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New Iranian missile reported to be loitering SAM

The previously undocumented type of missile found on two dhows carrying Iranian weapons to the Houthi rebels in Yemen are surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) that loiter in an area searching for a target, according to...

How To Build JADC2 To Make It Truly Joint

A rara avis. That is what you are reading. This opinion piece by three active duty Air Force officers deals with perhaps the service’s most important program start since the Cold War, the Advanced...

German Army to open land forces digitisation systems centre

The German Army will open a land forces digitisation systems centre by 2023 to support its Digitisation of Land Based Operations (D-LBO) tactical communications programme. The centre will comprise a new building in Munster,...

USAF issues pilots with new carbine rifle

The US Air Force (USAF) has completed the rollout of a new 5.56 mm rifle to most of its pilots flying in ejection-seat aircraft, the service announced in mid-February. Based on the Colt M4...

Robot groups: DCIST takes on the challenge

Key Points An ARL-led project hopes to address technological challenges associated with groups of autonomous systems working together and with human operators DCIST will consider distributed intelligence, adaptive and resilient behaviours, and other areas...

PLA Unveils Latest Z-10 Attack Helicopter Upgrade

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has unveiled its latest edition of the Z-10 attack helicopter, featuring exhaust openings that face upward instead of outward, with experts claiming the chopper’s infrared signal will make...

1-9 CAV Soldiers and European Allies Join Forces at CALFEX

PABRADE, Lithuania: Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 9th U.S. Cavalry Regiment from Fort Hood, Texas, working side by side with multinational and allied forces, concluded their Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise training Feb 13, 2020....

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