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  • 23 November 2008

    US Army Orders QinetiQ Wearable Sniper Detectors

    QinetiQ has announced a $9.95m order from the US Army's Rapid Equipping Force (REF) for SWATS soldier-wearable acoustic targeting systems. This is the US army's first large-scale deployment of soldier-wearable...

  • 20 November 2008

    Balanced Approach Vital Warns MoD Air Chief

    The UK Air Force must keep a balanced approach to rapidly changing modern conflicts if it is to remain a leading power, a defence head has warned. The UK's Commander...

  • 17 November 2008

    Boeing Improves US Air Force Satellite Control System

    Boeing announced yesterday that it will add improved operational capabilities to its technology for the US Air Force's operational control segment (OCS) satellite ground-control system. The new technology upgrades will...

  • 5 November 2008

    New Sensor Allows Apache Helicopters to See in the Dark

    Defence contractor Lockheed Martin has conducted a series of test flights to demonstrate a new low-light-level sensor system for the US Army Arrowhead-equipped AH-64D Apache helicopters. Integrated into the modernised-pilot...

  • 28 October 2008

    Tech Troops Are Undermanned and Under Pressure

    Young, inexperienced soldiers with little training are performing technical operations in war zones due to staff shortages in the UK's 42 Engineer Regiment. The unit is responsible for providing the...

  • 28 October 2008

    British Troops to Benefit from 700 New Vehicles

    The British Defence Secretary, John Hutton announced today over £700m for an extra 700 vehicles to protect the safety of troops on duty in Afghanistan. The defence minister described the...

  • 26 October 2008

    UK MoD Goes Green with Sustainable Procurement Charter

    Officials from the UK Ministry of Defence along with significant industry partners have taken a significant step towards creating a more sustainable department by signing a sustainable procurement charter. The...

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