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  • Truck delivery highlights rekindled Sino-Ecuadorian relations

    The Ecuadorian army began taking delivery of over 700 Chinese-manufactured land vehicles in April. The package includes 226 4x4 multi-purpose trucks, 99 3.5-tonne 4x4 light trucks, 20 5-tonne cargo trucks, 20 6x4 fuel tankers, 18 6x4 water tankers, 27 30-tonne 6x4 dump trucks, 93 6x6 multi-purpose

  • IDEX 2015: First production Predator XP due soon

    The first production Predator XP unmanned aerial vehicle will soon roll off General Atomics Aeronautical Systems' production line. Speaking at the UMEX conference at IDEX 2015, the company's president, Frank Pace, said several aircraft are near completion, and that the first model built - for

  • IDEX 2015: MX-GCS breaks cover

    L-3 Wescam displayed a full-scale model of its MX-GCS twin-axis independent sighting system at IDEX. The sight was designed for medium- and large-calibre vehicle-mounted weapons from 20 mm up to 120 mm. Mike Stucki, the company's director of ground system business development, told IHS Jane's that,

  • US expanding movements, exercises around Eastern Europe as Ukraine tensions grow

    US forces in Europe are scheduled to soon expand their capabilities and become more visible while learning how to more easily move around the region, all part of a wider effort to support Eastern European governments and counter Russian intervention in Ukraine. Planning is under way to potentially

  • USMC Crisis Response force leader pleased with capability, but warns of limitations

    The US Marine Corps' (USMC's) special purpose crisis response unit concept continues to mature and evolve, and in an after action report one of the latest commanders praised the units' reach and capability but cautioned against relying too heavily upon these smaller organisations. Special Purpose

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  • Finland orders more NLAW missiles

    The Finnish Defence Forces have ordered more Next generation Light Anti-tank Weapons (NLAWs) from Saab Dynamics, the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Department has announced. The contract, worth EUR32 million (USD35.5 million), also includes night vision devices from Millog and training tools from