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Armies in the world Analysis - Focus
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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
 

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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

 

United States Marines and Moroccan Armed Forces prepare final military exercises Africa Lion 2012
 

Marines of 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Battalion Landing Team, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Moroccan Armed Forces service members, teamed up to rehearse the final exercise for Exercise Africa Lion 2012 in Cap Draa, Morocco, April 16.

Marines of 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Battalion Landing Team, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Moroccan Armed Forces service members, teamed up to rehearse the final exercise for Exercise Africa Lion 2012 in Cap Draa, Morocco, April 16.
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Monday, April 23, 2012, 01:53 PM

 

Afghan Army and Police conduct security operations in Southern Kandahar province
 

Afghan security forces conducted tactical operations across Southern Kandahar province with emphasis in Panjwa’i, intent on disrupting insurgent build-up in the area and to validate Afghan security forces’ ability to conduct complex ISAF-independent operations.

Afghan security forces conducted tactical operations across Southern Kandahar province with emphasis in Panjwa’i, intent on disrupting insurgent build-up in the area and to validate Afghan security forces’ ability to conduct complex ISAF-independent operations.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 09:33 AM

 

Moroccan army artillery units with M109A5 howitzer trained and guided by U.S. Army soldiers
 

In order to help improve the security of Morocco, 20 members of the 15th Royal Artillery Group of Moroccan army were trained to operate 60 M109A5 howitzers recently purchased through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program.

In order to help improve the security of Morocco, 20 members of the 15th Royal Artillery Group of Moroccan army were trained to operate 60 M109A5 155mm self-propelled howitzers recently purchased through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program.
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Sunday, April 1, 2012, 08:44 AM

 

ANA Afghan National Army certifies D-30 4th Kandak artillery battery for real-world operations
 

The D-30 artillery battery from the 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Afghan National Army, was certified for real-world operations in Paktika province by the Ministry of Defense following a successful live-fire exercise, March 13, 2012.

The D-30 artillery battery from the 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Afghan National Army, was certified for real-world operations in Paktika province by the Ministry of Defense following a successful live-fire exercise, March 13, 2012.
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Monday, March 26, 2012, 07:27 PM

 

U.S. Marine Corps Forces train soldiers of Ugandan army in counter-terrorism combat engineering
 

A small team of Marines of United States Armed Forces with U.S. Marine Forces Africa (MARFORAF) traveled to Kampala, Uganda in March 2012 to train soldiers of the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) in counter-terrorism combat engineering

A small team of Marines of United States Armed Forces with U.S. Marine Forces Africa (MARFORAF) traveled to Kampala, Uganda in March 2012 to train soldiers of the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) in counter-terrorism combat engineering.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012, 12:29 AM

 

Israeli army unveils new techniques for combating in underground tunnels used by militants
 

As part of preparations for future conflicts in Lebanon and the Gaza Stripe, the Israeli military has devised new techniques for combating in underground tunnels used by militants, the Ha'aretz daily reported Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

As part of preparations for future conflicts in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military has devised new techniques for combating in underground tunnels used by militants, the Ha'aretz daily reported Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
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Friday, March 9, 2012, 04:49 PM

 

Thailand must continue to modernise armed forces to be prepared for new multi-faceted threats
 

Thailand must continue to modernise its armed forces to be prepared for new multi-faceted threats, said the Permanent Secretary for Defence Gen Sathian Permtongin. As such, Gen Sathian said, despite the trend of declining traditional threats, every country must remain prudent and continue to modernise their armed forces to be ready for new forms of threats that are seemingly increasing.

Thailand must continue to modernise its armed forces to be prepared for new multi-faceted threats, said the Permanent Secretary for Defence Gen Sathian Permtongin. As such, Gen Sathian said, despite the trend of declining traditional threats, every country must remain prudent and continue to modernise their armed forces to be ready for new forms of threats that are seemingly increasing.
Thursday, March 8, 2012, 05:51 PM

 

With Russian Army 202th Air Defence Brigade equipped with S-300V ground-to-air missile system
 

From February 1st according to the combat training plan of the Land Forces, 202th brigade began training exercises with conscripts of the new draft with the full compliment of vehicles crew. During our visit we could watch the work of the crews of different components of air defence missile system S-300V.

From February 1st according to the combat training plan of the Land Forces, 202th brigade began training exercises with conscripts of the new draft with the full compliment of vehicles crew. During our visit we could watch the work of the crews of different components of air defence missile system S-300V.
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Thursday, March 8, 2012, 01:06 PM

 

British and Afghan army troops in joint operations Rozi Roshan or "Bright Day"
 

More than 280 British army troops joined forces with 690 soldiers from the Afghan National Army (ANA) and patrolmen from the Afghan National Police to clear insurgents from the area north of the bustling town of Gereshk in Nahr-e Saraj district. Making this commercial hub secure is a priority for Afghan forces in the coming year and has become the main focus for current operations.

More than 280 British army troops joined forces with 690 soldiers from the Afghan National Army (ANA) and patrolmen from the Afghan National Police to clear insurgents from the area north of the bustling town of Gereshk in Nahr-e Saraj district. Making this commercial hub secure is a priority for Afghan forces in the coming year and has become the main focus for current operations.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 08:36 AM

 

Royal Welsh British soldiers prepare for Afghanistan with Exercise Pashtun Tempest.
 

More than 300 British soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh have recently been put through some final battlefield training scenarios in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. Exercise Pashtun Tempest took place on Castlemartin Range in Pembrokeshire, West Wales - a training area used to stage combined arms live firing exercises.

More than 300 British soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh have recently been put through some final battlefield training scenarios in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. Exercise Pashtun Tempest took place on Castlemartin Range in Pembrokeshire, West Wales - a training area used to stage combined arms live firing exercises.
Friday, February 3, 2012, 02:22 PM

 

United States Marines Corps soldiers during Operation Double Check in Afghanistan
 

The Marines of Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, face the challenges of combat as they participate in Operation Double Check, an ongoing battalion-level offensive to rid areas in southern Musa Qal’eh district, Helmand province, of insurgents and establish a government presence in places that have been insurgent safe havens in recent years.

The Marines of Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, face the challenges of combat as they participate in Operation Double Check, an ongoing battalion-level offensive to rid areas in southern Musa Qal’eh district, Helmand province, of insurgents and establish a government presence in places that have been insurgent safe havens in recent years.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 02:00 PM

 

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