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Hest Test Defensive Barriers in Ukraine

Hesco Bastion Ltd carried out a product demonstration and trial of its immediate effective force protection at the National Guard Training facility in Novi Petrivtsi, Kiev last Monday (2 February). …read more Read more...

Photo: Ukraine’s Forces Near Debaltseve

Ukrainian forces are still holed up in Debaltseve, a major rail town of about three times the size and an important stopping point for goods traffic by rail from Russia. Taking the two would...

Lebanon receives US artillery, ammunition

The Lebanese army received a shipment of US weapons on Sunday, an embassy official told AFP, to help in the fight against jihadists who have staged incursions from Syria. “The Lebanese military received 72...

Lebanon to start receiving French arms in April

The first deliveries of Saudi-funded French weapons to help Lebanon combat jihadists will begin in April, a spokesman for Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Sunday. Fabius confirmed the time frame at a meeting with...

Images show North Korean vessel firing new SSM

North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun released images on 7 February showing a new type of surface-to-surface missile (SSM) being fired from a surface-effects ship (SES) from the Korean People’s Navy (KPN) Eastern Fleet....

South Korea approves Hanwha’s purchase of Samsung defence units

The South Korean government has approved Hanwha’s proposed purchase of the Samsung group’s defence companies, the ministry of trade, industry and energy (MOTIE) announced on 6 February. The proposed acquisition was announced in November...

UK to lead Nato’s VJTF in 2017

The UK is set to serve as the lead nation for Nato’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF), which will be able to deploy at short notice to threats against alliance sovereignty. …read...

Harris to acquire Exelis for $4.75bn

US defence contractor Harris has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Exelis in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $4.75bn. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology (Land)

Serbia test-fires Morava MRL

Serbia’s Lanser Raketa Samohodni Viscevni Modularni (LRSVM) Morava multiple rocket launcher (MRL) has successfully carried out a test-firing at the Nikinci training area in Vojvodina before a VIP audience, including Serbian defence minister Bratislav...

China to put 125 mm ATGM in service on Type 99 tanks

China’s GP7 laser-guided anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) has successfully passed its tests and will be now taken into service, according to Jiefangjun Bao , the People’s Liberation Army daily newspaper. It will be fired...

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