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Nato forces to receive new Secure Venue Windows 8.1 Tablet
26 November 2014 ViaSat has delivered the encryption for the new Secure Venue Windows 8.1 Tablet, which has been developed for use by Nato and the Five Eyes community, an intelligence-sharing group...

General Dynamics and Smith & Wesson team up for US Army's modular handgun system
26 November 2014 General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has partnered with Smith & Wesson to compete for the US Army's modular handgun system (MHS)...

Lithuania to increase assistance for Ukrainian military
26 November 2014 The Lithuanian Government has announced plans to increase its support to the Ukrainian military, which is currently fighting pro-Russian rebels in eastern parts of the...

Indian Defence Acquisition Council authorises purchase of artillery guns
25 November 2014 The Indian Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved a INR157.5bn ($2.5bn) project to purchase artillery guns for the national...

Chuck Hagel steps down as US Defence Secretary
25 November 2014 US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned from his post after serving for less than two years at the...

UK and Polish armies complete Exercise Black Eagle
25 November 2014 UK Army soldiers conducted a bilateral training exercise, code-named Black Eagle, with Polish Armed Forces at the Zagan Training area in southwest...

President Obama extends US combat mission in Afghanistan through 2015
24 November 2014 US President Barack Obama has reportedly authorised American soldiers to continue combat operations in Afghanistan through...

BAE Systems awarded $3.2m DARPA C2E programme contract
24 November 2014 BAE Systems has been awarded a $3.2m contract to work on the first phase of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Communications in Contested Environments (C2E)...

Denmark deploys soldiers to Lithuania for Baltic security enhancement
24 November 2014 Denmark has sent 140 military personnel to Lithuania as part of deterrence measures agreed for the Baltic region at the Nato Summit in Wales,...

Pakistan signs bilateral defence cooperation agreement with Russia
21 November 2014 Pakistan has signed a bilateral cooperation agreement with Russia to improve military...

GD and ST Kinetics to develop 40mm airburst ammunition
21 November 2014 General Dynamics (GD) has signed a strategic agreement with Advanced Material Engineering (AME), a subsidiary of ST Kinetics, to manufacture 40mm high-velocity airburst ammunition for the US...

UK MoD selects Babcock as preferred bidder for Defence Support Group
21 November 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected Babcock as the preferred bidder for the acquisition of the Defence Support Group's (DSG) land...

US military completes limited-user testing of Oshkosh's JLTV solution
20 November 2014 The US Army and the US Marine Corps have successfully completed limited-user testing (LUT) on Oshkosh Defense's light-combat tactical all-terrain vehicle...

Canadian military orders Falcon III tactical radios from Harris
20 November 2014 Harris has received a contract to supply Falcon III tactical radios systems to the Canadian Armed Forces...

Nato member states complete Exercise Iron Sword 2014 in Lithuania
20 November 2014 Military personnel from nine Nato member countries have completed an inaugural multinational combined-arms exercise at the General Silvestras ┼Żukauskas Training Area in...

UK to deploy armoured vehicles and observers for OSCE Ukraine mission
19 November 2014 The UK Government is deploying monitors and armoured vehicles in support of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's (OSCE) special mission in...

Boeing wins ADF helicopter aircrew training system contract
19 November 2014 Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has been awarded a contract to train helicopter pilots from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) over the next 25...

Thailand's Third Army grounds Bell helicopter fleet after crash
19 November 2014 The Royal Thai Army's (RTA) Third Army Region has grounded its fleet of eight Bell helicopters, following a fatal crash involving one of its rotorcraft in northern...

Australia awards CH-47F facilities construction contract to Lend Lease
18 November 2014 Lend Lease has been awarded a contract for the construction of facilities to support the Australian Army's new CH-47 Chinook multimission...

GDLS-C to equip Canadian LAV IIIs with new surveillance system
18 November 2014 General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada (GDLS-C) has been awarded a contract to supply an enhanced surveillance suite for the Canadian Army's upgraded light-armoured vehicle III (LAV III)...

BAE submits proposal for US Army's CIRCM programme
18 November 2014 BAE Systems has submitted its proposal for the US Army's next-generation common infrared countermeasure (CIRCM)...


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