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According to pictures released by the China Defense Blog on August 22, 2020, the Chinese army has conduct refueling at sea with Type 63A light amphibious tank. The Type 63A is an improved version of Type 63 with new features to improve its amphibious performance at sea. It can be launched from amphibious ships 10 km or more offshore.

According to a video released by the American Company Nikola Motor on August 13, 2020, the company unveils its Nikola Reckless Electric Hybrid LTATV (Lightweight Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle) fitted with the Precision Remotes TRAP T-360 Remotely Operated Weapon System armed with one M134 Mini-Gun 7.62 mm caliber. A drone platform is also mounted at the rear of the vehicle.

According to information released by the Russian press agency TASS, on August 19, 2020, the Kalashnikov Company, one of the world's leading firearms manufacturers unveils its new AK-19 assault rifle chambered for 5.56×45mm NATO cartridge. It will be displayed at Army-2020 military technical forum, which will take place in the Moscow Region from 27 to 29 August 2020.

According to information released by the Russian State Company ROSTEC on August 14, 2020, the Russian Central Scientific Research Institute for Precision Machine Engineering has developed the new pistol 9x19mm caliber called Poloz, designed to be used by Russia's Police and National Guard.

According to a video released by the U.S. Defense Visual Information website on August 7, 2020, U.S. Marines with Air Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin conduct the Marine Corps' first flight of the RQ-21A Blackjack UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) in Australia in Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Aug. 7, 2020.

According to information published by the United States Department of Defense, on August 11, 2020, the development of direct energy laser weapons is a top priority for the U.S. Armed Forces. Laser systems will be a new generation of weapons that could be an alternative to shot down threats of the modern battlefield as drones, artillery ammunition, rockets, or missiles.

The MG5 7.62mm universal machine gun is the successor of the MG3 in the German Army. Developed by the Germany company Heckler and Koch, as the successor of the German military’s 7.62 mm MG3 general-purpose machine gun, this modern, 21st-century design was originally known as the HK121. In June 2013, it was selected by the German Army and rechristened the “MG5.” The MG5 opens a new era of universal belt-fed 7.62 mm x 51 weapons.

According to information published by Russian Press Agency TASS on August 7, 2020, Russian Iskander NATO code-named SS-26 Stone short-range tactical missiles will be used for coastal defense. From 2020 missile brigades of the ground forces will train to destroy amphibious assault. Experts believe Iskander will complicate amphibious assault on the Russian territory and increase the strike potential of the Navy, the Izvestia daily writes.

According to a press release released by the Israeli company Spear UAV on August 6, 2020, the company has unveiled a new family of encapsulated drones. called Ninox. Instantly launched and intuitively operated, the drones provide on-demand and on-the-move intelligence capabilities that create new dimensions on the battlefield. Spera UAV develops and manufactures a wide range of unique UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) solutions for defense and HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) applications.

According to Indian sources, India has deployed its Russian-made T-90S main battle tanks called Bhishma in the mountainous border region of Ladakh. But how can a 47-ton tank move in mountainous regions with narrow and steep roads, and bridges that can’t be crossed by heavy tanks? China has developed Type 15, a light tank especially designed to be used in such mountainous regions, as it weighs only 33 tons.

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