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Equipped with futuristic individual combat weapons like grenade-launching assault rifles, corner-shot pistols and knife guns, the PLA special forces are aiming to build "super" soldiers capable of "1 vs 10" and to meet the requirements of the digitalization of modern warfare, ChinaMil reports.

AutoKrAZ has donated a 8х8 KrAZ-7634НЕ cab-chassis truck to the Ukrainian army. The 27-tonne cab-chassis truck is used for conversion to a vehicle equipped with heavy special equipment. Unlike its predecessors, it is provided with a more powerful engine rated at 460hp and automatic transmission with maximum torque rated at 2500 N/m. At the customer’s request, two 165-liter round fuel tanks are provided instead of two rectangular 350-liter ones.

Since its introduction in 1979 Mercedes Benz G Class (or G-Wagen, by its popular German name) has become a popular vehicle with government organizations and military forces that sought the brand’s dependable operation and off-road mobility. Winning important contracts, and prospecting new markets, on its 40th anniversary this vehicle continues to evolve. Two new vehicles, Mercedes’ own Multi-Role Vehicle (MRV) and Israel’s Plasan Hyrax are two of the new vehicles recently introduced in this class. On Tuesday

On Friday, January 4, 2019, the communications department of the Russian Ministry of Defense has announced that state trials of the UBIM engineer armored vehicle based on the T-90 MBT Main Battle Tank chassis will started this year. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, trials will include operating the vehicle in conditions of enemy fire, and in areas contaminated by nuclear radiation.

On 27 December 2018, South Korea's Army announced it will launch a new research institute on artificial intelligence (AI) this week in a bid to capitalize on cutting-edge technologies for future combat operations.

During the European Land Robot Trial (ELROB) event that was held in Belgium from 24 to 28 September 2018, the Finnish Company Patria has demonstrated a new unmanned version of a full digitalised AMV, 8x8 armored multirole vehicle. In Belgium, a test drive of European robotic vehicles revealed that Patria is at the forefront of developing the new technology.

MOHOC, Inc., creator of the world’s first military-optimized helmet cameras, has been awarded two NATO/National Stock Numbers (NSNs) for its MOHOC Camera and MOHOC IR Camera (infrared model) by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) following requests from multiple NATO Member States.

U.S. Space Command will be the U.S. military’s 11th unified combatant command, Vice President Mike Pence announced on 18 December 2018 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. “It will serve alongside other functional commands like Strategic Command and Special Operations Command, and it will be led by a four-star flag officer,” Pence said. “It will establish unified control over all our military space operations.”

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