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MCR wins technical support services contract from Nato 22 July 2016 MCR Global has received a contract to provide key programme management and technical support services to Nato's Supreme Allied Command Transformation (ACT) and Allied Command Operations...

Deals this week: Premier Technology, LGS Innovations, Firan Technology Group 22 July 2016 Premier Technology has been awarded a contract to validate counter-proliferation technologies developed for the US Defense Threat Reduction...

Report: Armoured vehicle market continues to grow in Asia and Middle East 22 July 2016 The market for armoured vehicles is projected to grow in Asia and Middle East with an increase in spending on 8x8 armoured vehicles, according to a report by Strategic Defence Intelligence...

Elbit to supply observation systems to undisclosed customer in Europe 22 July 2016 Elbit Systems has secured contracts from an undisclosed customer in Europe to supply advanced thermal-imaging observation...

Battelle wins $170m contract to produce armoured vehicles for US SOCOM 21 July 2016 Battelle has received a $170m contract to build non-standard commercial vehicles (NSCVs) for the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM)...

LGS Innovations to relocate and update US Army's communications network 21 July 2016 LGS Innovations has secured a $48m contract from the US Army to relocate a communications network infrastructure from multiple locations in the Republic of Korea to US Army Garrison (USAG)...

UN requests $284m in humanitarian aid ahead of Mosul military operation in Iraq 21 July 2016 The United Nations (UN) believes that an expected military operation in Mosul, Iraq, to recapture the ISIS-controlled territory could result in mass casualties and the displacement of hundreds...

Lockheed to offer missile defense sensor for US Army's LTAMDS programme 20 July 2016 Lockheed Martin will provide its new army missile defense sensor, in response to the US Army's request for information regarding the lower tier air and missile defense sensor (LTAMDS)...

CyPhy to provide tethered drone system for US Army’s REF 20 July 2016 CyPhy Works has been selected to provide its persistent aerial reconnaissance and communications (PARC) tethered drone system to the US Army’s Rapid Equipping Force...

Close Air Solutions wins Phase II funding for Hyper Real Immersion Project 20 July 2016 Close Air Solutions has been awarded Phase II funding from the Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) for the Hyper Real Immersion...

Indian Army takes delivery of new Dhanush artillery guns 19 July 2016 The Indian Army has reportedly taken delivery of three indigenously developed 155mm Dhanush artillery guns from Gun Carriage Factory...

US to deploy two dozen National Guard air crew and aviators to Afghanistan 19 July 2016 Air crew and aviators from the New York Army National Guard will be deployed to Afghanistan in early...

North Korea test-fires three ballistic missiles 19 July 2016 South Korea's Joint Chiefs Of Staff (JCS) have reported that North Korea has launched three ballistic missiles off its eastern...

Military coup attempt to oust government fails in Turkey 18 July 2016 The Turkish Armed Forces' violent attempt to take control of the country by suspending the constitution has...

MBDA and Boeing test Brimstone missile on Apache AH-64E helicopter 18 July 2016 MBDA and Boeing have successfully tested the Brimstone missile for Apache AH-64E attack...

India's DRDO tests armament system for advanced towed artillery gun 18 July 2016 The Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has evaluated an armament system for an advanced towed artillery gun system (ATAGS) at Balasore, in the state of...

Amnesty accuses Egypt’s National Security Agency of enforced disappearances and torture 15 July 2016 Amnesty International has called for an investigation into allegations that Egypt’s National Security Agency (NSA) is secretly detaining and torturing people in the name of...

Report: Global market for military unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to record positive growth 15 July 2016 The global unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) market is expected to record a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.8% during 2016-2026, according to a report by Strategic Defence Intelligence...

Deals this week: Boeing, General Dynamics, SRCTec 15 July 2016 The UK Ministry of Defence has signed a $2.3bn agreement with the US government to purchase 50 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters from...

84 people killed in truck attack in Nice, France 15 July 2016 A gunman reportedly linked to a militant group has driven a truck into a crowd in Nice, France, killing nearly 84 people and injuring more than 50...

Longbow to upgrade US Army's Apache attack helicopter fire control radar 14 July 2016 The US Army has contracted Longbow, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, to upgrade its Apache attack helicopter fire control radar (FCR)...


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