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American Company Nikola Motor unveils a new unmanned version of its Reckless electric utility task military vehicle. A video was released on Internet showing the vehicle remotely controlled by a soldier equipped with a 3D vision system. In 2018, the near-silent Nikola Reckless UTV (Unmanned Tactical Vehicle) conducted off-road testing with the United States Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton and Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The Spanish company Jomipsa has created the first MRE ration focused on high-performance training for armies After 18 months of constant research, hard work and development perseverance, it has created a specific and technical ration pack called the “Performance Training Ration Pack”, the first ration pack in the world designed for this type of training.

The Chinese company Shaanxi Baoji Special Vehicles Manufacturing Co., Ltd, a large manufacturer of light armored vehicles, presented an amphibious vehicle for the needs of the PLA’s special forces as part of a public-private partnership. This Chinese amphibious vehicle is a “clone” of an American one (or is it license-built?), the Panther developed by WaterCar for the leisure market (roughly USD 155,000 apiece) and relevantly proposed for military use by the Chinese, an example to follow by other armies.

A more advanced binocular night-vision goggle will soon be coming to the US Army's ranks. Joe Lacdan, Army News Service, reports that, for the past nine months, the service has been testing the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular, or ENVG-B, and taking input from Soldiers. Plans call for fielding the device in October 2019 to an armored brigade combat team that will deploy to South Korea, said Lt. Gen. James Pasquarette, Army G-8.

T-72B3 tanks supplied to the Airborne Forces last year have been upgraded. They are now equipped with Andromeda automatic control system. Each tank is integrated into a single information network and can transmit information on targets and its own state to the command. Experts believe it will raise the effectiveness and autonomy of airborne regiments and brigades, the Izvestia daily writes.

U.S. soldiers work tirelessly in their tactical operations center – giving the needed oversight to their subordinate units. Maps are hanging from partitions with computers and radios manned by Soldiers who monitor the situation on the battlefield. They are part of a task force deployed to provide support to an allied nation at war. Staff Sgt. Samuel Northrup, 1-2 SBCT, 7th Infantry Division, reports on US Army’s web site.

Air defense units of the Russian ground forces are receiving the latest close-range Tor-M2 antiaircraft weapons. One unit can control the airspace in the defense area of a regiment or brigade. It is the only weapon in the world capable of firing in motion, Chief Designer of Vympel Bureau of Tactical Missiles Corporation which produced 9M338 missile for Tor-M2 Viktor Yeletsky told the Izvestia daily.

The Russian army is creating a closed system to exchange digital information. It is called multiservice transportation and communication network (MTSS). The first stage will be completed in late 2019 and the system is to be fully ready in two years. MTSS will have its own search engine and the military will ensure independent operation through a fiber-optic Arctic cable. MTSS has to ensure cybersecurity of the country along with the protected Russian segment of the world web which is being considered, the Izvestia daily writes.