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Iraqi Kurdish reinforcements heading for Kobane

Turkey is allowing Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross its territory to reinforce the Syrian Kurds defending the border town of Kobane (Ayn al-Arab) against the Islamic State. Around 80 Iraqi Kurdish vehicles were filmed...

Manufacture of IFPC Increment 2-I launchers begins

Work has begun on the design and construction of two prototypes for the Multi-Mission Launcher (MML), the only new-design major system element of Block 1 of the US Army Indirect Fire Protection Capability (IFPC)...

Taiwan starts trials of ‘carrier killer’ corvette

Taiwan’s Republic of China Navy (RoCN) began sea trials of an indigenously designed twin-hull missile corvette dubbed a ‘carrier killer’ on 27 October, according to naval sources as cited by local media. The 500-tonne...

Gabon buys ARAVIS armoured vehicles

Gabon’s battalion in the Central African Republic (CAR) will get a significant improvement in its firepower and levels of protection when it receives the 12 Nexter Systems Aravis armoured vehicles that were ordered on...

India, Vietnam re-affirm defence trade and collaboration

India and Vietnam have reaffirmed their strategic partnership and a joint commitment to collaborate in defence equipment and related trade, the two governments announced on 28 October. Following meetings in New Delhi between Indian...

Islamic State reveals US equipment failures

In the latest series of military failures revealed by the Islamic State’s media channels, a US airdrop intended for the Kurdish defenders of the northern Syrian town of Kobane was instead seized by fighters...

Exercise Kowari 14 concludes in Australia

Military personnel from Australia, China, and the US, have concluded their first land-based trilateral military exercise, code-named Exercise Kowari 14. …read more

Poland seeks MG-20 Daglezja-G tracked bridge layers

The Polish Armament Inspectorate has launched a restricted tender procedure for low-rate initial production (LRIP) of two MG-20 Daglezja-G tracked assault bridge layers. The Polish Armed Forces plans to buy around 30 MG-20 vehicles...

Stop The Ebola Calm-Mongering

The following is an op-ed written by Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Hello, all service members everywhere! I am writing to you today not just for myself but also...

USMC buys four LRIP AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR radars

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a USD207.29 million contract from the US Marine Corps (USMC) for four low-rate initial production (LRIP) Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) systems. The company will deliver the systems in...

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