General Dynamics provides Littoral Combat Ship’s weapon systems upgrade details – Defence Blog

General Dynamics Mission Systems, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, revealing more details about the upgrade of Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) weapon systems. The Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship has achieved another milestone with the latest upgrade to its weapon systems, according to a recent company news release. The USS Gabrielle Giffords crew successfully demonstrated the […]

U.S. Army brings back Avengers in the face of Russian aggression – Defence Blog

The U.S. Army brings back its Avenger surface-to-air missile systems mounted on a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, commonly known as the Humvee. Last year, the Army re-established an active SHORAD battalion in Germany. The 5th Battalion of the 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment was stood up with Avenger systems that mounted on a High Mobility […]

Lockheed Martin to increase production of new Joint Air-to-Ground Missiles – Defence Blog

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp will increase the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile production, according to the recent award of the U.S. Army Contracting Command. The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Friday a $15,5 million modification to the previously awarded contract for the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile, or also know as JAGM, production line for […]

Slower-than-expected economic growth to help Canada’s defence spending numbers

OTTAWA — The federal government is predicting Canadian defence spending will inch closer to its NATO promises in the coming years than originally expected — though not because Ottawa is planning to send new money the military’s way. All NATO members, including Canada, agreed in 2014 to work toward spending the equivalent of two per […]

Leaked photos show new U.S. Army super cannon in stunning detail – Defence Blog

New leaked photos are giving military experts and analysts a first detailed look at the advanced U.S. Army 155mm self-propelled howitzer that equipped with huge XM907 58 caliber cannon. A Twitter user 笑脸男人 has posted some new photos of Army’s next-generation self-propelled howitzer prototype, currently known as XM1299 The new 155mm self-propelled howitzer is developed […]

Pentagon concerns spike in pro-Russian sentiment among U.S. troops – Defence Blog

The U.S. military officials have concerned the spike in pro-Russian sentiment among the households of military members. More than 1,000 U.S. adults responded between Oct. 24 and Oct. 30, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points to the second annual national defense survey conducted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation […]

U.S. Navy christens newest aircraft carrier – Defence Blog

The U.S. Navy has christened its newest Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier, USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), during a ceremony on Saturday, December. 6, at the Newport News Shipbuilding. John F. Kennedy is the second aircraft carrier of the Gerald R. Ford class, slated to replace USS Nimitz (CVN 68), when that ship is […]

U.S. Air Force shows us a day in the life of a Pave Hawk in Dolomites – Defence Blog

The U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ericka Woolever spent 24 hours photographing the daily life of special mission aviators from the 56th Rescue Squadron at Aviano Air Base, Italy. He demonstrated an ordinary day for HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter pilots, from the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 56th Helicopter Maintenance Unit, at Aviano Air Base, […]

‘What are you at?’ Donald Trump presses Trudeau over Canada’s NATO defence spending

LONDON — U.S. President Donald Trump put Justin Trudeau on the spot Tuesday over Canada’s NATO defence spending. “What are you at? What is your number?” Trump pointedly asked, referring to how much Canada spends on NATO defence as a percentage of its GDP. The two men met on the sidelines of a major NATO […]

Pentagon reveals reasons why U.S. forces still remain in Syria – Defence Blog

U.S. military revealed principal reasons for why thousand of U.S. service members still remain in Eastern Syria. Army Lt. Gen. Robert White, the commander of Combined Joint Operation Inherent Resolve, said last week in Baghdad explained that U.S. forces are reset and repostured in Eastern Syria and have restarted operations with the Syrian Democratic Forces […]