KIRKUDBRIGHT, Scotland --- British troops could get a major increase in firepower thanks to a revolutionary gun system and advanced turret destined for their armoured fighting vehicles.>> Senior officials from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) and its French equivalent, the DGA, saw the system in action on a Warrior vehicle at the Kirkcudbright range in Scotland
Deployed Spanish troops in Afghanistan, part of the NATOs ISAF mission, can already count on 28 new Lince armored vehicles in-country, after the arrival yesterday of other 11 units delivered to the PRT of Qala-i-Naw. These vehicles are additional to the 17 that they had been shipped by the Ministry of Defense in October
TEWKSBURY, Mass. --- Two Japanese Patriot crews recently engaged targets in a successful practice firing at Fort Bliss, Texas
HAMBLE, United Kingdom --- GE Aviation today announced a contract award with Airbus for the design and manufacture of composite and metallic sub assemblies and components for the A350XWB wing trailing edge. GEs facility in Hamble will provide the design and development, and the manufacturing will be carried out with GE in Hamble and Suzhou China
Snipers fulfil a vital and enduring role on the battlefield, in terms of intelligence gathering, target identification and eliminating high value targets.>> Unveiled earlier this year, the L115A3 rifle, part of the Sniper System Improvement Programme (SSIP) is a larger calibre weapon and provides state of the art telescopic day and night, all-weather sights, increasing a sniper's effective range considerably; thereby beating enemy forces capability
Agency: Department of the Air Force> Office: Air Force Materiel Command>> The Air Armament Center (AAC) at Eglin AFB FL is requesting information concerning concepts for selectable or variable effects weapons. Responses to this RFI will be used by the Government to perform studies and analyses on existing and future weapons capable of being deployed from current and future manned and unmanned platforms to perform required missions>> The Air Force is working to develop weapons that give the warfighter the flexibility to select the type of effect a weapon will place on a specific target
The Pentagon now spends about $21.6 million every hour to procure new military systems
FORWARD OPERATING BASE RUSTAMIYAH, Iraq --- Selected soldiers assigned to the 10th Mountain Divisions 4th Brigade Combat Team and Multinational Division Baghdad received electronic warfare training here.>> Electronic warfare applies the radio frequency spectrum to defeat an enemy and save lives on the battlefield
Finland's cabinet committee on foreign policy and Tarja Halonen, the president, decided at a joint session on Friday that the country would not sign the Oslo treaty banning cluster munitions in December.>> "The Oslo convention will be discussed again after an evaluation of defence capabilities has been carried out and the international development work along with the supply and cost options of cluster munitions have been analysed," the government said in a statement
European Union National Armaments Directors (NADs) yesterday endorsed a strategy to promote and enhance effective European armaments Co-operation in support of the ESDP.>> The Strategy has three aims:> -- firstly, it will help to generate, promote and facilitate co-operation through a dedicated programme preparation phase
Germany's lower house of parliament voted on Thursday to increase the number of troops Berlin can send to Afghanistan by 1,000 soldiers and extended the mission's mandate by 14 months.>> A majority of 442 lawmakers voted to support a proposal by Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition to extend Berlin's participation in a NATO-led peacekeeping mission, which currently includes just over 50,000 soldiers
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