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Oshkosh Receives $27.3M Order For Medium Equipment Trailers | India To Export Weapons To Israel | European And Japanese Fighters Hold Exercises

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Americas Australia has sent its first team to Pearl Harbor to train in sustainment for the government’s upcoming AUKUS submarines. The AUKUS program is a trilateral cooperation between Australia, the UK, and the US to protect allies and interests across the Pacific with a dedicated underwater fleet. For the maintenance training, Canberra sourced around 30 skilled workers from Western and South Australia affiliated with local shipbuilder ASC Pty Ltd. This group includes electricians, mechanical fitters, safety engineers, and battery crew specialists, most of which have “decades of combined experience” with the Royal Australian Navy’s existing Collins-class submarines. Oshkosh Defense has received a $27.3-million contract to deliver 57 medium equipment trailers (METs) for the US Army. The MET is a six-axle drop deck trailer measuring 21.3 meters specifically designed to deploy with the company’s M1300 enhanced heavy equipment transporter system tractor. It can transport tactical vehicles up to 60 tons and is certified under European Highway Network Accessibility for 45-ton payloads. The vehicle can navigate under overpasses with a 13-foot (4-meter) clearance and is equipped with hydraulically adjustable suspension to address varying requirements across obstacles and water crossings. Middle East & Africa India has reportedly been exporting weapons and military equipment to Israel […]
Americas

Australia has sent its first team to Pearl Harbor to train in sustainment for the government’s upcoming AUKUS submarines. The AUKUS program is a trilateral cooperation between Australia, the UK, and the US to protect allies and interests across the Pacific with a dedicated underwater fleet. For the maintenance training, Canberra sourced around 30 skilled workers from Western and South Australia affiliated with local shipbuilder ASC Pty Ltd. This group includes electricians, mechanical fitters, safety engineers, and battery crew specialists, most of which have “decades of combined experience” with the Royal Australian Navy’s existing Collins-class submarines.

Oshkosh Defense has received a $27.3-million contract to deliver 57 medium equipment trailers (METs) for the US Army. The MET is a six-axle drop deck trailer measuring 21.3 meters specifically designed to deploy with the company’s M1300 enhanced heavy equipment transporter system tractor. It can transport tactical vehicles up to 60 tons and is certified under European Highway Network Accessibility for 45-ton payloads. The vehicle can navigate under overpasses with a 13-foot (4-meter) clearance and is equipped with hydraulically adjustable suspension to address varying requirements across obstacles and water crossings.

Middle East & Africa

India has reportedly been exporting weapons and military equipment to Israel amid the ongoing war in Gaza. Leaked documents seen by Al Jazeera revealed that a cargo vessel that stopped off the Spanish coast contained more than 30 tons of rockets and explosives for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). The ship allegedly departed southeast India and was en route to the port of Ashdod, some 30 kilometers (18 miles) from the war-torn Gaza Strip.

Europe

Work on fixed-wing and tiltrotor drones is taking up the slack at an Italian facility run by Leonardo, which has been hit by a slowdown caused by sluggish civil contracts from Boeing, the firm has said. Leonardo had told unions in Rome that the plant at Grottaglie would need to shut down for four months to deal with a decrease in the usual amount of work performed for the 787 Dreamliner passenger.

Asia-Pacific

European and Japanese fighter jets will engage in a series of joint training exercises over Japan scheduled for next month, as part of the larger Pacific Skies 24 initiative. These exercises aim to enhance the tactical skills of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) and strengthen defense cooperation between participating nations. Germany, Spain, and France will all deploy military aircraft to Japan. The German Air Force will be the most prominent participant, sending eight Eurofighter jets, alongside with four A330 MRTT tankers, three A400M transports, and one A321 aircraft. Spain will contribute four Eurofighters and two A400M transports, while France dispatches a contingent of four Rafale fighters, three refueling tankers, and three transport planes.

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