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The Enhanced F88 (EF88), the Australian Armed Forces new service rifle has just completed its first full operational deployment, winning the confidence and praise of deployed personnel. Taken by Task Group Taji 5 troops to Iraq as part of Operation Okra, the EF88 has proven itself in the extreme heat and the harsh dusty conditions of Iraq without issue.

Indonesian Marine Corps performs sea training exercise using Ukrainian-made BTR-4M 8x8 amphibious armoured vehicle. According the first experience of Indonesian Marines, the BTR-4M is the perfect response to the needs of the Indonesian Marine Corps offering reliability, multi-purpose capability and ease of use.

A demonstration at White Sands Missile Range in United States by the Maneuver Short Range Air Defense program allowed U.S. program officers to look at existing technology to help form the requirements for an interim solution to U.S. Army SHOrt Range Air Defense (SHORAD) while the U.S. Army develops a permanent system.

Colorado-based Stratom’s new eXpeditionary Robotic-Platform, or XR-P, was recently demonstrated by the U.S. Marine Corps, which used it to autonomously load and unload supplies from an MV-22 Osprey vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. Stratom has been working on the XR-P for about three years, in response to a Small Business Innovation Research proposal for resupply systems to work with the MV-22.

The development of the Tornado-U advanced truck has reached its final stage, according to the Red Star (Krasnaya Zvezda) newspaper of the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD). The Tornado-U new military truck of enhanced cross-country capacity and carrying capability was presented at the Army 2015 international military-technical forum.

Russia's Remdiesel company has unveiled the updated variant of the MTLB light armoured tractor designated MLBSh (Multi-Purpose Light Protected Amphibious Chassis). According to the official catalogue of the Remdiesel, the MLBSh features a laden weight of 10,500 kg, a payload of 2,500 kg and a crew of two. The volume of the vehicle's cargo compartment reaches 5.5 cubic m, and it can tow a 7,000 kg trailer.

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