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SAIC’s Got No Regrets On Armored Vehicle Losses

SAIC not a traditional heavy-metal manufacturer and it shouldn’t be judged like one, CEO Tony Moraco and COO Nazzic Keene told me. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense (Land)

UK MoD kicks off electric vehicle drive study

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has released an initial request for information (RFI) to evaluate hybrid and fully-electric drive technologies for its fleet of wheeled platforms, with the aim of eventually demonstrating the...

Australia launches SME defence export grant programme

The Australian government launched a new grant programme on 8 January to provide small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with funding to build defence export capabilities. Under the AUD4.1 million (USD2.9 million) Defence Global Competitiveness...

Hanwha Group merges defence businesses

The Hanwha Group has established a new subsidiary, Hanwha Defense, by merging its existing affiliates Hanwha Land Systems and Hanwha Defense Systems. Following the announcement to merge Hanwha Land Systems and Hanwha Defense Systems...

U.S. Army to upgrade additional 174 Abrams main battle tanks

General Dynamics Land Systems announced Tuesday that the U.S. Army has signed a $714 million delivery order to upgrade an additional 174 M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks to the state-of-the-art M1A2 System Enhancement Package...

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...

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