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Analysis by Army Recognition editorial about the new combat vehicles displayed for the first time during the Victory Day military parade 2020 of Russian armed forces.  The rehearsal of the forthcoming Victory parade celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Allied victory against Nazi Germany in 1945 has taken place in Alabino, near Moscow. At this occasion, the Russian army involved a series of vehicles and pieces of equipment either so far unknown or participating for the first time.

The UAE-based Company International Armored Group (IAG) launches its new Remote Weapon Station (RWS) TLC200 that can be easily integrated into commercial Pickup or armored vehicles. According to information from IAG, this turret can be mounted on Toyota Land Cruiser, Chevrolet Suburban, Sentinel TRV, and ARV as well as its full range of military and security armored vehicles.

The M110 self-propelled howitzer first entered service with the U.S. Army in 1963 and was used in the Vietnam War. Later versions were used in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm by T Battery, 5th Battalion, 11th Marines, and the British Army. In 1977, the upgraded M110A1 entered service, featuring a longer M201 series barrel which gave an increased range.

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory engineers launched PRAM, the Photovoltaic Radio-frequency Antenna Module, aboard an Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle on May 17 as part of a comprehensive investigation into prospective terrestrial use of solar energy captured in space. “To our knowledge, this experiment is the first test in orbit of hardware designed specifically for solar power satellites, which could play a revolutionary role in our energy future,” said Paul Jaffe, PRAM principal investigator.

Analysis and technical review by Army Recognition editorial team about new combat vehicles and military equipment presented by Belarus armed forces during the Victory Day military parade, that was held in Minsk, on May 9, 2020. According to the Military Balance 2020, personnel in the Belarus army numbered 48,000 people including 10,700 professional soldiers and conscripts. (© Army Recognition Group SPRL. All rights reserved. This article may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)

According to a Tweet and picture released on Twitter by Nicholas Drummond, a British Defence industry consultant, and commentator, the Belgian company John Cockerill has shown a project that integrates its 105mm 3000 Series Weapon System on Boxer 8x8 armored vehicle during the International Armored Vehicle Conference that was held in London in January 2020.

U.S. soldier armor, such as bulletproof vests and helmets, depends upon high-performance ballistic fibers for its strength and effectiveness. Army researchers are experimenting with how they can improve armor by making it lighter and stronger. At the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory, researchers examine high-performance fibers in an innovative soft armor research program.

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