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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.

The Russian Ministry of defense has released new video showing the new SARMAT RS-28 ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) carried on a trailer towed by an 8x8 military truck. The RS-28 Sarmat (NATO reporting name SS-X-30) is a Russian liquid-fueled, MIRV-equipped, superheavy thermonuclear armed intercontinental ballistic missile, in development by the Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau since 2009.

The US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program recently completed Phase 2 flight tests, demonstrating advanced algorithms designed to turn small air and ground systems into team members that could autonomously perform tasks dangerous for humans – such as pre-mission reconnaissance in a hostile urban setting or searching damaged structures for survivors following an earthquake.

Army Recognition is proposing an unusual video: the main battle tank history, from Leonardo da Vinci’s project in 1485 up to the current Challenger 2 of the British army. A visit to the fantastic Tank Museum located in Bovington is a great way to illustrate it. A team of Army Recognition attended the preparation of the great Tankfest 2018 and enjoyed this golden opportunity to invite you to a short – but interesting – journey through more than twenty centuries.

The Belarusian military tests the T-72BME upgraded tank, according to an industrial source. Belarus’s 140th Repair Plant has upgraded the T-72A main battle tank to the T-72BME level, the new upgraded tank was showed for the first time to the public during MILEX international arms exhibition in Minsk, in May 2017.

Handheld laser weapons that could set fire to targets from long distances are no longer confined to science fiction but a fact of life, according to researchers. As the South China Morning Post reports, China has developed a new portable laser weapon that can zap a target from nearly a kilometre away, according to researchers involved in the project.

New 6x6 KrAZ-6510TE truck tractor Kremenchug Automobile Plant has never had in its lineup has just appeared. Technical requirements have been determined by the customer. This vehicle differs from the other KrAZ truck tractors by bonnet-less cab with sleeper, 460hp engine, automatic transmission, hydraulic winch and fifth wheel for 3,5" kingpin with their slides.

Robotizing of weapon systems is an outstanding trend in modern military hardware development. The massive introduction of robotic complexes for military purposes and relevant technologies since the mid-21st century brought about revolutionary changes in military theory and practice, the "Military-Industrial Courier" writes.

Russian MIC handed over for tests to the Russian armed forces new AGS-40 Balkan automatic grenade launcher. The new grenade launcher differs from its predecessor, AGS-30, in having a higher firing rate, longer firing range and, most importantly, a larger caliber, writes the "Gazeta.ru" website publication.

The Katran rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will enter trials in mid-2018, according to a source from the Russian aerospace industry. The UAV was unveiled in May 2018 during the Victory Day Parade, at which two vehicles were being transported by two KAMAZ-65117 multipurpose trucks.

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