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Shaping the Fight in Israel

ABOVE: The Tactical Sniper Bench being employed by an elite IDF sniper. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Counter Terror (CT) Warfare School was founded in 1985 as an integral part of the newly formed...

Latvian regulators put brakes on 4×4 contract

The Latvian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been ordered to halt the EUR200 million (USD228 million) procurement of the Finnish-built Sisu Auto GTP for its long-running 4×4 tactical vehicle requirement following formal protests by...

US Army seeks emerging technologies for urban combat

The US Army is preparing to test out a host of new technologies in experiments throughout the country with an eye towards preparing for conflicts in dense urban terrain. In a recent notice posted...

MINUSMA using RADA radars to protect bases

Al Venter , Washington, DC The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is using radars made by Israeli company RADA Electronic Industries to provide its bases with early warning of incoming...

India’s HAL declares LCH ‘ready for operational induction’

India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) announced on 17 January that its Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) is “ready for operational induction” after completing all of its weapon integration tests. The announcement comes after an LCH...

India’s HAL declares LCH ‘ready for operational induction’

India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) announced on 17 January that its Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) is “ready for operational induction” after completing all of its weapon integration tests. The announcement comes after an LCH...

German Army engineers receive first Leguan AVLBs

The German Army announced on its website on 14 January that its engineers received their first armoured vehicle-launched bridges (AVLBs) at the end of December. Panzerpionierbatallion (Armoured Engineer Battalion) 130, based in Minden, received...

German Army engineers receive first Leguan AVLBs

The German Army announced on its website on 14 January that its engineers received their first armoured vehicle-launched bridges (AVLBs) at the end of December. Panzerpionierbatallion (Armoured Engineer Battalion) 130, based in Minden, received...

Aselsan signs for serial production of OMTAS IR seeker

Turkish missile manufacturer Roketsan signed a contract on 10 January with local defence electronics house Aselsan for the serial production of an imaging infrared (IR) seeker to equip the new OMTAS 160 mm-calibre man-portable/vehicle-mounted...

Aselsan signs for serial production of OMTAS IR seeker

Turkish missile manufacturer Roketsan signed a contract on 10 January with local defence electronics house Aselsan for the serial production of an imaging infrared (IR) seeker to equip the new OMTAS 160 mm-calibre man-portable/vehicle-mounted...

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