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Spee3D, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, reports that its WarpSPEE3D metal Additive Manufacturing machine was deployed by the Australian Army and trialled during a field exercise in the Northern Territory last week. The trial was used to demonstrate the potential for the company’s metal AM technology when deployed in a military scenario, as reported by Metal AM.

According to Liu Xuanzun on Global Times, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has miniaturized an electromagnetic railgun and developed pistol- and rifle-sized synchronous induction coilgun prototypes. These weapons' technical capabilities were recently revealed to the general public for the first time in a demonstration session.

When Soldiers enter a new environment, their mission demands they stay one step ahead of the enemy; however, they may find it challenging to maintain a high level of alertness if they're driving a combat vehicle across unfamiliar or dangerous terrain.

Analysis by Army Recognition editorial team of the combat vehicles, APC Armored Personnel Carriers, IFV Infantry Fighting Vehicles, MBT Main Battle Tanks, air defense vehicles, and missile systems showcased by the Russian army at the Victory Day military parade of the Russian armed forces that took place on Red Square in Moscow, on June 24, 2020. This parade celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Allied victory against Nazi Germany in 1945. On this occasion, the Russian army involved a series of vehicles and pieces of military equipment either so far unknown or participating for the first time.

The third week of the Arquus e-xpo is an opportunity for Arquus to present the latest addition to its range of tactical vehicles: the Fortress Mk 2. Designed to answer the intensification of the threats encountered on the battlefield, the Fortress Mk 2 combines the very high mobility of the Fortress and brand new capabilities in terms of protection and firepower.

U.S. Army researchers developed a new, advanced scientific model that will allow vehicle maintenance specialists to turn to bio-derived fuels in austere locations. With this solution, the Army can reduce logistics costs associated with transporting and storing military fuel for military operations overseas. Instead, the Army can convert biomass, like wood logs, into usable fuel when and where it’s needed, or use any locally available fuels that have different specifications from the jet fuels in the United States.

The world’s most advanced missile defense satellite recently and successfully came out of almost two months of harsh simulated space environmental testing. On June 9, the U.S. Space Force’s fifth Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite (SBIRS GEO-5) successfully completed Thermal Vacuum (TVAC) testing at Lockheed Martin, California satellite manufacturing facility.

During a live firing demonstration that was held on June 18, 2020, Serbian Army unveils its new LRSVM M18 (Lanser Raketa Samohodni Višecevni Modularni - Multi-Caliber Modular Self-Propelled Rocket Launcher) multi-caliber rocket/missile launcher systems able to fire conventional rockets as well as ALAS anti-tank guide missile and Košava 1/2 rocket surface-to-surface missile using the ALAS missile container.

Russian Army unveils a new wheeled version of TOS Heavy Flamethrower Rocket Launcher System based on truck chassis under the name of TOS-2 Tosochka at the Victory Day 2020 military parade rehearsal. The previous versions of Flamethrower vehicles were based on tracked chassis as the TOS-1 and the TOS-1A. Both can fire rockets equipped with incendiary and thermobaric warheads.

Aside from its location in the Mojave desert, MCLB Barstow is a major storage and industrial facility. What makes MCLB Barstow really unique is that it is home to the only surviving Japanese Type 4 Ka-Tsu, a tracked vehicle developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the Imperial Japanese Navy in World War 2 to give it a ship-to-shore capability similar to the U.S. landing tracked vehicles (LVTs). Robert Jackson, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, reports.

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