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Army Advances Concept for Micro-Robots Kit

An Army official expressed confidence April 8 that the service can develop a lightweight set of tiny air and ground reconnaissance robots that a soldier easily carries and deploys on a battlefield. A recent...

Soldier Also From Your State Has No Idea What ‘Ironic’ Means

STUTTGART, Germany – Displaying an astounding lack of verbal acuity, sources confirmed today that Pfc. Peter Miller vocally and emphatically incriminated his intellect before his peers, effectively invalidating all future opinions and predetermining as...

Streit Group to Make Armoured Sand-X T-ATV 1200

Streit Group has entered a strategic partnership with Sand-X Motors to produce an armoured version of the Sand-X T-ATV 1200 all-terrain vehicle, the company has announced. The armoured version will be developed in the...

Ecuador Receives 709 Chinese Support Vehicles

The Ecuadorian Army received 709 logistics support vehicles during a 7 April ceremony at Ft Huancavilca in Guayaquil. President Rafael Correa delivered the vehicles and announced they would be used to transport troops and...

China paraxylene chemical plant hit by explosion

The controversial Dragon Aromatics plant in southeastern China exploded yesterday, leaving several injured as firefighters battled a major blaze. According to state media, the accident was caused by an oil spill catching fire. …read...

Sagem enhances French Army FELIN kit

Sagem, a division of French group Safran, announced on 3 April it had won a contract from the French Direction générale de l’armement (DGA) procurement organisation to add several improvements to the French Army’s...

US Army awards special mission Dash 8 contract

The US Army is procuring six de Havilland Canada DHC-8-315 (Dash 8) special mission aircraft in the ‘Saturn Arch’ and ‘Desert Owl’ configurations, the Department of Defense (DoD) disclosed on 7 April. Six aircraft...

Ecuador receives 709 Chinese support vehicles

The Ecuadorian Army received 709 logistics support vehicles during a 7 April ceremony at Ft Huancavilca in Guayaquil. President Rafael Correa delivered the vehicles and announced they would be used to transport troops and...

NZDF troops train in Australia ahead of Iraq deployment

Approximately 120 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel have departed Ohakea Air Force Base to conduct defence staff training with Australia prior to the forthcoming deployment to Iraq. …read more Read more here:: Army...

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