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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

U.S. Army M1 Abrams tanks and Bradley IFVs deployed in Poland perform first live firing.

U.S. Army M1A2 Abrams main battle tank and Bradley crews from 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade, 4th Infantry Division conducted their first zero and Live-Fire Accuracy Screening Tests at Presidential Range in Swietozow, Poland, January 16. Read full article at this link ...
A round is fired from an M1A2 Main Battle Tank belonging to 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division during the first Live Fire Accuracy Screening Tests at Presidential Range in Swietozow, Poland, January 16, 2017.
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Czech Ministry of Defense takes delivery of 26 Tatra T-810 flatbed trucks.

Czech Minister of Defence Martin Stropnicky was symbolically presented with the keys to 26 Tatra T-810 flatbed trucks by representatives of TATRA TRUCKS a.s. during a ceremony last week at the Material Centre in Stepanov. Read full news at this link ...
The New Tatra T-810 trucks for the Czech Ministry of Defense
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American Company KRATOS to provide Chaparral air defense missile components to Taiwan.

In December 2016, the American-based Company Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has been awarded a $23 million dollar contract to sell Chaparral class air defense missiles to Taiwan. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the work will be done in Huntsville, and is expected to be complete by the end of 2019. Read full news at this link ...
Chaparral vehicle of Taiwanese army ( Wikimedia source 4 may 2013)
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250 U.S. National Guard soldiers sent to Ukraine to support Joint Multinational Training Group.

Approximately 250 U.S. soldiers from the Oklahoma Army National Guard’s 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team arrived in Ukraine last week to begin their deployment in support of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.  Read full news at this link ...
U.S. soldiers from the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team collect their baggage in the L'viv, airport before traveling to the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine.
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Monday, 16 January 2017

Sevmash Shipyard to complete Kirov-class cruiser Admiral Nakhimov modernization by 2020

The Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk plans to complete the maintenance and major modernization of the Admiral Nakhimov heavy nuclear missile cruiser of project 11442M by 2020, Russian Navy spokesman Igor Dygalo said.

Fincantieri to Upgrade Armed Forces of Malta Offshore Patrol Vessel P61

Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and number one by diversification and innovation, was awarded the contract by the Armed Forces of Malta for the upgrading of P61, an Offshore Patrol Vessel, built by Fincantieri over 10 years ago. 

Japanese Ministry of Defense unveils new 8x8 APC armoured vehicle personnel carrier.

According a statement on the Japanese Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency website (ATLA), Japan has developed a new generation of 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier (APC) to replace the Type 96 8x8 APC in service with the Japanese Armed Forces since 1996. Read full news at this link ...
New Japanese 8x8 armoured vehicle (Source photo Japanese MOD)
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Thales contracted to deliver Royal Navy's new airborne surveillance and control capability

Thales and Lockheed Martin announce the contract award to deliver the Royal Navy’s new airborne surveillance and control system, under the ‘CROWSNEST’ programme. Lockheed Martin, who acts as the Ministry of Defence’s prime contractor for the Merlin helicopter, selected a new generation of the Thales Searchwater radar and Cerberus mission system to be fitted to existing Merlin Mk2s helicopters to provide the Navy with an airborne surveillance and control capability (ASaC).
CROWSNEST FlightTrials
(Credit: Leonardo Helicopters)
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Canadian army continues research about latest laser technologies.

In the late 1960s, Canadian researchers working at the Defence Research Establishment in Valcartier, Quebec made a game-changing advance in laser technology with the development of a laser known as the CO2-TEA, which continues to have many industrial applications. Today, the Canadian Army (CA) continues to take a serious look at the latest in laser technology and is finding plenty of promise. Read full article at this link ...
A close-up of the beam expander system used with DRDC’s high energy laser (HEL). Researchers at 2nd Canadian Division Support Base Valcartier are currently evaluating HELs, which have strong potential as battlefield tools. Photo provided by: Defence Research and Development Canada. ©2016 DND/MDN Canada. 
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Russia eyes automatic ejection seat for its 6th generation fighter jet

The manned version of the sixth-generation fighter, which development has kicked off in Russia, will be able to eject its pilot in automatic mode, if he is in danger, Sergei Pozdnyakov, director general/chief designer of NPO Zvezda, told TASS in an interview. Zvezda is a manufacturer of life support systems for air crews and cosmonauts. Read more
A new automatic ejection seat could be fitted on Russia's T-50 PAK FA fighter jet
(Credit: Sukhoi)
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