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US Army upgrades body armor, saves money

US Army upgrades body armor, saves money

It is not every day you can get half of the latest and greatest product in any industry, but that is exactly what a team from the product manager for Soldier Protective Equipment, or PdM SPE, and Defense Logistics Agency […]


FREMM “Carabiniere” Delivered to the Italian Navy

FREMM “Carabiniere” Delivered to the Italian Navy

The frigate “Carabiniere” was delivered today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard. It is the fourth vessel of the FREMM program – Multi Mission European Frigates – commissioned to Fincantieri within the international Italian-French program, coordinated by OCCAR (the Organization […]


First of Two KC-130Rs Delivered to Chilean Air Force

First of Two KC-130Rs Delivered to Chilean Air Force

The Chilean Air Force has taken delivery of a Lockheed Martin KC-130R Hercules refueling/transport aircraft. The aircraft is the first of two to be delivered this year to Chile’s Aviation Group No. 10. The KC-130R was previously flown by the […]


China Says New Domestic Seaplane Will Protect Maritime Rights

China Says New Domestic Seaplane Will Protect Maritime Rights

China will be able to use its first domestically developed amphibious plane to enhance its operational capability at sea and safeguard its maritime interests, according to the aircraft’s chief designer. “The primary uses of the AG-600 will be forest fire […]


USS Farragut Responds to Distress Call from Maersk Tigris

USS Farragut Responds to Distress Call from Maersk Tigris

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain answered a distress call this morning issued by the Maersk Tigris container ship, after an Iranian Navy ship fired shots across its bridge and Iranian personnel boarded the commercial vessel, a Pentagon spokesman […]


F1 Technology Adapted to Armoured Combat Vehicles by BAE

F1 Technology Adapted to Armoured Combat Vehicles by BAE

In a world first, tracked military vehicles are being upgraded with technology adapted from Formula One to improve handling and speed across the battlefield. Engineers at BAE Systems have applied the new upgrade ‘Active Damping’ system to current variants of […]


Russian hackers read Obama emails: report

Russian hackers read Obama emails: report

Emails to and from President Barack Obama were read by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system, The New York Times said Saturday. Earlier this month, US officials admitted there was a cyber […]


Birds of prey help NATO warplanes police Baltic air

Birds of prey help NATO warplanes police Baltic air

A NATO mission policing Baltic airspace amid heightened tensions with Russia has forged a rather exotic alliance to ensure the safety of pilots and their jets. Four birds of prey – three falcons and an eagle – soar over the […]


Rheinmetall to Upgrade NH90 Cockpit Trainer for the Bundeswehr

Rheinmetall to Upgrade NH90 Cockpit Trainer for the Bundeswehr

The German Bundeswehr is currently upgrading its helicopter training program with simulation technology from Rheinmetall. In March 2015 the Simulation and Training business unit of Rheinmetall Defence was awarded a contract from Germany’s BAAINBw defence procurement agency to upgrade all […]


 
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