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US to deploy heavy weapons on NATO’s eastern flank

US to deploy heavy weapons on NATO’s eastern flank

The US will deploy heavy weapons in central and eastern Europe for the first time, Washington said Tuesday, in the midst of the worst stand-off between Russia and the West since the Cold War, triggered by the crisis in Ukraine. […]


Arty Arty: King of The Battlefield

Arty Arty: King of The Battlefield

Ever since man has waged war, he has sought to unleash devastation on his enemy en masse. No conventional weapon is more capable of delivering mass destruction than artillery. Early artillery were large projectile weapons intended to destroy enemy fortifications […]


Smart-mortar will help Soldiers more effectively hit targets

Nick Baldwin and Evan Young, researchers with the Armament Research Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, discuss the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar during the DOD Lab Day, May 14 at the Pentagon.

The Army hopes the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar further improves Soldiers’ ability to put artillery on target. During DOD Lab Day at the Pentagon, May 14, multiple researchers from throughout the Army were available to demonstrate their projects, including […]


Saab Receives Order for Artillery Ammunition

Saab Receives Order for Artillery Ammunition

Defence and security company Saab has received an order for explosive training artillery ammunition. The order amounts to approximately SEK 114 million and delivery will take place during 2015-2016. Work on this order will be performed by Saab’s subsidiary Saab […]


NATO allies make splash during Exercise Flaming Thunder

NATO allies make splash during Exercise Flaming Thunder

With the target in sight, instructions are relayed to waiting artillerymen – a fire mission is underway. With a deep thud, followed by a brief moment of eerie silence, massive explosions erupt downrange – another enemy has been wiped from […]


US Army works toward common fire control across weapons platforms

US Army works toward common fire control across weapons platforms

Nothing is more basic to a warfighter than aiming and firing a weapon and coordinating that task with others – a process known as fire control. But ever since weapons systems became computerized, there has not been a common fire […]


Army accepts delivery of first M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer system

Army accepts delivery of first M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer system

Military personnel and defense contractors celebrated delivery of the first low-rate initial production M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer to the Army during a ceremony here, April 9. “The M109A7 stands at the vanguard of a series of ground combat modernization upgrades, which […]


Saab and Boeing Conduct First Launch of Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb

Saab and Boeing Conduct First Launch of Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb

Defence and security company Saab and Boeing have proven that Boeing’s Small Diameter Bomb I, originally developed for use by aircraft, can be adapted for launch from a ground artillery system. The companies recently tested the Ground Launched Small Diameter […]


Lebanon receives US artillery, ammunition

An M-198 155mm Howitzer of the US Marines

The Lebanese army received a shipment of US weapons on Sunday, an embassy official told AFP, to help in the fight against jihadists who have staged incursions from Syria. “The Lebanese military received 72 M198 power supply (howitzers), and more […]


Ukrainian forces face drones, electronic jamming: US

Ukrainian forces face drones, electronic jamming: US

Ukrainian troops are struggling to counter artillery fire and electronic jamming by pro-Russian militants, who are flying drones to target the Kiev government forces, a top US general said Thursday. The Ukrainian army’s communications are hampered by the electronic warfare […]


 
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