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Russians training pudgy, tattooed honeypots to target enlisted

MOSCOW – The Russian Federation intelligence “sparrow” school has launched a new program to train fat, tattooed women to seduce lower enlisted analysts, sources confirmed today. “For decades, we’ve trained elegant, sensual, intelligent women...

U.S. Special Operations Command orders advanced sniper rifles

Tennessee-based Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Inc. had got a $49,9 million order for delivering advanced sniper rifles to the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The Department of Defense (DoD) announced on Monday an agreement worth...

UK forms specialised Gurkha battalion

The UK is forming a specialised Gurkha battalion, Armed Forces Minister Mark Lancaster announced on the Ministry of Defence (MoD) website on 11 March. Recruitment for the 3rd Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles begins in...

EOS reports strong 2018 revenue growth

Australian remote weapon station (RWS) manufacturer Electro Optic Systems (EOS) reported a 200% growth in defence revenues year-on-year to AUD85 million (USD59.9 million) in 2018, and is expecting to achieve a further 100% growth...

Ukraine completes factory testing of new BTR-4 variant

UkrOboronProm (UOP) announced at the end of February that its Malyshev Plant and Morozov Design Bureau had completed testing of the new BTR-4 armoured personnel carrier (APC), with serial production set to begin this...

Slovakia consider procuring 3D radar from United States

The Slovak Ministry of Defence (MoD) consider procuring 3D air defense radar systems from a range of suppliers – including the United States of America. Slovakia plans to procure 17 3D air defense radar...

Green Beret fights off cougar at local bar

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A Special Forces soldier is in serious but stable condition in his team room this morning after a cougar attack in a Fayetteville bar last night, sources confirmed today. Staff Sgt....

Canada receives final TAPVs

The Department of National Defence of the Government of Canada recently confirmed to Jane’s the receipt of all 500 Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles (TAPVs) under order. The last vehicle was delivered in December 2018....

Russian MoD reinforces VSHORAD

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said that it is reinforcing its land forces’ very short-range air defence (VSHORAD). “State trials of the Derivatsiya-PVO 57 mm self-propelled anti-aircraft gun [SPAAG] system are set...

Poland implements modernisation plan for 2017–26

Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak signed the Armed Forces Technological Modernisation Plan (TMP) 2017–2026 on 28 February. “Security has been, is, and will be a priority for us. The plan assumes modernisation worth PLN185...

Bolivian Army integrates new sniper systems

The Bolivian Army paratrooper regiment RFC-18 ‘Victoria’, based at Cochabamba, received a batch of about 35 newly acquired Steyr SSG 04 A1 sniper and HS .50 M1 anti-materiel rifles on 7 March . This...

Rheinmetall, NIOA secure investment for artillery facility

A consortium between Rheinmetall Defence Australia (RDA) and Brisbane-based firearms and ammunition producer NIOA has secured investment from the Queensland state government to support the establishment of an artillery manufacturing facility. NIOA said on...

Spanish army tests new VAMTAC SK95 artillery truck

Spanish Army has announced on 7 March that soldiers assigned to 7th brigade “Galicia”, stationed in Pontevedra (Galicia) tested new artillery truck developed by UROVESA. According to a statement, the new truck designed to...

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