Arsenal to produce lighter-weight mortar bipods

Richard TomkinsWATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y., Feb. 25 (UPI) — The U.S. Army’s Watervliet Arsenal is to produce next-generation bipods for the 81mm mortar systems that are about five pounds lighter than current bipods.

Asia-Pacific, Middle East arms imports grow

Richard TomkinsSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 22 (UPI) — In the period from 2011 to 2015, international arms transfers grew 14 percent from the prior five-year period, mainly in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific.