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AJAX , the Future Armoured Fighting Vehicle for the British Army successfully completes the live firing tests

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Honeywell has been contracted to equip the British Army’s new Ajax armoured fighting vehicles with its navigation technology. The Talin inertial land navigation technology will enhance mission success in difficult terrain by providing users with a lightweight and highly accurate laser guidance system, Honeywell said in a statement. This navigation system …

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US Army lays out technical strategy, S&T Campaigns and implementation plans for future land dominance

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The United States Army of 2030 will operate in a highly non-linear and complex operational environment, will likely be dominated by decreasing domestic budgets and reduced force structure; increased velocity and momentum of human interaction and events; potential for adversarial capability overmatch; proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; spread of …

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China’s hypersonic, intelligent long range land-attack, air to air , and carrier killer missiles has propelled China as a major power, says Xi

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China’s military conducted a salvo of 10 missile flight tests late last month in a show of force during the transition to the Donald Trump administration. Chinese state media reported that the simultaneous flight tests of 10 DF-21 intermediate-range ballistic missiles were carried out in China. The missiles “can destroy U.S. …

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Raytheon’s Excalibur is all weather smart artillery that triples the range and can strike moving targets with high precision

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The US Navy is looking to Raytheon’s Excalibur guided artillery round to replace the effective but expensive Long Range Land Attack Projectile for the Zumwalt-class of guided missile destroyers, defense officials confirmed to USNI News. The Navy recently cancelled the Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP) that was the sole ammunition …

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US Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense program advancing “Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Vision 2020”

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The Northrop Grumman-made Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IBCS) will be the command-and-control system for the Army’s future IAMD system. In its most recent flight test, the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) successfully used sensors and interceptors from different air defense systems, selecting from different …

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The US Air Force plans live exercises and simulation to select close air support (CAS) under low to medium threat environment, DARPA delivers Rapid and Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS)

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US Air Force could soon begin testing light attack aircraft to see if they’re a viable option for close-air support. The work is being led by Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Office. The office will conduct experiments that include live exercises and simulation, and it will help senior Air …

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DARPA’s Robot Mule could follow its leader through rough terrain while carrying 400 pounds has been shelved due to noise concerns

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The vision for the future soldier is to be combat effective and also highly mobile, adaptive, networked, sustainable with total battle space situation awareness and information assurance. Therefore, he is equipped with night- vision goggles, radios, smartphones, GPS, infrared sights, a laptop as well as batteries to power them. He …

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