• Gen Dunford: Investigation underway over deadly battle in Niger

    The US Department of Defense is investigating the circumstances that led to four US soldiers being killed during a 4 October battle in Niger, the top US officer told reporters on 23 October. A group of 12 US special forces personnel embarked on a two-day patrol with 30 Nigerien troops about 85 km

  • Brazilian Army eyes new Leopard MBTs

    The Brazilian Army is considering buying surplus Krauss-Maffei Wegmann Leopard 1A5 main battle tanks (MBTs) and support vehicles, and internal preliminary reports are now being drafted, the service told Jane’s . Officials stressed that no decision has yet been made and no resources are

  • Contenders for Indian sub narrowed down

    Japanese and Spanish industries have failed to respond to a request for information issued by the Indian government for the acquisition of six diesel-electric submarines for the navy. According to Indian media sources, Japan’s Mitsubishi-Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Spain’s Navantia

  • US Army M1A2 Abrams upgrades move forward with congressional support

    The US Army’s M1A2 Abrams main battle tank upgrade efforts appear to have solid support among congressional committees in fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018), which could be a key year as the service prepares to introduce or develop a number of capability updates. For the M1A2 Abrams, the FY 2018

  • Brazil soon to evaluate locally developed fast attack vehicle

    The Brazilian Army Evaluations Center (CAEx) will trial a pilot batch of the 4x4 Chivunk unarmoured air-transportable fast attack vehicle developed by the Army Technological Center (CTEx). CAEx later in October will begin a preliminary evaluation of 10 vehicles manufactured between 2013 and 2017 by

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