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Iraq parades T-90S main battle tank

The Iraqi military publicly displayed recently delivered T-90S main battle tanks during the 98th anniversary of the country’s Armed Forces on 6 January. Several newly acquired Russian-made T-90S tanks, belong to the 35th Brigade...

‘AutoKrAZ’ delivers new military chassis for Ukrainian army

Ukrainian company ‘AutoKrAZ’ announced on 8 January that the first 8х8 KrAZ-7634НЕ military chassis has been delivered to the Ukrainian Army. According to the company’s statement, the new KrAZ-7634НЕ military chassis will be used...

Russia receives T-34 tanks from Laos

The batch of 30 T-34 medium tanks purchased from Laos arrived in Russia in early January. Media reports on 9 January, citing local sources, stated that the first T-34 medium tanks have arrived in...

SAIC’s Got No Regrets On Armored Vehicle Losses

SAIC not a traditional heavy-metal manufacturer and it shouldn’t be judged like one, CEO Tony Moraco and COO Nazzic Keene told me. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense (Land)

UK MoD kicks off electric vehicle drive study

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has released an initial request for information (RFI) to evaluate hybrid and fully-electric drive technologies for its fleet of wheeled platforms, with the aim of eventually demonstrating the...

Australia launches SME defence export grant programme

The Australian government launched a new grant programme on 8 January to provide small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with funding to build defence export capabilities. Under the AUD4.1 million (USD2.9 million) Defence Global Competitiveness...

Hanwha Group merges defence businesses

The Hanwha Group has established a new subsidiary, Hanwha Defense, by merging its existing affiliates Hanwha Land Systems and Hanwha Defense Systems. Following the announcement to merge Hanwha Land Systems and Hanwha Defense Systems...

U.S. Army to upgrade additional 174 Abrams main battle tanks

General Dynamics Land Systems announced Tuesday that the U.S. Army has signed a $714 million delivery order to upgrade an additional 174 M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks to the state-of-the-art M1A2 System Enhancement Package...

US Army moves IBCS closer to deployment

The US Army’s effort to network ‘shooters and sensors’ on the battlefield will continue its developmental testing through 2019 with testing of production representative hardware and software, which will lead to operational testing in...

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