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New War Game To Focus on Tech, Partnerships

The Army’s new annual war game for developing new technologies and concepts will emphasize joint and international cooperation, said Brig. Gen. John Charlton, of Brigade Modernization Command. …read more

Raytheon Developing New Variants of Excalibur

Excalibur has revolutionized cannon artillery, making it possible to engage targets precisely at long ranges while avoiding collateral damage, and Raytheon [RTN] is moving on more precise projectiles and a potential Navy variant, a...

Army Ranger Instructor Credited with Water Rescue

OKALOOSA ISLAND — Staff Sgt. Nickolas Clarke was at the beach Wednesday with his mother-in-law, who was visiting from Germany, when something drew his attention. “While we were there, we heard so… …read more

Alcoa Manufactures WorldaEUR(tm)s Largest Aluminum Hull

Alcoa (NYSE:AA), a global leader in lightweight, high-performance metals, has produced the world’s largest single-piece forged aluminum hull for combat vehicles to improve troop protection as part of a joint Alcoa-US Army initiative launched...

Alcoa Manufactures World?s Largest Aluminum Hull

Alcoa (NYSE:AA), a global leader in lightweight, high-performance metals, has produced the world’s largest single-piece forged aluminum hull for combat vehicles to improve troop protection as part of a joint Alcoa-US Army initiative launched...

UN documents shed light on African defence procurement

The UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) recently released two documents that provide additional details of African defence procurement in 2013, including the numbers for some of the acquisitions that countries are known to...

Mefloquine – the military’s deadly malaria treatment

Developed by the US Army, the malaria preventative and treatment mefloquine, trade name Lariam, can cause strong psychotic reactions and has been implicated in several military incidents, including the Fort Bragg murder-suicides of 2002....

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