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September 2014

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UK plans to launch directed energy weapons development project this year
02 September 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is reportedly planning to launch a competition this year for the development of directed energy weapons...

New Nato imagery confirms Russian military operations in Ukraine
01 September 2014 Russian combat forces are seen engaging in military operations inside Ukraine in the latest satellite imagery released by the Nato’s Allied Command...

Norwegian Army orders Saab’s GAMER vehicle simulators
01 September 2014 Saab has received a contract to develop and supply its new generation GAMER vehicle simulators for the Royal Norwegian...

US Army completes flight testing of Northrop’s CIRCM system
01 September 2014 The US Army has successfully completed another round of flight testing of Northrop Grumman's common infrared countermeasures (CIRCM) system on a UH-60M Black Hawk...

August 2014

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Minnesota Power and US military to build solar plant at Camp Ripley
29 August 2014 Minnesota Power has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Minnesota National Guard to construct a 10MW utility-scale solar plant at Camp Ripley, located near Little Falls,...

Saab to continue Carl-Gustaf weapon supplies to USSOCOM
29 August 2014 The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has signed a new framework contract with Saab for the supply of its Carl-Gustaf recoilless anti-tank...

Australian military to receive new aviation fire trucks
29 August 2014 The Australian Department of Defence has secured an approval from the federal government to acquire 28 replacement aviation fire trucks for the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) Titan...

Hungary sells 58 second-hand T–72 tanks to Czech Republic
28 August 2014 The Hungarian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has completed the sale of its surplus T–72 main battle tanks (MBTs) to the Czech Republic...

UN adopts resolution to end Libyan crisis
28 August 2014 The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution on Libya that calls for an immediate ceasefire and ban on individuals involved in the ongoing violence in the...

Chinese Army to receive new indigenous anti-tank missile
28 August 2014 China North Industries Group (NORINCO) has developed a new anti-tank missile that can destroy targets at a distance of more than...

DRDO outlines new missile development programmes
27 August 2014 The Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is planning to develop new surface-to-air missiles and man portable anti-tank guided missile in the next few...

US Army orders specialised surveillance equipment from Drone Aviation
27 August 2014 Drone Aviation has been selected to deliver specialised surveillance equipment for the US Army's Rapid Equipping Force...

Kurdish President confirms Iranian weapons shipment to Iraq
27 August 2014 Iran has delivered weapons to the Kurdish Peshmerga forces to support their ongoing fight against the Islamic State (IS) militants in northern...

SCO member states start anti-terror exercise in China
26 August 2014 The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states have started a large-scale anti-terror exercise at the Zhurihe military base in North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous...

Flight anomaly aborts US Army’s advanced hypersonic weapon testing
26 August 2014 The US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command has aborted the flight test of the advanced hypersonic weapon (AHW) shortly after its launch due to a flight...

Ukraine announces defence hike plans amid fighting in east
26 August 2014 The Ukrainian Government has announced plans to raise the country’s defence spending by an estimated 50% over the next three...

Philippine Army to receive upgraded APCs next year
22 August 2014 The Philippine Army is reportedly set to receive upgraded armoured personnel carriers (APCs) from Israel next...

MDHI conducts live-fire demonstration of MD 530G Scout helicopter
22 August 2014 MD Helicopters’ (MDHI) new MD 530G Scout attack helicopter has successfully completed live-fire qualification exercises at the Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona,...

Israel to mobilise additional reservists amid renewed fighting in Gaza
22 August 2014 The Israeli Government has ordered the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) to mobilise additional reserve-duty soldiers for operations in the Gaza...

US Army awards rapid prototyping and technology insertion contract to Battelle
21 August 2014 Battelle has received a rapid prototyping and technology insertion (RPTI) task order from the US...

US considers deployment of additional advisers to Iraq
21 August 2014 The US Department of Defense (DoD) is reportedly considering sending additional military advisers to Iraq to help bolster security at US diplomatic facilities in the...