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Hezbollah attack kills two Israeli soldiers near Lebanon border
29 January 2015 Two Israeli soldiers have been killed after Hezbollah fighters struck their military vehicle convoy with five Kornet anti-tank missiles in the Shebaa Farms near the Lebanese...

South Sudan armed groups to release nearly 3,000 child soldiers, Unicef says
28 January 2015 Unicef has secured the release of nearly 3,000 South Sudanese children who have been used as soldiers by armed forces and groups during the conflict in the...

Amnesty urges UN to impose targeted sanctions against Libyan militia groups
28 January 2015 Amnesty International has urged the UN Security Council to impose targeted sanctions against rival Libyan militia groups to help end human rights abuses in the city of...

Australia requests M88A2 Hercules vehicles from US
28 January 2015 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of M88A2 heavy equipment recovery combat utility lift and evacuation...

Ukrainian Armed Forces to use AN-70 military transport aircraft
27 January 2015 The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed an order to induct the AN-70 medium military freighter aircraft into...

Australian Defence Force's EC135 T2+ helicopter completes first test flight
27 January 2015 The Australian Defence Force's (ADF) first EC135 T2+ helicopter has successfully completed its first test flight at Airbus Helicopters' facility in Donauworth,...

UK MoD awards army vehicle maintenance contract to BAE Systems
27 January 2015 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a £50m contract to BAE Systems to provide engineering support for its armoured tracked vehicle...

RTI to provide Connext DDS software for Canada's land command support system
26 January 2015 Real-Time Innovations (RTI) is set to provide its communications and engineering support for the Canadian Government’s land command support system...

US Army Cavalry Regiment conducts final flight of OH-58 Kiowa helicopters
23 January 2015 The US Army 6th Cavalry Regiment's 2nd Squadron has conducted the final flight of its OH-58 Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopters at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii,...

DARPA unveils upgraded Atlas robot
23 January 2015 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has unveiled the newly upgraded Atlas robot at an event in Waltham, Massachusetts,...

US Army Europe to train Ukrainian National Guard
23 January 2015 The US Army Europe has confirmed it intends to start training Ukrainian National Guard soldiers later this...

DRS completes maiden flight test of GS205-XRZ laser designating gimbal
22 January 2015 DRS Technologies has successfully completed the maiden test flight of its GS205-XRZ laser designating gimbal at Avon Park Air Force Range in Florida,...

Barack Obama calls for new authorisation to use force against IS
22 January 2015 US President Barack Obama has urged Congress to approve the use of military force against the Islamic State (IS), which currently controls large swathes of territory in Iraq and...

Canadian Army starts winter combat training with French and Polish soldiers
22 January 2015 The Canadian Army is conducting its annual winter combat operations training exercise at the 2nd Canadian Division Support Base Valcartier, and in Quebec City,...

US military donates MRAPs to African Union mission in Somalia
21 January 2015 The US military is set to transfer 20 repurposed, mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles (MRAPs) to the African Union mission in...

India to conduct first canister-based trial of Agni-V missile
21 January 2015 The Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is set to conduct the first canister-based trial of the Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), off the Odisha coast on...

Elbit to supply mini-MUSIC DIRCM systems to undisclosed Asian country
21 January 2015 Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract to supply one of its directional infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) systems to an undisclosed Asian...

Ukraine announces arrival of Russian forces and equipment
20 January 2015 Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has claimed that Russia has sent military forces and equipment to support pro-Russian rebels in eastern...

US military active-duty suicides decreased in 2013, US DoD report says
20 January 2015 A newly released US Department of Defense (DoD) report has revealed that suicides among US active-duty personnel decreased in...

BAE launches first military grade 12-micron thermal weapon sight
20 January 2015 BAE Systems has launched its first-to-market 12-micron thermal imaging technology, which is designed to significantly improve the effectiveness of thermal weapon...

Russia to arm Cameroonian military in fight against Boko Haram
19 January 2015 The Russian Government is reportedly planning to supply modern and sophisticated weaponry to the Cameroonian Army to help it to better fight the Nigeria-based terrorist group Boko...


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