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  • Top cat: Leopard 2 main battle tank turns 40

    On 24 October 1979 the first production Leopard 2, hull number Y-377 046, was handed over to the Bundeswehr's Panzertruppenschule. Forty years, 3,565 vehicles in over 95 distinct variants, and more than 21 users later, the Leopard 2 stands as one of the most successful MBT designs in the world. Jon Hawkes explores the vehicle's evolution
  • Wheels vs tracks: Reviewing AFV trends

    As conflicts have evolved, the requirements for AFVs have boosted cost, weight, and mission system needs. Sam Cranny-Evans and Jon Hawkes examine Western and Russian case studies in the continued evolution of the tracks versus wheels debate
  • Protecting the dragon’s den: PLA grows air-defence capabilities to meet future airborne threats

    China is rapidly enhancing its air-defence capabilities with an eye on addressing the proliferation of Western-made fifth-generation combat aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region. Wasif Naqi and Kelvin Wong examine the mix of indigenous and imported surface-to-air missiles and radar systems that have been fielded by the People’s Liberation Army
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  • US Army advances robotics development

    The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is pursuing a range of upgrades to its Legged Locomotion and Movement Adaptation (LLAMA) robot, including an effort to boost speed and mobility through system weight reduction, researchers told Jane’s . The autonomous quadruped system was revealed in
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