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 New Chinese electromagnetic weapon could be used to paralyse U.S. anti-ballistic missile systems
 
New Chinese electromagnetic weapon could be used to paralyse US anti-ballistic missile systems 640 001 The development of an X-ray pulse generator by the Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences has attracted the attention of Vassily Kashin, a expert at Russia's Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, according to Moscow-based Sputinks News.
 

 Metravib SLATE gunshot detection and localization system essential component to protect soldier
 
Metravib SLATE gunshot detection and localization system essential component to protect soldier 640 001 As a world leader in acoustic gunshot detection systems, METRAVIB supplies equipment to 20 armies around the world, including those of thirteen NATO members, providing daily protection for personnel operating at sensitive sites or at events.
 

 Canadian armed forces and Colt have developed a new concept of assault rifle SIPES project
 
Canadian armed forces and Colt have developed a new concept of assault rifle SIPES project 640 003 More firepower, improved accuracy and smart integrated accessories that connect to command and control networks are the headline features of the new integrated assault rifle concept that Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) and Colt Canada have developed for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).
 

Renault Trucks Defense VAB MK III ELECTER 6x6 personnel carrier demonstrator in test phase 
 
Renault Trucks Defense VAB MK III ELECTER 6x6 personnel carrier demonstrator in test phase small 001 Following the acceptance tests which confirmed the demonstrator's very high level performance and robustness, the vehicle was delivered to the DGA on the Angers site on 13 January 2015. Combining an electric machine and a Diesel engine, the parallel hybrid drive system, which is fitted to a number of the Volvo Group's civil vehicles and which has demonstrated its pollution reduction and consumption qualities, could now be usefully applied to the military field.
 

 FNSS announced the winners of the International Military Land Vehicles Design Competition 2015
 
FNSS announced the winners of the International Military Land Vehicles Design Competition 2015 640 001 The winning designs have been announced in FNSS MILDESIGN2015 “International Military Land Vehicles Design Competition” which is organized for the second time by FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S. and the conceptual subject of which was “conceptual design of a manned and remote controlled modular military land vehicle with ballistic protection”.
 

 Stryker 8x8 armoured of U.S. Army retrofitted with new tactical communication network system.
 
Stryker 8x8 armoured of US Army retrofitted with new tactical communication network system 640 001 Stryker 8x8 armoured vehicles in the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team/2nd Infantry Division of U.S. Army, also known as 2/2 SBCT, are being retrofitted with the Army's new tactical communications network, increasing Soldiers' ability to communicate over greater distances, share mission data and maintain situational awareness.
By Nancy JonesBonbrest, PEO C3T
 

 UkrOboronProm unveiled T-64-based Infantry Fighting Vehicle prototype
 
UkroBoronProm T64 IFV 640 001 Ukrainian company UkroBoronProm is restarting the development of a heavy infantry fighting vehicle based on the T-64 MBT chassis.eNow the firm has resumed development of the heavy IFV in order to ready the design for serial production. According to Ukroboronprom, this work could be completed in time to start mass production before the end of the year.
 

 US Army opens first Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Instructional Facility at Fort Sill
 
US Army opens first Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Instructional Facility at Fort Sill 640 001 The US Army's soldiers destined to operate the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system will now learn their trade from fellow Soldiers. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Instructional Facility, or THAAD, opened at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Already, four classes are underway at the schoolhouse, announced the US Army on January 23.
 

 Morgan Advanced Materials introduces new buoyant lightweight rifle plate insert
 
Morgan Advanced Material introduces new buoyant lightweight rifle plate insert 640 001 Morgan Advanced Materials' Composites and Defence Systems business has introduced a buoyant, lightweight rifle plate insert for military and security personnel which is capable of stopping 7.62mm rifle ammunition yet is still less than 1kg in weight.
 

 Israel's artillery corps starts using the Hermes 450 tactical unmanned aerial system
 
The Israeli army recently revealed it is running a new drone unit in the Artillery Corps. The unit, the first of its kind, operates the tactical Hermes 450 drone from within the Ground Forces. During a recent drill in the North, the unit practiced working together with ground units by collecting advanced visual intelligence and broadcasting a live image of the battlefield to the divisions and brigades below. The Israeli army recently revealed it is running a new drone unit in the Artillery Corps. The unit, the first of its kind, operates the tactical Hermes 450 drone from within the Ground Forces. During a recent drill in the North, the unit practiced working together with ground units by collecting advanced visual intelligence and broadcasting a live image of the battlefield to the divisions and brigades below.
 

 Picatinny to give faster and more accurate mortar fire with new WULF fire-control system
 
Picatinny to give faster and more accurate mortar fire with new WULF sensors suite 640 002 By integrating many small sensors into light mortar systems, Picatinny engineers are developing a technology for use on all U.S. military mortar systems to give soldiers faster, more accurate mortar fire. The Weaponized Universal Lightweight Fire-Control, known as WULF, couples many small sensors together to create a robust, lightweight pointing device that will increase mortar fire.
 

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