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The AARV7 (Assault Amphibious Vehicle Recovery), recovery version of the AAV-7 (Assault Amphibious Vehicle) also called LVTP-7 come back in service with the U.S. Marines at the Production Plant Barstow, Marine Depot Maintenance Command aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif. In 1983, FMC Corporation first produced the Assault Amphibious Vehicle Recovery Model 7A1. It was designed to recover similar and smaller size vehicles to provide support to the vehicles in the field.

New concept of Russian-made Heavy Flamethrower System based on Armata tracked chassis platform released on the Twitter account of RussianDefence.com, dubbed TOS-2. The TOS is a family of 220mm 30-barrel TOS-1 or 24-barrel TOS-1A multiple rocket launcher and thermobaric weapon mounted on a T-72 Main Battle Tank (MBT) chassis.

In April 2016, U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division have demonstrated the automated mortar system Automated Direct/Indirect Mortar (ADIM) mounted on HUMVEE tactical vehicle during a multinational joint equipment training exercise with the U.S. military at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, as part of a Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration.

Ukrainian Company Zhytomyr Armored Plant, part of the State Company Ukroboronprom, continues to work for the development of the Duplet combat module, designed to modernize and increase fire power of armored vehicles. During the Arms and Security 2017, a defense Exhibition which was held in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Company Zhytomyr Armored Plant has unveiled a new fire support vehicle called Strazh, Sentinel in English fitted with the Duplet weapon station.

Belarus' JSC Agat - Control Systems has upgraded the Berkut-2 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) adopted by Belarusian Armed Forces and the State Board Committee of the country, according to the press department of the State Military Industrial Committee (Goskomvoenprom) of the Republic of Belarus.

Detect. Connect. React. The increasing digitalization of the modern battlefield poses challenges for the armed forces as well as offering opportunities. Reliable networking of systems and actors at multiple command echelons is very important given the decisive impact of information, command and fire superiority. Turning its attention first and foremost to requirements at the mobile tactical level, Rheinmetall is creating solution concepts for the networked battlefield of the future. The Düsseldorf-based high-tech enterprise for security and mobility will be presenting a number of these at the AFCEA 2018 show, which takes place on 11-12 April in Bonn.

Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau member of Ukroboronprom, the State Company for arms export in Ukraine, has started the serial production of its tracked armored recovery and repair vehicles (BREM) nicknamed Atlet or BREM-84. The Atlet was designed by Ukrainian Company Kharkiv-Morozov Design Bureau to perform evacuation operations and repair works in field conditions.

Trials of new Russian-made surface-to-air guided missiles 49N6 for S-400 air defense system have entered the final stage and they will be supplied to Russian armed forces for test operation in summer. The new missile can hit cruise missiles, aircraft and maneuvering reentry vehicles at a distance of 400 km. In future they will become the main missile for the latest generation of S-500 air defense missile system.

The Logistic Support Department under China's Central Military Commission (CMC) recently organized try-on tests of the new generation of cold protective clothing in a frontier defense company under the PLA Xinjiang Military Command located in Koktokay of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

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