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Romanian MoD details upcoming deployment to Mali

The Romanian armed forces are to deploy a helicopter unit comprising four IAR 330L Puma aircraft to Gao, Mali, under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), the Romanian Ministry of...

Qatar to buy Altay main battle tanks from Turkey

Qatar officials have disclosed plans to procure new Turkish main battle tanks, called the Altay, according to several media reports. Vice Chairman of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Ali İhsan Yavuz said...

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....

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