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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.

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.

U.S. Soldiers from the Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment are now equipped with newly developed laser weapon MEHEL mounted on 8x8 Stryker armoured vehicle. The Stryker with MEHEL 2.0 was presented for the first time on General Dynamics Land Systems booth during the AUSA exhibition in Washington D.C. in October 2016 equipped with a 5kW beam director.

Uralvagonzavod Corporation (UVZ) announced the production of upgraded T-80BVM main battle tanks with gas turbine engines in 2018, the Zvezda broadcaster said. Russia ceased serial production of T-80 tanks in the second half of the 1990s. However, several thousand tanks of the T-80 family are still operational or kept at armor dumps. They are mostly T-80B and T-80BV tanks. They have enough resource but combat characteristics are outdated.

The U.S. army has selected the new G28 as marksman rifle for infantry units. The U.S. Army has chosen the German G28 rifle, named in the U.S. Army as M110A1, to allow infantry squads to hit targets at greater ranges. The Heckler and Koch G28 designated marksman rifle will give infantrymen a weapon guaranteed to penetrate enemy body armor at longer ranges than existing M4 carbines.

Leonardo announced February 27, 2018, that the SW-4 Solo optionally piloted helicopter successfully completed its maiden flight with no safety pilot onboard at TarantoGrottaglie Airport (Southern Italy). The aircraft flew for 45 minutes and all systems performed as expected with excellent controllability and handling qualities.

The Belgian Company FN Herstal proposes a new short telescopic buttstock for its FN SCAR®-SC Subcompact Carbine. The new FN SCAR®-SC subcompact carbine 5.56x45mm caliber was unveiled in November 2017 at Milipol, the International Homeland Security Exhibition which was held in Paris, France.

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