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UK sends additional soldiers to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola
24 October 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has deployed a new military contingent to Freetown, Sierra Leone, as part of its efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West...

GD awards $1bn Scout SV turret supply contract to Lockheed
24 October 2014 Lockheed Martin UK has secured a $1bn contract to supply turrets for the UK Army's Scout Specialist Vehicle (SV)...

Spanish Parliament approves training programme for Iraqi soldiers
24 October 2014 The lower house of the Spanish Parliament has authorised the deployment of soldiers to aid the Iraqi Army in their fight against Islamic State (IS)...

US to supply M1A1 Abrams tank ammunition to Iraq
23 October 2014 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of M1A1 Abrams main battle tank ammunition and associated equipment to...

Qatar orders military satellite communications system from Thales
23 October 2014 Thales has been awarded a contract to supply a military satellite communications (SATCOM) system to the Qatar Armed...

Navitas to develop second-generation Ultanium 6T battery for military use
23 October 2014 Navitas Systems has been awarded a contract to develop a next-generation lithium ion 6T battery system for use in military...

Australian Army secures approval for upgrade to Tiger helicopters
22 October 2014 The Australian Department of Defence has granted a combined pass approval for upgrades to the Australian Army’s Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopters...

MBDA completes series production testing of Milan ER missile
22 October 2014 MBDA has successfully carried out test-firings of its Milan extended-response (ER) anti-tank guided missile from an undisclosed...

US completes AH-64E Apache deliveries to Taiwanese Army
22 October 2014 The US has delivered an additional batch of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to the Taiwanese...

US Army reaffirms Meggitt as engagement skills trainer II supplier
21 October 2014 The US Army has reaffirmed Meggitt Training Systems as the supplier of its next-generation virtual small arms trainer...

Ukraine used cluster munitions during conflict, says HRW
21 October 2014 The Ukrainian security forces fired cluster munitions in populated areas in the eastern industrial city of Donetsk earlier this month, an act that may amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch...

US Northern Command prepares expeditionary Ebola support team
21 October 2014 The US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the Northern Command to prepare and train an expeditionary medical support team to quickly and safely respond in the event of additional Ebola...

US MDA awards THAAD components production contract to Lockheed
20 October 2014 Lockheed Martin has secured a contract to supply terminal high-altitude area defence (THAAD) system ground components to the US Missile Defense Agency...

Boeing 'negotiates' Chinook helicopter sale with Brazilian Army
20 October 2014 US defence contractor Boeing is reportedly in talks to sell CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters to the Brazilian...

Spain agrees to train Iraqi soldiers to fight against IS
20 October 2014 The Spanish Government has agreed to train Iraqi security forces to help them fight Islamic State (IS)...

India conducts second developmental trial of Nirbhay cruise missile
17 October 2014 The Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has test-launched its Nirbhay subsonic cruise missile from the integrated test range at Chandipur in Orissa,...

Russia yet to start troop withdrawal from Ukraine border, says Nato
17 October 2014 Russia is reportedly yet to start its troop withdrawal from the Ukrainian border, a Nato official has...

Raytheon cleared to resume work on US Army's new electronic warfare project
17 October 2014 Raytheon has been ordered by the US Army to resume work on the new electronic warfare planning and management tool (EWPMT)...

ATK to supply medium and large-calibre ammunition to US and allies
16 October 2014 ATK has been awarded a series of contracts with a combined value of $65m to supply medium and large-calibre ammunition to the US and allied armed...

GD4CS MUOS-PRC-155 manpack radio completes radio-call tests with US Army
16 October 2014 General Dynamics C4 Systems (GD4CS) has completed a series of radio-call tests using its AN / PRC-155 two-channel manpack radios and the Lockheed Martin-built mobile-user objective system...

US Army orders SideHat SRW appliqué radios from Exelis
16 October 2014 Exelis has secured a contract for the supply of SideHat soldier radio waveform (SRW) appliqué radios to the US...