Army & Land Forces News

Swiss to vote on military draft, a national bedrock

Swiss to vote on military draft, a national bedrock

Swiss voters will head to the ballot box Sunday to decide whether to abolish their conscript army, as much a part of the Alpine nation’s image as direct democracy, chocolate and cheese. Countries across Europe have ditched the draft in […]


Australia’s Chinook Mission In Afghanistan Complete

Australia’s Chinook Mission In Afghanistan Complete

Rotary Wing Group – Eight (RWG-8), the Australian Army Aviation Detachment, has completed its mission in Afghanistan. RWG-8 marked the End of Mission during a ceremony at Kandahar Airfield (KAF) on Saturday (14 September 2013). The KAF-based RWG consisted of […]


No Syrian Scenario at Zapad-2013 Drills – Russia

No Syrian Scenario at Zapad-2013 Drills – Russia

A scenario involving potential military action in Syria will not be part of the upcoming large-scale Russian-Belarusian military exercise Zapad-2013, a senior Russian defense official said. “I am taking the full responsibility by saying that the [Zapad-2013] drills will focus […]


Russian Army to Receive New Kalashnikov Assault Rifles in 2014

Russian Army to Receive New Kalashnikov Assault Rifles in 2014

Various modifications of a new Kalashnikov AK-12 assault rifle as well as a host of other small arms will be put in service with the Russian armed forces in 2014, a senior government official said. “In 2014, the Russian army […]


Raytheon moves forward on DARPA Persistent Close Air Support program

Raytheon moves forward on DARPA Persistent Close Air Support program

Raytheon is moving forward with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on the agency’s Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) program, whose software could enable ground troops to receive close air support sooner by improving coordination among joint terminal attack controllers, […]


Oshkosh TerraMax Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology at DSEI 2013

Oshkosh TerraMax Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology at DSEI 2013

Low-tech, life-threatening threats like improvised explosive devices (IED) have reshaped conflicts and spurred militaries to re-consider how they can protect their land forces. Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, will be showcasing the role unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) technology […]


Sustaining drumbeat of ‘Ready and Resilient’ force through awareness, action

Sustaining drumbeat of ‘Ready and Resilient’ force through awareness, action

September is Suicide Prevention Month and the Department of the Army joins our nation and the world in observing National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 8-14, 2013, in the U.S. and the World Health Organization’s World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10, […]


American, Japanese snipers train on common ground

American, Japanese snipers train on common ground

American and Japanese snipers came together to exchange their knowledge and learn from each other to enhance their combat readiness Sept. 5, at the Yakima Training Center, Wash. They focused on target detection, reconnaissance techniques and cover and concealment. The […]


Russian Armata Tank to Enter Testing in November

Russian Armata Tank to Enter Testing in November

The prototype of Russia’s next generation Armata main battle tank is ready for testing, which will begin by November, the head of the Russian Tank Forces said Saturday. “The prototypes will be unveiled soon at an exhibit in Nizhny Tagil, […]


 
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