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Soldiers of the future will generate their own power

Wearable technologies may provide U.S. Soldiers with on-the-move, portable energy and reduce the weight of gear they carry into combat. Researchers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, here, are...

Brazilian Army set to choose its 4×4 armoured vehicle

Four industry teams have until mid-December to deliver offers to the Brazilian Army (Exército Brasileiro) for an initial tranche of 32 4×4 tactical armoured vehicles, following a request for proposals issued in October. Italy’s...

UWSA fielding Chinese FN-6 MANPADS

Myanmar’s largest and best-armed insurgent force, the United Wa State Army (UWSA), has carried out a broad upgrade of its anti-aircraft defences with the induction of Chinese third-generation FN-6 manportable air defence systems (MANPADS)....

Poland orders 120 mm tank ammunition

The Polish Armament Inspectorate signed a contract with MESKO on 12 November for 120 mm anti-tank rounds for its Leopard 2 main battle tanks (MBTs). In total, Poland ordered 13,000 cartridges 120 mm armour-piercing,...

Brazil on track to procure 105 mm mobile gun system

A Brazilian Army programme to buy one prototype 105 mm turreted gun system, with the option for a pilot batch of about 13 systems, is expected to attract bids from several international companies. Interested...

Malaysian Army requests funds for UN mission AFVs

The Malaysian Armed Forces has requested funding to procure 6×6 armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) for use by Malaysia’s United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) contingent, said Chief of Defence Force General Zulkifeli Mohammed...

Sensonor Gyro Hodule has been Selected for the SIMBAD RC System

The STIM210 will support systems stabilisation to mitigate effects of wave motion for a ‘remote controlled’ variant of the SIMBAD twin launcher system, equipped with two ready-to-fire mistral missiles. The system has been developed...

Women to be given go-ahead for British Army combat roles

The British Army could soon relax its rules preventing women joining elite frontline units like the Parachute Regiment or the legendary Special Air Service (SAS). That’s according to a recent report by the Sunday...

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