Royal Marines are first to use new Sharpshooter rifle in Helmand

The first new infantry combat rifle to be issued to troops for more than 20 years has arrived in Afghanistan and is being used by Royal Marines from 40 Commando.

13.06.2010 Visits - 12030 Posts - 0

New camouflage arrives in Afghanistan

British military personnel in Afghanistan have started wearing uniforms bearing the first new camouflage design in over 40 years.

22.05.2010 Visits - 10201 Posts - 0

US Army Recalls 44,000 Combat Helmets

The Department of the Army announced today that it has initiated a recall message for approximately 44,000 Advanced Combat Helmets produced by ArmorSource LLC (formerly Rabintex USA LLC).

15.05.2010 Visits - 6886 Posts - 0

US Army Cancels Non-Line-of-Sight Launch System

The Department of Defense announced today that it authorized the Army to cancel the Non-Line-of-Sight Launch System and transition management responsibilities for system development and acquisition from the old Future Combat System (FCS) program - currently aligned under Program Executive Office Integration (PEO I) - to the PEOs that already manage similar systems.

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Raytheon Links Combat Systems for Networked Lethality at Army Exercise

MCKINNEY, Texas -- Raytheon Company networked an array of combat systems during a U.S. Army experimental force exercise to evaluate existing and emerging capabilities for improved situational awareness and targeting efficiency.

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Army Networks MRAPs, M-ATVs

The U.S. Army has outfitted a handful of MRAP vehicles with Network Integration Kits.

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M-ATVs to replace Humvees in Afghanistan, U.S. Army Vice COS says

WASHINGTON -- The mine-resistant ambush- protected all-terrain vehicle, or M-ATV, is on its way to Afghanistan to replace many of the up-armored Humvees.

16.04.2010 Visits - 27925 Posts - 1

Pentagon Buys MRAPs With Improved Suspension

The improved suspension is aimed at providing better off-road capability in the rough.

13.04.2010 Visits - 7678 Posts - 0

Army Ground Combat Vehicle Request for Proposal Released

The Army released last Thursday a request for proposal (RFP) for the technology development phase of the Infantry Fighting Vehicle being developed under the Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) effort.

02.03.2010 Visits - 9248 Posts - 0

U.S. Army Surges CROWS Weapons Stations to Afghanistan

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- With the surge to Afghanistan underway, thousands of advanced CROWS weapon systems are taking flight to support U.S. Army forces in theater.

24.02.2010 Visits - 10724 Posts - 0

First UK Company to be awarded TL Approval by German Army

MTL Group Ltd a global supplier of processed armour steel has become the first company in the UK to be awarded TL approval from the German Federal Armed Forces (Bundeswehr or BWB).

12.01.2010 Visits - 5886 Posts - 0

US Army Announces Force Structure Actions

The US Army announced today the decision to relocate Headquarters, Army Contracting Command and Headquarters, Expeditionary Contracting Command from Fort Belvoir, Va., to Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

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Warthog vehicle arrives in UK for Afghan modifications

The first of 100 new Warthog vehicles, bought by the MOD to be used by British troops in Afghanistan's Green Zone, arrived in the UK yesterday to be prepared for operations.

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Making military vehicles interoperable

With the constant changing operational need for new weapons and armour on military vehicles, the MOD is working with industry to provide ever efficient solutions. Report by Cliff Caswell.

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US Army Announces Independent Body Armor Review

Secretary of the US Army John McHugh announced today that the National Research Council (NRC) will perform an independent assessment of the Army’s body armor testing, following last month’s recommendation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for an independent review.

22.11.2009 Visits - 8412 Posts - 0