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A Land 17 SP solution?

An arrangement similar to the Largs Bay sale may mean that upgraded AS90 Bravehearts may be available to meet interim Land 17 SP Howitzer requirements.
Details of how the British Army is to downsize its artillery branch's force structure to meet the cost-saving targets, have been seen by Jane' s and reported in JDW. Premium

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British deep-strike initiative hit by cuts

A deep-strike initiative that would have given British Army commanders the ability to precisely target 150 km across the battlefield has effectively been terminated. Premium

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Austal's ex-Hawaian superferries to move Marines from Okinawa

The MV Alakai will be used to transport US Marines from Okinawa.
The US Navy will spend US$70 million to transfer and modify two high-speed ferries to support moving 880 Marines from Okinawa, Japan. Premium

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Australian Aerospace Delivers 15th MRH90 Helicopter

Australian Aerospace is assembling and delivering 46 MRH90s to replace Army and Navy Black Hawk and Sea King helicopters.
Australian Aerospace delivered the 15th MRH90 (Multi-Role Helicopter) to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) – the second such handover in two weeks. Premium

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News: Minehunters on path to 2030s with new deployable MCM

The multinational task force in the Solomon Islands for Operation Render Safe pause for a team photo at the Port of Honiara next to HMAS Huon on 30 September, 2016. Credit: Defence

The Commonwealth has granted First Pass approval to extend the service life for Navy’s minehunters and Thales Australia is to deliver and support new deployable mine countermeasures (MCM) over the next 15 years.