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US finalising Syrian opposition training programme

The US Department of Defense (DoD) is working with coalition partners to establish a programme to train and equip Syrian opposition forces to better fight Islamic State (IS) militants in the country. …read more

Medic Saves Life at Fitness Center

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – His eyes were lifeless and empty, staring up at her from the gym floor. She could hear his ribs cracking with each compression, but she knew she couldn’t s…...

MoD Offers Managed Service Provider (MSP) Contracts

Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) buys and supports all the equipment used by the armed forces. Contractors will work alongside existing DE&S staff to help change they way DE&S manages the buying and support...

New sleep disorder discovered impacting combat Soldiers

The study of a series of patients at Madigan Army Medical Center here, has led doctors to discover a new unique sleep-related condition impacting combat Soldiers called Trauma-associated Sleep Disorder. “Redeployed military personnel have...

Colombia launches first locally built CPV-46

The Colombian Navy-run COTECMAR shipyards in Cartagena launched ARC Punta Espada coastal patrol vessel on 31 October. The 286-ton Punta Espada is powered by two diesel engines and armed with a 25 mm remote-controlled...

Colombia develops RQ-11B Raven simulator

The Colombian Ministry of Defence (MoD) received its first AeroVironment RQ-11B Raven unmanned aerial system (UAS) simulator on 31 October, according to local reports. The RQ-11B simulator was developed by the Corporacion de Alta...

Survivable Combat Tactical Vehicle (SCTV) System

The Survivable Combat Tactical Vehicle™ (SCTV) system is a lightweight integrated armoured vehicle hull developed jointly by Textron Marine & Land Systems and Granite Tactical Vehicles to replace the crew cab of High Mobility...

EUCOM chief seeking more equipment, rotational troops

The head of US European Command (EUCOM) would like to receive additional pre-positioned equipment sets and to hold force posture at current levels, although he would like a bigger ‘rotational’ presence for the region....

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