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UAE confirms Yemen drawdown

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has confirmed it is withdrawing troops from Yemen in what it says is a long-planned move. The withdrawal was first reported on 28 June by Reuters, which cited Western...

UK fields upgraded Bowman

New communications network applications and hardware have been successfully fielded to British Army and Royal Marines units on operations under the Bowman ComBAT Infrastructure P-BISA (BCIP) 5.6 project. UK troops deployed in Poland under...

Indian MoD scraps RFP for sniper rifles

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has decided to scrap its September 2018 request for proposal (RFP) to foreign manufacturers for 5,719 8.6 mm sniper rifles and 10.2 million rounds of ammunition for the Indian...

Update: US confirms Abrams MBT deal with Taiwan

The US State Department has made a determination to approve a possible Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Taiwan of equipment including General Dynamics M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks (MBTs) and Raytheon Stinger missiles. The...

India confirms sale plan for BEML

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has reaffirmed plans to divest a 26% stake in state-owned defence company BEML Limited, formerly Bharat Earth Movers Limited. Singh indicated that the strategic sale of the stake in...

India progresses defence industry corridor

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has outlined a series of developments related to its plan to establish a defence industrial corridor in the northern region of Bundelkhand, which lies between the states of...

Italian MoD publishes multi-year planning document 2019–21

The Italian Ministry of Defence published its recently approved multi-year planning document (Documento Programmatico Pluriennale: DPP) 2019–21 on its website on 5 July. The document allocates EUR21,432.2 million (USD24,046.7 million) or 1.21% of forecast...

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