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Navy League 2015: USN studying upgrades to JHSV ramp

The US Navy (USN) is considering upgrades for its Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSVs) in order to improve its loading ramp, among other things. JHSVs have proven highly useful for a variety of operations,...

Lithuanian parliament approves return of conscription

The Lithuanian Parliament (the Seimas) approved the reintroduction of conscription for its armed forces on 14 April. The reintroduction of the draft, only abandoned in 2008, was proposed by the Lithuanian State Defence Council...

Russians developing tracked Pantsyr for the Arctic region

Russia’s KBP Instrument Design Bureau is reviewing the possibility of developing a special tracked modification of the 96K6 Pantsyr-S1 (SA-22 ‘Greyhound’) self-propelled anti-aircraft gun and missile (SPAAGM) system for use in the Arctic, according...

LAAD 2015 : Inbra presents the Gladiator II

Gladiator II meets all the new requirements of the Brazilian Army and has been completely designed and built in Brazil. Several companies Brazilian partnerships participate and support the Gladiator II. Some components and systems...

German army to recommission 100 tanks

The German army is to bring back into service around 100 tanks sold to industry, the ministry of defence said on Saturday. The move will bring to 328 the number of “Leopard 2″ tanks...

Navy League 2015: USN upgrading with new connector vessels

The US Navy (USN) is working to improve its amphibious landing capabilities through incremental modernisation via service-life extension programmes (SLEPs) and new vessels. Production began in October 2014 to replace the legacy Landing Craft...

UPDATE: Paramount acquires DCD Protected Mobility site

South Africa’s Paramount Group has acquired DCD Protected Mobility’s manufacturing site at Isando in Johannesburg, it announced on 9 April. The agreement will see Paramount acquire the manufacturing facilities, assets, and selected personnel from...

Afghanistan rolls out armed MD 530F helos

The Afghan Air Force (AAF) has rolled out into service its newly delivered armed MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) MD 530F helicopters, the US Department of Defense (DoD) revealed on 10 April. The roll-out ceremony,...

South African defence remain steady in 2014

South Africa approved just under ZAR3 billion (USD250 million) in defence exports in 2014, a slight decrease on the ZAR3.2 billion approved in 2013, according to the latest report by the National Conventional Arms...

The world’s most dangerous bioweapons

Bioweapons such as Anthrax, Botulism and Variola have been studied as weapons, engineered and in some cases even deployed to devastating affect. Army-technology lists the world’s most deadly bio-weapons. …read more Read more here::...

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