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Israel sends army to ultra-Orthodox city over coronavirus

DefenceTalkPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday gave the green light for soldiers to be deployed in a mostly ultra-Orthodox Jewish city considered the centre of Israel’s novel coronavirus outbreak. “In light of the special situation in Bnei Brak following the restrictions due to the coronavirus, the IDF (army) will immediately present the necessary civil assistance […]https://www.defencetalk.com/israel-sends-army-to-ultra-orthodox-city-over-coronavirus-75067/

250-Patient US Army Field Hospital in Seattle Expected to Open Next Week

DefenceTalkThe Army is assembling a 250-bed field hospital at the CenturyLink Event Center in Seattle that’s meant to treat non-COVID-19 patients so area hospitals will be able to free up their own beds to care for those who have contracted the coronavirus disease, the commander of the 627th Hospital Center said. “We have an important […]https://www.defencetalk.com/250-patient-us-army-field-hospital-in-seattle-expected-to-open-next-week-75047/

China Completes First Delivery of New Anti-Tank Missile

DefenceTalkA leading Chinese arms firm has delivered a batch of advanced portable HJ-12E anti-tank missiles to an undisclosed foreign buyer amid the pandemic of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) in the first export case of this type of high-end weaponry, prompting Chinese analysts to note on Sunday that this showcased the company’s reliability and its potential […]https://www.defencetalk.com/china-completes-first-delivery-of-new-anti-tank-missile-75008/

BELL 360 Invictus to Continue In US Army’s New Scout Rotorcraft Competition

DefenceTalkBell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been selected to continue its work on the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program. As part of the selection, Bell is designing, manufacturing, and testing the Bell 360 Invictus, a prototype rotorcraft designed to provide improved lethality, survivability, and extended reach for Army […]https://www.defencetalk.com/bell-360-invictus-to-continue-in-us-armys-new-scout-rotorcraft-competition-74989/