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Finland receives first renovated XA-180 APC

Patria has delivered the first renovated XA-180 6×6 armoured personnel carrier (APC) back to the Finnish Defence Forces, the company announced. Refurbishments to the pre-series vehicle included: the installation of new seating to improve...

Russia completes assembly of Iveco armoured vehicles

Russia has completed the assembly of 358 Iveco LMV-M65 vehicles, Russian state news agency TASS reported on 10 November. Moscow contracted for an initial batch of 358 of the vehicles it calls Rys (Lynx)...

Airshow China 2014: CASIC unveils QW-19 MANPADS

The China Aerospace Science Industrial Corporation (CASIC) is showing the newest in its line of man-portable air defence systems (MANPADS) at Air Show China 2014. The QW-19 appears outwardly to be very similar to...

Armenian Mi-24 helicopter shot down by Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan shot down an Armenian Mil Mi-24 ‘Hind’ combat helicopter in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, reportedly killing at least two crew members and drawing a promise of retaliation from Armenia. The helicopter was...

Finland receives first renovated XA-180 APC

Patria has delivered the first renovated XA-180 6×6 armoured personnel carrier (APC) back to the Finnish Defence Forces, the company announced. Refurbishments to the pre-series vehicle included: the installation of new seating to improve...

France completes Operation Tudelle in northern Mali

Key Points France is continuing to conduct active military operations in Mali, despite efforts for the Malian armed forces and MINUSMA to take over responsibility for operations The French military’s main base at Gao...

Myanmar and Belarus sign military-technical agreement

Myanmar and Belarus have agreed to establish a committee to oversee military-technical co-operation between the two countries, both governments have announced. The bilateral agreement was signed during Myanmar Armed Forces commander-in-chief Senior General Min...

Rosoboronexport reveals more Mi-17 sales to Thailand

Russia has secured an order from Thailand to supply two additional Mil Mi-17V-5 multimission helicopters, Russian export agency Rosoboronexport has told IHS Jane’s . The two helicopters, scheduled for delivery in 2016, will join...

Phantom Badger Combat Support Vehicle

Phantom Badger, a high performance combat support ground vehicle designed and developed by the Special Pursuit Cell (SPC) of Boeing Phantom Works, was unveiled at St. Louis facility in Missouri in May 2013. …read...

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