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Lithuania to Buy 8 HIMARS Rocket Launchers From US

Lithuania to Buy 8 HIMARS Rocket Launchers From US

Lithuania is set to buy eight HIMARS rocket systems from the United States for $495 million (euros), officials said on Thursday. The Baltic state, which neighbors Russia and Kremlin ally Belarus, has increased defense spending since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Defence Minister Arvydas Anusauskas said the systems to be delivered in 2025 and 2026 will […]

Kenya to Send Over 900 Troops in DR Congo Mission

Kenya to Send Over 900 Troops in DR Congo Mission

Kenya’s parliament has approved the deployment of more than 900 troops to the conflict-wracked east of the Democratic Republic of Congo in a mission that will cost taxpayers $36.5 million for an initial six months. The National Assembly on Wednesday approved the despatch of just over 900 Kenya Defence Force personnel to the DRC as part of a joint regional operation against a resurgent rebel offensive. […]

Russia Unveils Upgraded Drone Jammer

Russia Unveils Upgraded Drone Jammer

Russian firm PPSh Laboratory has unveiled an electronic warfare gun capable of jamming “American unmanned aerial vehicles,” state-owned TASS revealed. The Saint Petersburg-based company is testing the LPD-802 gun, an upgrade on the LPD-801 being used in the Ukraine conflict. The company unveiled the LPD-801 in 2021. The counter-drone device jams “drone control channels and […]

US Army Seeking Russian AK-74 Kalashnikov Assault Rifles

US Army Seeking Russian AK-74 Kalashnikov Assault Rifles

The US Army has issued a sources-sought notice for Russian-made AK-74 Kalashnikov assault rifles or any copies made in other countries. According to the service, the rifles must have a fixed stock and approximately 16-inch barrels. Proposals may also include four 30-round steel or polymer box magazines, one cleaning kit, one oil bottle, one shoulder […]

US Army Taps General Dynamics to Build 250 Abrams Tanks for Poland

US Army Taps General Dynamics to Build 250 Abrams Tanks for Poland

The US Army has selected General Dynamics Land Systems to build 250 Abrams tanks in their latest configuration for Poland. The deal, valued at $1.148 billion, was awarded in late July. Poland’s future tank fleet will include the latest updates in weaponry, communication systems, fuel efficiency, and armor. In addition, the vehicles will be able […]

Ethiopian Air Raid Hit Tigray as Govt Vows to Strike Military Targets

Ethiopian Air Raid Hit Tigray as Govt Vows to Strike Military Targets

An Ethiopian air strike hit the capital of Tigray on Friday, rebel spokespeople and humanitarian sources said, as the government vowed to “take action” against military targets in the war-torn region. Reports of an air strike on Mekele came just days after ground fighting resumed between government forces and rebels after a five-month lull, ending […]

Israeli strikes on Syria kills three soldiers

Israeli strikes on Syria kills three soldiers

Israeli air strikes on Syria killed three soldiers and wounded three others on Friday, state media said, after the latest such incident in the war-torn country. “The aggression led to the death of three soldiers, the wounding of three others,” Syria’s official news agency SANA said, quoting a military source. Since civil war broke out in Syria in 2011, […]