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Mali establishes mechanised infantry regiment

The Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) is in the process of turning one of its infantry regiments into a mechanised unit equipped with South African-made Casspir mine-resistant armoured personnel carriers. The German Federal Ministry of...

Guatemala purchases logistics support vessel from Colombia

The Guatemalan Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced the acquisition of a logistics support vessel for its navy – a BAL-C vessel (Bote de Apoyo Logistico y Cabotaje) manufactured by Colombia’s state-run company Corporación...

German lead contribution to VJTF 2023 to be modernised

The Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), Germany’s Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-service Support, has awarded the contract for the modernisation of the Puma infantry fighting vehicles...

UK to contribute long-range reconnaissance group to MINUSMA

The British Army will contribute a 250-strong long-range reconnaissance task group to the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) from 2020, UK Secretary of Defence Penny Mordaunt announced on 22 July. “The...

PLAN decommissions three frigates, supply ship

China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) decommissioned three Type 053H1-class frigates and a Type 904 reef supply ship in ceremonies held on 13 and 15 July, respectively. All of the ships had been allocated...

India’s Nag ATGM ready for series production, says MoD

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 19 July that the locally developed Nag (Snake) anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) is ready to enter series production after the Indian Army (IA) successfully completed summer user...

The First Public Flight of Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider

Test pilot Bill Fell was zooming southward, approaching Sikorsky’s [LMT] runway outside West Palm Beach, Florida, at about 190 knots when he decided that was as fast as the S-97 Raider should fly for...

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