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Armies in the world Analysis - Focus
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European Union Battle Group under the command of Belgium is now ready to fulfill its missions
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The EUBG (European Union Battle Group) under the command of Belgium is now ready to fulfill its mission after six months of training. In June 2014, EUBG has demonstrated its capacity to perform its missions during a field live demonstration in Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium, attended by several Belgian and foreign authorities.
The EUBG (European Union Battle Group) under the command of Belgium is now ready to fulfill its mission after six months of training. In June 2014, EUBG has demonstrated its capacity to perform its missions during a field live demonstration in Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium, attended by several Belgian and foreign authorities.
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Monday, 28 July, 2014 02:46 PM
 

China continues to modernize its armed forces and improve its military power capabilities
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China continues to modernize and improve its military capabilities, according to an annual DOD report to Congress, and is also preparing for contingencies in the South and East China Seas where Beijing has been involved in increasingly tense territorial disputes with its neighbors.
China continues to modernize and improve its military capabilities, according to an annual DOD report to Congress, and is also preparing for contingencies in the South and East China Seas where Beijing has been involved in increasingly tense territorial disputes with its neighbors.
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Monday, June 9, 2014 11:04 AM
 

EUBG troops show their ability to perform their missions during rescue pilots after helicopter crash
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During two weeks, a total 2,875 soldiers from 6 nations are deployed in the South of Belgium to conduct the latest preparation of the EUBG (European Union Battle Group) during the military field training exercise Quick Lion 2014. Saturday, June 8, 2014, Belgian and foreign troops are showed their ability to perform their mission during a training exercise with the goal to rescue pilots after crash of helicopter in a hostile zone.
During two weeks, a total of 2,875 soldiers from 6 nations are deployed in the South of Belgium to conduct the latest preparation of the EUBG (European Union Battle Group) during the military field training exercise Quick Lion 2014. Saturday, June 8, 2014, Belgian and foreign troops are showed their ability to perform their missions during a training exercise with the goal to rescue pilots after crash of helicopter in a hostile zone. Sunday, June 8, 2014 10:45 AM
 

Canadian soldiers in Norway for the cold-weather combat exercise COLD RESPONSE 2014
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Approximately 350 Canadian soldiers are in Norway as part of a massive NATO cold-weather combat exercise. Organized and led by the Norwegian Joint Headquarters, the exercise involves some 16,000 personnel on land, at sea and in the air from 16 countries.
Approximately 350 Canadian soldiers are in Norway as part of a massive NATO cold-weather combat exercise. Organized and led by the Norwegian Joint Headquarters, the exercise involves some 16,000 personnel on land, at sea and in the air from 16 countries.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 09:13 AM
 

European Union Battle Group led by Belgian army trains in Germany to prepare EU certification
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This week, Grafenwoehr Military Training Area in Germany is home to member of the EUBG (European Union Battle Group) 2014-02 for training exercise code-named "RAMPANT LION", during two weeks soldiers from Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Spain prepares for its EU certification, which is scheduled for June 2-13 2014 at Saint Hubert, Belgium.
This week, Grafenwoehr Military Training Area in Germany is home to member of the EUBG (European Union Battle Group) 2014-02 for training exercise code-named "RAMPANT LION", during two weeks soldiers from Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Spain prepares for its EU certification, which is scheduled for June 2-13 2014 at Saint Hubert, Belgium.
Friday, February 28, 2014 04:18 PM
 

Army of Canada military exercise RAFALE BLANCHE 2014 with Polish and Canadian paratroopers
 

Exercise RAFALE BLANCHE 2014 took place in several municipalities including Beauce-Sartigan, La Nouvelle-Beauce, Les Appalaches, Les Etchemins, Lotbinière and Robert-Cliche from January 28 to February 5. Almost 2500 soldiers were on the ground training for winter weather combat operations.

Exercise RAFALE BLANCHE 2014 took place in several municipalities including Beauce-Sartigan, La Nouvelle-Beauce, Les Appalaches, Les Etchemins, Lotbinière and Robert-Cliche from January 28 to February 5. Almost 2500 soldiers were on the ground training for winter weather combat operations.
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Sunday, February 23, 2014 11:58 AM

 

Soldiers of U.S. Marine Corps began training to fight in cold and mountainous environment
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The Warlords of 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division recently began training to fight in cold and austere locations at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center. The Mountain Exercise winter training package the Marines are participating in will provide them the tools to survive and fight in a mountainous and cold environment.
The Warlords of 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division recently began training to fight in cold and austere locations at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center. The Mountain Exercise winter training package the Marines are participating in will provide them the tools to survive and fight in a mountainous and cold environment.
Thursday, January 30, 2014 02:01 PM
 

Operation Chamtoo largest military operation in the history of the Afghan Army
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Afghan National Security Forces solely conducted one of the largest operations in the history of the ANSF in late December 2013, in a mission that covered four provinces in southern Afghanistan. During Operation “Chamtoo,” soldiers from the 205th Corps of the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police simultaneously swept through villages and towns, defeating Taliban insurgents and finding weapon caches.
Afghan National Security Forces solely conducted one of the largest operations in the history of the ANSF in late December 2013, in a mission that covered four provinces in southern Afghanistan. During Operation “Chamtoo,” soldiers from the 205th Corps of the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police simultaneously swept through villages and towns, defeating Taliban insurgents and finding weapon caches.
Monday, January 13, 2014 11:03 AM
 

Live-fire exercise for 2nd Infantry Division of United States Army Stryker NBC M1135 in South Korea
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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear, or CBRN, Specialists from 23rd Chemical Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division of U.S. Army , executed a live-fire exercise with their Stryker M1135 Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles, or NBCRVs, Nov. 12-19, 2013, at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korea.
Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear, or CBRN, Specialists from 23rd Chemical Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division of U.S. Army , executed a live-fire exercise with their Stryker M1135 Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles, or NBCRVs, Nov. 12-19, 2013, at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korea.
Monday, January 06, 2014 10:21 AM
 

Army of Iran to continue the optimization of S-200 air defense missile and plans new tactical use
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Commander of Iran’s Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said Iran still continues to optimize its indigenized S-200 anti-aircraft missile shield and plans a new tactical use for the system.
Commander of Iran’s Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said Iran still continues to optimize its indigenized S-200 anti-aircraft missile shield and plans a new tactical use for the system.
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Sunday, January 05, 2014 11:17 AM
 

Afghan National army opens officially its Regional Artillery Training Center in Zabul
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The Afghan National Army’s mission of providing security and stability for the people of Afghanistan took another step forward on a very cold Dec. 30, 2013 day, as the Regional Artillery Training Center, a field artillery training center, opened at Camp Eagle, in Zabul, Afghanistan.
The Afghan National Army’s (ANA) mission of providing security and stability for the people of Afghanistan took another step forward on a very cold Dec. 30, 2013 day, as the Regional Artillery Training Center, a field artillery training center, opened at Camp Eagle, in Zabul, Afghanistan.
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Saturday, January 04, 2014 11:59 AM
 

Canadian army soldiers train for amphibious operations in New Zealand
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Completing an amphibious landing from a sealift vessel, securing a port and transferring 200 troops and 55 vehicles onto land is all in a day’s work for Major Patrick Chartrand, who is currently deployed in New Zealand on Exercise SOUTHERN KATIPO 2013 (Ex SK13).
Completing an amphibious landing from a sealift vessel, securing a port and transferring 200 troops and 55 vehicles onto land is all in a day’s work for Major Patrick Chartrand, who is currently deployed in New Zealand on Exercise SOUTHERN KATIPO 2013 (Ex SK13).
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Tuesday, November 25, 2013 08:36 AM
 

British Army Royal Scots Dragoon Guards equipped with Jackal vehicle in place of Challenger MBT
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After 75 years of being an armoured regiment The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards formed up in three different locations to mark the moment in history when they finally bid farewell to the tanks and welcomed in the Jackal Armoured Vehicle.
After 75 years of being an armoured regiment The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards formed up in three different locations to mark the moment in history when they finally bid farewell to the tanks and welcomed in the Jackal Armoured Vehicle.
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Saturday, November 23, 2013 08:39 AM
 

Joint military training exercise in France for U.S. Marines and French Army Foreign Legion soldiers
 
U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response, the Marine Corps’ newest unit, spent Oct. 28 to Nov. 1 near Camp des Garrigues, France, training with Legionnaires from France’s 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment.
U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response, the Marine Corps’ newest unit, spent Oct. 28 to Nov. 1 near Camp des Garrigues, France, training with Legionnaires from France’s 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment.
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013 11:58 AM
 

U.S. and United Arab Emirates joint live-fire exercise with M142 HIMARS rocket launcher systems
 
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery, held a 10-day exercise, Sept. 22 through Oct. 1, with the host nation's 97th Heavy Artillery Regiment, in the United Arab Emirates. The live-fire exercise tested joint capabilities for the first time between the two units that operate the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, known as HIMARS.
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery, held a 10-day exercise, Sept. 22 through Oct. 1, with the host nation's 97th Heavy Artillery Regiment, in the United Arab Emirates. The live-fire exercise tested joint capabilities for the first time between the two units that operate the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, known as HIMARS.
Sunday, October 20, 2013 10:12 PM
 

Infantry soldiers of Israeli army ready to work closely with artillery and tanks for Urban Warfare
 
The nature of warfare is changing. According to Gefen Battalion commander Lt. Col. Shai Kefler, infantry will have to be able to work more closely with artillery and tanks in the future, in complex urban combat situations. To prepare for this change, cadets from the Gefen Battalion, future infantry officers, were tested in a tough urban warfare training exercise last week. The exercise took place at the IDF Urban Warfare Training Center.
The nature of warfare is changing. According to Gefen Battalion commander Lt. Col. Shai Kefler, infantry will have to be able to work more closely with artillery and tanks in the future, in complex urban combat situations. To prepare for this change, cadets from the Gefen Battalion, future infantry officers, were tested in a tough urban warfare training exercise last week. The exercise took place at the IDF Urban Warfare Training Center. Wednesday, October 16, 2013 03:37 PM
 

Afghan National Army field artillery ready to train and certify soldiers to fire artillery
 
The field artillery in the Afghan National Army (ANA) recently made a great stride in their enduring ability to train and certify soldiers to fire artillery, a much needed benchmark for independent operations. ANA Sgt. 1st Class Zahir Khan, from Forward Operating Base Orgun-E, ANA Artillery Battery, 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps, is the first ANA field artillery master gunner for D-30 howitzers in Paktika province.
The field artillery in the Afghan National Army (ANA) recently made a great stride in their enduring ability to train and certify soldiers to fire artillery, a much needed benchmark for independent operations. ANA Sgt. 1st Class Zahir Khan, from Forward Operating Base Orgun-E, ANA Artillery Battery, 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps, is the first ANA field artillery master gunner for D-30 howitzers in Paktika province. Saturday, August 10, 2013, 11:06 AM
 

Israeli Army IDF has created a new Search and Rescue Brigade by uniting four battalions
 
Tuesday, August 6, the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Home Front Command established a new search and rescue brigade by uniting four existing battalions under the banner of a new brigade. The brigade will include the Shahar, Kedem, Tavor and Ram battalions and will be capable of contending with various home front emergencies, including chemical, biological and nuclear attacks.
Tuesday, August 6, the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Home Front Command established a new search and rescue brigade by uniting four existing battalions under the banner of a new brigade. The brigade will include the Shahar, Kedem, Tavor and Ram battalions and will be capable of contending with various home front emergencies, including chemical, biological and nuclear attacks.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 11:24 AM
 

Japan needs to create Marine Corps as U.S. to respond against threats of China and North Korea
 
The Japanese government has said it needs to create a US Marines-style force and a fleet of drone aircraft as it faces territorial threats from China and North Korea. In a draft defence document published on Friday, July 26, 2013, the pacifist nation's defence ministry said it was necessary to boost the strength and range of forces that could be used to protect Japan's outlying territories.
The Japanese government has said it needs to create a US Marines-style force and a fleet of drone aircraft as it faces territorial threats from China and North Korea. In a draft defence document published on Friday, July 26, 2013, the pacifist nation's defence ministry said it was necessary to boost the strength and range of forces that could be used to protect Japan's outlying territories.
Friday, July 26, 2013, 10:27 AM
 

U.S Marines and coalition forces conduct amphibious military exercise Dawn Blitz
 
U.S. Marines and sailors from 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, and Naval Beach Group 1 conducted amphibious landings on Red Beach with Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAV) and both U.S. and Japanese Landing Craft Air Cushions (LCACs) as a part of exercise Dawn Blitz, June 24.
U.S. Marines and sailors from 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, and Naval Beach Group 1 conducted amphibious landings on Red Beach with Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAV) and both U.S. and Japanese Landing Craft Air Cushions (LCACs) as a part of exercise Dawn Blitz, June 24.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 05:32 PM
 

The Missile power of North Korea able to strike South Korea but also United States
 
North Korea is believed to have more than 1,000 missiles of varying capabilities, including long-range missiles which could one day strike the US. Pyongyang's programme has progressed over the last few decades from tactical artillery rockets in the 1960s and 70s to short­-range and medium-range ballistic missiles in the 1980s and 90s. Systems capable of greater ranges are understood to be under research and development.
North Korea is believed to have more than 1,000 missiles of varying capabilities, including long-range missiles which could one day strike the US. Pyongyang's programme has progressed over the last few decades from tactical artillery rockets in the 1960s and 70s to short­-range and medium-range ballistic missiles in the 1980s and 90s. Systems capable of greater ranges are understood to be under research and development. Friday, May 17, 2013, 10:00 AM
 

Special Forces Group of Belgian army live demonstration pilot rescue after plane crash
 
Friday, May 3, 2013, during a special day dedicated for the press, the editorial team of Army Recognition has attended the rehearsals of dynamic demonstrations for the open day of Belgian Army land force which will be held, Sunday, May 5, 2013. The Belgian Special Forces Group have demonstrated their skills during a live demonstration which showed a pilot evacuation after a plane crash in hostile territory.
Friday, May 3, 2013, during a special day dedicated for the press, the editorial team of Army Recognition has attended the rehearsals of dynamic demonstrations for the open day of Belgian Army land force which will be held, Sunday, May 5, 2013. The Belgian Special Forces Group have demonstrated their skills during a live demonstration which showed a pilot evacuation after a plane crash in hostile territory.
Saturday, May 4, 2013, 07:23 AM
 

Strategic mobility exercise for the U.S. Marine Corps with light armoured vehicles LAV
 
As Marines climb aboard their light armored vehicles, the deafening noise of the C-17 Globemaster and its four large turbofan engines echoes across the airfield during a strategic mobility exercise here, April 24, where land vehicles joined forces with aircraft.
As Marines climb aboard their light armored vehicles, the deafening noise of the C-17 Globemaster and its four large turbofan engines echoes across the airfield during a strategic mobility exercise here, April 24, where land vehicles joined forces with aircraft.
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Saturday, April 27, 2013, 10:56 AM
 

Skylark Generation 2 UAV to enter in service with Israeli Army in the next few months
 

The newest model of the IDF's most advanced unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) – the Skylark – is expected to enter operational use in the coming months. The Skylark – Generation 2 is currently in its final testing stages and is designed for use in the field by infantry battalions in the IDF Ground Forces.

The newest model of the IDF's most advanced unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) – the Skylark – is expected to enter operational use in the coming months. The Skylark – Generation 2 is currently in its final testing stages and is designed for use in the field by infantry battalions in the IDF Ground Forces.
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Thursday, March 21, 2013, 09:36 AM

 

U.S. Army 9th Field Artillery unit with M777A2 howitzers conducts intensive training in Afghanistan
 
The 1st Section, Bravo Battery 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery of United States Army from Fort Stewart, Ga., have been conducting intensive training and fire missions to support operations in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.
The 1st Section, Bravo Battery 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery of United States Army from Fort Stewart, Ga., have been conducting intensive training and fire missions with M777A2 howitzers to support operations in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 08:28 AM
 

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