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A team of Russian scientists has successfully further tested the country's first railgun, which relies on electromagnetic forces rather than explosives or propellant. According to experts at the Institute of High Temperatures’ branch in Shatura, just outside Moscow, the railgun can fire shells at an incredibly fast speed of 3 kilometers per second, which is well enough to cut through any type of armor existing today. During the latest test, a 15-gram plastic cylinder fired by the railgun went through an aluminum plate several centimeters thick.

For the soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 160th Field Artillery, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 2018 has been a very good year. They have received two new artillery systems, which utilize one of the most advanced fire control systems in the world, and they are looking to add new soldiers to their team, as reported by Maj. Geogg Legler, Oklahoma National Guard.

Canadian Company Roshel Defense Solutions, a leader in the manufacturing of wheeled armored vehicles has developed the Partisan a new multi-purpose Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) vehicles which can be configured for reconnaissance and observation vehicles, border patrol units and others missions. The Partisan Armored Personnel Carrier is the smallest APC in the Roshel’s extensive line of armored multi-purpose vehicles.

Vietnam`s defense industry has upgraded the Kalashnikov-derivate STL-1A 7.62 mm assault rifle, a Vietnamese military source told TASS. The STL-1A is a locally made copy of the renowned Kalashnikov AKM assault rifle. The STL-1A has received an attaching lug for the M203 40 mm under-barrel grenade launcher (UGL), new plastic handguard, folding buttstock, ergonomic pistol grip, and updated muzzle brake.

Russian Strategic Missile Forces are receiving Typhoon-M also called BPDM 15TS56M counter-sabotage measures and protection of mobile strategic missile systems to guard RS-24 Yars mobile nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles. They are supplied to all formations rearmed with the modern weapon, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

During the military parade in Ukraine that was held on August 24, 2018, to mark the 27th anniversary of independence, Ukrainian army has unveiled a new local-made 6x6 155mm self-propelled howitzer nicknamed 2S22 Bohdana. The new artillery system was presented for the first time some few days ago before the parade.

As reported by Joseph Trevithick on WarZone, pictures have emerged of what appears to be an updated command vehicle variant of the Israeli Army’s Ofek (“Horizon”) armored vehicle, which is a derivative of the Merkava tank. The new development comes as Israel pushes ahead with a major upgrade program for the Merkava itself, which will include an augmented reality system that will allow the crew to “see” in any direction outside without having to leave the vehicle and expose themselves to hostile fire and an artificial intelligence-enabled mission computer.

As a cost-savings measure, U.S. Marines removed Gunner’s Protection Kit from HMMWVs and installed on Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV). A harvesting effort by Program Executive Officer Land Systems and Marine Corps Systems Command could save the Corps millions and make one of its newest vehicles more survivable.

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