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On Friday, January 4, 2019, the communications department of the Russian Ministry of Defense has announced that state trials of the UBIM engineer armored vehicle based on the T-90 MBT Main Battle Tank chassis will started this year. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, trials will include operating the vehicle in conditions of enemy fire, and in areas contaminated by nuclear radiation.

On 27 December 2018, South Korea's Army announced it will launch a new research institute on artificial intelligence (AI) this week in a bid to capitalize on cutting-edge technologies for future combat operations.

During the European Land Robot Trial (ELROB) event that was held in Belgium from 24 to 28 September 2018, the Finnish Company Patria has demonstrated a new unmanned version of a full digitalised AMV, 8x8 armored multirole vehicle. In Belgium, a test drive of European robotic vehicles revealed that Patria is at the forefront of developing the new technology.

MOHOC, Inc., creator of the world’s first military-optimized helmet cameras, has been awarded two NATO/National Stock Numbers (NSNs) for its MOHOC Camera and MOHOC IR Camera (infrared model) by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) following requests from multiple NATO Member States.

U.S. Space Command will be the U.S. military’s 11th unified combatant command, Vice President Mike Pence announced on 18 December 2018 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. “It will serve alongside other functional commands like Strategic Command and Special Operations Command, and it will be led by a four-star flag officer,” Pence said. “It will establish unified control over all our military space operations.”

Russian Company Kalashnikov CEO Vladimir Dmitriyev presented ZALA Arctic drones at the Arctic: Present and Future international forum, Kalashnikov Media said. ZALA 421-08M and ZALA 421-16E can operate in frost and safely hold numerous survey operations and constant monitoring of the ice. ZALA Arctic helps plan operations which need precise weather and ice forecasts.

The original rapid-deploy anti-vehicle and electric barrier fencing system – first used in tandem on the London 2012 Olympics – has been enhanced for more rapid deployment and easier roll out with pre-configured ‘ends’ to pulse-protected ‘zones’. Three leading names in perimeter security have collaborated to incorporate the new rapid-deploy electric fence technology into the established SecureGuard HVM temporary barrier fencing system.

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