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August 18, 2016
Prison-made US combat helmets endangered soldiers: report
Washington (AFP) Aug 17, 2016
Defective combat helmets produced for the US military using prison labor in Texas put soldiers' lives at risk, according to a report released Wednesday by a Justice Department watchdog agency. Poorly supervised inmates also used dangerous, improvised tools, including makeshift hatchets, which could easily have become prison weapons, according to the Justice Department's Inspector General. Nearly 150,000 of the helmets were manufactured between 2006 and 2009, a period during which the White House ... read more

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Russian Aerospace Forces to receive new aerial bombs: Report
Russia's Aerospace Force will soon receive next-generation air bombs equipped with proximity fuzes, Russian news agency Tass reported Tuesday. ... more
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Cubic continues JTRC support
Cubic Global Defense will continue providing rotational and pre-deployment training exercises at the U.S. Army Joint Readiness Training Center in Louisiana. ... more
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Phoenix Nuclear Lab gets U.S. Army bomb detection contract
Phoenix Nuclear Labs has been awarded $3.6 million in U.S. Army contracts to build systems to detect defective munitions and concealed bombs. ... more
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Israel unveils Eitan armored personnel carrier
Israel's Ministry of Defense unveiled the Eitan, a new 8-wheeled, indigenously made armored personnel carrier, which is set to gradually replace the M1113 fleet. ... more
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AM General gets $356 million to provide Humvees for Afghanistan
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BAE receives $245 million contract for Type 26 gun system
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Indian army receives three Dhanush howitzers
The Indian army has taken possession of three new, indigenously developed 155 mm Dhanush howitzers, the Press Trust of India reported Monday. ... more
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India conducts firing of Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System
India has successfully conducted a proof firing of the armament system for its 155mm, .52 caliber Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System, or ATAGS, the country's Defense Research and Development Organization announced Thursday. ... more
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Lockheed Martin to provide counter-IED system for U.S. partner nations
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DFNDR chooses Honeywell's Spectra fiber for new body armor
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Battelle to up-armor Special Forces trucks
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The U.S. State Department has approved a $785 million arms sale to the United Arab Emirates for munitions, sustainment and support. ... more
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UK military to lift ban on women in combat roles
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Finland in talks to buy used S. Korea howitzers
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