• Indian Army completes self-propelled howitzer trials

    The Indian Army has completed trials for two 155 mm/52 calibre howitzer systems and is preparing a report for the Ministry of Defence. Official sources said two competing 155 mm/52 cal towed gun systems and two 155 mm/52 cal self-propelled tracked howitzers recently completed maintainability

  • Update: Typhoon avionics facility approved in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabian-based Advanced Electronic Company (AEC) has received approval as an avionics repair agent for the Royal Saudi Air Force's Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. The announcement, made on 17 July, came as the company received full authorisation to undertake repairs on two avionics boxes on the

  • IDF releases Iron Dome interception rate

    Israel's Iron Dome system has successfully intercepted 86% of the Palestinian rockets that it has engaged during Operation 'Protective Edge', according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). "Since the beginning of the operation, more than 1,260 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip towards

  • MH017 mostly likely downed by Russian-backed separatists

    Key Points There is growing evidence that Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists were responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 017 over Ukraine A Buk (SA-11 'Gadfly') system captured by the separatists may have been responsible for the shootdown A growing body of evidence points to

  • Missile profile: 9K37 Buk

    Type Self-propelled Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) system Development The 9K37 Buk (NATO SA-11 'Gadfly') was developed in accordance with the Resolution of the CPSU Central Committee and USSR Council of Ministers dated 13 January 1972 using two self-propelled mounts, the 9A38 and the 9A310. The

  • Army air strikes kill 20 Islamic State militants in Iraq's Babil

    TWENTY Islamic State, formerly known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), militants were killed during army air strikes in Jurf al-Sakhar district in Iraq's Babil province on 11 July, NINA reported.

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  • AgustaWestland funded for FASGW integration on Wildcat

    AgustaWestland has received a GBP90 million (USD153.8 million) contract amendment from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) under which it will integrate the respective 'Light' and 'Heavy' variants of the Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon (FASGW) onto the Royal Navy's (RN's) new Wildcat HMA.2 small

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  • IDF releases Iron Dome interception rate

    Israel's Iron Dome system has successfully intercepted 86% of the Palestinian rockets that it has engaged during Operation 'Protective Edge', according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). "Since the beginning of the operation, more than 1,260 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip towards

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  • Farnborough 2014: Thales debuts Talios pod

    Thales has released additional details for their new Thales Optronique targeting pod, known as Pod de Désignation Laser de Nouvelle Génération (PDL NG) for the French Air Force and has given it the company name Talios, at the Farnborough International Airshow 2014. Designed as a

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  • Analysis: The strange case of Iraq's missing uranium

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group made world headlines on 10 June when it rolled into Mosul, routing the security forces that were supposed to defend the city and robbed the bank of some USD400 million in gold. Now there is news that they also took other things:

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  • Farnborough 2014: Thales debuts Talios pod

    Thales has released additional details for their new Thales Optronique targeting pod, known as Pod de Désignation Laser de Nouvelle Génération (PDL NG) for the French Air Force and has given it the company name Talios, at the Farnborough International Airshow 2014. Designed as a
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