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Russian scientists succeeded to manage technologies that would arm the troops with electromagnetic rail guns. The United Institute of High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences found a way to increase the power of the electromagnetic gun six times. The electromagnetic field accelerates the projectiles to close to space speed. Even a small object carries high destructive power. Experts believe the research of the institute can be used to create weapons in future, the Izvestia daily reported.

According a press release of January 8, 2018, Israeli Company UVision Air Ltd, a global pioneer of lethal aerial loitering systems of all sizes, has successfully demonstrated the Hero-400EC extended-range loitering system for a strategic customer. The demonstration, which took place in southern Israel in December 2017, proved the tracking and lock-on capabilities of the system using a moving vehicle and a human target in various operational scenarios as well as its mission-abort capabilities. The ability to strike a target with exceptional precision was also demonstrated.

The Russian Khrizantema-S is a self-propelled anti-tank launcher unit especially designed to destroy current and future generations of main battle tanks and can also be used to engage slow and low flying aerial targets like helicopters. The missile system is mounted on the BMP-3 IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) without the standard turret.

According to the Australian Defence Business Review website, Australian Army and Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group CASG, in charge of military acquisition have deployed a number of new Hawkei 4x4 Light Protected Vehicles to Iraq for operational trials with Task Force Taji, a combined Australian-New Zealand military training force located at the Taji Military Complex northwest of Baghdad.

The State Enterprise "Kyiv Armored Plant", which is part of the Ukrainian State Defense Industry association UkrOboronProm, has delivered 50 new BTR-3DA 8x8 wheeled armoured vehicle personnel carrier to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard and other Ukrainian law enforcement agencies.

US army is on the process to improve protection of combat vehicles and main battle tanks with the use of active protection systems for vehicle armor. The U.S. Army is pursing three variants of MAPS, he said: Trophy APS (Active Protection System), for use on the M1A2 Abrams SEP V3, Iron Curtain APS on the Stryker wheeled armoured and Iron Fist APS on the Bradley tracked IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle).

U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) conducts rapid and thorough testing of Standoff Robotic Explosive Hazard Detection System (SREHD), an explosive detecting semi-autonomous system that not only detects things like land mines and improvised explosive devices, but also neutralizes them.

The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is the first unit of U.S. army to receive the Army's new Modular Handgun System that began fielding the M17 and M18 pistols, November 28, 2017. The M17 is a variant of SIG Sauer's P320 handgun, while the M18 is a compact version of the M17.

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