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IRD Closely Monitors Hurricane Irma

Georgia Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD), the agency responsible for weight and safety enforcement in Georgia, contacted IRD in advance of Hurricane Irma’s landfall in order to see what features they could use to...

Congress, Let Defense Innovators ‘Breathe Free’

Covering acquisition reform is one of this magazine’s strengths. It can be painful. The topic is abstruse, dense with details, subject to misunderstanding and incredibly important to taxpayers, Congress, the defense industry, allies and...

Army Helicopters: Piecemeal Modernizing For Future War

ARLINGTON: US Army helicopters can penetrate Russian-style anti-aircraft defenses, service leaders say, but many crew are likely to die trying without new technologies, upgrades that the Army can only afford for part of the...

Thermal Imaging: A Hot Topic

Various thermal imaging sights and imaging devices are available to both commercial and military markets that claim near miraculous capabilities. Manufacturers’ technical explanation of thermal imaging devices usually overwhelms most shooters’ ability to comprehend....

Chinese Type 67 GPMGs in Syria and Yemen

Government forces in Yemen employing a Chinese Type 67-1 GPMG. Photo: Reuters/Stringer ARES recently reported on the presence of the uncommon North Korean Type 73 general-purpose machine gun (GPMG) in Iraq, Syria and Yemen....

DSEI 2017: MILREM eyes fourth- and fifth-gen THeMIS UGVs

Estonia’s MILREM is in the process of developing a fourth-generation version of its THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). Speaking to Jane’s at DSEI 2017 in London, a company representative said the new vehicle will...

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