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Belarus unveils upgraded Polonez-M MRL system

The Belarusian Armed Forces have begun receiving the upgraded Polonez-M multiple launch rocket (MRL) system. The modernised V-300RK Polonez-M MRL was shown at the recent MILEX 2019 exhibition in Minsk with an eight-cell launcher...

Poland hosts largest NATO air-defence exercise of the year

Poland is hosting ‘Tobruq Legacy 2019′, the largest NATO air-defence exercise of the year, on 3–19 June. The exercise involves nearly 5,000 troops from air-defence units of 17 participating countries, the Dutch Ministry of...

US Army LMTV rolls over, killing one passenger

Just after dawn on 6 June, a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV) carrying 22 people rolled over and killed one US Military Academy at West Point cadet. Two US Army soldiers were operating the...

Serdar remote weapon station completes trials

The Serdar remote weapon station (RWS) developed jointly by Turkey’s Aselsan and Ukraine’s Luch Design Bureau has passed its final trials and is now ready to enter serial production under an existing contract for...

TsNIItochmash presents first Lotus self-propelled gun prototype

Russia’s state-owned Rostec corporation announced on5 June that its Central Research Institute of Precision Engineering (TsNIItochmash) has presented the first prototype of the Lotus 120 mm self-propelled gun based on the BDM-4M. Rostec industrial...

First Rafales arrive in Qatar

Qatar received its first batch of Dassault Rafale combat aircraft on 5 June, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) announced. The first five of 36 aircraft ordered for the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) were...

Taiwan confirms US military package request

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) has confirmed plans to procure from the US a package of military equipment including more than 100 M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks (MBTs) and an assortment of missile...

Army To Test Robotic Gun: Bruce Jette

The experimental turret will use the technology — and the safeguards — from the Army’s ATLAS project, originally misrepresented in the media as building “killer robots.” …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense (Land)

Soldier travels back in time to prevent his own wedding

FORT HOOD, Texas—Sgt. Freddy Heflin, 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment (“Head Hunters”), and his bride-to-be, Miss Adrienne Pickens, of the Pickens family from Cut and Shoot, Texas, were flummoxed on Saturday when their wedding...

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