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Money … and the military: not enough to pay the price

WASHINGTON – Sherlock Holmes once solved the mystery of a disappearing race horse by noting “the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.” But, a Scotland Yard detective objected, “The dog did nothing...

Brazil launches effort to modernise Cascavel ARVs

The Brazilian Army on 1 December approved guidelines for a project to modernise its EE-9 Cascavel 6×6 armored reconnaissance vehicle (ARV), which is armed with a turreted 90 mm Cockerill Mk2 low-pressure gun. Several...

France receives first MMP missile systems

The French Army received its first Missile Moyenne Portée (MMP) lightweight medium-range multi-purpose/anti-tank missile systems on 15-23 November, the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the French procurement agency, announced on 30 November. Fifty missiles...

Spanish procurement funding details confirmed

Spain committed some EUR1.8 billion (USD2.1 billion) of funding for a series of special armament programmes, Spanish media has confirmed, with funding now falling under core ministry of defence spending in line with an...

KMW proposes European Leopard 2 fleet

German armoured vehicle producer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has proposed the creation of a European main battle tank (MBT) fleet. The company proposes in the 24 November issue of the German defence newsletter Griephan Briefe...

Belarus forms new anti-aircraft missile regiment

December 1 at the airport in Baranovichi was held a ceremony of a form of the Guards 1146th anti-aircraft missile regiment of the Belarusian Air Force and Air Defence (AFAD). The commander of 1146th...

Report: Oh fuck, here comes the Chaplain

YOUR LOCATION — Capt. Alan Michaels, the Battalion Chaplain, is on a direct course for your immediate gaggle of soldiers, leaving a trail of dead conversations and awkward silence in his wake, sources confirmed...

Russia creates a new high-power artillery battalion

In Russia created a new high-power artillery battalion with 2S4 Tyulpan self-propelled mortars in service. On 1 December, in the artillery brigade of the 2nd combined arms army stationed in the Orenburg region, the...

Chemring Ordnance

Chemring Ordnance (COR), an operating company within the Energetic Systems sector of Chemring Group, is a global center of excellence for the design, development and production of ordnance, pyrotechnic products and other munition components...

The Evolution of K1/K2 Families in the ROK Military

The Korean armed forces are armed with Korean-developed K1- and K2-series 5.56mm weapons; the development and evolution story is not well-known outside of Korea, partly because of heavy secrecy during its development and partly...

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