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Shasta Shelters by Creative Tent International

The Shasta Shelter® is designed to support armed forces personnel worldwide. Shasta Shelters are designed for quick installation and easy handling in tough field conditions and can be installed on any surface, without foundations....

New weapons simulator helps refine marksmanship skills

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS: Airmen from the 633rd Security Forces Squadron refined their marksmanship skills Jan. 26, using a new weapons simulator at Joint Base Langley-Eustis’ Combat Arms center. The Meggitt Training Systems’ simulator allows...

Natick designs new rucksack for paratroopers

He used to be one of them, so when paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division asked Rich Landry to design a rucksack to meet their needs, he was thrilled. “That’s my past,” Landry said....

Tanks Come Roaring Back In Army Budget

PENTAGON: After years of cuts and cancelled programs, tanks and other armored vehicles are beginning a comeback. In contrast to other investments in the 2016 budget request released today, the ground vehicle increases have...

Peru set to buy 615 military trucks

The Peruvian Army is scheduled to select in March the foreign military truck manufacturer that will deliver unarmoured tactical trucks to the service over the next several years, according to an army source. The...

Pentagon budget 2016: US Army holds S&T funding steady

In its fiscal year 2016 (FY 2016) budget request the US Army hopes to protect science and technology funding at around last year’s level. The army’s USD6.93 billion FY 2016 research, development, test, and...

Brimstone Advanced Anti-Armour Missile

The Brimstone advanced anti-armour missile, developed by MBDA (formerly Alenia Marconi Systems) with Boeing as the primary subcontractor, entered a pre-production development programme in 1996. It began quantity production in late 2004. …read more...

Vietnam’s third Kilo-class submarine arrives in country

The People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy’s third Improved Project 636 Kilo-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) has arrived in Cam Ranh Bay, according to local media outlets. An online report by local newspaper Tuoi Tre...

Pentagon releases 2016 defence budget proposal

US President Barack Obama has asked Congress to allocate $585.3bn in discretionary budget authority to fund base budget programmes and overseas contingency operations (OCO) in 2016. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology (Land)

The Phantom 2016 Budget: What Will Congress Grant?

PENTAGON: The Obama administration wants to increase the money spent on weapons in 2016 by $14.1 billion over what Congress approved in December. It’s a rare move by an administration to increase procurement so...

Army Adds $500M For Helicopters, But…

PENTAGON: $473 million. That’s the amount the 2016 budget request would boost spending over 2015 to modernize the Army’s aging helicopter fleet. But the Army’s aircraft request may be dead on arrival. That’s not...

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