Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Photo Mi-24 US Air Force

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have been enhancing their counter-insurgency capabilities. India has recently delivered to Afghanistan the first two of...
friendly fire

During training and even operational missions, an unfortunately common occurrence among troops is death by friendly fire. The situation is even more difficult for...
subterranean battlefield

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been interested in the development of innovative technologies for the subterranean battlefield. The Subterranean Challenge...
self-driving vehicles

Autonomous vehicles need to become safer for broad consumer, ride-hailing and trucking industry adoption. A patented military-proven ground-penetrating radar (GPR) significantly improves navigation safety...
remote-sensing

Drones could be used as a remote-sensing measure to detect dangerous landmines. It is estimated that there are at least 100 million military munitions...
rifle-mounted system

A new portable system small enough to mount on a personal firearm provides its user with the ability to quickly locate the source of...
3d printer

In many instances, military forces have to cope with situations whereas an urgently needed spare part is not available on site and it would...
US Navy Will Increase F/A 18's Flight Range

The US Navy wants to increase the range of its aircraft so carriers can remain out of missile range, an apparent response to China's...
sniper rifle

A recent budget request by the US Army is considered a big win for the sniper rifle program compared to last year when the service...
IEDs Used Against Armored Vehicles

Soldiers in combat situations have to constantly scan their surroundings for improvised explosive devices (IEDs), a signature weapon of modern guerrilla warfare. These homemade...
Strava

Strava is a fitness tracking app that is now very widespread among runners and cyclists. It lets you record your activity using the GPS...
close-quarter combat

US Army soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan have been gaining more than a decade of experience in close-quarter combat, an ability to maneuver...
Heron-1

UAVs from Singapore's UAV Command have been deployed in the fight against terror in Afghanistan. The unmanned aerial vehicles are the Heron-1 manufactured by...
ieds

Landmines have increasingly been replaced in modern warfare with improvised explosive devices, usually known as IEDs. The mechanism of injury is the same for...
special forces

Afghanistan’s array of the elite Special Operations Forces has been enhanced. The forces have transitioned from a division to a corps, as part of...
global terror

Ahead of a meeting of the Global Coalition to defeat ISIS, the International Police Organization (INTERPOL) has underlined the need for military success against...
soldier systems

The US Army has been pushing to make systems more user-friendly to the average soldier in the field. Soldiers will have to operate systems...
special forces

More than a year after the U.S. Department of Defense repealed a longtime ban on women serving in ground combat assignments, relatively few have...

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