South Korea to start production of laser gun system
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by Dylan Malyasov
2h ago
South Korea is set to begin production of a state-of-the-art laser weapon system designed to neutralize enemy drones. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced the commencement of production on Thursday, following a recent contract with Hanwha Aerospace valued at approximately 100 billion won ($72.5 million). The laser weapon, intended for deployment later this year, […] The post South Korea to start production of laser gun system first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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Raytheon to supply more Patriot systems to Germany
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by Colton Jones
2h ago
Raytheon, an RTX business, has been awarded a $1.2 billion contract to supply Germany with additional Patriot air and missile defense systems. This new deal aims to enhance Germany’s existing air defense infrastructure by providing the latest Patriot Configuration 3+ systems, which include advanced radars, launchers, command and control stations, and associated spares and support. […] The post Raytheon to supply more Patriot systems to Germany first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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Ukrainian Senator defies damage to rescue wounded soldiers
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by Dylan Malyasov
2h ago
A Roshel Senator Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle sustained severe tire damage while transporting wounded soldiers in the Kharkiv region. Remarkably, the run-flat device installed on the vehicle prevented it from being immobilized, allowing the mission to continue successfully. In another incident earlier in May, a Roshel Senator MRAP encountered an 8kg anti-tank mine. Despite […] The post Ukrainian Senator defies damage to rescue wounded soldiers first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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European nations unite to develop new long-range missiles
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by Dylan Malyasov
2h ago
Germany, France, Italy, and Poland have agreed to jointly develop ground-launched cruise missiles. The defense ministers of the four nations signed a declaration of intent at the NATO summit in Washington, marking a crucial move to address gaps in Europe’s arsenal revealed by the ongoing war in Ukraine. The proposed Deep Precision Strike System (DPSS) […] The post European nations unite to develop new long-range missiles first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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Ukraine captures Russian T-90M tank in daring operation
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by Dylan Malyasov
1d ago
Ukrainian soldiers from the 68th Jaeger Brigade have successfully captured one of Russia’s most modern main battle tanks, the T-90M Proryv (Breakthrough). The tank was reportedly abandoned on the battlefield during a recent Russian assault and was subsequently evacuated by a Ukrainian driver in a daring operation. In addition to the T-90M, Ukrainian troops also […] The post Ukraine captures Russian T-90M tank in daring operation first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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German troops still use mules for supply missions
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by Dylan Malyasov
1d ago
In the challenging terrain of the Bavarian Alps, mules play an indispensable role in supporting the German Army’s mountain troops. These hybrid animals, a mix of horses and donkeys, are capable of carrying up to 120 kg through rugged landscapes, making them invaluable for logistical support in the mountains. Soldiers of the Gebirgsjägerbrigade 23 (Mountain […] The post German troops still use mules for supply missions first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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Romania buys South Korean artillery systems
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by Gu Min Chul
2d ago
On July 9th, Hanwha Aerospace and the Romanian Ministry of National Defense signed a contract, valued at approximately $1 billion, for the supply of 54 K9 Self-Propelled Howitzers (SPH) and 36 K10 Ammunition Resupply Vehicles (ARV). “This is a remarkable deal that can further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries,” said Mr. Jaeil […] The post Romania buys South Korean artillery systems first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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Poland signs multi-billion deal for new combat vehicles
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by Dylan Malyasov
3d ago
On July 8, in Warsaw, Poland signed a significant contract for the delivery of several dozen Rosomak wheeled armored personnel carriers integrated with ZSSW-30 remote-controlled turret systems. The contract, valued at approximately 2.6 billion PLN ($661 million), was signed between the State Treasury – Armament Agency and a consortium comprising Huta Stalowa Wola S.A., Polska […] The post Poland signs multi-billion deal for new combat vehicles first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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US Army’s latest combat vehicle M10 begins operational evaluation
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by Dylan Malyasov
3d ago
The 82nd Airborne Division has commenced the initial operational test and evaluation of the M10 Booker fire support tracked combat vehicle. The testing will cover a range of events, including new equipment training, gunnery exercises, collective training sessions for soldiers, and force-on-force exercises. The evaluation process for the M10 Booker is comprehensive, aiming to ensure […] The post US Army’s latest combat vehicle M10 begins operational evaluation first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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Ukraine to get additional artillery systems from UK
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by Dylan Malyasov
3d ago
UK Defense Secretary John Healey announced a comprehensive new military aid package for Ukraine during a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Ukrainian Defense Minister Rustem Umerov in Odesa. The aid package, which underscores the UK’s unwavering support for Ukraine, includes critical artillery systems, ammunition, and precision missiles. The newly announced military aid package includes […] The post Ukraine to get additional artillery systems from UK first appeared on Defence Blog ..read more
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