Myanmar military poised to launch campaign against People's Defence Forces
13 October 2021
by Anthony Davis
Myanmar's armed forces (Tatmadaw) are poised to launch a multipronged counter-insurgency campaign in the country's west aimed at crushing an upsurge in resistance to the State Administration Council (SAC) regime installed following the February coup.
After a steady build-up of forces that has involved army, air force, and riverine naval assets, the campaign will coincide with the end of the monsoon season in October and mark the Tatmadaw's first combined-arms offensive against concentrations of opposition People's Defence Forces (PDFs) that have proliferated across Myanmar since April in response to military suppression of civilian protests.
British Army armoured reconnaissance battlegroup manoeuvres across Germany
20 October 2021
by Tim Ripley
Vehicles of the British Army's Royal Lancers divisional reconnaissance regiment deployed from the UK to Germany for Exercise ‘Somme Lancer', which took place in the first half of October. (Crown copyright)
Approximately 180 vehicles and 650 soldiers from the British Army's Royal Lancers divisional reconnaissance regiment deployed over 1,100 km by road to Germany in the last week of September from their home garrison in Catterick, North Yorkshire, for Exercise ‘Somme Lancer'.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni inspects a Chui armoured vehicle. (Uganda People's Defence Forces)
The Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) have a new type of infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) called the Chui, Lieutenant General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, commander of its land forces, announced on 19 October.
He released photographs of his father, President Yoweri Museveni, with the 4×4 armoured vehicle, which he said “was fully designed and manufactured in Uganda”.
The Chui appeared to be identical to the Nyati mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicle (MRAP) that was unveiled by the South African company Twiga earlier this year.
China displays family of unmanned Lynx high-mobility vehicles
19 October 2021
by Samuel Cranny-Evans
The China North Industries Group Corporation (Norinco) and the China South Industries Group have unveiled a family of unmanned ground vehicles based on the CS/VP16B Lynx 6×6 all-terrain vehicle in a 15 October video released on the official Norinco Weibo account.
The video shows multiple armed and unarmed variants of the Lynx being operated remotely by personnel wearing People's Liberation Army (PLA) uniforms. The demonstrations included the remote operation of the weapon systems mounted on the vehicles.
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