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Armoured Vehicles Asia Conference 2015

Taking place in Jakarta, Indonesia in partnership with PT Pindad, the Armoured Vehicles Asia conference invites you to join regional military officials and manufacturing partners at a series of lectures, round table discussions and...

British Army Armor on the move during Exercise Tractable

Military vehicles including Challenger 2, Warrior and FV 432’s belonging to 1 Yorks and KRH in convoy during a vehicle move during Ex Tractable near Ludgershall on SPTA. …read more Read more here:: Defence...

In Ukraine, began testing a modernized version of IFV-1

In Ukraine, began testing a modernized version of IFV-1 UKROBORONPROM will overhaul and put into serial production Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV-1) to increase mobility, build up armaments and ensure protection of the military, engaged...

Brazil moving forward with their VBR-MR 8×8

The Brazilian army received four responses to its Request for Proposals (RFP) corresponding to the plan of acquisition of weapons systems, including 105 mm cannons aimed at car recognition 8 × 8 that are...

US Army Testing Stackable Grenades for Infantry

U.S. Army testers recently evaluated a new type of hand grenade that allows soldiers to connect up to three sections of explosive for a more powerful blast. The Scalable Offensive Hand Grenade offers conventional...

Analysis: US Marine Corps appears to remain sceptical of JLTV

US Marine Corps (USMC) leaders believe meeting ultimate fleet requirements for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) will be “very challenging” due to budget constraints, and although marines continue to be cautious about the...

Romania prioritising defence as a result of Ukraine crisis

Increasing operational capability, facing the deteriorated security situation in Eastern Europe, and accelerating its procurement programmes for its land, air, and naval forces are Romanian Armed Forces’ current priorities, according to defence minister Mircea...

US military UH-60 Black Hawk crashes in Florida

Search and rescue teams are looking for 11 service members who went missing after their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed near Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, US. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology...

US Army contracts GD for MUOS waveform upgrade

General Dynamics (GD) has been awarded a contract to update the mobile-user objective system (MUOS) waveform for the US Army’s AN/PRC-155 MUOS-manpack radios. …read more Read more here:: Army Technology (Land)

Marines Defend New Wheeled Amphibious Vehicle Design

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill today voiced concerns about the U.S. Marine Corps’ new amphibious vehicle, questioning the service’s selection of wheels over the venerable tracked design. Marine Corps leaders testified before the Senate Armed...

Give Us Sequester? Bases Will Get Cut: McHugh, Graham

CAPITOL HILL: Sequestration will literally hit Congress where it lives. If implemented, Army officials and a key senator said this morning, the Budget Control Act spending caps will require cutbacks or outright closures at...

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