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Russian army will use Vikhr UGV unmanned ground vehicle BMP-3 IFV robotic military system
 
Vikhr UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle robotic military system on BMP 3 chassis Russia Russian defense industry 640 001 Russian army is on the way to implement the concept and combat use of UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle or Robotic Military Systems in its armed forces. Based to the concept, the share of robots in the overall structure of Russian military equipment should reach 30 percent in the next eight years including the Vikhr robot based on Russian-made BMP-3 IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle).
 

Russian company Sozvezdiye is developing new software-defined radios
 
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Russian defense contractor Sozvezdiye (a subsidiary of the United Instrument Corporation, UIC) will have developed and launched full-rate production of super-secure software-defined radios (SDR) before October 1, 2021. The radios will become the mainstay of new-generation military communications networks.
 

Russian Southern Military District used Strelets control and communications system during drills
 
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Russian Southern Military District Commander Colonel-General Alexander Dvornikov has arrived at the Molkino training range in the Krasnodar Territory in south Russia to observe the tactical exercise involving infantry brigades based in the Stavropol Territory and Karachay-Cherkessia, the district’s press office said.
 

Engineer units of Russian army will receive R-300 robot UGV Unmmaned Ground Vehicles
 
Engineer units of Russian army will receive R 300 robot UGV Unmmaned Ground Vehicles 640 001
Engineer units of the Russian Army Railroad Corps will be fielded with the unique R-300 robotic system. The R-300 developed by machinebuilding corporation Intekhros conducts rescue, repairs pipelines and communication lines and defuses ammunition even at an ambient temperature of -50°C, according to the Izvestia daily.
 

Russian company Kalashnikov is developing the Soratnik reconnaissance/combat robot
 
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The Kalashnikov Corporation, the producer of the famous Kalashnikov assault rifle and a subsidiary of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, is developing an advanced reconnaissance and attack system with a weight of about 20 tons, the BAS-01G BM Soratnik unmanned combat ground vehicle, Corporation CEO Alexei Krivoruchko told TASS.
 

Saab found a customer for its new AT4 CS ER rocket launcher
 
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Defence and security company Saab has received an order for deliveries of the new AT4 CS ER (Confined Space Extended Range) and the AT4 CS HP (Confined Space High Penetration). Deliveries will take place during 2018.The new AT4 CS ER takes the well-proven anti-armour capability of the AT4 family and extends the effective range to 600 m. With this order Saab has secured its second contract for the new AT4 CS ER version.
 

Russian company Kalashnikov wants to finish PL-14 pistol tests before 2018
 
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The Kalashnikov Corporation, the producer of the famous Kalashnikov assault rifle and a subsidiary of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, is planning to complete the trials of the advanced Lebedev PL-14 pistol before the yearend, Corporation CEO Alexei Krivoruchko told TASS.
 

Russian Army Chemical combat units will receive new CBRN protective kits
 
Russian Army Chemical combat units will receive new CBRN protective kits 640 001 The Russian Army Chemical Corps and the regiments being activated to conduct man-made and natural disaster relief operations at the Defense Ministry’s installations will be issued protective kits that will afford the wearers virtually total invulnerability to chemical agents, radioactive dust and biological weapons, according to the Izvestia daily.
 

New U.S. SPS Soldier Protection System offers greater scalability and more options
 
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U.S. Army develops new torso and extremity protection system (TEP) which is a part of the of the new Soldier Protection System (SPS) under development now at PEO Program Executive Office Soldier. The SPS includes both the TEP and the integrated head protection system.
 

Newcon Optik presents the SPOTTER LRF combined spotting scope & laser rangefinder
 
Newcon Optik presents the SPOTTER LRF combined spotting scope laser rangefinder 640 002
Newcon Optik has introduced the SPOTTER LRF Series, the first of its kind, combined spotting scope and long-distance laser rangefinder. Both models in the series – the SPOTTER LRF PRO and SPOTTER LRF –allow rapid and accurate target acquisition with 15-45x variable magnification and have etched mil-dot reticles and OLED displays.
 

US Marines and US Army join forces to develop automatic fuel tracking system
 
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The Marine Corps and Army are jointly developing a fuel tracking system that will automatically record fuel usage to better assess energy efficiency in theater. The Joint Operational Energy Command and Control program, initiated in 2014, is focused on customizing commercial fuel monitoring systems to automate fuel tracking for fuel storage assets, fleet vehicles and generators.
 

Israel made Heron reconnaissance drone deployed in Mali by the German Bundeswehr
 
Israel made Heron reconnaissance drone deployed in Mali by the German Bundeswehr 640 001
In just 6 months’ time, the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) deployed the Heron reconnaissance drone aircraft to Mali in support of the MINUSMA United Nations mission. The aircraft system is now fully operational.
 

Russian company Rosoboronexport promotes grenade launchers
 
Russian company Rosoboronexport promotes grenade launchers 640 001
The global market of special firearms is developing at a quickened pace. The pieces of equipment required to conduct various special operations are highly demanded by almost all countries of the world. Modern, reliable, and effective firearms facilitate the accomplishing of combat tasks in a drastic manner. Russia`s Rosoboronexport company (a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation) offers special grenade launchers that meet all requirements to this type of hardware.
 

At AUSA BAE Systems come back with its project of ARCV Armed Robotic Combat Vehicle
 
At AUSA BAE Systems come back with its project of Armed Robotic Combat Vehicle 640 001 At AUSA (Association of the US Army) Global Forces Symposium and Exposition which takes place in Huntsvile from 13 to 15 March 2017, BAE Systems come back with its project of unmmaned combat vehicle under the project name of ARCV (Armed Robotic Combat Vehicle) called Black Knight in the past.
 

US Army test-fired RAMBO 3D printed Grenade launcher and M781 practice grenade
 
US Army test fired RAMBO 3D printed Grenade launcher and M781 practice grenade 640 001 Researchers at the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) successfully fired the first grenade created with a 3-D printer from a grenade launcher that was produced the same way. This demonstration shows that additive manufacturing (commonly known as 3-D printing) has a potential future in weapon prototype development, which could allow engineers to provide munitions to Soldiers more quickly.
 
 

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