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Army installs first Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid radar

Army installs first Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid radar

The U.S. Army installed its first Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid radar system today, here, which is home to two MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system companies Fort Hood is one of five installations that have been identified to acquire the system. “We […]


German Army Begins Modernising Battle Tank Fleet with the LEOPARD 2 A7

German Army Begins Modernising Battle Tank Fleet with the LEOPARD 2 A7

To mark the handover of the first of an initial 20 LEOPARD 2 A7 tanks to the German Army, Frank Haun, Chairman of the Board of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) welcomed numerous guests from the worlds of politics, the military and […]


Navy Tests New Unmanned Underwater Vehicle at JEBLC-FS

Navy Tests New Unmanned Underwater Vehicle at JEBLC-FS

The U.S. Navy completed tests on the GhostSwimmer unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLC-FS), Dec. 11. GhostSwimmer is the latest in a series of science-fiction-turned-reality projects developed by the chief of naval operations’ Rapid […]


Top 100 Arms Firms See Sales Decline

Top 100 Arms Firms See Sales Decline

Sales of arms and military services by the largest arms-producing companies—the SIPRI Top 100—totalled $402 billion in 2013 according to new data on international arms production launched today by SIPRI. This is the third consecutive year of decline in the […]


Greece to Buy CH-47D Chinook Helicopters

Greece to Buy CH-47D Chinook Helicopters

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Greece for CH-47D Chinook helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $150 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the […]


First-person shooters: The future of Army research, development, force capabilities

First-person shooters: The future of Army research, development, force capabilities

In an effort to further develop and enhance ‘Force 2025′ capabilities, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Army Capabilities Integration Center held a pilot test for Early Synthetic Prototyping here, Monday through Thursday. The Early Synthetic Prototyping, or ESP, uses […]


Japan to Buy AIM-120C7 AMRAAM Missiles

Japan to Buy AIM-120C7 AMRAAM Missiles

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for AIM-120C7 AMRAAM missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $33 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the […]


US Congress passes $584 billion defense bill

US Congress passes $584 billion defense bill

The US Congress adopted a massive US defense spending bill for 2015 Friday which includes emergency funding for military operations against Islamic jihadists in Iraq and Syria, as requested by President Barack Obama. The legislation passed 89 votes to 11 […]


Russian arms sales soar on domestic spending

Russian arms sales soar on domestic spending

Sales by Russian arms manufacturers continue to expand thanks to Moscow’s investments despite a downturn in global defence spending, a Stockholm-based think-tank said Monday. “The remarkable increases in Russian companies’ arms sales in both 2012 and 2013 are in large […]


 
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