• Inbra Terrestre to complete development of Gladiador II protected 4x4

    Inbra Terrestre, which is part of Brazil’s Inbra group, is finalising development of its Gladiador II 4x4 multi-purpose armoured vehicle to meet Brazilian Army and local homeland security forces requirements. Development of the reconnaissance configuration began in January 2015, the company

  • US Army receives five M917A3 heavy dump trucks for testing

    Mack Defense delivered five M917A3 heavy dump trucks (HDTs) to the US Army this month for production verification. During a 10 June ceremony in Pennsylvania, the company handed over the first handful of HDTs to the service. The vehicles are now headed to Aberdeen Test Center in Maryland for 40

  • Singapore's next-generation Hunter armoured fighting vehicle breaks cover

    The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has revealed fresh details of its latest Hunter tracked armoured fighting vehicle (AFV), its first armoured combat platform equipped with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) capability. The new vehicle was commissioned into service during the Singapore Army armour

  • China marketing 8×8 and 4×4 ATVs

    China Jing AN Import & Export Corp is now offering for export two all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) that can be armed or offered in a normal troop transport role, according to Wang Zhiyuan, project manager for the company. The largest of these is the CS/VP4 8×8 that, when being used in the troop

  • US Army eyes equipping a Robotic Combat Vehicle-Medium with a 30 mm turret

    In the near future, the US Army wants to equip units with a Robotic Combat Vehicle-Medium (RCV-M) outfitted with a 30-mm turret to defeat armoured personnel carriers, trucks, and troops. In a 7 June announcement, the service unveiled tentative plans to acquire a RCV-M platform to augment the

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  • Red seas: China’s advancing amphibious force capabilities

    China is equipping its marines with some of the most advanced amphibious platforms in the world. Samuel Cranny-Evans examines these systems, the force that uses them, and how the PLANMC compares to Western competitors
  • Follow the leader: US Army unmanned ground vehicle programmes

    In the 2001 National Defense Authorization Act, Congress set an objective of increasing the number of remote-controlled and unmanned systems in service with the US Army. The goal was that by 2015 a third of operational ground combat vehicles would be unmanned. However, this goal was not met. Scott Alexander reports
  • Rocket man: SOF teams demo wearable flight systems

    SOF personnel may soon be able to turn 'jetpacks' from science fiction into reality, as wearable jet propulsion technologies appear to be advancing. A variety of jetpacks are being considered by SOF components around the world, including USSOCOM and French COS. Andrew White reports
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  • Belarus pursues armed multirotor UAS developments

    Belarusian companies have unveiled three new weaponised multicopter unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) being developed under a wider national effort to advance indigenous unmanned technologies. The Vitebsk-based KB Display, which specialises in development and production of displays and
  • Belarus pursues armed multirotor UAS developments

    Belarusian companies have unveiled three new weaponised multicopter unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) being developed under a wider national effort to advance indigenous unmanned technologies. The Vitebsk-based KB Display, which specialises in development and production of displays and
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