Army & Land Forces News

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 […]


Japan Buys Thales Bushmasters

Japan Buys Thales Bushmasters

The Japanese Ministry of Defence has ordered four Bushmaster vehicles for deployment with the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF). The vehicles, all troop carrier variants, will be manufactured at the company‚Äôs facility in Bendigo, Victoria in Australia, for delivery in […]


Latest ‘Virtual Battle Space’ release adds realism to scenarios, avatars

Latest ‘Virtual Battle Space’ release adds realism to scenarios, avatars

The most recent version of the Army’s 3D virtual training game, Virtual Battle Space 3, allows players to personalize their avatar within the simulation and the scenes and scenarios look a lot more real as well. Using new human dimensioning […]


US Modernization Strategy Soldier-Focused In Lean Years

US Modernization Strategy Soldier-Focused In Lean Years

Research, development and acquisition investments have declined 37 percent since the fiscal year 2012 budget planning cycle, said the G-8. Historically, the research, development and acquisition, or RDA, account averaged about 22 percent of the Army’s obligation authority. But for […]


French-Russian tank project on hold due to Ukraine crisis

French-Russian tank project on hold due to Ukraine crisis

Renault Trucks Defense said Wednesday its project to develop an armored infantry fighting vehicle together with a Russian manufacturer is on hold due to the Ukraine crisis. “The project is on hold because of the political situation, but that is […]


Single Sniper’s Bullet Kills Six Taliban Fighters

Single Sniper’s Bullet Kills Six Taliban Fighters

A British sniper killed five Taliban insurgents and a would-be suicide bomber in Afghanistan with one bullet, the Ministry of Defence has said. The 20-year-old marksman, a lance corporal in the Coldstream Guards, hit the trigger switch of the device […]


 
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