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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....

US Army receives first DAGIR from Lockheed

The US Army Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) has taken delivery of the first digital air ground integration range (DAGIR) from Lockheed Martin. …read more

Ukraine Puts Priority on Vehicle Protection

Responding to conflict in the country’s east, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense is modernizing the military’s vehicle fleet, emphasizing improving vehicle protection. …read more

Japan To Emphasize Military Mobility With MCV

Starting in 2016, Japan’s military will begin reshaping part of a tank fleet originally designed to repel a Soviet invasion from the north into a more mobile force aimed at a possible Chinese invasion...

France, UK Shaping Future Fleets

Britain and France this year will make major decisions about modernizing their armored vehicle fleets in projects worth billions of pounds and euros. …read more

South Africa Badger Testing Advances; 2016 Production Eyed

While most African countries remain focused on developing industrial capabilities to refurbish old military vehicles, the South African government has contracted local manufacturer Denel Land Systems (DLS) to supply 238 new Badger eight-wheel-drive infant...

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