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Update: Taliban attack Afghan parliament

The Taliban attacked the Afghan parliament in the centre of Kabul on 22 June. Kabul police chief Abdul Rahim Rahimi told local media that at approximately 10:20 H local time a team of militants...

JJV pushes Javelin versatility

The Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture (JJV) in co-operation with the US Army has revealed that it conducted a series of live-fire missile demonstrations earlier this year with the FGM-148E Javelin round to demonstrate...

Belarus reveals purchase of Chinese A200 guided MLRS

Growing military co-operation between China and Belarus emerged during a 9 May military parade in Minsk that featured a multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) using a China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) 200...

US DoD to deploy tanks and artillery in Eastern Europe

The US Department of Defense (DoD) is set to deploy tanks, artillery, and other armoured vehicles to at least seven countries in central and eastern Europe that share border with Russia. …read more Read...

Abrams tanks head to Bulgaria

The first of two M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks is headed to Bulgaria to continue and expand the multi-dimensional multinational Operation Atlantic Resolve training in Eastern Europe led by U.S. Army Europe. The heavily...

US Army opens 20,563 engineering positions to women

Military Occupational Specialty, or MOS 12B, Combat Engineer is now open to all female enlisted Soldiers of all components, according to Army Directive 2015-27. The June 16 directive from Army Secretary John M. McHugh...

NATO Rapid Reaction Force Trains In Poland

This year, NATO is conducting its largest maneuver since the end of the Cold War. Now the rapid action forces, established last autumn, are displaying their fighting skills. Barbara Wesel reports from Poland. “Birdman”...

Revenue, profit fall at Chemring

Chemring announced its half-year earnings on 23 June, with revenue falling 29% and operating profit down 75%. The company reported revenue of GBP161.7 million (USD256.4 million) for the first six months of fiscal year...

Venezuelan military increases operational capabilities

Key Points Venezuela has taken delivery of 557 vehicles, sourced from China, to support logistics needs for the country’s five military branches The vehicles are part of a larger re-equipment programme of 2,106 vehicles...

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