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Ukraine reorganising state defence group

Ukroboronprom, the Ukrainian state-owned defence company that manages roughly 130 different businesses, will be reorganising its holdings around “clusterisation”, company head Roman Romanov announced on 5 December. The plan is part of a larger...

First STP marines graduate

The first 24 members of São Tomé and Príncipe’s (STP’s) new naval infantry force have completed their four months of training, it was announced on 4 December. STP Press reported that the graduation ceremony...

Malaysian Army receives first 12 AV8 AFVs

The Malaysian Army took delivery of the first 12 of an order of 257 Deftech AV8 Gempita armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) at the manufacturer’s facility in Pekan on 6 December. Malaysian Army Chief General...

Video feature: Graphene holds promise as body armour

New research from Rice University suggests graphene could be used to make strong body armour and to protect spacecraft. Researchers tested a graphene sheet by firing ‘microbullets’ at it and found it stretched, created...

India approves batch of defence production licences

India’s Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has approved another batch of defence production licence proposals as part of the Indian government’s continuing campaign to promote growth in indigenous defence manufacturing. An undated...

Ukraine Army Receives 100 Armored Vehicle and Tanks

Ukraine armed forces receives 100 armored vehicle and tanks. President of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko gives army new BTR-4 Bucephalus 8×8 wheeled armoured personnel carrier, T-64BM Bulat upgrade main battle tank with gun-launched anti-tank guided...

Army Realizes It Left Troops in Kosovo

PRISTINA, KOSOVO — During a recent trip to visit U.S. troops in Iraq, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey was suddenly reminded of the U.S. military’s 15-year mission in Kosovo while glancing at a...

BAE Systems and Brazilian Army Complete 100th M113 Upgrade

BAE Systems and the Brazilian Army completed the upgrade of the service’s 100th M113 to the M113A2 Mk1 (M113BR) configuration, marking a significant milestone for the program. This modernization extends the service of the...

Army to Talk Leavenworth Reduction

An Army team will conduct a town hall meeting Dec. 11 in Leavenworth to discuss the implications of a proposed reduction of 2,500 military and civilian positions. …read more Read more here:: Military.com (Land)

France Awards ?5 Billion Scorpion Vehicle Contract

French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced on Friday an award to Nexter, Renault Trucks Defense (RTD) and Thales for the Army’s ?5 billion (US $6.1 billion) Scorpion vehicle and communications modernization program, defense...

IDEAS 2012

ABOVE: The M40 106mm recoilless rifle and accompanying M8C style .50 caliber spotter rifle are made by Pakistan Machine Tool Factory, Ltd. (PMTF) SADJ has been in contact with IDEAS Media Manager Ehtesham Bari...

CV90 MultiC Delivered to Norway

The third CV90 variant, a Multicarrier vehicle – which is known as the MultiC in Norway – was delivered to the Norwegian customer last week, in accordance with the agreed contractual schedule. Earlier this...

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