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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
 

Israeli army training military exercises under fire for Forward Rescue Tank Unit
 
The Central Command’s Forward Rescue Unit, comprising entirely of reservist soldiers, completed a weeklong training exercise last week to train for the extraction of heavy and light vehicles caught under fire in battle. The various drills included the extraction of tanks, APCs (armored personnel carriers, and AFVs (armored fighting vehicles).
The Central Command’s Forward Rescue Unit, comprising entirely of reservist soldiers, completed a weeklong training exercise last week to train for the extraction of heavy and light vehicles caught under fire in battle. The various drills included the extraction of tanks, APCs (armored personnel carriers, and AFVs (armored fighting vehicles).
Friday, January 4, 2013, 09:55 AM
 

British troops Royal Scots Borderers Regiment of Scotland and Afghan troops in Tufaan operation
 
OPERATION Tufaan or Storm was a large-scale Afghan planned and led operation to clear and secure an area of central Helmand, Afghanistan. It involved many hundreds of troops from the 3/215 Brigade of the Afghan National Army (ANA) and it was supported by The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1 SCOTS) who are based in Edinburgh as part of 4th Mechanized Brigade (The Black Rats).
OPERATION Tufaan or Storm was a large-scale Afghan planned and led operation to clear and secure an area of central Helmand, Afghanistan. It involved many hundreds of troops from the 3/215 Brigade of the Afghan National Army (ANA) and it was supported by The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1 SCOTS) who are based in Edinburgh as part of 4th Mechanized Brigade (The Black Rats). Sunday, December 9, 2012, 11:16 AM
 

The fifth Iron Dome missile defense battery is operated by Israeli Army reservists
 
The fifth missile defense battery, which was installed during Operation Pillar of Defense, has so far been operated by reservists. The Air Defense Formation is preparing to begin assigning soldiers in their regular service to operate the newest battery of the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, which has so far been operated by IDF reservists.
The fifth Iron Dome missile defense battery, which was installed during Operation Pillar of Defense, has so far been operated by reservists. The Air Defense Formation is preparing to begin assigning soldiers in their regular service to operate the newest battery of the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, which has so far been operated by IDF reservists.
Friday, November 30, 2012, 09:24 AM
 

Dutch Army Organisation of Applied Scientific Research tests new systems to detect IEDs
 
This week, the Defence organisation and the Netherlands Organisation of Applied Scientific Research (TNO) experimented with new systems for detecting roadside bombs. The technology being tested is aimed at making the detection of IEDs quicker and safer than equipment currently in use.
This week, the Defence organisation and the Netherlands Organisation of Applied Scientific Research (TNO) experimented with new systems for detecting roadside bombs. The technology being tested is aimed at making the detection of IEDs quicker and safer than equipment currently in use.
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Thursday, November 1, 2012, 10:30 AM
 

The training of elite Close Protection Unit of the British Army Royal Military Police
 
The elite Close Protection Unit of the British Army Royal Military Police (RMP) is tasked with protecting VIPs. In order to become part of this unit soldiers who have already spent time as regular Military Police, must undergo an intensive selection process, before they can become part of the unit.
The elite Close Protection Unit of the British Army Royal Military Police (RMP) is tasked with protecting VIPs. In order to become part of this unit soldiers who have already spent time as regular Military Police, must undergo an intensive selection process, before they can become part of the unit.
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Saturday, October 27, 2012, 09:56 AM
 

Russian airborne troops are ready to use electronic warfare EW vehicles Infauna and Leer-2
 
The last days of September 2012, electronic warfare "EW" units and airborne troops of the Russian army have conducted military training exercises to practice new methods and techniques of electronic warfare in real combat conditions with new EW wheeled armoured vehicles Infauna K1SH1 UNSh-12 and Tigr-M MKTK REI PP Leer-2.
The last days of September 2012, electronic warfare "EW" units and airborne troops of the Russian army have conducted military training exercises to practice new methods and techniques of electronic warfare in real combat conditions with new EW wheeled armoured vehicles Infauna K1SH1 UNSh-12 and Tigr-M MKTK REI PP Leer-2.
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Thursday, October 4, 2012, 03:40 PM
 

Unmanned Ground Vehicle UGV Guardium helps Israeli Army IDF to control border
 
As the Guardium UGV takes its nightly patrol along Gaza’s border, the scene is quiet. Many miles away, a pair of operators scans the wide array of cameras, taking in 360 degrees of information. Suddenly, a red glow appears on the thermal cameras and slowly takes a human shape.
As the Guardium UGV takes its nightly patrol along Gaza’s border, the scene is quiet. Many miles away, a pair of operators scans the wide array of cameras, taking in 360 degrees of information. Suddenly, a red glow appears on the thermal cameras and slowly takes a human shape.
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Saturday, September 15, 2012, 10:57 AM
 

Indra-2012 live firing and military exercises for Russian and Indian army with tanks and armoured
 

Indra-2012 anti-terrorism military exercises Russia India army live firing pictures photos images video Siberian republic of Buryatia Russian Indian soldiers

To combat terrorism activities and its fighting against the growing danger of terrorist, India and Russia started an anti terrorism military exercise INDRA-2012. The opening of INDRA-2012 military exercise was held in the Siberian republic of Buryatia, Russia.
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Saturday, August 11, 2012, 12:26 AM

 

French Army Parade 14 July 2012 for Bastille Day in France
 

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Bastille Day is the name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on the 14th of July each year. A military parade of the French Army is held on the morning of 14 July, on the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris in front of the President of the Republic, French officials and foreign guests.a
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Sunday, July 15, 2012, 06:53 PM

 

British army soldiers start training program with the new Foxhound vehicle in Afghanistan
 

British Army crews and commanders are training with the new Foxhound vehicles at Camp Bastion before the platform heads outside the wire. Report by Richard Long. Foxhound, the Army's state-of-the-art light protected patrol vehicle, arrived in Helmand province last month. At Camp Bastion, soldiers from a variety of cap badges are engaged in training programmes to get to grips with the beast.

British Army crews and commanders are training with the new Foxhound vehicles at Camp Bastion before the platform heads outside the wire. Report by Richard Long. Foxhound, the Army's state-of-the-art light protected patrol vehicle, arrived in Helmand province last month. At Camp Bastion, soldiers from a variety of cap badges are engaged in training programmes to get to grips with the beast.
Saturday, July 7, 2012, 06:26 AM

 

United States army assesses current vehicles as part of GCV Ground Combat Vehicle program
 

Last week, the United States Army began operational assessments of existing combat vehicles to validate capabilities against requirements for a new Infantry Fighting Vehicle. The effort, known as the Non-Developmental Vehicle, or NDV, Assessments will take place on the border of Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

Last week, the United States Army began operational assessments of existing combat vehicles to validate capabilities against requirements for a new Infantry Fighting Vehicle. The effort, known as the Non-Developmental Vehicle, or NDV, Assessments will take place on the border of Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 10:13 AM

 

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