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StormBreaker IOC with USAF expected later this year

The US Air Force (USAF) is expected to declare an initial operational capability (IOC) with Raytheon Missile Systems’ StormBreaker smart weapon on the Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle multirole combat aircraft in the third or...

Tonga receives Guardian-class patrol vessel

Key Points The Kingdom of Tonga has received a Guardian-class patrol vessel from Australia Vessels in the programme are on track to be delivered to 13 recipient countries at a rate of one per...

ASEAN advances defence co-operation projects

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has agreed to progress plans to collaborate on defence research, development (R&D), and production activity. In a meeting in Bangkok on 19 June, ASEAN defence officials said...

ASEAN advances defence co-operation projects

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has agreed to progress plans to collaborate on defence research, development (R&D), and production activity. In a meeting in Bangkok on 19 June, ASEAN defence officials said...

Paris Air Show 2019: SAMI expands horizons

Saudi Arabia defence industrial conglomerate Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) has signed several collaboration agreements at the Paris Air Show, as well as launching a joint venture (JV) with US firm L3 Technologies. In...

Who Takes Esper’s SecArmy Seat: McCarthy Or Jette?

As the three most powerful civilians in the Army Department, Esper, McCarthy, and Jette have formed by all accounts a tight-knit and effective team. That’s particularly remarkable because they’ve had abundant opportunities for conflict...

Sikorsky Touts CH-53K’s Ease of Flying For German Sale

Dan Schultz, Sikorsky president, calls the CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter an “optimally piloted” aircraft that allows ease of flying even in hellish weather conditions. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense (Land)

U.S. Dreadnaughts conducts rapid-deployment exercise in Poland

U.S. Army’s Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, have conducted rapid-deployment exercise at Camp Karliki, Poland. A statement from the 358th Public Affairs Detachment...

U.S. Army retrofits surface-to-air Stinger missiles

The aerospace giant Raytheon Company reported on Tuesday the U.S. Army is retrofitting surface-to-air Stinger missiles with proximity fuzes to help counter the growing threat of enemy unmanned aircraft systems. According to a news...

Germany plans expanded artillery capabilities

The German Army plans to expand its indirect fire capability and is emphasising its joint fires capability, according to Lieutenant Colonel Uwe Kraft, head of artillery and joint fires branch at the Germany Army’s...

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