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Jun 19, 2012

Growing Saudi Leopard 2 Order?

Saudi Arabia is interested in buying 600-800 Leopard 2 tanks from Germany, compared to the 300 previously reported, according to Bild am Sonntag. The....More
Jun 19, 2012

PzH 2000 Supports Afghan Police

Panzerhaubitze 2000 (PzH 2000) 155 mm armored artillery supported Afghan security forces over the weekend, the Bundeswehr reported today. Bundeswehr....More
Jun 15, 2012

Dutch Get FRISC

The Dutch Defense Materiel Organisation handed over the first eight fast raiding interception and special forces craft (FRISC) to the Royal....More
Jun 15, 2012

Netherlands Down Under

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen is not the only senior foreign dignitary visiting Australia to discuss military cooperation. The Dutch....More
Jun 14, 2012

Dutch Reinforce Ocean Shield

The Dutch parliament yesterday approved reinforcements of NATO's Operation Ocean Shield counterpiracy mission while delaying a decision to expand the....More
Jun 14, 2012

NATO Down Under

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard signed the NATO-Australia Joint Political Declaration in....More
Jun 14, 2012

Close Air Support with a French Flair

LH Aviation, the small French company looking to push its LH10 Ellipse into the hands of military operators, is working on a close air support....More
Jun 12, 2012

Diehl’s Hope for Pilum Glide Bomb

Germany’s Diehl BGT Defense is throwing itself into a new guided glide-bomb program, called Pilum. Pilum’s rise comes as the Hope and Hosbo....More
Jun 12, 2012

China's Blue Arrow 7

China North Industries Corp. is using this year’s Eurosatory defense show in Paris to promote its Blue Arrow 7 helicopter-launched air-to-ground....More
Jun 11, 2012

F-35A Price Evolution

With the Pentagon having reset the cost base-year for the F-35 from 2002 to 2012, prices will now become somewhat harder to compare to the original....More
Jun 08, 2012

Cat Copter

I can't remember the first time I saw a micro UAV, but they still look like toys to me. Now the LA Times newspaper reports that a Dutch artist has....More
Jun 05, 2012

Yo Ho Dolfijn!

The Royal Netherlands Navy submarine Hr. Ms. Dolfijn returned to the port of Den Helder on 1 June after a three-month deployment as part of NATO's....More
Jun 01, 2012

Saab Unveils New Surveillance Offering

With an eye to what it sees as a growing market for maritime surveillance aircraft, Saab has rolled out the Saab 340 MSA (maritime security aircraft....More
Jun 01, 2012

Multinational Aircraft Recovery Training

The European Air Transport Command organized the first Multinational Aircraft Recovery Training (MART) event at France's Bricy air base in Orleans on....More
May 31, 2012

Dutch Save On Spare Parts

Some of the equipment being taken out of Dutch military service will be used for spare parts, Dutch Defense Minister Hans Hillen informed parliament....More
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