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U.S. Army awards $78M contract to FN America for M249 light machine guns

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The U.S. Department of Defense said Tuesday that FN America won a $78,7 million for a contract to deliver additional M249 light machine guns. The contract award from U.S. Army Contracting Command enables the company to produce and deliver M249s, formerly known as the Squad Automatic Weapon. The M249 engages point targets out to 800 […]

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Pakistan’s VT4 main battle tank acquisition confirmed

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Pakistan’s acquisition of the Chinese new VT4 main battle tank was confirmed when the Pakistani Press Agency released a photograph showing new tanks during exercises. On September 22, 2020, VT4 tanks of the Pakistani Army were displayed for Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa during exercises. Inner Mongolia First Machinery Group […]

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Russia launches large-scale military exercise

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Russia has launched the Kavkaz-2020 strategic drills on Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry informed, noting that in total, over 80,000 people are involved in the drills. The ministry informed that the strategic drills Kavkaz-2020 would take place at several training grounds of the Southern Military District. Fighter jets of Russia’s Southern Military District are on […]

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Russia unveiled new self-propelled mine-clearing rocket system

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The Russian defense industry has unveiled a new self-propelled mine-clearing rocket system during Kavkaz-2020 strategic drills for the first time. The new BMP-3-based mine-clearing system with a hundred meters of explosive is designed to providing a “close-in” demining capability for maneuver forces. The new system is based on the tracked chassis of the BMP-3 infantry […]

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China’s Southern Theatre Command receives light-weight Type 15 tanks

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The 75th Group Army of the People’s Liberation Army has recently taken delivery a battalion set of light-weight Type 15 tanks. Last week, the spokesman of the Chinese Defense Ministry confirmed the inducted into 75th Group Army service of a new Type 15 light tank. The 75th is one of China’s ‘Southern Guardians’ with responsibility […]

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Revealed: Number of main battle tanks in Russia

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Citing an open-source intelligence report from military experts, Lenta.ru reported that the Russian Army has in total 2685 main battle tanks in their active inventory. “The total number of combat units listed [in the publication] above is 2685 tanks. The total number of new and upgraded tanks (produced in 2000 and later) in combat units […]

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Pentagon deploys fighting vehicles to Syria after incident with Russian troops

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The U.S. Department of Defense is deploying a small number of U.S. troops with M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles to North-East Syria, according to U.S. Central Command. U.S. Army Soldiers and M2A2 Bradley fighting vehicles have arrived in northeastern Syria Sep 18, 2020. The Army sent six Bradley vehicles, around 100 troops to North-East Syria to give […]

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Russian T-90 main battle tank accidentally ‘hit by missile’ during military drill

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A Russian Army T-90A main battle tank accidentally ‘hit by anti-tank missile’ during a training exercise. The training incident was first reported by Topwar.ru. According to the report, anti-tank missile systems were used during the military exercises, including the Konkurs anti-tank missile system with the 9M113M missiles. One of these missiles accidentally engaged a T-90A […]

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White House confirms incident between U.S. and Russian troops in Syria

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The US national security council (NSC) has confirmed that on Tuesday morning Russian armoured car rammed a U.S. military vehicle in Syria. The incident took place near a location it described as “Dayrick” near the Turkish and Iraqi borders. The White House called “unsafe and unprofessional” behaviour when patrols from the two countries’ militaries confronted […]

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Russian BTR-82A rams U.S. armoured vehicle in Syria

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Russian BTR-82A wheeled armoured personnel carrier has rammed U.S. MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle driven by Green Berets during patrolling in northeastern Syria. In a video shared on social media on 26 August, Russian military vehicles are seen nudging and harassment U.S. armoured vehicles that were trying to overtake them. The incident in question […]

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