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JLTV lifts Oshkosh defence sales

Oshkosh Corp’s defence segment experienced a sales surge in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019 fueled by the new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), according to the US-based company. Thanks to the “continued...

HHIC awarded contract for four more PKX-B-class patrol craft

South Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) announced on 31 October that it has won a KRW246 billion (USD211 million) contract for the construction of four more Patrol Killer Experimental-B (PKX-B)-class fast...

North Korea releases image of 31 October weapon test

An image released by North Korea’s state-run media shows that the weapon system the country tested on 31 October was the same ‘super-large multiple rocket launcher [MRL]’ it tested on both 10 September and...

UPDATE: US troops to remain in Syria to secure oil fields

The United States has confirmed it will keep a force equipped with Bradley infantry fighting vehicles inside Syria to help the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) hold oil fields, thereby denying the Islamic State a...

Guided Carl-Gustaf munition goes 11-for-11 in flight tests

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Swedish aerospace and defense firm Saab successfully completed a series of guided flight tests for the shoulder-launched, guided Carl-Gustaf® munition. Tests were conducted at Saab’s Bofors Test Center in...

Thales Develops the Future of Soldier Weapon Systems in Lithgow

In order to maintain a capability advantage for Australia’s Defence Forces, the soldier systems of the future will integrate disruptive digital technologies, advanced sensor and targeting equipment and networked communications. Drawing together advanced manufacturing...

Germany receives first Leopard 2A7V

Germany received its first upgraded Leopard 2A7V tank at Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) in Munich on 29 October, the company announced in a press release, 40 years after the Bundeswehr received its first Leopard 2...

Rheinmetall announces large air defence contract

Rheinmetall announced on 30 October that it had been awarded a EUR210 million (USD234.3 million) contract to supply its latest short-range air defence systems to an international customer. The contract covers the Skymaster command-and-control...

Finland receives final batch of Leopard 2A6FIN MBTs

The Finnish Army announced in a 25 October press release that it had received the last of 100 Leopard 2A6FIN main battle tanks (MBTs) ordered from the Netherlands in 2014. The tanks were received...

Afghan forces see 5% rise in number of casualties suffered

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) suffered approximately 5% more casualties between 1 June and 31 August 2019than during the same period the previous year, John Sopko, the US Special Inspector General...

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