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Armies in the world Analysis - Focus
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Canadian army has started NUNALIVUT 2015 military exercise in the High Arctic
 
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Army of Canada on Wednesday April 1, 2015, started the military exercise NUNALIVUT 2015 in the High Arctic, according to a communique issued by the Canadian Ministry of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces. Operation NUNALIVUT 2015 (Op NU 15) will take place in and around the Cambridge Bay, Nunavut area from 1 April until 22 April.
 

U.S. Marines international amphibious landing scenarios during Exercise Eagle Resolve in Kuwait
 
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U.S. Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and other U.S. forces joined Gulf Cooperation Council nations and other international partners in an amphibious landing scenario during Exercise Eagle Resolve 2015 at Failaka Island, Kuwait, March 23-25, 2015.
 

Anti-Terrorism Brigade BAT unit Tunisian police in action during the attack of Tunis Bardo museum
 
Anti-Terrorism Brigade BAT unit Tunisian police in action during the attack of Tunis Bardo museum 640 001
A video released on the facebook account of the Tunisian Ministry of Interior shows the Anti-Terrorism Brigade (B.A.T. Brigade Anti-Terroriste in French) of the Tunisian police in action during the attack of the Bardo museum in Tunis. Two terrorists were killed by the BAT unit.
 

U.S. Marines conducted training of Tanzanian rangers to fight illicit trafficking
 
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Approximately 15 U.S. Marines and Sailors assigned to Theater Security Cooperation Team-Six, Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa conducted small unit tactics training with more than 40 Tanzanian park rangers at the Selous Game Reserve in Matambwe, Tanzania, March 2-3.
 

First U.S. heavy attack reconnaissance squadron with AH-64 helicopter and RQ-7Bv2 drone
 
First US heavy attack reconnaissance squadron with AH-64 helicopter and RQ-7Bv2 drone 640 001
The 1/501st Aviation Battalion with the 1st Armored Division's Combat Aviation Brigade on Fort Bliss, Texas, became first unit converted to a heavy attack reconnaissance squadron, equipped with AH-64 Apache Longbow helicopters and the new tactical common data link-equipped RQ-7Bv2 Shadows.
 

Bahrain armed forces equipped with Turkish-made Otokar Arma 6x6 armored personnel carrier
 
Bahrain armed forces equipped with Turkish-made Otokar Arma 6x6 armored personnel carrier 640 001
The Bahrain Armed Forces are now equipped with the ARMA 6x6 APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) designed and manufactured by the Turkish Defence Company Otokar. A video released by the Bahrain News Agency shows Bahraini army using the new ARMA APC during a live firing training exercise.
 

United States army Patriot air defense missile system deployed in Poland for military exercise
 
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A Patriot missile battery from U.S. Army Europe's 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, or AAMDC, began arriving here, March 18, after a 1,200-kilometer tactical road movement, as part of a combined air and missile defense exercise with its Polish allies.
 

U.S. Marines conduct land and water bridging exercise at Lake Elsinore
 
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LAKE ELSINORE, Calif -- Marines with Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group will assemble a continuous span improved ribbon bridge, and a medium-girder bridge in Lake Elsinore, Calif., March 24-25. At 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, approximately 100 Marines will construct the two bridges across a narrow channel on the lake, a feat that hasn’t been done in more than a decade.
 

The strategy and military campaign to defeat ISIL fighters in Iraq work but will take time
 
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Although it will take time, the strategy to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, is working, and the military campaign against the terrorist group is having the desired effects. That was among the messages delivered Thursday by Rear Adm. Jim Malloy, deputy director of operations for U.S. Central Command, in a speech to the Tampa chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, or MOAA.
 

 Live firing with 2S19 MSTA-S - 2S34 Chosta and Tornado-G MLRS for Russian artillery units
 
Live firing with 2S19 MSTA-S 2S34 Chosta and Tornado-G MLRS for Russian army artillery units 640 001 In the military field training camp of Stavropol Krai has been started live firing for the Russian army artillery units of the combined armed forces of the Southern MD (Military District) which involves about 500 soldiers, over 100 pieces of military combet equipment and vehicles.
 

 Russian troops of air defence units have performed successful firing of S-400 missile systems
 
Russian troops of air defence units have performed successful firing of S-400 missile systems 640 001 The Eastern Military District air defence crewmen of Russian armed Forces have performed successful firings using S-400 ground-to-air defense missile systems at the Kapustin Yar firing range within the acceptance of new complexes from the manufacturer.
 

 U.S. Marines provide C-IED Counter-Improvised explosive device training to Iraqi soldiers
 
US Marines provide C-IED Counter-Improvised explosive device training to Iraqi soldiers 640 001 U.S. Marines and Danish soldiers with Task Force Al Asad gave Iraqi leaders counter – improvised explosive device training aboard Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Jan. 31, 2015. The training allowed the Iraqi brigade and battalion-level staff members to experience what their soldiers were learning and would be tested on. The staff received the same formal instruction Marines receive when learning how to combat IEDs.
 

 British army paratroopers demonstrate airfield seizure skills to prepare exercise in United States
 
British army paratroopers demonstrate airfield seizure skills to prepare exercise in United States 640 001 Exercise Red Prepare saw the paratroopers of British Army 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment assault an airfield on the Stanford Training Area in Norfolk, with close air support from two Apache attack helicopters from 3 Regiment Army Air Corps. Once it was secured, 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault) followed up to clear obstacles, remove unexploded ordinance and fill craters to bring the runway back into use.
 

United States Army could purchase 300 Ultra Light Combat Vehicles ULCV by the end of 2016
 

U.S. Army could purchase 300 ultra light combat vehicles (ULCV) by the end of fiscal year 2016, said Lt. Col. Kevin Parker, light branch chief of the mounted requirements division at the Maneuver Center of Excellence in Fort Benning, Georgia. The Ultra Light Combat Vehicle (ULCV) is a proposed air-droppable light off-road truck to improve the mobility of light infantry brigades.

U.S. Army could purchase 300 ultra light combat vehicles (ULCV) by the end of fiscal year 2016, said Lt. Col. Kevin Parker, light branch chief of the mounted requirements division at the Maneuver Center of Excellence in Fort Benning, Georgia. The Ultra Light Combat Vehicle (ULCV) is a proposed air-droppable light off-road truck to improve the mobility of light infantry brigades.
Friday, December 19, 2014 11:38 AM

 

More than 1300 British soldiers in Poland with Challenger tanks and Warrior IFVs for NATO exercise
 

More than 1300 British soldiers and 100 armoured vehicles, including Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank and Warrior Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle, from the 3rd UK Division are taking part in Exercise BLACK EAGLE, a British/Polish NATO exercise taking place in Western Poland.

More than 1300 British soldiers and 100 armoured vehicles, including Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank and Warrior Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle, from the 3rd UK Division are taking part in NATO Exercise BLACK EAGLE, a British/Polish NATO exercise taking place in Western Poland.
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Thursday, November 27, 2014 09:00 AM

 

Canadian army artillery successfully tests Excalibur 155mm GPS guided artillery shell
 

It was a ground-breaking day for the Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) when they successfully test-fired a Global Positioning System (GPS) -guided 155 mm artillery shell. The trial of the newest generation of Excalibur proved the mettle of a shell that is unmatched for precision, range and accuracy.

It was a ground-breaking day for the Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) when they successfully test-fired a Global Positioning System (GPS) -guided 155 mm artillery shell. The trial of the newest generation of Excalibur proved the mettle of a shell that is unmatched for precision, range and accuracy.
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Thursday, November 27, 2014 07:53 AM

 

Chinese army uses unmanned aerial vehicles as hostile forces during military exercises
 

During a military tarining exercise in central China's Hubei province, unmanned aerial vehicles played the role of hostile forces — the "blue team" — against the Chinese reserve anti-artillery division, according to the PLA Daily, the official newspaper of China's armed forces.

During a military tarining exercise in central China's Hubei province, unmanned aerial vehicles played the role of hostile forces — the "blue team" — against the Chinese reserve anti-artillery division, according to the PLA Daily, the official newspaper of China's armed forces.
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Sunday, February 23, 2014 11:58 AM

 

United States Airborne Troops begin training with LTATV Light Tactical All Terrain Vehicle
 

The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, currently on rotation as the ground component of the nation’s Global Response Force, began fielding and training on new equipment this week. Specifically, Soldier Plate Carrier Systems, medium rucksacks, and Light Tactical All Terrain Vehicles will make the quick response force more lighter, more agile and better tailored to the unique mission requirements of the GRF.

The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, currently on rotation as the ground component of the nation’s Global Response Force, began fielding and training on new equipment this week. Specifically, Soldier Plate Carrier Systems, medium rucksacks, and Light Tactical All Terrain Vehicles will make the quick response force more lighter, more agile and better tailored to the unique mission requirements of the GRF. Saturday, November 1, 2014 02:04 PM

 

Seventh Armoured Brigade of Israeli army will be equipped with Merkava IV Trophy tanks
 

The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Seventh Armoured brigade is in the midst of a modernization process that will see all tank battalions equipped with the Merkava Mark IV tank by 2016, a senior army source said Tuesday, October 28, 2014. The seventh brigade’s Fourth Battalion is an engineering corps unit, and the brigade is also supplemented by a specialized infantry company that travels in armored vehicles.

The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Seventh Armoured brigade is in the midst of a modernization process that will see all tank battalions equipped with the Merkava Mark IV tank by 2016, a senior army source said Tuesday, October 28, 2014. The seventh brigade’s Fourth Battalion is an engineering corps unit, and the brigade is also supplemented by a specialized infantry company that travels in armored vehicles.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 01:16 PM

 

NATO plans to create its new Very High Readiness Joint Task Force VJTF for the end of 2015
 

NATO would like to create the new Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) with 5,000 troops from an international coalition ready at a moment’s notice to deploy anywhere in the world. Officials from the 28 NATO member countries will spend the next two months in Belgium establishing watch capabilities VJFT will have and where they will be stationed.

NATO would like to create the new Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) with 5,000 troops from an international coalition ready at a moment’s notice to deploy anywhere in the world. Officials from the 28 NATO member countries will spend the next two months in Belgium establishing watch capabilities VJFT will have and where they will be stationed.
Saturday, October 25, 2014 11:58 AM

 

Philippine and U.S. Marines conducted amphibious mechanized assault during PHIBLEX 15
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Philippine and U.S. Marines conducted an amphibious mechanized assault as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 15 on Oct. 5, 2014 A section of U.S. Marine Amphibious Assault Vehicles departed from the USS Germantown (LSD-42) to storm the beach. Once on land, Philippine Marines disembarked the U.S. AAVs and maneuvered toward a simulated objective.
Philippine and U.S. Marines conducted an amphibious mechanized assault as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 15 on Oct. 5, 2014 A section of U.S. Marine Amphibious Assault Vehicles departed from the USS Germantown (LSD-42) to storm the beach. Once on land, Philippine Marines disembarked the U.S. AAVs and maneuvered toward a simulated objective.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 11:55 PM
 

Soldiers of the Light Dragoons of British Army in Ukraine for NATO exercise Rapid Trident
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About 1,300 troops from 15 countries joined Exercise Rapid Trident held in the Lviv region of western Ukraine. America sent 200 troops and Britain dispatched a reconnaissance troop from the Light Dragoons with 40 personnel. The Light Dragoons are of British army a mounted Light Cavalry Regiment equipped with Jackal armoured vehicles based at Robertson Barracks, Swanton Morley in Norfolk.
About 1,300 troops from 15 countries joined Exercise Rapid Trident held in the Lviv region of western Ukraine. America sent 200 troops and Britain dispatched a reconnaissance troop from the Light Dragoons with 40 personnel. The Light Dragoons are of British army a mounted Light Cavalry Regiment equipped with Jackal armoured vehicles based at Robertson Barracks, Swanton Morley in Norfolk.
Thursday, October 2, 2014 01:21 PM
 

Iraqi army now equipped with latest generation of air defense missile systems Pantsir-S1 and SA-24
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The official website of the Iraqi ministry of Defense has just released some pictures with the delivery of Russian-made air defense missile systems Pantsir-S1 and Man-Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS) Igla-S SA-24 Grinch. Now, the Iraqi army is equipped with new generation of air defense systems.
The official website of the Iraqi ministry of Defense has just released some pictures with the delivery of Russian-made air defense missile systems Pantsir-S1 and Man-Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS) Igla-S SA-24 Grinch. Now, the Iraqi army is equipped with new generation of air defense systems.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 09:57 AM
 

The Russian Tank Biathlon 2014 competition with tankers from 12 countries
 

The Russian team has won the first round of the 2014 World Tank Biathlon individual race, chief referee Lt. Gen. Yury Petrov said . Russia was followed by the Armenian team which completed the course in 28 minutes and 58 seconds. Kazakhstan was third with a time of 29 minutes and 53 seconds.

The Russian team has won the first round of the 2014 World Tank Biathlon individual race, chief referee Lt. Gen. Yury Petrov said . Russia was followed by the Armenian team which completed the course in 28 minutes and 58 seconds. Kazakhstan was third with a time of 29 minutes and 53 seconds.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 04:38 PM

 

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