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Malaysian Army requests funds for UN mission AFVs

The Malaysian Armed Forces has requested funding to procure 6×6 armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) for use by Malaysia’s United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) contingent, said Chief of Defence Force General Zulkifeli Mohammed...

Sensonor Gyro Hodule has been Selected for the SIMBAD RC System

The STIM210 will support systems stabilisation to mitigate effects of wave motion for a ‘remote controlled’ variant of the SIMBAD twin launcher system, equipped with two ready-to-fire mistral missiles. The system has been developed...

Women to be given go-ahead for British Army combat roles

The British Army could soon relax its rules preventing women joining elite frontline units like the Parachute Regiment or the legendary Special Air Service (SAS). That’s according to a recent report by the Sunday...

MBDA and AVIBRAS team to offer Brazil medium-range air defence

Europe’s MBDA and Brazil’s AVIBRAS on 14 November announced joint development of a medium-range air defence system that could potentially challenge plans to buy Pantsir-S1 systems, according to Brazilian sources. The system is currently...

Army Awards Sikorsky $1.3 Billion In Helicopter Contracts

The Army on Monday awarded Sikorsky a pair of contract modifications worth nearly $1.3 billion for helicopters and support functions, according to a Defense Department statement. The Army awarded Sikorsky $772 million for 41...

Army Awards Sikorsky $1.3 Billion In Helicopter Contracts

The Army on Monday awarded Sikorsky a pair of contract modifications worth nearly $1.3 billion for helicopters and support functions, according to a Defense Department statement. The Army awarded Sikorsky $772 million for 41...

BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman Submit Army CIRCM Proposals

BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman [NOC] submitted proposals for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the Army’s Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) program, company officials said Monday. CIRCM is a modular laser-based aircraft...

Saudi National Guard Chief To Seek More US Backing

A top Saudi Arabian official who begins a visit to the United States on Tuesday will seek to strengthen support for the kingdom’s powerful National Guard forces, official media said. …read more

EU Plan Offered To Simplify Battle Group Deployment

A group of European parliamentarians and officials are working on a novel way to cut through red tape and allow European Union forces to be more easily, and more quickly, deployed. …read more

Judge Declares Mistrial in Base Child Abuse Case

NEWARK, N.J. — A federal judge declared a mistrial Friday in the child abuse case of an Army officer and his wife, a day after a prosecutor mentioned the death of one of their...

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