Focus and analysis weapons military technology of defence industry

The CAATSA (Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act) threat weighing on the head of countries dealing with Russia causes serious concerns to many countries allied of the US, not only for military supplies. How to deal with countries which not only procure Russian, but also Chinese, weapons? Several Southeast Asian countries do purchase Chinese equipment in varying quantities. Thailand is a major customer of them.

The U.S. Army is drafting new rules for the use of GPS receivers in weapon systems and will create a training program for soldiers that operate these systems, Sandra Erwin explains in SpaceNews. The Army is looking for ways to make weapon systems more secure against electronic attacks aimed at GPS signals.

Chinese-made military drones market continues to grow for the Chinese Defense Industry, especially in the Middle East region. In less than one month will open Air Show China 2018, that will take place in Zhuhai from the 6 to 11 November 2018, an opportunity for Chinese drones manufacturers to demonstrate and showcase latest products in the field of UASs and UAVs.

How has Thales’ Crotale air defence missile system maintained its invincible reputation even after thirty years of ever-changing incoming threats? The question is even more pertinent today coming just after France and Finland issued a joint declaration calling for a common European strategy on defence cooperation.

The Kalashnikov group presented an automatic weapon control station under the control of combat artificial intelligence. It can operate in the combat mode of a remotely controlled module, providing the operator with automatic recognition and target illumination, automatic tracking of ground, air and sea targets, ballistic computer.

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.

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