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Israel commandos killed by friendly fire in West Bank

DefenceTalkTwo Israeli commando officers were killed by friendly fire in the occupied West Bank overnight, the army said on Thursday. The two officers were on patrol around their base in the Jordan Valley when they were “misidentified and mistakenly killed” by Israeli army fire, the military said on Twitter. “Immense sorrow this morning with the […]

Enhancing the ADF’s Armoured Combat Capability

DefenceTalkEnhancements to the Australian Defence Force’s credible combat capability will be delivered by the Government through the purchase of evolved Abrams tanks and combat engineering vehicles. Minister for Defence, the Hon Peter Dutton MP today announced a $3.5 billion investment in the Main Battle Tank Upgrade (LAND 907 Phase 2) and Combat Engineering Vehicle (LAND […]

Senop to Develop Night Vision Sensors for CV9030 Infantry Fighting Vehicles

DefenceTalkSenop Oy has received an order for the development of night vision sensors for the Finnish CV9030 Infantry Fighting Vehicles. Earlier this summer the Finnish Ministry of Defence announced that the CV9030 fleet will be upgraded in the coming years and this order is part of the CV9030 mid-life extension. The value of the order […]

The Pentagon mistakes behind the rout of the Afghan army

DefenceTalkThe collapse of the Afghan army that allowed Taliban fighters to take control of Kabul cast a stark light on errors committed over 20 years by the Pentagon as it spent billions of dollars in Afghanistan. The wrong equipment Washington spent $83 billion in its effort to create a modern army mirroring its own. In […]