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UK cancels ASDOT aggressor programme

The UK has cancelled its effort to provide air combat training for its pilots using private contractors, with a Ministry of Defence (MoD) spokesperson telling Jane’s that it is re-examining its options. The decision...

U.S. Army conduct airdrop test of new JLTV

The U.S. Army has reported that 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers are in the final phases of airdrop testing five configurations of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). The JLTV Family of Vehicles is a...

U.S. Army deploys armored unit to Europe

The U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) has announced on 19 March that at the direction of the Secretary of Defense, the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, deployed to Europe to exercise the...

Ethiopian Pantsyr-S1 revealed

Ethiopia is operating at least one Russian-made Pantsyr-S1 short-range air defence system, local television news footage has revealed. The system was displayed during an event marking Defense Force Day in February, but its presence...

Qatar planning to buy Altay tanks

Qatar is planning to order 100 Altay main battle tanks, Turkish officials have revealed. Ali İhsan Yavuz, the vice chairman of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party, told the media on 12 March that...

Curtiss-Wright completes acquisition of TCG

Curtiss-Wright announced on 18 March that it had completed the acquisition of Tactical Communications Group (TCG) in a USD50 million cash deal. TCG will be incorporated into Curtiss-Wright’s defence business line, which will benefit...

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