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Fort Carson Soldier Killed Crossing Interstate

A 23-year-old Fort Carson soldier who died after he was struck by two cars on Interstate 25 near midnight Saturday was identified as Spc. Timothy Brett Alexander. …read more

Depot Celebrates Stryker Upgrade Program

Jason Parks knows his way around a Stryker combat vehicle. The Weaver resident has helped refurbish Strykers since they first came to the Anniston Army Depot six years ago. Parks stayed with the v…...

Saab Provides the Next Generation Vehicle Simulators to Norway

LINKÖPING, Sweden – Saab, has been awarded a contract from the Norwegian Army for development and serial deliveries of the new generation GAMER vehicle simulators (a dual-simulator training system). The total order amounts to...

China unveils Type 11 sidearm

China’s Type 11 (QSZ-11) 5.8 mm self-loading pistol was given its first public showing at Hong Kong Garrison open days at the end of June and beginning of July. Accepted into service in 2011,...

Saab Wins US Special Forces Contract for Carl Gustav

Defence and security company Saab has signed a new framework contract with the USSOCOM for the company’s Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system (in the US named MAAWS; Multi-role, Anti-armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System). The contract is...

Glock Generations: Detail and Feature Evolution

According to company literature, the first Glock pistols imported into the U.S. came in January of 1986. These guns had serial numbers beginning with a two letter alpha prefix of “AF” followed by a...

US Military To Send Tanks To E. Europe for Drills

US Army troops equipped with tanks will head to Eastern Europe soon to reassure NATO allies anxious over Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, Pentagon officials said Thursday. …read more

Ukraine President: Russian Forces Have Invaded

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared Thursday that ‘Russian forces have entered Ukraine’ and called an emergency meeting of the nation’s security council to respond to what he said was a ‘sharp aggravation’ in eastern...

Islamic State Relying More on Suicide Squads

Militants with the Islamic State (IS) are increasingly relying on terror tactics and suicide squads, and the method was key in their recent capture of one of Syria’s largest air bases, experts say. …read...

SOCOM buying more Carl Gustaf weapons under new contract

US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has signed a new framework contract with Saab to extend its procurement of the Carl Gustaf man-portable weapon system, according to a 27 August company statement. “The contract is...

Czechs donate ammunition to Iraqi Kurds

The Czech government on 27 August agreed to donate CZK41 million (USD2 million) in surplus Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) small arms ammunition and hand grenades to the government of Iraqi Kurdistan as...

Opinion: The Philadelphia Eagles Hate The Troops

The following is an op-ed written by Robert Crane, an obese man who never served in the military but steadfastly supports the troops. When the Eagles cut Alejandro Villanueva, the organization showed its true,...

Combat Engineers Practice Demolition Skills

DONA ANA RANGE COMPLEX, N.M. — A big cloud of smoke with a flash of fire rose from the desert floor in the vast training area north of the Fort Bliss Garrison last week....

Supacat Wins Australian Special Forces Vehicle Contract

Australia has awarded UK-based Supacat Group an AUD105 million (USD98 million) contract for 89 special operations vehicles based on the latest version of the Extenda high-mobility transport (HMT), the company said on 19 August....

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