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To prepare for the future battlefield, the U.S. Army has defined a concept for its next generation of combat vehicles. These vehicles, encompassing a family of new platforms, will have advanced capabilities to ensure continued overmatch against adversaries for decades and beyond. Enhanced survivability is critical for these vehicles, and will be enabled by improved designs, materials and manufacturing processes. Argie R. Sarantinos, CCDC, elaborates.

In the first field test of a novel approach to warfighting, communicating and decision-making, the Air Force, Navy and Army used new methods and technology Dec. 16-18 for collecting, analyzing and sharing information in real-time to identify and defeat a simulated cruise missile threat to the United States. Capt. Cara Bousie and Charles Pope, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs, reports.

Scientific advances need real-world testing to demonstrate their worth, particularly when defence and security issues are at stake. As information technologies advance and provide soldiers with increasing amounts of data to process, the risk of cognitive overload likewise becomes greater.

During the Viet Bac Exhibition Fair 2019 defense show that was held in Thai Nguyen from the 20 to 26 December 2019 for 75th foundation anniversary of the People's Army of Vietnam, Vietnamese ministry of defense has presented latest military equipment and combat vehicles which are now in service with the Vietnamese People’s Army (VPA).

The first batch of the latest ASM assault rifles will be delivered to the 24th brigade deployed in Novosibirsk. ASM is an upgraded Val rifle. It is nearly silent from a distance of several meters and the bullet will pierce any armored vest. Experts believe the rifles are irreplaceable in commando operations.

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, being aware of the advances made by Russia and China in hypersonic missiles technology, is developing a space sensor system to intercept hypersonic missiles in the air. This technology, currently in phase IIa, is called Hypersonic Ballistic Missile Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS), as reported by Sarah Lavallee in Finance 2nd.

Russian-made 9K333 Verba (SA-25) MAN-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) will defend long-range radars against drone threats. They have to down cruise missiles and drones. The Syrian combat showed that drones pose a major threat to radars. The adversary engages them to destroy radars and strip air defense of the viewing ability. Experts believe MANPADS will reinforce the defense of radars which has been insufficient until recently, the Izvestia daily writes.

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