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 News by Topics: Land

  1. Soldiers based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., return to their Stryker vehicles during a Nov. 13 exercise. The Army is exploring concepts to replace vehicles in armored and Stryker brigades. Army

    US Army Researches Light Vehicle Concepts, Futures Chief Says

    The US Army is exploring concepts for future vehicles that would be lighter and faster, and still strong and lethal, according to Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, who runs the Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) and is chief of '

    • Dec. 16, 2014
  2. South Korea's Samsung Techwin designed the K-9 Thunder self-propelled howitzer. Samsung Techwin

    South Korea To Export K-9 Howitzers to Poland

    South Korea will export 120 self-propelled howitzers developed by Samsung Techwin to Poland, officials from the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) and Techwin said on Tuesday.

    • Dec. 16, 2014
  3. The US Army is planning to report a study to Congress next month that would impact the debate over ambulance and command variants for the Armored Multipurpose Vehicle (AMPV), due to replace the M113 infantry carriers. Army

    US Army's AMPV Variants Report to Congress Due Soon

    The US Army is planning to report a study to Congress next month that would impact the debate over ambulance and command variants for the Armored Multipurpose Vehicle (AMPV), due to replace the M113 infantry carriers.

    • Dec. 15, 2014
  4. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Brendan Smialowski / AFP

    Aselsan Launches Subsidiary in Jordan

    Turkish military electronics specialist Aselsan inaugurated Dec. 15 a joint venture production plant in Jordan, hoping to create a gateway to Middle Eastern and North African markets.

    • Dec. 15, 2014
  5. Billed as filling the gap between legacy Humvees (pictured) and the larger, less mobile Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle fleet, the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is intended to restore light tactical mobility. Staff file photo

    US Army Releases RFP for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

    After releasing several draft requests for proposals for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), the US Army released a final version on Friday, clearing the way for contenders AM General, Lockheed Martin and Oshkosh Defense to submit proposals.

    • Dec. 12, 2014
  6. Bidding for the Humvees started at $10,000 a couple of weeks ago, and pent up demand has yielded bids on nearly all of the vehicles  selling for off-road use only. Army

    Surplus Humvee Auctions to Public a First for DoD

    What in the world is the US military going to do with all of its surplus Humvees? For the first time, it will auction off as many as 4,000 of the workhorse vehicles for sale to the public, instead of scrapping them.

    • Dec. 12, 2014
  7. The British Army has contracted a UK company to help find budding ideas and developments that could evolve into the next big thing for land forces. Here, US Army soldiers demonstrate the Dismounted Soldier Training System, an immersive virtual system that allows them to practice many different missions in a virtual world. US Army

    Research Firm Casting Wide Net To Help UK Army Find Future Innovations

    The British Army is taking a look at what impact future technology developments may have on land forces by 2040 and has recruited a major research company to identify potential ideas from the commercial, academic and other sectors.

    • Dec. 10, 2014
  8. A soldier from the 11th Royal Netherlands Army Maneuver Brigade conducts surveillance from atop a CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle during an April 2 exercise in Hungary. Spc. Joshua Leonard / US Army Europe

    Dutch Sell Combat Vehicles To Estonia for 100M

    Estonia on Tuesday signed a deal to buy 44 infantry combat vehicles from the Netherlands in Tallinn's biggest-ever defense purchase.

    • Dec. 9, 2014
  9. French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, seen here speaking on Nov. 23, has announced contracts for the Army's 5 billion Scorpion vehicle program. Frederick Florin / AFP via Getty Images

    France Awards 5 Billion Scorpion Vehicle Contract

    The French Army has secured a long-awaited launch of the 5 billion (US $6.1 billion) Scorpion modernization program, with partners Nexter, Renault Trucks Defense (RTD) and Thales winning some 752 million of work to develop two key armored vehicles, defense officials said.

    • Dec. 5, 2014
  10. A US soldier removes wire from a wall at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on Nov. 1. Wakil Kohsar / AFP via Getty Images

    US Army Struggles With War-Zone Inventory

    As the Defense Department retrogrades mountains of equipment from Afghanistan, the US Army has failed to effectively report $419.5 million worth of equipment that may have gone missing, according to a recent DoD Inspector General's (DODIG's) audit.

    • Nov. 26, 2014
  11. Interest in the Turkish-produced Toma riot control vehicle has risen in Turkey and abroad after its use against Turkish rioters protesting what they called anti-democratic government moves. Katmerciler Ekipman

    Turkish Vehicle Maker Prospering on Riot Threat

    A Turkish vehicle maker has flourished with booming sales at home and abroad as governments fear social unrest and make use of the company's anti-riot vehicles.

    • Nov. 26, 2014
  12. BMC will speed up production of the Kirpi MRAP. Turkish Government

    BMC Speeds Up Production of MRAPs for Turkish Army

    Turkish armored vehicles maker BMC has increased the pace for production of the Kirpi, the country's first mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle, after it was penalized 8 million (US $9.9 million) for late deliveries.

    • Nov. 24, 2014
  13. 'Our commitments have actually gone up in the last year,' says Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, who wants to redo a decision to cut the service's end strength from 490,000 to 450,000. US Army

    Odierno: With Commitments Up, US Must Rethink Cuts to Army End Strength

    The US Army's top general wants to redo a decision to cut end strength from 490,000 to 450,000, saying it was made before Russian aggression towards the Ukraine and Europe, the fight with the Islamic State group in the Mideast and deployments to Africa to

    • Nov. 19, 2014
  14. The UK Ministry of Defence has selected Babcock as preferred bidder for the Defence Support Group's land business, which includes support for armored vehicles such as the Warrior. Cpl Paul Morrison RLC / Crown Copyright

    MoD Chooses Babcock as Preferred Bidder for DSG Land Business

    Babcock has been selected as the preferred bidder to acquire the British government-owned Defence Support Group's (DSG's) land business, the Ministry of Defence announced Wednesday.

    • Nov. 19, 2014
  15. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey says the US base defense budget needs to increase. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/ / AFP/Getty Images

    Dempsey Lays Groundwork for Larger 2016 Defense Budget

    The top US military official on Wednesday made the case for growing the base defense budget significantly over the $535 billion spending cap imposed by Congress for fiscal 2015.

    • Nov. 18, 2014
  16. Battle Group Training: Latvian forces participate in exercises in 2012 in the UK, which had assumed lead nation responsibility for the European battle group. Jason Ballard/Royal Navy

    EU Plan Offered To Simplify Battle Group Deployment

    A group of European parliamentarians and officials are working on a novel way to cut through red tape and allow European Union forces to be more easily, and more quickly, deployed.

    • Nov. 17, 2014
  17. Prince Miteb bin Abdul Aziz, son of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz. Hassan Ammar / AFP

    Saudi National Guard Chief To Seek More US Backing

    A top Saudi Arabian official who begins a visit to the United States on Tuesday will seek to strengthen support for the kingdom's powerful National Guard forces, official media said.

    • Nov. 17, 2014
  18. Iraqi and U.S. flags fly over Al Asad air base in 2005 in Al Asad, Iraq. Scott Olson / Getty Images

    Pentagon: 50 US Troops Arrive in Western Iraq

    US troops have deployed to Iraq's frontline western province of Anbar for the first time in the fight against Islamic State jihadists, with 50 preparing the way for a larger contingent, the Pentagon said Monday.

    • Nov. 10, 2014
  19. Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, left, and Indian Minister for Home Affairs Rajnath Singh shake hands after the tentative conclusion of an anti-tank missile deal. Israel Defense Ministry

    Israel, India To Conclude Anti-Tank Missile Deal

    India and Israel will soon conclude a contract for an Indian government-approved anti-tank missile procurement and licensed-production deal estimated at US $500 million, sources here say.

    • Nov. 7, 2014
  20. The M109A7 is seen during a US Army ceremony in May 2014. Stephen Gross/US Army

    BAE Lands $142M Follow-On Howitzer Contract

    BAE Systems received a $142 million contract from the US Army to continue low-rate initial production on the M109A7 self-propelled howitzer and M992A3 ammunition carrier, the company announced this week.

    • Nov. 7, 2014
  21.  TenCate Advanced Armor USA

    US Army Evaluating Under-Vehicle Threat Protection System

    Armor may protect vehicles from being breached by roadside bombs, but it does not always protect vehicles and their passengers from being tossed up and slammed down by a blast.

    • Nov. 4, 2014
  22. US Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno talks with a group of executives at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting and exposition on October 15 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

    Sequestration Will Give US Army 'Real Problems' Meeting Increased Demands, Officials Say

    If sequestration budget cuts remain in effect, the US Army will take a $14 billion hit in 2016, jeopardizing modernization and its ability to respond to a major conflict, Army officials told reporters Friday.

    • Oct. 27, 2014
  23. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Punit Paranjpe / AFP

    India Chooses Israel Over US for $525M Missile Deal, Sources Say

    India has chosen to buy anti-tank guided missiles from Israel, rejecting a rival US offer, as the right-wing government clears projects worth $13.1 billion to modernize its aging military, official sources said Sunday.

    • Oct. 26, 2014
  24. New Wheels: Through the Scorpion project, France intends to produce a vehicle that would replace the ERC-90 Sagaie and the AMX 10 RC, left. Francois Nascimbeni/ / AFP

    Firms Sign Contracts To Kick Off French Vehicle Replacements

    Team partners Nexter, Renault Trucks Defense and Thales have signed the industry side of contracts to develop and build a combat vehicle and a troop carrier, a key step that allows an official review before the government can countersign an order that lau

    • Oct. 25, 2014
  25.  Sgt. Cody Quinn / US Army

    Interview: Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza, Commander, US Army's I Corps

    Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza assumed command of the US Army's I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in February. I Corps, the only regionally aligned unit of the Army's three corps, supports the Pacific region.

    • Oct. 22, 2014
  26. Needing Rounds: An Indian Army T-90 tank takes part in a parade in New Delhi on Jan. 15. The Indian Army is low on ammunition for the tank and now must buy new stocks from Russia. PRAKASH SINGH / AFP/Getty Images

    India Gives In to Russia's Terms For High-Priced Tank Ammunition

    The Indian Defence Ministry faced with a shortage of ammunition for its Russian-made T-90 tanks, coupled with an inability to produce ammunition at home has no choice but to give in to Russian terms and purchase marked-up ammo from Moscow, an MoD sour

    • Oct. 21, 2014
  27. New Capability: A British soldier stands on top of an armored vehicle in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. The UK has revived a plan to provide signals intelligence capabilities to troops. LEON NEAL/ / AFP via Getty Images

    UK Revives Push for SIGINT Capability

    Britain is reviving plans to update battlefield signals intelligence capabilities, the first of its kind since a Lockheed Martin contract to re-equip land forces was axed in 2009.

    • Oct. 20, 2014
  28. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi gives an Oct. 20 press conference in Najaf. Haidar Hamdani / AFP

    Iraq PM Rules Out Foreign Intervention by Ground Forces

    Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Monday ruled out any foreign ground intervention to assist government forces in retaking territory lost to jihadists and urged Sunnis to give up such hopes.

    • Oct. 20, 2014
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