Friday, January 21, 2022

Army

US Army incorporates augmented reality goggles into combat vehicles

The U.S. Army last week announced that it is working to incorporate augmented reality technology and sensors into vehicle platforms for optimal battlefield visibility at every stage of the mission.  According to a story from Courtney Bacon, Army...

US Army asking industry for 155mm cannon systems

The U.S. Army is asking industry for 155mm cannon systems that could be integrated into the M109A7 Self Propelled Howitzer (SPH), according to a recently published request for information. In a Jan. 11 notice posted on U.S. government’s...

Russia moves additional attack aircraft to Ukraine border

Russia has continued to amass new troops near Ukraine's border in recent days amid the Kremlin's warning of military response to NATO's expanding eastward. Citing American officials, The New York Times reported that the Russian military has positioned...

Australian Army to receive latest version of Abrams tank

Australian Army will receive new 70-ton Abrams tanks in the latest version, according to Defence Minister Peter Dutton. Hon Peter Dutton announced Monday a $3.5 billion investment in the Main Battle Tank Upgrade (LAND 907 Phase 2) and Combat...

Pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine hide howitzers in industrial buildings

Pro-Russia separatists tried to hide its 2S1 Gvozdika 122mm self-propelled howitzers in industrial buildings at Komisarivka, eastern Ukraine, according to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's (OSCE). The story was first reported by Militarnyi, which cited...

US Army’s latest version of Apache helicopter deploy to Korea

The U.S. Army last month deployed the latest version of the Apache helicopter to Osan Air Base, South Korea. According to a recent service news release, the 4th Battalion (Attack), 2nd Aviation Regiment (4-2 AB) at Camp Humphreys,...

Norway awards contract to BAE Systems for CV90 fleet support

Britain’s biggest defense company BAE Systems announced on Monday new support, sustainment, and readiness agreement with the Norwegian Army for its fleet of 144 CV90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles. The seven-year agreement with the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation governs...

Israel’s Smart Shooter unveils gun-carrying drone

Israeli-based Smart Shooter company revealed on Monday a new gun-carrying drone that can carry and fire assault rifles. As noted by the company, the new system is called the SMASH Dragon and it is an armed drone system incorporating...

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