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The Kalashnikov 5.45mm RPK-16 light machine gun is currently undergoing operational evaluation trials in the Russian Armed Forces, the Kalashnikov Media platform reported. The RPK-16 is a 5.45mm caliber light machine gun (LMG) designed and manufactured by the Russian small arms manufacturer Kalashnikov Group, a subsidiary of the Russian ROSTEC state corporation.

The Russian Central Design and Research Bureau of Sporting and Hunting Firearms (TsKIB SOO), a subsidiary of the Tula-based Instrument Design Bureau (KBP) named after Academician A.G. Shipunov of Rostec's High-Precision Weapons holding, has unveiled the MTs-116M bolt-action sniper rifle based on a sporting firearm.

The latest generation of Israeli-made Merkava IV with Rafael Trophy APS (Active Protection System) nicknamed Merkava Mark IVM Windbreaker, is one of the most protected Main Battle Tank (MBT) in the world. Following the series of tests of the Trophy system, the IDF Ground Forces Command declared the Trophy operational in August 2009 and first MBT Merkava 4 equipped with the Trophy APS enters in service with the Israeli Army in 2010.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has recently developed and demonstrated a breakthrough operational and technological capability for the Heron Family equipped with new technology offering automatically land in remote runways located thousands of kilometers away, where it is serviced by a small crew and basic fueling infrastructure before it takes off for an additional mission. New capability enables the Heron RPAS(Remotely Piloted Aerial System) to perform long distance missions (thousands of kilometers away) and to use remote sites with minimal infrastructure for landing and takeoff for another mission, all with satellite communication.

According to a video released on Twitter, Chinese army has developed their first unmanned main battle tank, using the Type 59 Main Battle Tank (MBT) platform. The video published on Twitter shown a Chinese soldier driving the Type 59 from an independent computer terminal with a steering wheel to control and drive remotely the main battle tank.

Setting off smoke bombs is more than good fun on the Fourth of July. The military uses smoke grenades in dangerous situations to provide cover for people and tanks on the move. But the smoke arms race is on. Increasingly, sensors can now go beyond the visible range into the infrared (IR) region of the spectrum. Today, U.

The Russian laser weapons are one of the most classified issues even after President Vladimir Putin publicly demonstrated a film about the engagement of a combat laser. The head of state limited his announcement to a general statement, expert Pavel Ivanov writes in the Military-Industrial Courier.

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