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On May 2, 2020, the President of the Republic of Serbia and the Supreme Commander of the Serbian Armed Forces, Aleksandar Vučić, accompanied by the Minister of Defence Aleksandar Vulin and the Chief of the General Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces, General Milan Mojsilović, visited members of the 3rd Missile Battalion of the 250th Air Defence Missile Brigade in the “Major Milan Tepić” Barracks in Jakovo. This unit is now equipped with Russian-made Pantsir self-propelled anti-aircraft gun and missile (SPAAGM) system.

Dangerous times call for quick action, including rapid prototype development. With this reality in mind, the Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center quickly designed face-covering prototypes that comply with Department of Defense standards and meet Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requirements for protection against COVID-19, the disease caused by the Coronavirus.

With over 1,400 units built, Rheinmetall’s 6x6 Fuchs / Fox armoured transport vehicle is one of the world’s most widely used tactical wheeled vehicles, having accumulated enormous operational experience. The armed forces of numerous nations deploy multiple variants of the Fuchs/Fox, which, among other things, can be variously configured as an armoured personnel carrier, a command post, a field ambulance or for a mobile CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) reconnaissance role.

One of Military Region 9's soldiers taking part in live-fire exercise was spotted using a Browning M1919 .30 caliber machine gun, VietDefense reports. This type of weapon supplied from the United States to South Vietnam, captured in 1975, and have been kept in serviceable condition up to now, more than 100 years after their conception. Many of them are certainly still in service in the Vietnamese army.

Bangalore torpedo continues to be used by engineer troops of U.S. Army to clear obstacles and performs demolition missions. On April 23, 2020, U.S. Soldiers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division carried out demolition training exercise at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area using improvised Bangalore torpedoes.

According to new pictures published on April 22, 2020, to the China Defense Blog, the latest version of Chinese-made Main Battle Tank (MBT) VT4 is now protected with new armor ERA (Explosive Reactive Armor) Level FY-4 providing protection against Tandem Warhead ammunition. According to our previous analysis, the first version of the VT-4 MBT was fitted with ERA level FY-2.

The Counter-Rocket Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) system of systems was deployed in 2005 to address a joint urgent operational need to defend U.S. troops against rocket, artillery and mortar attacks in four primary pillars: sense, warn, intercept and respond. Countless soldiers deployed over the past decade and a half have heard the jarring yet familiar “Incoming! Incoming!” siren warning in advance of an attack, while behind the scenes, the system developed and executed an intercept engagement plan. The C-RAM system is credited with saving hundreds of lives in theater, providing the precious seconds needed to take cover or lie down.

According to Radio Farda (Iran), a large number of new combat and reconnaissance drones were delivered to the Iranian army on Sunday, April 19, and IRGC-linked news agency Tasnim presented details about each model on April 21.

Russia’s Advanced Research Foundation is progressing with the testing of its unmanned ground vehicles at the edge of current robotics mastery. Unveiled in December 2019, the Marker robot is a platform for exploring new military robotics technologies. Two platforms in a tracked configuration have been tested and a wheeled version is also in development.

Houthi militia in Yemen continues to manufacture hybrid combat vehicles as an American-made HMMWV (Humvee) High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle fitted with a Soviet-made BMP-1 73mm turret mounted on the roof of the vehicle. The conflicts in Syria or Libya saw also rebel forces using captured military equipment to make combat vehicles offering more mobility and firepower.

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