Archive for March 13th, 2017

One of Israel’s special forces unit has shuttered

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Budgetary pressure has forced the Israeli Artillery Corps to deactivate its elite Meitar special forces unit. The outfit was tasked with striking the enemy using the Tammuz anti-tank missile.

Flickr - Israel Defense Forces - IDF Artillery Display
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U.S. personnel inspected Taiwan’s PAC-3 units deployed on east coast

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Taiwan’s United Daily News says the United States has sent personnel, including staff from Raytheon, to the island to inspect on the two PAC-3 air defense missile systems deployed at Hualian and Taitung.

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Screen grab from Ministry of National Defense video
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Pakistan inducts LY-80 into service

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Pakistan has inducted the Chinese LY-80 air defense missile system into service, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced.


Video: ISPR
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Saab opens office in Philippines

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Saab now has an office in Philippines and the Swedish Ambassador to Manila Harald Fries was invited to open the office.

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