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Missing Item Locks Up Schofield

Valentine’s Day weekend turned into a lockdown for 450 Schofield Barracks soldiers after a “sensitive” $20,000 piece of night-vision equipment went missing. …read more Read more here:: Military.com (Land)

Army Explores New Missile Defense Options

ARLINGTON: Hitting a bullet with a bullet is an astounding feat. But now that US missile defenses can do it routinely, we’re realizing it’s not enough. As technology spreads around the world, more countries...

Oshkosh Defense, EOS, and Orbital ATK Demo Live Fire Capabilities

Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, recently collaborated with EOS and Orbital ATK for a live fire demonstration at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. The Oshkosh(r) MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) Standard...

Future Artillery 2015 Conference

The world’s most popular and influential joint fires conference As the recently unveiled US Army operating concept suggests, the principle of the future is to ‘win in a complex world’. The hierarchical structure of...

Poland announces signing of offset deal with Kongsberg

Poland’s Council of Ministers has approved the signing of an offset agreement with Norway’s Kongsberg, the country’s Ministry of the Economy announced on 17 February. According to the Ministry, the agreement brings Kongsberg’s offset...

The world’s biggest countries without armed forces

An established armed force is normally thought of as essential for safeguarding borders but a few nations do however get by with no military muscle of their own. Army-technonology.com lists the ten biggest countries...

MBDA completes second test launch of MMP combat missile

MBDA has completed the second round of testing of the medium-range missile (MMP) at the French Defence Procurement Agency’s (DGA) Techniques Terrestres site in Bourges, France. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology (Land)

Colombian M1117 APC destroyed in guerrilla attack

A Colombian Army M1117 Pegaso 4×4 armoured security vehicle (ASV) was destroyed on 15 February by an improvised explosive device (IED). Three Colombian soldiers were killed and two more wounded as part of the...

GD Awarded $50 M for Abrams Tank Production

The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems $49.7 million under an existing contract to upgrade M1A1 Abrams tanks to the M1A2 Systems Enhancement Package (SEP) V2 configuration. General...

Philippine Navy to repair lead Rizal-class frigate

The Philippine Navy (PN) is to repair its lead Rizal-class frigate BRP Rizal (PS 74), the PN’s public affairs office has confirmed. The Philippine News Agency (PNA), the country’s official agency, reported on 14...

Patria officials convicted in bribery case

Two former directors of Finnish defence contractor Patria have been convicted of bribery charges stemming from efforts to win contracts with the Croatian government, Finnish media reported on 16 February. The former vice-president of...

Survivor R Armoured Wheeled Vehicle

Survivor R is a medium–weight, 4×4 armoured-wheeled vehicle jointly developed by Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) and Achleitner. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology (Land)

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