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US Army testing Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) that enables multi missions across the spectrum of terrain, including urban areas, while providing survivability against direct fire and improvised explosive device threats.


The unarmored Humvee were found vulnerable in Iraq and Afghanistan where hastily added armor provided a flawed and temporary solution. The JLTV, however, is built for driving among the IEDs, rocket-propelled grenades, and small-arms fire of the modern battlefield. JLTV provides the warfighter significantly more protection against multiple threats while …

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Army Tanks with Active Protection Systems to Detect, Track and Destroy Enemy RPGs and Anti-Tank Guided Missiles are changing battle dynamics


Since the creation of the main battle tank during World War I, there has been a constant arms race between the development of anti-armor weapons and vehicle protection systems, however “Weapons’ ability to penetrate armor, however, has advanced faster than armor’s ability to withstand penetration”. One of the technology being …

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US Army working on Next generation swarms of hyper precision munitions that can penetrate A2/AD environment and hit a wide variety of dispersed targets


One of the most important developments in the history of twentieth century warfare has been the emergence of the precision weapon: the weapon which can be aimed and directed against a single target, relying on external guidance or its own guidance system. Launched from aircraft, ships, submarines, and land vehicles, …

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DRPA developing next generation infantry squad by integrating new technologies for precision engagement, non-kinetic engagement, squad sensing and squad autonomy


Modern military engagements increasingly take place in complex and uncertain battlefield conditions where attacks can come from multiple directions at once, and in the electromagnetic spectrum and cyber domains as well. U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps dismounted infantry squads, however, have been unable to take full advantage of some …

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US Army experimenting with Driverless tactical Vehicles, Autonomous convoy and Manned –Unmanned Teaming to build Autonomy-Enabled Future Force


In  Oct 2017, Auburn University and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) conducted a live demonstration of autonomous vehicle technology traveling across the border between the U.S. and Canada. Truck platooning links two or more trucks using vehicle-to-vehicle wireless communications technology and sensors that allow …

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Militaries exploring groundbreaking technologies for Future armored vehicles to enhance lethality, survivability, situation awareness, mobility and signature management

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Modern main battle tanks and infantry fighting vehicles and their occupants are facing increasing threats from all sides: Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs) that are thrown from short distances. Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs) that use infrared or radar guidance to attack the tops or engine compartments of vehicles. Mines or improvised …

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British military intelligence report calls Russian T-14 Armata ‘most revolutionary tank’, Russia claims its 20 years ahead of anything produced in the West


Russia’s new T-14 Armata tank represents “the most revolutionary step change in tank design in the last half century,” says a leaked report of the British military intelligence obtained by The Sunday Telegraph newspaper in London.”For the first time, a fully automated, digitised, unmanned turret has been incorporated into a …

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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


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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