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BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop new cyber tools designed to help prevent vulnerabilities in electronic files that can lead to cyberattacks. Development of these tools will be part of DARPA's Safe Documents (SafeDocs) program, which aims to more effectively identify and reject malicious data in a variety of electronic formats.

One conundrum to providing a realistic and immersive virtual training experience for soldiers is portraying computer-generated people and objects behind real things, and doing so in real-time from multiple perspectives as actors and objects move around. Patti Bielling explains on U.S. Army’s website.

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop software that will enable semi-autonomous multi-domain mission planning. The technology will be designed for military operators to leverage battlespace resources from across various domains, such as space, air, land, and sea, for more effective, efficient missions.

Automatic command and control systems received a new function that was tested at Center-2019 exercise. The system analyzes the tactical situation, terrain, weather and capabilities of friendly and adversary troops. Its algorithm rapidly selects the place where the hardware is invulnerable for adversary artillery, aircraft and drones, but can deliver major damage to them, the Izvestia daily writes.

The Russian armed forces will receive a robotic system designed on the basis of the Pantsir-S antiaircraft missile gun. It will be able to automatically detect, identify and destroy targets without an operator’s interference and thus prevent risks to officers and men. The weapon will be able to operate in super low temperatures and in a contaminated environment.

The Robotics University at Fort Leonard Wood, Training Area 211, is ready to field a new robot -- the Man Transportation Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc II) -- to be used by the Army, Air Force, Marines and Navy for multiple purposes, including explosive ordnance disposal and detection of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards. Sam Campbell reports.

A Chinese technology firm is testing a new attack drone specifically designed to help ground troops in street-level combat, in the hope that it can sell the unit abroad, reports say, Liu Zhen reports in the South China Morning Post.

4th Infantry Division soldiers recently finished the final phases of testing a new battlefield smoke-producing system to conceal units during combat at Fort Carson, Colorado. Capt. Christopher Biddie, Test Officer, U.S. Army Operational Test Command, reports.

Soon after the introduction, the APC variant of SISU GTP 4x4 participated successfully in comparative trials arranged by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia, in which the SISU GTP 4x4 qualified as the winner among the international competitors. Now, the SISU GTP is even more powerful thanks to an engine and transmission update.

The Russian armed forces receive the first upgraded Zoopark Counter-battery radar systems which were modernized according to the combat engagement in Syria. The upgraded radar guarantees the detection of adversary munitions after fire, including makeshift missiles and mines. It calculates the trajectory and provides guidance for destruction. Experts believe the radars will increase the effectiveness of artillery units, the Izvestia daily writes.

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