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March 2015

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DAC demonstrates integrated wireless aerostat video distribution tech to US Army
05 March 2015 Drone Aviation Corp (DAC) has successfully completed demonstration of a new integrated wireless aerostat video distribution capability at an undisclosed US Army facility....

First Royal Thai Army personnel complete UH-72A Lakota flight training
05 March 2015 Airbus Helicopters has successfully trained six Royal Thai Army pilots and ten maintenance technicians to fly and maintain the UH-72A Lakota light utility...

US Army fields WIN-T Increment 2 system to Stryker Brigades
05 March 2015 The US Army is deploying the General Dynamics (GD) built warfighter information network – tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 (Inc 2) system to two Stryker brigades....

UN adopts resolution to impose targeted sanctions on South Sudan
04 March 2015 The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to impose targeted sanctions on the parties and individuals disrupting efforts to restore peace in South...

Lockheed tests new 30kW ATHENA laser weapon system
04 March 2015 Lockheed Martin has demonstrated the ability of its new 30kW fibre laser weapon system to safeguard military forces and critical infrastructure during a field trial at an undisclosed...

UK confirms contribution to Syrian moderate opposition training programme
04 March 2015 The UK Government intends to contribute to a US-led programme to train the Syrian moderate rebels at training sites across the Middle East, the country's defence secretary Michael Fallon has...

Canada deploys soldiers to support Nato assurance measures in Europe
03 March 2015 The Canadian Army has deployed 125 military personnel to Eastern Europe in support of the Nato assurance measures in eastern and central...

Australia agrees to send soldiers to train Iraqi security forces
03 March 2015 The Australian Government has authorised the deployment of 300 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel to Iraq to train local forces in the fight against Islamic State (IS)...

Virtual Heroes selected to support US Army's LT2 training systems
03 March 2015 Applied Research Associates' (ARA) Virtual Heroes Division, a part of the team led by General Dynamics (GD), has been contracted to support the US Army's live training transformation (LT2)...

Airbus and Australian DSTO partner to improve protection of military aircraft
02 March 2015 Airbus Defence and Space has signed an agreement with the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) to work on a range of research and development projects related to...

North Korea launches short-range missiles as US and South Korea begin annual drills
02 March 2015 North Korea has launched two short-range missiles into the East Sea in an apparent response to ongoing South Korean-US military exercises, code-named Key Resolve and Foal...

Norway receives first CV90 infantry fighting vehicle from BAE
02 March 2015 The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (FLO) has taken delivery of the first CV90 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) from BAE Systems...

February 2015

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GD completes CDR for UK Army's Scout reconnaissance vehicle
27 February 2015 General Dynamics (GD) UK has completed the critical design review (CDR) for the UK Army's Scout Specialist Vehicle (SV) reconnaissance...

Cubic to supply combat training centres to undisclosed customer
27 February 2015 Cubic has signed a contract to supply combat training centres (CTCs) to an undisclosed Middle East...

Raytheon and NIMR partner to integrate Talon rockets onto UAE's NIMR vehicle
27 February 2015 Raytheon has partnered with NIMR Automotive to integrate Talon laser-guided rockets (LGRs) onto NIMR wheeled armoured...

Orbital conducts live-fire demonstration of helicopter active protection system
26 February 2015 Orbital ATK has conducted a live-fire demonstration of a kill vehicle (KV) of its helicopter active protection system...

Airbus to supply EC145 T2 helicopters to Royal Thai Army
26 February 2015 Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract to supply EC145 T2 light-utility helicopters to the Royal Thai...

Jordanian military to receive Mbombe infantry combat vehicles from Paramount
26 February 2015 Paramount Group has received a contract from the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) to supply Mbombe infantry combat vehicles to the Jordanian Armed...

French DGA orders VENUS Satcom terminals from Thales
25 February 2015 Thales has secured a contract to supply additional véhicules de commandement nomades communiquant par satellite (VENUS) Satcom on-the-move terminals, as part of the French...

Orbital installs aircraft survivability equipment on South Korean Army's AH-1S helicopters
25 February 2015 Orbital ATK has completed the installation of its AAR-47 missile and laser warning system on the South Korean Army’s AH-1S Cobra attack...

UK unveils new non-lethal support package for Ukraine
25 February 2015 The UK Government has announced plans to provide additional non-lethal support to...


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