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Polaris begins MRZR off road vehicles delivery to USSOCOM
28 August 2015 Polaris Defense has started delivering the MRZR off-road vehicle platforms to the US Special Operations Command...

UK requests $3bn AH-64E Apache helicopters sale from US
28 August 2015 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters and associated equipment to the...

US Army awards IR technology development support contract to CACI
28 August 2015 CACI International has received a task order contract from the US Army to provide support for the research and development of night-vision and infrared (IR)...

AeroVironment wins RQ-11B Raven and RQ-20A Puma AE sustainment contract
27 August 2015 AeroVironment has received a series of contracts from the US Army for sustainment of RQ-11B Raven and RQ-20A Puma all environment (AE) unmanned aircraft systems...

US Army test fires AIM-9X Block II missile from multi-mission launcher
27 August 2015 The US Army has successfully test-fired the Raytheon-built AIM-9X Block II Sidewinder missile from its ground-based indirect fire protection capability increment 2-I (IFPC 2-I) Block...

Canadian Armed Forces award simulator support contract to Meggitt
27 August 2015 Meggitt Training Systems has secured a contract to provide in-service support for the Canadian Armed Forces' small arms trainer (SAT) and indirect fire trainer...

Oshkosh wins $6.7bn US Army joint light tactical vehicle production contract
26 August 2015 Oshkosh Defense has received a $6.7bn contract from the US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) to manufacture the Joint Light Tactical...

UK MoD orders additional Giraffe AMB radar systems from Saab
26 August 2015 Saab has secured a contract to supply additional Giraffe agile multi-beam (AMB) radar systems and associated equipment to the UK Ministry of Defence...

HRW urges Macedonia to stop police violence against migrants
26 August 2015 The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Macedonian authorities to ensure an immediate end to the police violence against migrants at the country's southern border with...

Spanish Defence Ministry to receive AeroVironment’s RQ-11B Raven systems
25 August 2015 The US Army has awarded a contract to AeroVironment to supply its RQ-11B Raven unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to the Spanish Ministry of...

North and South Koreas sign agreement to resolve tensions
25 August 2015 North and South Korea have reached an agreement that aims to resolve escalating tensions across the Korean...

US Army awards MK 90 propellant grain production contract to BAE
25 August 2015 BAE Systems has received a multi-million dollar contract to continue production of the MK 90 propellant grains for the US...

US Army announces Raytheon’s Excalibur Ib compatibility with M198 howitzer
24 August 2015 Raytheon's Excalibur Increment b (Ib) precision-guided, extended-range projectile has been determined by the US Army's Excalibur Program Office to be fully compatible with the M198 howitzer...

Revision Military subcontracts BMT for Canadian LAV upgrade project
24 August 2015 BMT Fleet Technology has received a contract to help Revision Military support the Canadian Armed Forces' Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) modernisation...

UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon extended until August 2016
24 August 2015 The UN Security Council has extended the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for one more year, acknowledging that the situation in the country continues to constitute a threat...

Raytheon contracted to provide mission support to USSOCOM
21 August 2015 Raytheon has received a multiple-award contract to provide mission support to the US Special Operations Command...

Risk of escalating incidents between North and South Koreas may increase says IHS
21 August 2015 The recent landmine explosions in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), which separates North and South Koreas, may lead to an increase in the risk of escalation of incidents between the two countries,...

TEK to supply QuiXilica-Ultra modules to fulfil urgent troop need
21 August 2015 TEK Microsystems has secured a contract to supply high-density digitiser modules to an undisclosed prime contractor for a next generation geo-location...

TAI delivers first batch of T129 ATAK helicopters to Turkish Army
20 August 2015 Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has delivered the first batch of T129 attack and tactical reconnaissance helicopter (ATAK) to the Turkish Armed...

UN announces new claims of sexual misconduct by peacekeepers in CAR
20 August 2015 The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has reported a new series of 'disturbing' allegations of sexual misconduct by the peacekeepers...

UK MoD awards Falcon communication system contract to BAE
20 August 2015 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to BAE Systems to support and train military personnel in using the Falcon secure communications...


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