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Netherlands Orders Raytheon Excalibur Ib Precision Munitions

The Netherlands Ministry of Defense is adding Raytheon Company’s (NYSE: RTN) Excalibur Ib artillery rounds to its arsenal under a previously announced foreign military sales agreement, underscoring growing international interest in the precision-guided projectile....

Thales to prime Swiss air defence programme

Key Points Thales Suisse has been chosen as prime contractor for Switzerland’s BODLUV 2020 air defence project The Swiss Parliament also approved the purchase of Hermes 900 UAVs and 4×4 vehicles on 7 September...

Indian Army pushes ahead with Excalibur rifle programme

The Indian Army is fast-tracking the development and induction of the indigenously designed Excalibur 5.56 x 45 mm assault rifle as it looks to plug a major operational void. Senior army officials told IHS...

German Army considers wheeled rapid response brigade

The German Army is considering the option of creating a wheeled response element for rapid reaction and force deployment, sources told IHS Jane’s . Given the extent of projected combat and organic support elements,...

OFB hands over locally built FH-77B to Indian Army for testing

India’s state-run Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) will deliver three licence-built Bofors FH-77B 155 mm/45-calibre towed howitzers to the Indian Army for maintainability and engineering evaluation by the end of 2015, officials said. The howitzers,...

Arab states deploy more ground forces to Yemen

A missile attack that killed more than 30 Saudi and Emirati soldiers in Yemen’s Marib province on 4 September appears to have encouraged other Arab countries to commit ground forces to the coalition fighting...

AM General to build Humvee ambulances for disaster relief

AM General was awarded a USD428 million firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for new M997A3 Humvee Ambulance Chassis Vehicles for the US Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard’s disaster relief missions. Through an initial...

Pakistan to receive new C-IED support package from UK

The UK Government has announced plans to donate a package worth approximately £1m to Pakistan to support the previously gifted counter improvised explosive device (C-IED) equipment. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology (Land)

Belarus to buy Russian BTR-82 Armoured Personnel Carrier

Belarus to buy Russian BTR-82 Armoured Personnel Carrier. Belarus and Russia on Russia Arms Expo exhibition in Nizhny Tagil have signed a contract for the supply of party BTR-82A in the Armed Forces of...

Russian Armored bulldozer B10

The Russian Armored bulldozer B10 that was modified by the ChTZ-Uraltrac, reported military-informant.com. The B10 armored bulldozer was presented at Russia Arms EXPO 2015 Russia Arms EXPO 2015. The B10 armored bulldozer was upgrade...

Politically Correct Officer Unsure Who Enemy Should Be In Wargame

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — An intelligence planner missed his order submission deadline today after he was unable to determine which enemy U.S. troops should face during an upcoming rotation, sources confirmed. “Historically, units deploying...

Photo from Russia Arms EXPO 2015

Russia Arms Expo is one of the biggest international exhibitions of Russian- and foreign-made armaments. More than 400 exhibitors and representatives of military authorities — defence ministers and chiefs of general staffs — from...

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