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Saab to provide laser-based training system to New Zealand Army 24 August 2016 The New Zealand Army has selected Saab to provide a high-fidelity tactical engagement simulation system...

Exercise Pacific Endeavor 2016 begins in Australia 24 August 2016 Exercise Pacific Endeavor 2016 has commenced in Brisbane, Australia, to improve communication interoperability and expedite humanitarian assistance and disaster relief response in the...

South Korean Army takes delivery of Apache Longbow crew trainer 24 August 2016 The Republic of Korea has received an Apache Longbow crew trainer from Boeing as part of the country's $1.6bn order for 36 AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters and associated training...

Cubic to supply T2SDT baseband kits to Unified Combatant Commands 23 August 2016 Cubic's subsidiaries TeraLogics, DTECH Labs (DTECH) and GATR Technologies (GATR) have received initial purchase orders to provide the Unified Combatant Commands (UCC) with tactical two-way...

Raytheon presents new battle management tool at US Army's Cyber Quest 23 August 2016 Raytheon has presented the new Cyber and Electromagnetic Battle Management (CEMBM) tool for the US Army at Cyber Quest, an army event highlighting cyber-security requirements and...

Artec wins contract to supply 88 Boxer armoured vehicles to Lithuania 23 August 2016 Artec, a joint venture between Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall, has been contracted to supply Boxer armoured fighting vehicles to...

US Army TRADOC G2 contracts CGI for OE studies and training 22 August 2016 CGI Federal has secured a $34.2m contract from the US Army Training and Doctrine Command Intelligence Directorate (TRADOC G2) to help meet the challenges of complex and evolving threat...

BAE Systems to host live simulated cyber-attack competition in London 22 August 2016 British defence company BAE Systems and Her Majesty’s Government’s Communications Centre (HMGCC) are set to host a live simulated cyber-attack at the Blue Fin building in London, UK, on 3...

Canadian Army receives first TAPV from Textron Systems 22 August 2016 The Canadian Army has received the first six tactical armoured patrol vehicle (TAPV) from Textron Systems Canada, as part of efforts by the government to ensure the country’s soldiers have...

Report: Global military simulation and virtual training market to grow at a CAGR of 2.90% 19 August 2016 The global military simulation and virtual training market is projected to increase from $13.3bn in 2016 to $17.7bn in 2026, according to a report by Strategic Defence...

Deals this week: Leidos, BAE Systems, Raytheon 19 August 2016 Leidos Holdings has been awarded a contract by the US Army in support of the Product Manager Force Protection Systems...

Oshkosh to begin FRP of USMC’s P-19R aircraft rescue fire-fighting vehicles 19 August 2016 Oshkosh Defense is set to begin full rate production (FRP) of the US Marine Corps’ (USMC) P-19 replacement (P-19R) aircraft rescue fire-fighting (ARFF) vehicle programme, following the receipt...

US approves sale of individual and crew-served weapons to Afghanistan 19 August 2016 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of the possible sale of individual and crew-served weapons, equipment, training, and support to...

Lithuania to sign new contract for Boxer infantry fighting vehicles 18 August 2016 The Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania has announced plans to sign a new contract for the procurement of Boxer infantry fighting vehicles (IFV), which will be assigned to...

Meggitt wins Australian Defence Force contract to supply simulated mortars 18 August 2016 Meggitt Training Systems has been contracted to supply simulated mortars to the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group...

US Army deploys its mariners to support Pacific Pathways mission in Japan 18 August 2016 The US Army is deploying its mariners to support the Pacific Pathways mission in Japan, which aims to increase army readiness by conducting a three-part series of military exercises...

Lockheed's PAC-3 MSE interceptor achieves initial operational capability 17 August 2016 Lockheed Martin's Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile segment enhancement (PAC-3 MSE) interceptor has achieved initial operational capability (IOC) designation from the US...

Russia's Vityaz plans to develop new surface-to-air missile system 17 August 2016 Russia’s machine-building company Vityaz has geared up to develop a new surface-to-air missile (SAM) system for the Arctic and the Extreme...

US and South Korean armies jointly practice combat methods 17 August 2016 Military personnel from the US and South Korea have practiced combat methods together at a training range near Pocheon, South...

Raytheon provides information about GaN-powered AESA radar to US Army 16 August 2016 Raytheon has provided the US Army with information about its next-generation air and missile defence...

Australian Defence Force to upgrade RBS 70 and Giraffe AMB systems 16 August 2016 The Australian Defence Force has selected Saab to upgrade the RBS 70 ground-based air defence weapon system and Giraffe AMB radar, which are currently in service with the Australian...