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Ukraine: A Challenging Partner

Russia's bold takeover of Crimea has set off alarm bells throughout the world and has upset global institutions that seemed stable just a few months ago. This is one crisis that is seriously lacking in good options and that may have only just begun.

Scotland's defence and security plan for independence fraught with "glaring weaknesses"

When people in Scotland choose whether or not the country should become an independent state in September, what impact will a Yes vote have on Scotland’s security and defence resilience?

Is Scandinavia's armoured vehicle market being snubbed? Maybe, and it's a mistake

In a survey of global armoured vehicle experts in November last year, Europe was seen as the region in which practitioners and manufacturers were least confident in as a market for growth over the next decade. But is that fair?

7 of the most remarkable tanks in history

There are dozens of remarkable tanks – quite how remarkable they are depends on your point of view, and whether you’ve ever stared down the barrel of it or not. This isn’t supposed to be a definitive list, it’s just our pick of 7 of the best. Feel free to

What if Game of Thrones characters were real life world leaders?

For a little escapism, take a look at our chart drawing parallels between George R. R. Martin’s characters and real world influencers...

Brazil's Guarani armoured vehicle picks up speed

The 33rd Motorized Infantry Battalion will be receiving the first 13 VBTP-MR Guarani armoured personnel carriers.

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Contributor: Alexander Stephenson
Posted: 4/8/2014

Why Brazil is Africa's most important maritime security ally - Alexander Stephenson

Brazil has a strong relationship with the West Coast of Africa, primarily based on the joint stewardship of the South Atlantic Ocean. Brazil has also given military equipment to a number of West African nations, including maritime patrol aircraft to Cape Verde and OPVs to the Namibian Navy in order to enhance the security of this important maritime domain.... Full Article »

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Japan buys Bushmaster APC from Thales Australia

Contributor: Defence IQ Press
Posted: 4/15/2014

Japan buys Bushmaster APC from Thales Australia - Defence IQ Press

Japan’s Ministry of Defence has ordered Thales Australia’s Bushmaster armoured personnel carrier for its Ground Self-Defence Force. Four vehicle will be delivered to Japan before the end of the year. Full Article »

Exclusive interview with Commander of the French Army

Posted: 6/20/2013

Exclusive interview with Commander of the French Army

In this exclusive interview, Lt Gen Bertrand Clément-Bollée, commander of the French Army, outlines the future direction of his armoured vehicle fleet. He also emphasises the importance of ensuring that any technical advancements be delivered only if there is tactical advantage while also underscoring the fact that any force structure must remain adaptable to meet all possible demands. Full Video »

ICS Cyber Security Live Hacking Exercise: Meet The Host

Posted: 4/2/2014

ICS Cyber Security Live Hacking Exercise: Meet The Host

ICS Cyber Security will be hosting a two-day live hacking exercise specifically to enhance participants' knowledge of protecting industrial control systems within a real-time, realistic environment. This not-to-be-missed experience will be hosted by Matt Luallen, president and co-founder of CYBATI. In this 20 minute podcast interview, Matt introduces himself, along with the benefits of attending the exercise. He also explores his own hands-on perspective on the ICS domain as a whole and what the industry needs to know today for better protection tomorrow. Full Podcast »

NSA leaks forces defence sector to confront big data future

Posted: 4/2/2014

NSA leaks forces defence sector to confront big data future

It is perhaps no revelation to say that, when compared to the private sector, governments have been largely slow to engage with the big data movement. There is of course an undeniable need for them to come down from the wings and play catch up, and while some public bodies have indeed moved forward with the times, others are still languishing on the sidelines. Full Sector Report »

When is your next personnel recovery event?

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I am a serial inventor based in Scotland. Last year I was made aware of the need for lightweight, easily added/removed,...

I am a serial inventor based in Scotland.

Posted by:  wmg | Answer this question
The armoured vehicle 4x4 need 2 ton payload capacity and gross weight capacity 8 ton approx.

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