Army & Land Forces News

AFSBn-Italy prepares MRAPs for transfer to Croatia

AFSBn-Italy prepares MRAPs for transfer to Croatia

The Croatian Army received more than two dozen military vehicles from excess Army inventory at a ceremony in Croatia, April 7. The 30 Maxx PRO Plus model Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles, known as MRAPs, were being divested from Army inventory and […]


US to send ‘non-lethal’ military aid to Ukraine: Hagel

US to send ‘non-lethal’ military aid to Ukraine: Hagel

The United States will send helmets, medical supplies and other non-lethal military aid to Ukraine amid fears of another Russian incursion there, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. Hagel said he had informed Kiev that President Barack Obama “has approved […]


US ground troops going to Poland, defense minister says

US ground troops going to Poland, defense minister says

Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence in Central and Eastern Europe in response to events in Ukraine. That was the word […]


Lockheed Alternative GMLRS Warhead Logs Successful Flight-Test Series to Next Test Phase

Lockheed Alternative GMLRS Warhead Logs Successful Flight-Test Series to Next Test Phase

Lockheed Martin (LMT) successfully conducted the fifth and final Production Qualification Test (PQT) for the new Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Alternative Warhead recently at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. During the long-range test, four rockets were fired from […]


Army first-aid kits include new eye shield

Army first-aid kits include new eye shield

Soldiers whose eyes are injured during combat have a better chance of returning to duty with their vision intact due to some revisions in the Army’s first-aid kit. The rigid eye shield was added as a component to the Army’s […]


DARPA Awards Contract to Develop Stealthy Military Motorcycle for Special Forces

DARPA Awards Contract to Develop Stealthy Military Motorcycle for Special Forces

Logos Technologies has received a small business innovation research (SBIR) grant from DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to develop a military-use hybrid-electric motorcycle with near-silent capability. When fully matured, the technology will allow small, distributed military teams to […]


International sniper competition tests top shooters’ tactical skills

International sniper competition tests top shooters’ tactical skills

Sniper teams from around the globe converged on the Special Forces Sniper Course to put their skills to the test in this year’s United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition. Twenty-two teams, including three foreign teams, competed for […]


US Donates 30 MRAP Vehicles to Croatia

US Donates 30 MRAP Vehicles to Croatia

30 Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Vehicles (the MRAPMaxx Pro for logistic use), donated by the U.S. Government to the Republic of Croatia, were officially taken over in the “Croatia” Barracks in Zagreb on 7 April 2014. The official ceremony was attended by […]


Robocopter: New Technology Brings New Capabilities to the Marine Corps

Robocopter: New Technology Brings New Capabilities to the Marine Corps

Autonomy options for the Marines have taken a major step forward, as officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced today two successful helicopter flight demonstrations with unmanned flight capability at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., part of the […]


 
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