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French arms exports to top 7 bn euros in 2014: minister

French arms exports to top 7 bn euros in 2014: minister

French arms exports are expected to top 7 billion euros ($9.5 billion) this year after a rebound in global orders, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday. International weapons contracts rose by 42 percent compared to the previous […]


Break over, Obama returns to Iraq nightmare

Break over, Obama returns to Iraq nightmare

Barack Obama returned to Washington on Monday after a brief family break in California to find himself confronted once again by the nightmare from which America thought it had escaped: Iraq. Obama ran for the White House as a young […]


US, Iran may use nuclear talks to discuss Iraq

US, Iran may use nuclear talks to discuss Iraq

Washington said Monday it might use a critical fifth round of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers to discuss with Tehran possible cooperation on tackling the crisis raging in Iraq. The United States and Iran, which have been bitter […]


Oshkosh Defense Showcases New Variants of MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles at Eurosatory 2014

Oshkosh Defense Showcases New Variants of MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles at Eurosatory 2014

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, will unveil its new MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) variants to military leaders and dignitaries from around the world at Eurosatory 2014 in Paris, starting today through June 20. Oshkosh has expanded its combat-proven […]


New Rifles for NZDF

New Rifles for NZDF

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has given approval for the NZDF to seek a replacement for the Steyr rifle. “It is important NZDF personnel are well equipped and have effective modern rifles suited to today’s operational environment,” says […]


Selex to Upgrade NATO Radars in Turkey

Selex to Upgrade NATO Radars in Turkey

Selex ES has signed a contract worth approximately 12 million Euros with the NATO support agency NSPA to modernise three RAT 31 DL three-dimensional air defence radar systems. The radars are currently in active service in Turkey following a contract […]


Aging Russian Military Scales Up Rearmament

Aging Russian Military Scales Up Rearmament

NATO’s secretary general has once again warned of Russia’s military capacities. A look at the country’s armed forces shows modernizing equipment, more flexible soldiers and nuclear parity. “Russian defense spending has grown by more than 10 percent in real terms […]


Raytheon Conducts First Live Fire Test of Excalibur S

Raytheon Conducts First Live Fire Test of Excalibur S

In a company-funded R&D initiative, Raytheon Company successfully fired the dual-mode GPS- and laser-guided Excalibur S for the first time. Although the Excalibur S was initialized with a GPS target location, it scored a direct hit on a different, or […]


New Sensor Pack for Sagem’s Patroller UAV

New Sensor Pack for Sagem’s Patroller UAV

EUROSATORY 2014: Sagem (Safran) just tested and integrated successfully a new generation optronics multi-sensors suite on its Patroller endurance UAS. Tested in France between April and June 2014, during a campaign of 30 flights, this new optronics suite is based […]


 
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