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Recently, the ATACMS missiles have been in the spotlight as the Joe Biden administration is reportedly leaning towards sending them to Ukraine, as previously reported on Army Recognition on June 30, 2023. But do the Ukrainians have the capability to use them? What are the characteristics of these missiles? If you're a bit confused, here's a summary of what we know about the American missile.

The modernization of the German Marder IFV to the Marder 1A5 and 1A5A1 standards is a strategic move by the German military to ensure the continued operational relevance and capability of these armored fighting vehicles. This effort reflects the ongoing global trend of extending the service life of existing military hardware through targeted upgrades that enhance performance and survivability.

“The Marine Corps requires unmanned air, surface, and ground systems to fully exploit our inherent expeditionary nature and capabilities. When operating forward, in small groups, under austere conditions, the ability to maximize unmanned systems to create outsized effects for our allies and against our adversaries is a key element of our future success.” - Gen. Berger, Commandant of the Marine Corps.

The European Defence Agency (EDA) has launched a new research and technology project aimed at improving new armament-related capabilities by enhancing camouflage and decreasing the signature of ground systems. The Advanced Solutions for Camouflage of Land Systems using smart and adaptive materials (ASCALS) - project aims at finding new materials and their application processes for active and adaptive camouflage in the visible, infrared and radar ranges.

The National Gendarmerie Intervention Group, known by its French acronym, GIGN (Groupe d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale), is the elite tactical unit of France's National Gendarmerie. Established in the aftermath of the Munich Massacre at the 1972 Summer Olympics, the GIGN has evolved into a highly specialized and reputed unit globally renowned for its operational capabilities. The GIGN is widely regarded as one of the best Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) teams worldwide, setting the standard for excellence in tactical response.

A European Defence Agency-managed project to develop a fleet of unmanned ground vehicles has been successfully completed with a final demonstration of a system. The project ARTUS (Autonomous Rough-terrain Transport Unmanned Ground Vehicles Swarm) developed a demonstrator for a small swarm of intelligent and autonomously operating vehicles to support infantry platoons during their missions.

In a monumental development for Israel's military capabilities, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Nahal Infantry Brigade took delivery of their initial shipment of the highly-anticipated Eitan 8x8 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) vehicles. This significant milestone, announced on May 28, 2023, through a video published by the Israeli Ministry of Defense on Twitter, marks a crucial step forward in the modernization efforts of Israel's ground forces.

For the last two weeks, the Experimentation Branch of the Maneuver Support Battle Lab at Fort Leonard Wood has been putting emerging technology to the test during this year’s Maneuver, Support, Sustainment and Protection Integration eXperiments, commonly referred to as MSSPIX. Melissa Buckley, Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office, reports.

As undisputably assessed by everybody, our world is undergoing rapid changes characterized by increasing complexity, speed, and technological advancements. While the growing connectivity and digitalization offer numerous benefits, they also bring forth new forms of threats, making our world more unpredictable and unsafe. Hence, to safeguard the security of individuals and societies in the future, it is crucial to overcome technological and intellectual boundaries. Saab's experts diligently analyze past and present military events, connecting them with global trends to extract valuable insights for the future. Their forecasts have played a pivotal role in development work for decades, significantly contributing to the preparedness of troops worldwide against tomorrow's attacks.

Poland has made significant strides in modernizing its armed forces since joining NATO. The country is now on track to become a dominant military power in Europe. Recent events, such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the deployment of nuclear weapons in Belarus, have prompted Poland to bolster its military capabilities. At the same time, Poland's military modernization program, coupled with its strategic location, has positioned the country as a key player in defending against a potential Russian invasion.

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