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Norway considering contribution to anti-IS coalition
16 September 2014 The Norwegian Government is reportedly planning to make a military contribution to the US-led coalition that is fighting against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and...

US military orders additional RF-340M radios from Harris
16 September 2014 Harris has been awarded a contract for the delivery of its Falcon III RF-340M multi-channel manpack radio to the US Department of Defense...

MoD tells General Dynamics to consider Scout vehicle assembling in UK
16 September 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has asked General Dynamics (GD) to reassess the cost of assembling the new Scout Specialist Vehicle (SV) platforms within the UK rather than in...

Harris to supply Falcon III radios to Middle Eastern country
15 September 2014 Harris will deliver Falcon III RF-7800 wideband tactical radios and accessories to an undisclosed Middle Eastern...

Australia to send 600 soldiers to fight IS militants
15 September 2014 Australia will send 600 soldiers and several aircraft to the UAE, as part of the US-led international coalition formed to fight Islamic State (IS)...

Harvard's Wyss Institute to develop Soft Exosuit for US soldiers
13 September 2014 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) has awarded a first-phase follow-on contract to Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering to continue...

US to sell UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to Brazil
12 September 2014 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and associated equipment to Brazil....

Ten Arab countries agree to support US against IS
12 September 2014 Ten Arab countries have agreed to support the US in fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants in Iraq and...

Meggitt to support US Army’s targetry systems programme
12 September 2014 Meggitt Training Systems has been awarded additional delivery orders worth $17.7m to continue to support the US Army's targetry systems (ATS) programme....

US President Barack Obama lays out counterterror strategy to fight ISIL
11 September 2014 The US President Barack Obama has laid out a comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and vowed to "degrade and...

India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-I missile
11 September 2014 The Indian Army's Strategic Forces Command (SFC) has successfully test-fired the indigenously built short-range Agni-1 missile from Wheeler’s Island, off the Odisha...

Canadian DND orders iRobot 510 PackBot CBRN robots
11 September 2014 iRobot has secured multi-year contracts for the delivery of iRobot 510 PackBot reconnaissance, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) recce systems to the Canadian Department...

MDA and Israel test upgraded Arrow 2 interceptor missile system
10 September 2014 The US Missile Defence Agency and the Israel Missile Defense Organization's directorate of defense research and development conducted a joint test of an upgraded Arrow 2 ballistic...

UK to send machine guns and munitions to Iraq
10 September 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence has agreed to supply heavy machine guns and half a million rounds of ammunition to Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State (IS) insurgents in northern...

Nato-led Exercise Steadfast Javelin II concludes
10 September 2014 The member countries of Nato have completed the large-scale, multinational Steadfast Javelin II exercise, which tested the allied...

Australia may deploy military advisers to Iraq
09 September 2014 The Australian Government is considering deploying soldiers to Iraq to help train and advise the Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State (IS) militants in the...

Lockheed’s JLTV completes US government’s production readiness review
09 September 2014 Lockheed Martin’s joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV) has successfully completed the US government’s production readiness review (PRR) at the company’s ground vehicle assembly facility in...

Thales completes upgrade of Australian Army’s Tiger helicopter simulator
09 September 2014 Thales Australia has successfully completed a modernisation of the Australian Army Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopter’s full flight mission simulator...

Renewed fighting threatens Ukraine ceasefire deal
08 September 2014 Renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine a day after a ceasefire came into effect in the region has claimed the life of one woman and injured four...

Airbus demonstrates Tiger and EC725 helicopters in Poland
08 September 2014 Airbus Helicopters has demonstrated the capabilities of its Tiger HAD attack and EC725 Caracal multi-mission helicopters to the Polish military at the recently concluded MSPO Expo in...

Croix du Sud humanitarian relief exercise concludes
08 September 2014 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have participated in the recently concluded multi-national humanitarian relief exercise, code-named Croix du Sud 2014, in New Caledonia,...


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