Army & Land Forces News

Iraq to Buy M1A1 Abrams Tank Ammunition

Iraq to Buy M1A1 Abrams Tank Ammunition

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for M1A1 Abrams tank ammunition and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $600 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered […]


Australia to Upgrade Tiger Helicopters

Australia to Upgrade Tiger Helicopters

Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today announced he has given Combined Pass approval for an interim Tactical Data Link for the Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters in service with the Australian Army. Under LAND 2089 Phase 3B, a total of […]


Putin orders troop pullback from Ukraine border: Kremlin

Putin orders troop pullback from Ukraine border: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his defence minister to pull thousands of troops from the border with Ukraine, the Kremlin said ahead of key talks on a fragile truce in the ex-Soviet country. “The head of state has tasked […]


Future ground role for US military advisors in Iraq likely: Dempsey

Future ground role for US military advisors in Iraq likely: Dempsey

US military advisors are likely to take a more direct role in the ground campaign against jihadists in Iraq once Iraqi forces are ready to go on the offensive, the top US officer said in comments aired Sunday. General Martin […]


JIEDDO Holds Competition for New Counter-IED Systems

JIEDDO Holds Competition for New Counter-IED Systems

This week at Fort Benning, Georgia, defense contractors are competing to provide the latest technologies to defeat IEDs. The Joint IED Defeat Organization partnered with the Army Research Lab and the Maneuver Battle Lab, at the Maneuver Center of Excellence […]


M1271 Medium Flail Clearing Vehicles Enter US Army Service

M1271 Medium Flail Clearing Vehicles Enter US Army Service

The U.S. Army Reserve has fielded the first two M1271 Medium Flail Mine Clearing Vehicles, or MCV, with the 364th Engineer Platoon, located at Fort Smith, Arkansas. The MCV is a manned vehicle designed to clear paths through minefields and […]


Airstrikes Causing ISIL to Change Tactics

Airstrikes Causing ISIL to Change Tactics

Operations against the so-called Islamic State continue apace with 334 airstrikes against the terror group, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters at the Pentagon today. Those airstrikes, the admiral added, are causing the Islamic State of […]


Berlin Approves Arms Exports to Arab States

Berlin Approves Arms Exports to Arab States

Germany has approved new deliveries of weapons to several Arab countries, including Qatar which had been accused of backing jihadists, according to a newspaper report Thursday. The Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on its website that weapons including tanks and machine guns […]


Pakistan air strikes kill 15 militants

Pakistan air strikes kill 15 militants

Pakistan’s military on Friday said it killed 15 insurgents in air strikes in a restive tribal district near the Afghan border, a region where it has been battling Islamist groups for more than a decade. “Three terrorist hideouts were destroyed […]


 
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