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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.

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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.

The Chinese Ministry of Defense has announced that the 71st Army Group of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has been equipped with the next-generation PZH-11 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) as well as air defense missiles, command vehicles, and ammunition supply vehicles. These state-of-the-art weapons and systems boast impressive maneuverability, rapid response, and high precision, enabling them to handle diverse operational tasks such as fire assault, support, and blockade across various terrains like plains, plateaus, and deserts.

According to a video published by the Chinese Ministry of Defense, the 71st Air Defense Brigade of the 71st Group Army of the PLA (People's Liberation Army) has received new military equipment including an improved version of the CS/SA5 Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun (SPAAG) based on new 8x8 armored vehicle developed and designed by the Chinese company NORINCO (China North Industries Group Corporation Limited).

The German company Rheinmetall has introduced its Light Air Assault Vehicle called Caracal, primarily engineered and created for airborne forces and Special Operations tasks. With its primary focus on airborne and special operations missions, the compact Caracal 4x4 vehicle ensures operators remain nimble and dominant thanks to its speed, low-visibility profile, adaptable protection, and an array of weaponry.

The French Army DGA (Directorate General of Armaments) announced on March 30, 2023, via its Twitter account, the qualification of the SDPMAC (pyrotechnic mine-clearing system for anti-tank mines) mounted on an AMX-30 tank tracked chassis in the VULCAIN version. This version is derived from the upgraded SDPMAC system and incorporates new equipment and enhanced protection.

An exclusive report from the Army Recognition editorial team featuring the GSD LuWa, one of the most incredible combat vehicles. In this video, explore a comprehensive technical review of the next generation of Light Air-Transportable Armored Fighting Vehicles, developed and designed by German company IABG in collaboration with German companies ACS and FFG, as well as Valhalla Turrets from Slovenia.

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