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US Army Experimental Test Pilots Fly Valor V-280

DefenceTalkDefenceTalkIn support of the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) selection program, U.S. Army Redstone Test Center (RTC) Experimental Test Pilots (XPs) conducted flights of the Bell V-280 Valor in August 2020, as part of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) preparations for the FLRAA test effort, a key element […]

Swedish Special Forces Prepare to Deploy to Mali

DefenceTalkDefenceTalkThe Special Forces are getting ready to participate in the multinational task force Takuba, part of the French-led Operation Barkhane, at the turn of the year 2020/2021. The expansion of armed terrorist groups in the region is detrimental to peace, security and development. The task force is charged with counselling, supporting and escorting parts of […]

Australian Army’s Hawkei on its Way to Full-Scale Production

DefenceTalkDefenceTalkArmy’s Hawkei vehicle was put on show at Russell Offices, Canberra, on September 2, for the announcement that it was ready to commence full-rate production at the Thales facility in Bendigo. Chief of Army Lieutenant General Rick Burr said the event recognized completion of the rigorous acceptance-testing program. The Australian-designed Hawkei will complement government investment […]

US, South Korea begin joint military drills after virus delay

DefenceTalkDefenceTalkSouth Korea and the United States began annual military exercises on Tuesday following a coronavirus delay, with the drills likely to infuriate the North which has long considered them rehearsals for invasion. The drills come as tensions remain high between Seoul and Pyongyang after the North blew up an inter-Korean liaison office on its side […]