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  • Western officials discuss stepping up military support for Ukraine

    All options, including selective arms transfers, should be in the West's toolbox for reinforcing the Ukrainian military, according to top NATO and European Union military officials, who say Kiev needs new capabilities to counter the country's increasingly well-armed Russian-backed rebel forces.

  • Australian Army, Air Force get new leaders

    New chiefs for Australia's army and air force were announced by Prime Minister Tony Abbott on 26 March. Lieutenant General Angus Campbell will be appointed chief of the army on 16 May, replacing Lieutenant General David Morrison. On promotion to air marshal, Air Vice Marshal Gavin Davies will

  • EU training mission to help Mali with defence procurement

    The 24-month-old European Union Training Mission in Mali (EUTM-Mali) is set to expand its role to facilitate arms, equipment, and supply transfers to the Armed Forces of Mali (FAMa), according to the mission's operational commander. The transfers depend partly on the passage by Mali's government of

  • Global defence chiefs to discuss future of UN peacekeeping

    Key Points About 106 chiefs of defence are to convene on future challenges and solutions for international peacekeeping efforts Added ISR and force protection capabilities are likely technological gaps that need to be filled The UN will host its first ever chiefs of defence conference on 27 March

  • SAF Volunteer Corps receives first batch of enlistees

    The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has received its first batch of recruits under a new volunteer scheme that enables citizens with no national service liabilities and permanent residents aged 18 to 50 to contribute to the country's national defence in some capacity. Sixty-eight men and women were

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  • US opens door to increased UAV sales

    Key Points A new US policy could facilitate military UAV exports to more countries The policy is the latest in a series of efforts to "modernise and reform" US export controls for the aerospace and defence industry The Obama administration on 17 February unveiled a new policy that could


  • Indonesian Railways (Persero)

    PT Kereta Api Jalan Perintis Kemerdekaan, 1, Bandung 40117, Java Tel: (+62 22) 423 00 31 Fax: (+62 22) 420 33 42 e-mail: Web: Key personnel Gauge (mm) Route length (km) Electrification (route-km) Voltage Hz AC/DC 1,067 8,159 N/A N/A N/A

  • Philippine Army mortars

    Development Although reportedly produced at one time these mortars are no longer in service or manufactured. Description The Philippine Army is equipped with two mortars of local design and manufacture. The M75 60 mm uses a tripod and a thick-gauge circular, stamped and welded baseplate. It is

  • M29 and M29A1 81 mm mortar

    Development This 81 mm mortar was introduced in 1952 as a replacement for the Brandt-copy M1. It was originally given the service designation M29 and a development designation of T106. The baseplate M3 was developed by the Canadian Armaments Research and Development Establishment (now DRDC

  • OFB E1 120 mm mortar

    Development The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), formerly Indian Ordnance Factories (IOF), 120 mm E1 mortar was designed to provide heavy and sustained firepower in all phases of battle in various types of terrain. It can provide support to amphibious forces immediately upon landing and can be