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Islamic State Relying More on Suicide Squads

Militants with the Islamic State (IS) are increasingly relying on terror tactics and suicide squads, and the method was key in their recent capture of one of Syria’s largest air bases, experts say. …read...

Czechs donate ammunition to Iraqi Kurds

The Czech government on 27 August agreed to donate CZK41 million (USD2 million) in surplus Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) small arms ammunition and hand grenades to the government of Iraqi Kurdistan as...

Opinion: The Philadelphia Eagles Hate The Troops

The following is an op-ed written by Robert Crane, an obese man who never served in the military but steadfastly supports the troops. When the Eagles cut Alejandro Villanueva, the organization showed its true,...

Combat Engineers Practice Demolition Skills

DONA ANA RANGE COMPLEX, N.M. — A big cloud of smoke with a flash of fire rose from the desert floor in the vast training area north of the Fort Bliss Garrison last week....

Supacat Wins Australian Special Forces Vehicle Contract

Australia has awarded UK-based Supacat Group an AUD105 million (USD98 million) contract for 89 special operations vehicles based on the latest version of the Extenda high-mobility transport (HMT), the company said on 19 August....

Dutch to withdraw Patriots from Turkey

The Netherlands is to withdraw its Raytheon Patriot surface-to-air (SAM) missile batteries from Turkey in January 2015, citing strain on personnel and a pending technical modification. The Dutch deployed two of its three Patriot...

Drone Aviation Delivers Surveillance equipment To REF

Drone Aviation Corp. (DAC), Monday said it delivered specialized surveillance equipment– advanced optics systems–to support the Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF). DAC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Drone Aviation Holding Corp. (DRNE), a...

Weapons Lab: Small Arms Development at USALWL

ABOVE: As part of the development of under barrel grenade launchers, LWL fabricated this mount for Colt’s XM148 grenade launcher to allow it to be fitted to the M1 carbine. (U.S. Army) After the...

Wanted: Next-Gen Armored Vehicles With Less Armor

The Pentagon wants next-generation armored vehicles that are more mobile, maneuverable and survivable, but without more armor. In September, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host a proposer’s day to give potential contractors...

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