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Lithium Sulfur Batteries a Step Closer for UK Forces

The next generation battery technology company, OXIS Energy Ltd, has delivered the third phase of a research programme to improve its Lithium Sulfur cells for Lincad Ltd and the UK MOD. The project is...

Thales Australia developing new rifle ammunition

Thales Australia has disclosed it is developing a new family of high-lethality small arms ammunition, including a 5.56 mm round that the company says outperforms 7.62 mm ammunition at all ranges. The so-called F9...

Rheinmetall wins Greek Leopard ammunition contract

Germany’s Rheinmetall announced on 15 August that it had been awarded a contract to supply the Hellenic Armed Forces with 120 mm ammunition for its Leopard 2 tanks. The contract, worth EUR52 million (USD69...

Rheinmetall to Furnish Greece With Tank Ammunition

Rheinmetall has won an important foreign order for large-calibre ammunition. Greece has contracted with the Düsseldorf-based defence contractor to supply the Hellenic armed forces with tank ammunition worth some €52 million. Now official, this...

Point/Counterpoint: WTF Did Sergeant Major Just Say?

The following is a point/counterpoint debate between two Army privates trying to decipher what the hell their battalion sergeant major is actually saying to them during a battalion liberty brief. Private First Class Aaron...

White House in the Dark Over Arms Supplies to Israel

WASHINGTON – Israel secured supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon last month without the approval of the White House or the State Department, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. President Barack Obama’s administration, caught...

ISIS Adapts To US Airstrikes – Much Like Vietnamese

US aircraft are flying “50 to 60″ sorties a day over Iraq, from food drops to airstrikes, but their impact is local and “very temporary,” the Pentagon’s director of operations told reporters this afternoon....

US Shipping Arms to Iraqi Kurds

WASHINGTON – The United States has begun urgently shipping arms and ammunition to the Iraqi Kurdish forces battling an advance by extremist Islamic State militants, a State Department spokeswoman said Monday. “We’re working with...

Private ‘Pretty Sure’ His Headache Is Ebola

FORT INDIANTOWN GAP — The Pennsylvania Army National Guard placed Fort Indiantown Gap on lockdown today, after Private Patrick O’Neil reported “ebola-like symptoms” to his unit medic. “Yeah, my head is killing me, and...

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