BAE wins tank battle

AP/AFP, GENERAL Dynamics conceded defeat to BAE Systems today after a last-ditch manoeuvre by its defence rival cost it control of UK tank-maker Alvis.The...

US army 'plans' to move two divisions out of Germany

DPA/German News, WASHINGTON: The US Defence Department has proposed removing two army divisions from Germany in a global restructuring of US forces, The New...

Singapore army developing new armoured vehicle: report

AFP, SINGAPORE: Singapore's army plans to replace its ageing light tanks with a new armoured fighting vehicle which may be equipped with precision-guided missiles,...

Pakistan to downsize powerful army

AFP, ISLAMABAD: Pakistan plans to reduce the size of its army by 50,000 troops, a spokesman said Wednesday, announcing the first military downsizing in...

France, Jordan stress role of special forces

AFP, AMMAN: French Defence Minister Michele Alliot-Marie and Jordan's King Abdullah II stressed the vital role of special forces in future conflicts at the...

US Army buy anti-armor weapons, training systems

AFP, STOCKHOLM: The US Army has ordered anti-armor weapons specially developed for urban warfare from the Swedish high-tech company Saab, it said on Monday. "The...

Austria to shift assault rifle Steyr production to Malaysia

AFP, SUBANG, Malaysia: Top Austrian arms producer, Steyr Mannlicher, will shift production of its Steyr assault rifles and pistols to Malaysia, Defence Minister Najib...

US sends special forces into north Africa

The Guardian, Pentagon fears growth of terrorist haven US special forces troops have arrived in several north African countries over recent months amid Pentagon...

Israel to Upgrade M-113 Fleet

A.O.B. Technologies, Last month a spokesman for the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) announced the decision to introduce new protection systems for its M113 fleet....