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  • Eighth Army hopes to balance garrison move with readiness to fight

    US officials are working to address challenges in remaining ready to fight while US formations in South Korea consolidate and host rotational units. Camp Humphreys, a garrison in Pyeongtaek about 65 km (40 miles) from Seoul, within the next two years, is to become home of the United States' Eighth

  • India's HAL and BEL sign deal to co-develop avionics

    India's two largest defence groups, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), have signed an agreement to collaborate on avionics, it was announced on 25 May. HAL said in a statement that the memorandum of understanding (MoU), which was signed in New Delhi, aims to

  • B-52s complete exercise 'Eager Lion'

    Two US Air Force (USAF) Boeing B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers from the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana have returned to the base from the 'Eager Lion' exercise in Jordan, according to the USAF. The exercise on 15-24 May involved about 10,000 military personnel from the

  • China's top military officials launch diplomatic offensive ahead of SCS court ruling

    China has vowed to deepen defence ties with Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand ahead of a ruling by an international tribunal on the legality of Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea (SCS) that could further raise regional tensions. Beijing's latest diplomatic push also coincides with

  • EU looks to start training Libyan Navy within weeks

    Operation 'Sophia', the EU's maritime security mission in the central Mediterranean, could begin training Libya's navy in a matter of weeks, depending on the speed of political developments in Tripoli, say EU officials and military officers. "The planning and preparations [within Sophia's


  • Enter the Scorpion: French Army vehicle fleet modernisation

    France's army is a hardened and seasoned fighting force, having been deployed on continuous overseas operations for nearly 40 years. However, much of its inventory was bought before any of these operations began and is in urgent need of replacement. Nick de Larrinaga looks at the service's modernisation plan to do just that and more.
  • Lethal advantage: developments in handguns and personal defence weapons

    The handgun and personal defence weapon markets continue to be dominated by modularity to meet a broad range of mission sets, although such modularity comes at a price. Andrew White considers the future of these secondary weapon systems as well as advancements in accessories for legacy handguns
  • Joint effort

    With tensions along Europe's eastern frontier with Russia fuelling regional efforts to enhance military co-operation, plus looming prospects for involvement in multinational operations further afield, the time may be right for the evolution of an integrated multirole fighter force built around European operators of the Saab Gripen. Jim Dorschner examines the implications of Gripen's growing footprint in Europe.
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