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  • Russia up-armours Central Military District

    Russia's Central Military District (CMD) is receiving new armoured vehicles and counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) systems, a military source has told Jane's . A motor rifle brigade stationed in the Kemerovo region became the CMD's first unit to receive modernised BMP-2M infantry fighting

  • EU eyes greater investments in defence, US officials stress value of partnership

    Key Points The EU is considering a new fund to support operations and equipment for partner nations A US senator has raised concerns about the potential fallout from the president’s tariffs policy Officials from the European Union and the United States emphasised the need for increased

  • US Army outlines ‘first tranche’ of changes ahead of new command’s inauguration

    Key Points Army Futures Command is tasked with overseeing the modernisation of the US Army The new command will achieve initial operating capability in July The US Army has determined some elements of the composition of the new organisation charged with force modernisation, slated for activation

  • US Army seeks ‘optionally manned’ Bradley replacement

    Key Points The service has issued a solicitation to industry for information on a new armour platform Officials are willing to consider non-developmental items to reduce risk The US Army is soliciting input from industry on potential “optionally manned” combat vehicle solutions, which

  • USAF intensified Afghan air campaign in May

    The US Air Force (USAF) released more munitions over Afghanistan in May than in the same month in previous years since at least 2008, according to US Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT). Recently released AFCENT data show that USAF aircraft (manned and unmanned) released a total of 591 munitions in

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