Army & Land Forces News

Pentagon may take charge of arming Syrian rebels: US officials

Pentagon may take charge of arming Syrian rebels: US officials

Washington is weighing expanding support for Syrian rebels by having the Pentagon take charge of arming the opposition instead of a clandestine effort by the CIA, officials said Wednesday. “It’s under consideration,” said a US official, who spoke on condition […]


NATO: Afghan Security Force Casualties Too High

NATO: Afghan Security Force Casualties Too High

The top NATO commander in Afghanistan says the country’s police and army are losing too many men in battle. U.S. General Joseph Dunford said Afghan security forces may need up to five more years of Western training and support before […]


Maoist rebels kill four troops in India landmine blast

Maoist rebels kill four troops in India landmine blast

Maoist rebels killed four paramilitary troops and injured two others by setting off a landmine on a highway in eastern India on Tuesday, police officials said. The powerful blast sent the soldiers’ vehicle flying through the air, with photographs showing […]


Army’s manufacturing improvements yield lighter body armor

Army’s manufacturing improvements yield lighter body armor

Soldiers facing rugged terrain and extreme temperatures are continually searching for ways to reduce the weight of their gear. In a search for solutions to this persistent issue, U.S. Army scientists and engineers have preliminarily demonstrated body armor that is […]


Army, Marine Corps Take Delivery of JLTVs for User Testing

Army, Marine Corps Take Delivery of JLTVs for User Testing

All 66 Joint Light Tactical Vehicle prototypes have been delivered to the military so that 14 months of testing can begin at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. Full-scale testing is scheduled to begin next week, according […]


Hagel Announces US Deal to Sell AH-64E Attack Helicopters to Indonesia

Hagel Announces US Deal to Sell AH-64E Attack Helicopters to Indonesia

In a first-of-its-kind deal worth about $500 million, the United States has agreed to sell eight new Apache AH-64E attack helicopters and Longbow radars to Indonesia, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said here today. Hagel announced the deal during a joint […]


Colombian Army Acquires Additional Commando APCs

Colombian Army Acquires Additional Commando APCs

Textron Marine & Land Systems (TM&LS) announced today a $31.6 million contract award from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to provide 28 Commando Advanced Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs), with 40mm/.50 cal remote turrets, to the Colombian Army […]


Germany Frets Over High Military Dropout Rate

Germany Frets Over High Military Dropout Rate

Germany’s voluntary military service is a soldier’s taster course for young men and women. Almost 30 percent of those who take part abandon the training early. The army doesn’t seem to mind – it has other priorities. Homesickness, a career, […]


Army Leadership Takes the Lead In Cutting Overhead

Army Leadership Takes the Lead In Cutting Overhead

In a move which belies the often-heard canard that it is slow to make decisions, the U.S. Army is moving out decisively to reduce overhead spending and protect as much as it can of the fighting force. In an August […]


 
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