Brazil transfers M41C light tanks to Uruguayan Army

The Brazilian Army completed the transfer of 25 M41C light tanks to its Uruguayan counterpart in Rivera, Uruguay, on 7 December, according to sources from both nations’ armies. Of the 25 vehicles, 15 were...

NATO sees naval benefits in exercise ‘Trident Juncture’

NATO’s recent ‘Trident Juncture’ military manoeuvres reflect a growing focus on the potential of peer-to-peer warfare. Gerrard Cowan reports on lessons learned in the naval element of the exercise Exercise ‘Trident Juncture 2018′ gave...

Poland orders 20,000 pistols and upgrades Grot rifle

Poland ordered 20,000 semi-automatic Vis 100 pistols in 9 × 19 mm NATO calibre for its armed forces on 4 December. The Polish territorial army, the Wojska Obrony Terytorialnej (WOT), is procuring the new...

Autonomous vehicles to join the U.S. Army in 2019

The U.S. Army announced a plan to receive first autonomous vehicles for two transportation battalions by summer 2019, according to the article published in the January – March 2019 issue of Army AL&T magazine....

Jane’s: Can Russia defeat NATO with Soviet era armour?

Jane’s Information Group, a British publishing company specialising in military, aerospace and transportation topics, have released an exclusive analysis of Russia’s ambitious modernisation of its armed forces. Samuel Cranny-Evans, Editor, Jane’s Armoured Fighting Vehicles...

US Backs Kosovo’s Plan To Create Army

Washington supports Kosovo’s plans to create its own army, the US ambassador to Pristina said Thursday, signalling a rift with NATO, which is against the move, reported AFP. Kosovo, a former Serbian province that...

Cyprus orders second Saar 62 OPV

The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus has ordered a second Saar 62 offshore patrol vessel (OPV) from Israel Shipyards, Haifa, for delivery in early 2020, according to local press reports on...

Russia postponed the development of a smart bullet

Russia officially postponed the development of a new self-guided ammunition or ‘smart bullet’, according to Lenta.ru newspaper reports. A self-guided ammunition or smart bullet is a bullet that is able to correct the trajectory,...

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