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German troops get protection from falling skies

Germany is deploying the modified and improved C-RAM version of Skyshield to Afghanistan to provide its bases there protection against rocket, artillery, and mortar bombardments.


KMW supplies Bundeswehr new nuclear/chemical recce vehicle

The German Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) has commissioned Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) to supply a light, air-portable reconnaissance vehicle for nuclear and chemical threats.


Pentagon kills $160 billion FCS programme

Pentagon chief arms buyer Ashton Carter says the entire US Army's $160 billion Future Combat Systems (FCS) modernisation programme is ending – not just the $87 billion manned ground vehicle segment.

Britain cans Vector “protected patrol vehicle”

Britain is withdrawing its entire fleet of Pinzgauer Vector protected patrol vehicles from Afghanistan because the flat-bottomed 6x6 armoured trucks have failed to protect troops from roadside bombs and were plagued by technical snags, Britain’s authoritative Financial Times reports.

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