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2 dead in Algeria military plane crash

2 dead in Algeria military plane crash

An Algerian air force plane crashed Monday in the south of the country during a training exercise, killing the two soldiers on board, the defence ministry said. It said the Sukhoi Su-24, a bomber first developed in the former Soviet […]


Saab Launches Next Generation Carl Gustaf M4 at AUSA

Saab Launches Next Generation Carl Gustaf M4 at AUSA

Defence and security company Saab is proud to present the newly-developed next generation Carl-Gustaf M4 at the 2014 Association of the U.S. Army exhibition in Washington D.C. The Carl-Gustaf M4, known in the U.S. as M3A1 MAAWS, is the latest […]


U.S. Army’s Missile-Fighting Radar-Blimp Achieves Critical Milestone

U.S. Army’s Missile-Fighting Radar-Blimp Achieves Critical Milestone

The East Coast is one step closer to being better defended against cruise missiles and drones. Raytheon Company (RTN) completed a series of laboratory tests that demonstrated the JLENS radar can be integrated into North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). […]


Laser-Guided Rocket Demos Precision Strike Capability for Australian Forces

Laser-Guided Rocket Demos Precision Strike Capability for Australian Forces

The Australian Defence Forces recently concluded a highly successful trial of BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rocket for use on its Army and Navy helicopters. The ground trial marks the first time the APKWS technology, which […]


Lockheed Receives Contract for Qatar Apache Targeting and Pilotage Systems

Lockheed Receives Contract for Qatar Apache Targeting and Pilotage Systems

Lockheed Martin (LMT) received a $90.6 million foreign military sale contract from the U.S. Army to provide Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) systems to the Qatar Emiri Air Force. Qatar marks the 14th international customer for […]


Defence Chief: NATO Has Committed Four to Five Times More Aircraft to the Baltics

Defence Chief: NATO Has Committed Four to Five Times More Aircraft to the Baltics

The Commander of the Finnish Defence Forces, General Jarmo Lindberg, has taken note that activity levels on the Baltic Sea have increased of late. He says the Baltic Sea is now the scene of more military exercises, as well as […]


Downsizing US Army: When We’ll Need An Army, You Can Bet We’ll Need It Bad

Downsizing US Army: When We’ll Need An Army, You Can Bet We’ll Need It Bad

Twice in just the past 15 years the U.S. government has made the decision to shrink the size of the Army. Under the Bush Administration the argument was that the real threat was from rising near-peer powers and regional adversaries […]


U.S., Saudi Arabia Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIL In Syria

U.S., Saudi Arabia Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIL In Syria

U.S. and Saudi Arabian military forces conducted eight airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targets in Syria yesterday and today, U.S. Central Command officials reported. Four airstrikes southwest of Kobani struck a large ISIL unit and a […]


US Navy Establishes New Missile Defense Base in Romania

US Navy Establishes New Missile Defense Base in Romania

Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia (CNREURAFSWA) established Naval Support Facility (NSF) Deveselu Friday, Oct. 10, during an establishment and assumption of command ceremony on base. NSF Deveselu, formerly a disused Romanian airfield, is the first Navy base to […]


 
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