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Harris to supply RF-7850M radios to undisclosed Middle Eastern country
24 July 2014 Harris has been awarded a contract to deliver its new wideband handheld tactical communication system to an undisclosed customer in the Middle...

US Army develops pocket-sized aerial surveillance device
24 July 2014 The US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) is developing a pocket-sized aerial surveillance device for soldiers and small units in challenging...

The soft touch – Michelin’s ultra low-pressure anti-landmine tyre
24 July 2014 Michelin has introduced a new military anti-landmine tyre that runs at very low pressure and presents the longest possible footprint, enabling a specialised vehicle to drive across a...

Lockheed conducts JAGM dual-mode guidance section’s second flight test
24 July 2014 Lockheed Martin has successfully conducted the second internally funded flight test of its joint air-to-ground missile (JAGM) dual-mode guidance section at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida,...

UNMC and UNL to continue robotic telesurgery research for US Army
23 July 2014 The US Army has awarded a grant to the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) to continue work on robotic telesurgery...

Lithuania launches national Land Force mechanisation project
23 July 2014 The Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence (MND) has launched a long-term project designed to mechanise, strengthen and upgrade the Lithuanian Land...

ATK to supply medium-calibre cannons to US allies
23 July 2014 ATK has been awarded a series of contracts for the delivery of medium-calibre cannons to undisclosed US...

US Army scientists develop new ballistic protection system
22 July 2014 Scientists from the US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) have developed an improved modular ballistic protection system...

US Army selects CISS for next-generation chemical detector programme
22 July 2014 ChemImage Sensor Systems (CISS) has been selected to work alongside other companies on the US Army’s next-generation chemical detector (NGCD)...

Australian Government approves CH-47F Chinook facilities construction project
22 July 2014 The Australian Government has approved funding for a construction project that will support the introduction and maintenance of the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) new CH-47F Chinook helicopters....

UN Security Council calls for ceasefire as Israel expands offensive in Gaza
21 July 2014 The UN Security Council (UNSC) has called on Israel and Hamas to agree to an immediate ceasefire, amid an escalation of violence in the Gaza...

AM General BRV-O vehicle completes JLTV EMD off-road testing
21 July 2014 AM General’s joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV) prototype has successfully completed engineering manufacturing and development (EMD) off-road testing at an undisclosed...

NRL research to help DoD field best helmet in IED environments
21 July 2014 The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is conducting research to help the Department of Defense (DoD) better understand how the shape of the helmet matters in an improvised explosive device...

Israel Defense Forces launch ground operation in Gaza
18 July 2014 The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has launched a large-scale ground offensive within the Gaza Strip after air strikes failed to stop Hamas rocket...

US Army contracts Raytheon for Patriot air defence system upgrade
18 July 2014 Raytheon has been awarded a contract to upgrade the Patriot air and missile defence system operated by the US and two allied...

US DoD sponsored virtual world framework to be launched at Serious Play Conference
18 July 2014 The US Department of Defense (DoD) sponsored open source framework for creation of collaborative virtual world training scenarios is set to be demonstrated as part of the Serious Play Conference...

Chemring and GD partner to develop real-time video intelligence system
17 July 2014 Chemring Technology Solutions has collaborated with General Dynamics (GD) Mediaware to develop a next-generation tactical video exploitation...

Taliban attacks Kabul Airport as Afghanistan prepares for poll audit
17 July 2014 Afghan Security Forces have killed all insurgents who attacked Kabul International Airport with rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and automatic...

UK MoD contracts thebigword for Libyan military training programme
17 July 2014 thebigword has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide interpreters for its Libyan Armed Forces training...

Cameron details £1.1bn investment in UK defence sector
16 July 2014 UK Prime Minister David Cameron has detailed a plan to invest £1.1bn in the armed forces’ capabilities during the ongoing Farnborough International Airshow in the...

AgustaWestland demonstrates SW-4 Solo helicopter to Italian MoD
16 July 2014 AgustaWestland has successfully demonstrated the ground-station-based remote controlled capabilities of its modified SW-4 Solo rotorcraft unmanned aerial system / optionally piloted...


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