First Shoulder Firing Of MAUL Shotgun by Metal Storm

Brisbane, Australia: Defence technology specialist Metal Storm has announced it has successfully completed design verification testing for its Multi-shot Accessory Underbarrel Launcher (MAUL). The...

First M88A2 HERCULES to Australian Army

BAE Systems, YORK: BAE Systems recently conducted a hand off of the first M88A2 HERCULES to the Australian Army during a ceremony held at...

New Patrol Vehicles Will Give Troops Enhanced Capability

UK Ministry of Defence, The MOD will buy new weapons-mounted patrol vehicles under an Urgent Operational Requirement for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan it...

Gates Says America Must Protect Conventional Capabilities

NEWPORT, R.I.: Though the proposed fiscal 2010 defense budget reflects some shifts in emphasis, it is important for the United States to maintain its...

Army Issues Instructions to Prepare for Funding Shortfall

US Army, WASHINGTON: The Army announced today that it has taken initial steps to plan for reduced operations at all Army bases while the...

Australia Hosts NATO Camouflage Trial

The Defence Science and Technology Organization (DSTO) is participating in an international trial in Queensland to test the effectiveness of camouflage uniforms in hot...

Sugar-based Smoke in Colored Grenades Protects Soldiers, Environment

US Army, PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J.: Soldiers on the battlefield use colored smoke in a variety of ways - to identify landing zones, friendly troops,...

Health care, communication top retiree concerns

WASHINGTON: Health care continues to be the single greatest issue for both current and future retired Soldiers, according to the Chief of Staff of...

Smartphones combine with tactical radios to boost ground troops

A cutting-edge combination of smartphones plugged into tactical radios empowered small Army units during a recent field exercise observed by Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the...

US Combat Troops on Pace to Leave Iraqi cities by June 30

WASHINGTON: American combat troops are on pace to leave Iraqi cities by the June 30 deadline stipulated by the U.S.-Iraq security agreement, U.S. officials...