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Boeing Bullish On Rotorcraft Business Following India Deal

Having inked a deal with India for dozens of AH-64 Apache attack and CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift utility helicopters, Boeing [BA] is confident that its military rotorcraft production lines will be able to rebound from...

Fiorina’s Plans Require DoD Spending Boost Of $100B

We are approaching the presidential primaries, the silliest of the political silly seasons. Magical thinking abounds as candidates appeal to their bases with few constraints on the promises they make or the sentiments they...

Access to Printer 3242678.mcqc//s3 Earned, Never Given

FORT MEADE, Md. — Access to networked multifunction printer/scanner/copiers is a “privilege not a right,” according to Pfc. Michael Lund, who works closely with an information technology contractor responsible for making such bold determinations...

Turkish army, police enter Kurdish city of Silvan

The Turkish Army and police have entered the city of Silvan in southeastern Turkey, which has a mainly Kurdish population, reports say, adding that intensive gunfire and heavy artillery are rocking the city. The...

SADJ visits Israeli Arms Factories: 2015

ABOVE: IWI eLog SADJ has always traveled the world in search of the innovators in small arms and weapons. Sometimes we’re able to coordinate visits with a group of factories in a country and...

Industry News: V7N4

FDIC Head Admits “mistake” in ‘Operation Choke Point.’ Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Martin Gruenberg told members of a U.S. House panel that much of the FDIC’s involvement in “Operation Choke Point” was a...

Afghan National Army to receive more Commando Select 4x4s

The Afghan National Army (ANA) is to receive more Textron Commando Select 4×4 armoured vehicles. Through the US Foreign Miltary Sales (FMS) programme the company was awarded a USD56.2 million firm-fixed-price contract for 55...

Russia begins airstrikes in Syria

Key Points Russian aircraft began combat operations against various Syrian rebel groups on 30 September The US and Russia have yet to announce a formal mechanism for deconflicting their operations in Syrian airspace Russia...

Sweden receives first series-produced Archer SPA

Sweden has begun receiving series-produced FH-77 BW L52 Archer 155 mm (6×6) self-propelled artillery (SPA) systems from BAE Systems. The first delivery on 28 September comes two years after the first pre-series production vehicles...

F90 Assault Rifle

F90 is a lightweight assault rifle manufactured by Thales Australia to provide soldiers with increased firepower in the battlefield. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology (Land)

Photos of TERREX 2 wheeled armoured vehicle

The TERREX 2 wheeled armoured vehicle by Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd – STK. The TERREX 2’s first-in-class V-over-VTM design is highly protected against mine and IED blasts, while maximising crew space without sacrificing the...

Thailand Unveils New 155 mm Truck Mounted Howitzer

The Thai military’s Weapon Industry Centre unveils new Autonomous Truck-Mounted Gun (ATMG) caliber of 155 mm/52 mounted on 10-tonne TATRA 6×6 truck. Joint with Center for Artillery Weapons, they have made improvement program of...

Vietnam Unveils an Upgraded Version of BM-21M-1 GRAD

Rocket Artillery BM-21M-1 was one of the the General Engineering’s (DoD’s) improvement from BM-21. After the improvements, rocket artillery BM-21M-1 has overcome the fundamental limitations of rocket artillery BM-21, thereby enhancing technical features, tactics,...

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