Army & Land Forces News

Litany of problems keep Iraqi army weak

Litany of problems keep Iraqi army weak

Iraq’s leadership was indignant after US accusations that its forces lack the will to fight but assessments of the army’s ability suggest the rank-and-file have reasons to shy from battle. Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said Sunday, a week after the […]


Russia and West hold war games over Arctic

Russia and West hold war games over Arctic

Russia was conducting huge and unexpected war games on Tuesday, coinciding with a NATO drill in the Arctic at a time of heightened tensions in the region. The snap check launched on the orders of President Vladimir Putin involved up […]


US Army’s mid-tier radio advances battlefield network

US Army’s mid-tier radio advances battlefield network

With vehicles that are equipped with a new high-bandwidth networking radio, Soldiers can move across the battlefield, rapidly exchanging mission-critical voice messages, images and video with their commanders. Using line-of-sight communications waveforms that are not dependent on satellites, mid-tier networking […]


Rheinmetall Teams with Polish Partner to Develop New Wheeled Armored Vehicle

Rheinmetall Teams with Polish Partner to Develop New Wheeled Armored Vehicle

Rheinmetall is set to play an important role in developing a new wheeled armored vehicle for the Polish armed forces. Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV) has just signed a cooperation agreement with Polish defence contractor Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa SA […]


MTU Engines for British Army’s Scout SV Armored Fighting Vehicle

MTU Engines for British Army’s Scout SV Armored Fighting Vehicle

Rolls-Royce has received an order from General Dynamics European Land Systems for the delivery of 589 MTU Series 199 diesel engines for use in the new SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV) for the British Army. The contract value is approximately €80m […]


U.S. Army plans exercise with Romanian Land Force

U.S. Army plans exercise with Romanian Land Force

Despite hours of planning and preparation dedicated toward a common goal, those involved would not know if the planning was a success until the plans are implemented. It is only then when all involved learn whether the initial phases led […]


China Outlines Armed Forces’ Future Strategies

China Outlines Armed Forces’ Future Strategies

China demonstrates future strategies for modern and multi-functional armed forces in its latest military whitepaper Tuesday. China plans to build its armed forces with enhanced capability to address various security threats and accomplish diversified military tasks, said the report, titled […]


US Army outfits first vehicles with electronic stability control

A brand-new Mine Resistant Ambush Protected feature - the first of its kind for the Army - will help maximize warfighter safety and survivability. MRAPs are the first vehicles outfitted with electronic stability control. Electronic stability control could also be an enabler for future fully autonomous vehicles.

Soldiers laud the ballistic protection Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, or MRAP, vehicles that provide them against underbody threats, but now a brand-new MRAP feature, the first of its kind for the Army, will help maximize warfighter safety and survivability. Electronic […]


Smart-mortar will help Soldiers more effectively hit targets

Nick Baldwin and Evan Young, researchers with the Armament Research Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, discuss the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar during the DOD Lab Day, May 14 at the Pentagon.

The Army hopes the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar further improves Soldiers’ ability to put artillery on target. During DOD Lab Day at the Pentagon, May 14, multiple researchers from throughout the Army were available to demonstrate their projects, including […]


 
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