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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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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)...

Pentagon to end use of animals in US military medical training exercises
17 November 2014 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has confirmed it intends to replace the use of animals with superior human simulators in several key medical training...

Patria delivers first modernised XA-180 vehicle to Finnish Defence Forces
17 November 2014 Patria has delivered the first refurbished and upgraded XA-180 six-wheeled armoured personnel carrier to the Finnish Defence...

US DoD mobilises reserve forces for Operation United Assistance
17 November 2014 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has mobilised approximately 2,100 US Army Reserve and Army National Guard soldiers to support Operation United Assistance...

Northrop unveils new secure communications system product at MiLCIS 2014
14 November 2014 Northrop Grumman has introduced a new secure communications system (SCS) product at the Military Communications and Information Systems (MiLCIS) Conference in Canberra,...

Iraq seeks advanced precision-kill weapon systems from US
14 November 2014 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of advanced precision-kill weapon systems (APKWS) and associated equipment to...

Azerbaijan bans flights over Nagorno-Karabakh after Armenian Mi-24 shot down
14 November 2014 Azerbaijan has declared a no-fly zone throughout the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), a breakaway Azerbaijani region predominantly controlled by ethnic...

Lockheed contracts Trust Automation for additional AN / TPQ-53 automation systems
13 November 2014 Trust Automation has been awarded a contract to supply additional motion control systems for the AN / TPQ-53 (Q-53) counterfire target-acquisition radar...

3M Canada to supply new M61 respiratory mask canisters to US Army
13 November 2014 3M Canada has been awarded a contract to supply new 3M M61 respiratory mask canisters to the US Department of Defense...

Nato confirms Russian military incursion into eastern Ukraine
13 November 2014 Russian combat soldiers, along with heavy military equipment, have entered separatist-held regions of eastern Ukraine in the last few days, a senior Nato official has...


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