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Australia and New Zealand soldiers start training Iraqi Security Forces
22 May 2015 Australian and New Zealand forces have started training members of the Iraqi Army as part of international efforts to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants in the...

Australian Army contracts EOS to upgrade Bushmaster remote weapons systems
22 May 2015 Electro Optic Systems (EOS) has received a contract to refurbish and upgrade remote weapons systems (RWS) used on the Australian Defence Force's (ADF) Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles...

Lockheed orders Saft’s Li-ion batteries for JLTV production phase
22 May 2015 Lockheed Martin Team has selected Saft to supply advanced Li-ion battery systems to power joint light tactical vehicles (JLTVs) for the production phase of the...

BAE completes technology development programme for US Army’s CIRCM programme
21 May 2015 BAE Systems has successfully completed the technology development bridge programme in the competition for the US Army's common infrared countermeasure (CIRCM)...

Saudi Arabia requests MH-60R helicopters sale from US
21 May 2015 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of MH-60R multi-mission helicopters and associated equipment to the Kingdom...

US and allied soldiers start second phase of Exercise African Lion 15
21 May 2015 Military personnel from the US, Morocco, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Senegal, and Tunisia, have started phase two of African Lion 2015, an annual joint military exercise, in Agadir,...

US Army testing 60 new technologies to reduce convoys to FOBs
20 May 2015 The US Army is evaluating 60 new technologies to help reduce fuel and water usage at forward operating bases (FOBs), as part of efforts to lower the number of convoys and hours soldiers are...

VS2 secures US Army logistics support services contract
20 May 2015 VSE and CB&I Federal Services joint venture VS2 has been awarded a contract to provide logistics support services to the US...

DynCorp to compete for $1.1bn US Army TACOM’s TS3 ERS contract
20 May 2015 DynCorp International (DI) has been selected as one of the 20 prime contractors for the US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command's (TACOM) strategic service solutions equipment...

Nato develops steps to counter hybrid warfare
19 May 2015 Nato foreign ministers have formalised steps to deter and defend its allies against adversaries waging hybrid warfare, during a meeting in Antalya,...

US and Australian soldiers gear up for Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015
19 May 2015 Military personnel from the US and the Australian Defence Force (ADF) are preparing to participate in the forthcoming combined military exercise, code-named Talisman Sabre 2015, in...

DARPA seeks non-traditional entities to develop new robotics capabilities
19 May 2015 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a new programme to help small businesses, and individuals who have not previously worked with the federal government,...

US Army orders additional chemical detectors from Smiths Detection
18 May 2015 Smiths Detection has secured new task orders under its existing Joint Chemical Agent Detector (JCAD) programme with the US...

Islamic State fighters capture western Iraqi city of Ramadi
18 May 2015 Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have reportedly taken control of the western Iraqi city of Ramadi over the weekend after killing dozens of Iraqi Security...

Thales wins US Army Rifleman Radio full rate production contract
18 May 2015 The US Army has awarded a contract to Thales to work on its Rifleman Radio full rate production (FRP)...

US Army taps Honeywell to improve energy systems at Rock Island Arsenal
15 May 2015 Honeywell has received a contract from the US Army Corps of Engineers to augment energy efficiency and sustainability at the Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) Garrison in Rock Island, Illinois,...

Polish military begins verification checks of EC-725 Caracal Helicopter
15 May 2015 The Polish Armed Forces has started verification checks of the Eurocopter EC 725 Caracal long-range tactical transport helicopter at the 33rd Transport Aviation Base in Powidz,...

Polaris offers Dagor off-road vehicle for US Army’s ULCV programme
15 May 2015 Polaris Defense has offered its Dagor vehicle in response to the US Army's request for information regarding the ultra light combat vehicle (ULCV)...

L-3 to supply very small aperture terminals to Australian Defence Force
14 May 2015 Raytheon Australia has awarded a contract to L-3 Communications to supply satellite communication (Satcom) terminals to the Australian Defence Force...

BAE and University of Birmingham partner to develop augmented reality systems
14 May 2015 Engineers from BAE Systems have collaborated with University of Birmingham academics to develop new augmented reality systems that could revolutionise complex emergency response and...

Lockheed to supply additional ATACMS missiles to US and UAE armies
14 May 2015 Lockheed Martin has secured a contract to manufacture and supply additional army tactical missile system (ATACMS) to the US and United Arab Emirates Armed...


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