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Rheinmetall wins Greek Leopard ammunition contract

Germany’s Rheinmetall announced on 15 August that it had been awarded a contract to supply the Hellenic Armed Forces with 120 mm ammunition for its Leopard 2 tanks. The contract, worth EUR52 million (USD69...

Ferguson Police Response Spotlights Defense Program

The use of tactical weapons and gear by cops in Ferguson, Missouri, in a show of force against crowds protesting the shooting of an unarmed black teen by an officer has sparked a debate...

Rheinmetall to Furnish Greece With Tank Ammunition

Rheinmetall has won an important foreign order for large-calibre ammunition. Greece has contracted with the Düsseldorf-based defence contractor to supply the Hellenic armed forces with tank ammunition worth some €52 million. Now official, this...

Point/Counterpoint: WTF Did Sergeant Major Just Say?

The following is a point/counterpoint debate between two Army privates trying to decipher what the hell their battalion sergeant major is actually saying to them during a battalion liberty brief. Private First Class Aaron...

White House in the Dark Over Arms Supplies to Israel

WASHINGTON – Israel secured supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon last month without the approval of the White House or the State Department, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. President Barack Obama’s administration, caught...

ISIS Adapts To US Airstrikes – Much Like Vietnamese

US aircraft are flying “50 to 60″ sorties a day over Iraq, from food drops to airstrikes, but their impact is local and “very temporary,” the Pentagon’s director of operations told reporters this afternoon....

US Shipping Arms to Iraqi Kurds

WASHINGTON – The United States has begun urgently shipping arms and ammunition to the Iraqi Kurdish forces battling an advance by extremist Islamic State militants, a State Department spokeswoman said Monday. “We’re working with...

Private ‘Pretty Sure’ His Headache Is Ebola

FORT INDIANTOWN GAP — The Pennsylvania Army National Guard placed Fort Indiantown Gap on lockdown today, after Private Patrick O’Neil reported “ebola-like symptoms” to his unit medic. “Yeah, my head is killing me, and...

BAE Receives Award for 2P Ammunition

BAE Systems has received an order from the Swedish FMV to produce and deliver 9,000 rounds of 2P ammunition for the Swedish Armed Forces. The programmable 2P ammunition is based on the proven and...

Researchers focus on reducing weight of Army combat vehicles

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 4, 2014) — Leading experts in military combat-vehicle research, engineering and design gathered July 29-31 to discuss a single goal: reducing the weight of the Army’s tanks and infantry...

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