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A more advanced binocular night-vision goggle will soon be coming to the US Army's ranks. Joe Lacdan, Army News Service, reports that, for the past nine months, the service has been testing the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular, or ENVG-B, and taking input from Soldiers. Plans call for fielding the device in October 2019 to an armored brigade combat team that will deploy to South Korea, said Lt. Gen. James Pasquarette, Army G-8.

T-72B3 tanks supplied to the Airborne Forces last year have been upgraded. They are now equipped with Andromeda automatic control system. Each tank is integrated into a single information network and can transmit information on targets and its own state to the command. Experts believe it will raise the effectiveness and autonomy of airborne regiments and brigades, the Izvestia daily writes.

U.S. soldiers work tirelessly in their tactical operations center – giving the needed oversight to their subordinate units. Maps are hanging from partitions with computers and radios manned by Soldiers who monitor the situation on the battlefield. They are part of a task force deployed to provide support to an allied nation at war. Staff Sgt. Samuel Northrup, 1-2 SBCT, 7th Infantry Division, reports on US Army’s web site.

Air defense units of the Russian ground forces are receiving the latest close-range Tor-M2 antiaircraft weapons. One unit can control the airspace in the defense area of a regiment or brigade. It is the only weapon in the world capable of firing in motion, Chief Designer of Vympel Bureau of Tactical Missiles Corporation which produced 9M338 missile for Tor-M2 Viktor Yeletsky told the Izvestia daily.

The Russian army is creating a closed system to exchange digital information. It is called multiservice transportation and communication network (MTSS). The first stage will be completed in late 2019 and the system is to be fully ready in two years. MTSS will have its own search engine and the military will ensure independent operation through a fiber-optic Arctic cable. MTSS has to ensure cybersecurity of the country along with the protected Russian segment of the world web which is being considered, the Izvestia daily writes.

According to the Mexico News Daily website, the Mexican Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) is planning to manufacture high-powered .50-caliber Barrett sniper rifles as the M82. Sedena wants a Mexican replica of the weapons made by the American Company Barrett Firearms Manufacturing in order to counter firepower of drug cartel members.

While soldiers wear camouflage to blend into the environment, it is also important to ensure ground vehicles are not easily detected. The U.S. Army now has a new advanced coating system for ground vehicles that suppresses ground vehicle heat signatures, making the vehicles much more difficult to detect. Argie Sarantinos-Perrin, CCDC Public Affairs, explains on the US Army website.

The complexity of battlefield environments is evolving, as is the threat-scape armed forces must face during air surveillance and weapons coordination operations. Modern combat includes smaller and more agile targets, low flying threats that can quickly change speeds to evade radar detection and tracking. In this ecosystem, timeliness and quality of information are crucial, which is why Thales has developed a new radar in the 4D AESA family, the Ground Master 200 Multi-Mission.

March 17, 2019, a picture was released on the Twitter account of Marko Babic, showing Nigeria armed forces with local-made light patrol vehicle, which has the design of an All-Terrain vehicle. In February 2019, South African Online Defence magazine has announced that Nigeria has launched the production of its home-made light patrol vehicle.

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