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Russia to deploy reinforcements to Crimea area: minister

Russia to deploy reinforcements to Crimea area: minister

Russia is to reinforce its troop deployments in annexed Crimea and southern Russia because of the worsening crisis in Ukraine and the buildup of foreign forces nearby, the country’s defence minister said on Tuesday. Sergei Shoigu told a meeting of […]


US Reconsidering Troops Reductions In Europe

US Reconsidering Troops Reductions In Europe

NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe said today that Pentagon leaders are reviewing decisions to scale down U.S. military forces in Europe in light of the changing security environment on the continent triggered by Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and […]


Panther Helicopter Successfully Upgraded for Brazilian Army

Panther Helicopter Successfully Upgraded for Brazilian Army

Helibras’ contract to modernize 34 AS365 K Panther helicopters for the Brazilian Army Aviation (AvEx) to the K2 version, known as the Super Panther, reached an important milestone in August following the successful completion of the first technical-operational evaluation. The […]


Body Sensors to Help Soldiers In Future Conflicts

Body Sensors to Help Soldiers In Future Conflicts

The Army is researching physiological sensors that may help Soldiers achieve superior performance on battlefields of the future, said the commanding general of Fort Detrick, Maryland. Lt. Gen. Joseph Caravalho Jr., commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel […]


Armored Ground Vehicles Could Sprint, Dodge And Shield Their Way Out Of Danger

Armored Ground Vehicles Could Sprint, Dodge And Shield Their Way Out Of Danger

One of the key goals of DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program is improving the survivability of ground-based armored fighting vehicles by increasing vehicle agility. Vehicle agility involves the ability to autonomously avoid incoming threats, either by rapidly moving out […]


Israeli army launches 5 criminal probes over Gaza war

Israeli army launches 5 criminal probes over Gaza war

Israel’s army has launched five criminal investigations into incidents involving its forces during the Gaza war, a top legal official said on Wednesday, two weeks after a truce took hold. The United Nations and international rights groups have condemned Israel […]


Latvian Army Purchases UK Armoured Combat Vehicles

Latvian Army Purchases UK Armoured Combat Vehicles

NATO partnership is strengthened as UK sells 123 surplus combat reconnaissance armored vehicles to Latvia. The highly-mobile UK vehicles have been sold to the Latvian Army in a package worth £39.4m, including their overhaul and refurbishment. The vehicles have previously […]


US sending 200 troops for drills in Ukraine: Pentagon

US sending 200 troops for drills in Ukraine: Pentagon

The United States will send about 200 troops to take part in a US-led annual exercise in Ukraine later this month, the Pentagon said Wednesday, in a show of solidarity with Kiev. The presence of 200 soldiers from the 173rd […]


Pentagon Notes ‘Exceptionally Capable’ Russian Force

Pentagon Notes ‘Exceptionally Capable’ Russian Force

The Russian troops amassed along the Ukrainian border have evolved to an exceptionally capable force, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told Pentagon reporters today. While NATO estimates the number of Russian troops inside Ukraine number between 1,000 and […]


 
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