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Russian Navy fires Bastion in the Arctic

The Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy has involved the Bastion-P SS-C-5 ‘Stooge’ mobile coastal defence missile system in an exercise in the Arctic for the first time, a military source has told Jane’s...

ADAS 2018: Hanwha considers Philippine investment

South Korea’s Hanwha group is considering investing in a joint venture (JV) in the Philippines to support its delivery of a combat management system (CMS) to the Philippine Navy (PN). Speaking to Jane’s at...

US Army buys 24 HIMARS launchers

Ashley Roque Washington DC Lockheed Martin is to deliver two dozen M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers to the US Army under a new USD289 million contract. The service announced the terms...

Are we dead or just in Kuwait?

The following is an existential opinion-editorial written by your squad leader in Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Guys, I have to come clean: I don’t think we survived this past deployment. I don’t really feel anything...

U.S. Army acquires more M67 fragmentation hand grenades

The U.S. government has awarded Day & Zimmermann Lone Star LLC a contract for procurement of M67 fragmentation hand grenades. The contract, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Defense, is worth more than...

U.S. Army orders lightweight “Bunker Buster”

The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command has given $135 million in orders of lightweight “Bunker Buster” weapon systems. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has announced on 25 September that Nammo Talley Inc. was awarded...

India to up-engine T-72 MBT fleet

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved the procurement of 1,000 hp engines for the Indian Army’s (IA’s) T-72 main battle tanks (MBTs) to “enhance their mobility, agility, and acceleration, [as well as]...

Spaceshot: ‘Vostok 2018’ activity – 51.020085 N 115.431156 E

Key Points Russia recently concluded the ‘Vostok 2018′ exercise: its largest military manoeuvres since 1981 The exercise included about 300,000 troops from Russia, as well as elements from Chinaʼs Peopleʼs Liberation Army (PLA) ‘Vostok...

300 Shots: Rafael Readies Trophy Lite For US Stryker

The latest version of Israel’s Trophy defense system stopped more than 95 percent of roughly 300 rockets and missiles shot at it in Israeli tests this summer, laying the groundwork for US Army testing...

AM General contracted to modernize Army’s HMMWV vehicles

The U.S. Army Contracting Command has awarded AM General a contract for modernizing and extending service life of the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs). The contract, announced Monday by the U.S. Department of...

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