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Oshkosh to supply aviation fire trucks to Australian military
22 December 2014 The Australian Department of Defence has awarded a contract to Oshkosh to supply aviation fire trucks to the Australian Defence Force...

UK MoD could open up ground combat roles to women in 2016
22 December 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) could allow women to apply for ground close-combat roles in 2016, following the publication of a...

Pentagon to deploy additional 1,300 military advisers to Iraq next month
22 December 2014 The US Department of Defense (DoD) is set to deploy an additional 1,300 soldiers to Iraq next month to train and advise national security forces and Kurdish fighters against Islamic State...

Nexter and Hydrema join forces for Denmark's M113 replacement programme
19 December 2014 Nexter has signed a partnership agreement with Hydrema to support the Royal Danish Army's M113 armoured personal carrier replacement (APC-R)...

UK MoD agrees sale of Defence Support Group to Babcock
19 December 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a £140m contract with Babcock International for the sale of the Defence Support Group...

US Army to launch first JLENS aerostat next week
19 December 2014 The US Army is set to launch the first of two joint land-attack cruise missile defence elevated netted sensor (JLENS) tethered aerostats at Graces Quarters, Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG),...

UK troops did not murder Iraqi detainees says Al-Sweady Inquiry report
18 December 2014 A UK taxpayer funded inquiry has denied allegations that British soldiers murdered and ill-treated Iraqi detainees following the Battle of Danny Boy near Al Amarah in southern Iraq in May...

Harris to supply Falcon III wideband tactical radios to Australian military
18 December 2014 Harris has received a contract to supply Falcon III tactical radios capable of delivering reliable and secure Type-1 tactical voice and data communications to the Australian Defence Force...

Kaprica selected to boost US military’s vehicle security
18 December 2014 Kaprica Security has secured a contract to strengthen US military vehicle and related connected car security...

Israel's Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile system fails interception trial
17 December 2014 Israel's upgraded Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile system has reportedly failed its first live interception trial over the Mediterranean Sea, because of technical...

German Army awards EC135 aircraft full-service support contract to Airbus
17 December 2014 Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract modification to continue maintenance and upgrade work on the German Army's fleet of EC135 training...

Pakistan Taliban kills students at Pakistani Army school
17 December 2014 Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants have killed 141 people, including 132 children, at an army-run high school in Peshawar, north-west...

US military to test new software upgrade for C2BMC system
16 December 2014 A Lockheed Martin-led missile defence national team has delivered a command control, battle management and communications (C2BMC) software upgrade for the US Missile Defense Integration...

Greece requests CH-47D Chinook sale from US
16 December 2014 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of CH-47D Chinook helicopters and associated equipment to...

Australian police end Sydney's Lindt Café hostage crisis
16 December 2014 Three people, including the gunman, died after Australian Police commandos entered Sydney's Lindt Café to bring an end to the hostage...

Airbus hands over Tiger HAD Block 2 helicopters to French army
15 December 2014 The French army has taken delivery of the first two upgraded Tiger hélicoptère appui-destruction (HAD) attack helicopters from Airbus...

UK to send additional trainers to Iraq in January 2015
15 December 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to deploy additional military personnel to Iraq next year to train the Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces to fight the Islamic State (IS)...

Five hostages flee hijacked Sydney's Martin Place Lindt Cafe in Australia
15 December 2014 At least five hostages, including two women, have fled the Lindt Chocolate Café in Sydney's Martin Place, Australia, which was hijacked by an armed...

Roke selected to support UK's land forces' future capability
12 December 2014 Roke Manor Research has been selected by the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to lead a programme that will support the future development of...

Canadian DND orders urban operations training solution from Cubic
12 December 2014 Cubic has secured a contract amendment to deliver an urban operations training system (UOTS) capability to the Canadian Department of National Defence...

KMW delivers first Leopard 2 A7 tanks to German Army
12 December 2014 Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has delivered the first Leopard 2 A7 main battle tanks (MBT) to the German Army, at its facility in Munich,...


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