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May 2016

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US Army takes delivery of RE2 Robotics' dual-arm HDMS 04 May 2016 The US Army's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) has taken delivery of a two-arm highly dexterous manipulation system (HDMS) from RE2...

India's Reliance Defence partners with three Ukrainian firms for military aircraft 04 May 2016 Reliance Defence has collaborated with three Ukrainian firms to manufacture a range of military and commercial transport...

Orbital ATK to produce small-calibre ammunition for US Army 04 May 2016 Orbital ATK has won orders with a combined value of $210m to produce small-calibre ammunition for the US...

Norway to deploy special operations forces to support ISIS combat mission in Jordan 03 May 2016 Norway is planning to deploy special operations forces to Jordan to support Syrian Arab Sunni's fight against...

Rheinmetall wins contract to supply laser duel simulators for German Army 03 May 2016 Rheinmetall has obtained an order to supply new laser duel simulators for the Bundeswehr, Germany's unified armed...

UK military personnel to support UN mission to tackle Al-Shabaab in Somalia 03 May 2016 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has deployed troops for a UN-backed mission to tackle the threat posed by extremist group Al-Shabaab in...

April 2016

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AeroVironment begins US Army's Switchblade Block 10C production 29 April 2016 AeroVironment has started the production of Switchblade tactical missile system upgrade to address the US Army Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System (LMAMS)...

New equipment and troops support US-led coalition's ISIS combat mission 29 April 2016 The US-led coalition is to receive new military technology and 450 troops to support its battle against ISIS in Iraq and...

Deals this week: Cobham, FLYHT Aerospace Solutions 29 April 2016 Cobham, a British technology company that serves military, security and aerospace industries, plans to issue shares in a bid to raise...

DARPA awards new contracts to develop smarter armoured ground vehicles 29 April 2016 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded contracts to eight organisations to develop smarter armoured ground...

UK's Dstl to invite bids for dismounted soldier research contract 28 April 2016 The UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is planning to invite bids for a dismounted soldier system engine room contract later this...

BAE Systems to convert US Army's M88 recovery vehicles fleet 28 April 2016 BAE Systems has secured a $109.7m contract to convert M88 recovery vehicles for the US...

Elbit to supply tactical mobile radios to undisclosed Western European country 28 April 2016 Elbit Systems has received a contract to supply advanced mobile tactical software defined radio systems to an undisclosed country in Western...

Comtech to support US Army's Blue Force Tracking programme 27 April 2016 Comtech Telecommunications has been granted $20m in funding to support the US Army's Blue Force Tracking (BFT-1)...

Joint Chiefs of Staff proposes changes to improve US military’s command and control system 27 April 2016 The US Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) have proposed changes to improve the military's command and control...

SAIC wins human dimension support services contract from US Army 27 April 2016 Science Applications International (SAIC) has secured a contract to provide human dimension support services (HDSS) to the US...

ADF selects Harris as preferred bidder for battlespace communication system 26 April 2016 Harris has been selected to supply an integrated battlespace communication system to the Australian Defence Force...

Textron wins $116.5m contract to upgrade Shadow TUAS for US Army 26 April 2016 Textron Systems has secured a $116.5m contract to upgrade the US Army's RQ-7B V2 Shadow tactical unmanned aircraft system...

Canadian Army opens new Leopard II main battle tank maintenance facility 26 April 2016 The Canadian Army has opened the new Leopard II main battle tank maintenance facility at 5th Canadian Division Support Base...

US to deploy additional 250 non-combat forces to Syria 25 April 2016 US President Barack Obama plans to deploy another 250 soldiers to Syria to support forces in the fight against...

Optex Systems to deliver laser-protected periscopes to US Army 25 April 2016 US-based optical sighting systems manufacturer Optex Systems has secured a contract to supply new periscopes for the US...


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