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Poland signs deal for purchase of 250 Abrams tanks

WARSAW, April 5 (Reuters) – Poland on Tuesday signed a deal with Washington to purchase 250 Abrams (GD.N) tanks as it seeks to bolster its military in an effort to deter potential Russian aggression on its eastern border. The sale of Abrams tanks to Poland, which is also home to a future U.S. missile defence site, is another sign of…

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Germany to buy up to 35 Lockheed F-35 fighter jets

BERLIN, March 14 (Reuters) – Germany will purchase F-35 fighter jets built by U.S. firm Lockheed Martin (LMT.N) to replace its ageing Tornado aircraft, according to two government sources, with one of the sources saying Berlin aims to buy up to 35 of the stealth jets. A German defence source told Reuters in early February that Germany was leaning toward…

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​​Why the World’s Militaries Are Embracing 5G

  In August 2021, engineers from Lockheed and the U.S. Army demonstrated a flying 5G network, with base stations installed on multicopters, at the U.S. Army’s Ground Vehicle Systems Center, in Michigan. Driverless military vehicles followed a human-driven truck at up to 50 kilometers per hour. Powerful processors on the multicopters shared the processing and communications chores needed to keep…

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Does Russia or Ukraine have better tanks?

T-64BV variant. Credit Wikimedia Comparing one tank to another is futile if the two may never meet in battle. If President Putin, however, decides to invade Ukraine, there’s little doubt both sides will deploy tanks. Ukraine has been receiving military aid from the US and other NATO allies since the end of last year, including weapons that NATO hopes will…

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US Army moves THAAD missile defense system from Guam to Spain

Illustration: US Army file photo of a THAAD system being offloaded in Israel for Dynamic Force Employment exercise The US Army is moving a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) remote launch package from Guam to Rota, Spain, a service announcement said. The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC) and Joint Region Marianas will deploy a THAAD launcher and…

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Finland Buys One Hundred Tanks from the Netherlands

  Finland and the Netherlands have agreed to transfer most of the remaining stock of Dutch Leopard 2A6 Main Battle Tanks (MBT) to Finland over a period of four years, for amount around €200 million. Defence Minister Carl Haglund has approved the acquisition of last thursday. Under the agreement Finland will procure 100 Leopard 2A6 tanks from the with the…

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NATO can’t send troops to Ukraine. Here is what it will probably do instead. The security and defense of alliance members that border Russia and Ukraine will be a top priority.

In this photo provided by Lithuanian Ministry of National Defense, Norwegian military vehicles move off trailers as they arrive at an airport in Kaunas, Lithuania, on Feb. 27. (AP) By Sara Bjerg Moller Today at 12:21 p.m. EST Following last week’s announcement by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that NATO has activated its Response Force, many are wondering what this means…

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Biden administration approves $4.2B F-16 sale to Jordan

 Friday, Feb 4 The Biden administration has approved the sale of 16 F-16 Fighting Falcon fighters to Jordan. Here, Jordanian and U.S. F-16s wait on the flightline at Misawa Air Base, Japan, during a 2014 exercise. (Staff Sgt. Tyler McLain/Air Force) The Biden administration said Thursday it has cleared a possible sale of as many as 16 F-16 fighters and related…

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DARPA flies a Black Hawk helicopter without a pilot for 30 minutes

DARPA flies a Black Hawk helicopter without a pilot for 30 minutes The Black Hawk is kitted out with Sikorsky Matrix autonomous flying technology. DARPA’s ALIAS program was used to fly the helicopter autonomously. DARPA The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has flown a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter without a pilot for the first time ever. DARPA’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit…

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