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Update: Austria confirms defence cuts package

The Austrian coalition government has approved a wide-ranging cuts package to the Austrian Federal Army. “With this agreement achieved, we secure that the population can count on the army also in the future, if...

China puts Z-18A heavylift helo through paces

A dedicated troop transport version of China’s Changhe Aircraft Industries Group (CAIG) Z-18 helicopter family was revealed in Chinese military press reports in late December. Seen undergoing testing in the Tibetan plateau, the Z-18A...

Innovation Beyond Fabric Service Above All

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Babcock Awarded GBP900 M Army Vehicle Contract

The contract will transform the way the army’s vehicles are maintained, repaired and stored. It also has the potential to grow to around pound2 billion as a result of plans, subject to value for...

China copied the Russian surface-to-air missile “Tor”

After close to 10 years of silence, the Chinese edition surface-to-air missile (SAM) was unveiled recently. Undoubtedly, it is the cloned edition of the Russian TorM1 SAM, called HQ17 in China. When a designer...

Nammo Awarded Contract for Shoulder Launched Munitions

Nammo Talley has been awarded a multi-year indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to supply the M72 Light Assault Weapon (LAW) to the U.S. Department of Defense. The contract specifies M72 LAW variants for...

Analysis: UN peacekeepers struggle against IEDs in Mali

Key Points MINUSMA suffered more than 100 casualties in 2014, with IEDs proving the largest single threat The mission is trying to improve its counter-IED capabilities, including through the acquisition of mine-protected vehicles for...

Ukraine returns refurbished combat aircraft to service

Ukraine has returned to service four combat aircraft that have recently undergone refurbishment work, the office of the president announced on 5 January. A pair of MiG-29 ‘Fulcrum’ and two Sukhoi Su-27 ‘Flanker’ fighters...

India to simplify defence procurement procedures

India’s government aims to simplify its cumbersome Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) norms and establish a “promotional” organisation to boost the country’s indigenous military-industrial sector. Secretary of Defence Production G Mohan Kumar declared in New...

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