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Armies in the world Analysis - Focus
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 British army paratroopers demonstrate airfield seizure skills to prepare exercise in United States
 
British army paratroopers demonstrate airfield seizure skills to prepare exercise in United States 640 001 Exercise Red Prepare saw the paratroopers of British Army 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment assault an airfield on the Stanford Training Area in Norfolk, with close air support from two Apache attack helicopters from 3 Regiment Army Air Corps. Once it was secured, 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault) followed up to clear obstacles, remove unexploded ordinance and fill craters to bring the runway back into use.
 

United States Army could purchase 300 Ultra Light Combat Vehicles ULCV by the end of 2016
 

U.S. Army could purchase 300 ultra light combat vehicles (ULCV) by the end of fiscal year 2016, said Lt. Col. Kevin Parker, light branch chief of the mounted requirements division at the Maneuver Center of Excellence in Fort Benning, Georgia. The Ultra Light Combat Vehicle (ULCV) is a proposed air-droppable light off-road truck to improve the mobility of light infantry brigades.

U.S. Army could purchase 300 ultra light combat vehicles (ULCV) by the end of fiscal year 2016, said Lt. Col. Kevin Parker, light branch chief of the mounted requirements division at the Maneuver Center of Excellence in Fort Benning, Georgia. The Ultra Light Combat Vehicle (ULCV) is a proposed air-droppable light off-road truck to improve the mobility of light infantry brigades.
Friday, December 19, 2014 11:38 AM

 

More than 1300 British soldiers in Poland with Challenger tanks and Warrior IFVs for NATO exercise
 

More than 1300 British soldiers and 100 armoured vehicles, including Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank and Warrior Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle, from the 3rd UK Division are taking part in Exercise BLACK EAGLE, a British/Polish NATO exercise taking place in Western Poland.

More than 1300 British soldiers and 100 armoured vehicles, including Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank and Warrior Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle, from the 3rd UK Division are taking part in NATO Exercise BLACK EAGLE, a British/Polish NATO exercise taking place in Western Poland.
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Thursday, November 27, 2014 09:00 AM

 

Canadian army artillery successfully tests Excalibur 155mm GPS guided artillery shell
 

It was a ground-breaking day for the Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) when they successfully test-fired a Global Positioning System (GPS) -guided 155 mm artillery shell. The trial of the newest generation of Excalibur proved the mettle of a shell that is unmatched for precision, range and accuracy.

It was a ground-breaking day for the Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) when they successfully test-fired a Global Positioning System (GPS) -guided 155 mm artillery shell. The trial of the newest generation of Excalibur proved the mettle of a shell that is unmatched for precision, range and accuracy.
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Thursday, November 27, 2014 07:53 AM

 

Chinese army uses unmanned aerial vehicles as hostile forces during military exercises
 

During a military tarining exercise in central China's Hubei province, unmanned aerial vehicles played the role of hostile forces — the "blue team" — against the Chinese reserve anti-artillery division, according to the PLA Daily, the official newspaper of China's armed forces.

During a military tarining exercise in central China's Hubei province, unmanned aerial vehicles played the role of hostile forces — the "blue team" — against the Chinese reserve anti-artillery division, according to the PLA Daily, the official newspaper of China's armed forces.
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Sunday, February 23, 2014 11:58 AM

 

United States Airborne Troops begin training with LTATV Light Tactical All Terrain Vehicle
 

The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, currently on rotation as the ground component of the nation’s Global Response Force, began fielding and training on new equipment this week. Specifically, Soldier Plate Carrier Systems, medium rucksacks, and Light Tactical All Terrain Vehicles will make the quick response force more lighter, more agile and better tailored to the unique mission requirements of the GRF.

The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, currently on rotation as the ground component of the nation’s Global Response Force, began fielding and training on new equipment this week. Specifically, Soldier Plate Carrier Systems, medium rucksacks, and Light Tactical All Terrain Vehicles will make the quick response force more lighter, more agile and better tailored to the unique mission requirements of the GRF. Saturday, November 1, 2014 02:04 PM

 

Seventh Armoured Brigade of Israeli army will be equipped with Merkava IV Trophy tanks
 

The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Seventh Armoured brigade is in the midst of a modernization process that will see all tank battalions equipped with the Merkava Mark IV tank by 2016, a senior army source said Tuesday, October 28, 2014. The seventh brigade’s Fourth Battalion is an engineering corps unit, and the brigade is also supplemented by a specialized infantry company that travels in armored vehicles.

The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Seventh Armoured brigade is in the midst of a modernization process that will see all tank battalions equipped with the Merkava Mark IV tank by 2016, a senior army source said Tuesday, October 28, 2014. The seventh brigade’s Fourth Battalion is an engineering corps unit, and the brigade is also supplemented by a specialized infantry company that travels in armored vehicles.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 01:16 PM

 

NATO plans to create its new Very High Readiness Joint Task Force VJTF for the end of 2015
 

NATO would like to create the new Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) with 5,000 troops from an international coalition ready at a moment’s notice to deploy anywhere in the world. Officials from the 28 NATO member countries will spend the next two months in Belgium establishing watch capabilities VJFT will have and where they will be stationed.

NATO would like to create the new Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) with 5,000 troops from an international coalition ready at a moment’s notice to deploy anywhere in the world. Officials from the 28 NATO member countries will spend the next two months in Belgium establishing watch capabilities VJFT will have and where they will be stationed.
Saturday, October 25, 2014 11:58 AM

 

Philippine and U.S. Marines conducted amphibious mechanized assault during PHIBLEX 15
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Philippine and U.S. Marines conducted an amphibious mechanized assault as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 15 on Oct. 5, 2014 A section of U.S. Marine Amphibious Assault Vehicles departed from the USS Germantown (LSD-42) to storm the beach. Once on land, Philippine Marines disembarked the U.S. AAVs and maneuvered toward a simulated objective.
Philippine and U.S. Marines conducted an amphibious mechanized assault as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 15 on Oct. 5, 2014 A section of U.S. Marine Amphibious Assault Vehicles departed from the USS Germantown (LSD-42) to storm the beach. Once on land, Philippine Marines disembarked the U.S. AAVs and maneuvered toward a simulated objective.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 11:55 PM
 

Soldiers of the Light Dragoons of British Army in Ukraine for NATO exercise Rapid Trident
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About 1,300 troops from 15 countries joined Exercise Rapid Trident held in the Lviv region of western Ukraine. America sent 200 troops and Britain dispatched a reconnaissance troop from the Light Dragoons with 40 personnel. The Light Dragoons are of British army a mounted Light Cavalry Regiment equipped with Jackal armoured vehicles based at Robertson Barracks, Swanton Morley in Norfolk.
About 1,300 troops from 15 countries joined Exercise Rapid Trident held in the Lviv region of western Ukraine. America sent 200 troops and Britain dispatched a reconnaissance troop from the Light Dragoons with 40 personnel. The Light Dragoons are of British army a mounted Light Cavalry Regiment equipped with Jackal armoured vehicles based at Robertson Barracks, Swanton Morley in Norfolk.
Thursday, October 2, 2014 01:21 PM
 

Iraqi army now equipped with latest generation of air defense missile systems Pantsir-S1 and SA-24
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The official website of the Iraqi ministry of Defense has just released some pictures with the delivery of Russian-made air defense missile systems Pantsir-S1 and Man-Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS) Igla-S SA-24 Grinch. Now, the Iraqi army is equipped with new generation of air defense systems.
The official website of the Iraqi ministry of Defense has just released some pictures with the delivery of Russian-made air defense missile systems Pantsir-S1 and Man-Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS) Igla-S SA-24 Grinch. Now, the Iraqi army is equipped with new generation of air defense systems.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 09:57 AM
 

The Russian Tank Biathlon 2014 competition with tankers from 12 countries
 

The Russian team has won the first round of the 2014 World Tank Biathlon individual race, chief referee Lt. Gen. Yury Petrov said . Russia was followed by the Armenian team which completed the course in 28 minutes and 58 seconds. Kazakhstan was third with a time of 29 minutes and 53 seconds.

The Russian team has won the first round of the 2014 World Tank Biathlon individual race, chief referee Lt. Gen. Yury Petrov said . Russia was followed by the Armenian team which completed the course in 28 minutes and 58 seconds. Kazakhstan was third with a time of 29 minutes and 53 seconds.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 04:38 PM

 

European Union Battle Group under the command of Belgium is now ready to fulfill its missions
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The EUBG (European Union Battle Group) under the command of Belgium is now ready to fulfill its mission after six months of training. In June 2014, EUBG has demonstrated its capacity to perform its missions during a field live demonstration in Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium, attended by several Belgian and foreign authorities.
The EUBG (European Union Battle Group) under the command of Belgium is now ready to fulfill its mission after six months of training. In June 2014, EUBG has demonstrated its capacity to perform its missions during a field live demonstration in Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium, attended by several Belgian and foreign authorities.
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Monday, 28 July, 2014 02:46 PM
 

China continues to modernize its armed forces and improve its military power capabilities
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China continues to modernize and improve its military capabilities, according to an annual DOD report to Congress, and is also preparing for contingencies in the South and East China Seas where Beijing has been involved in increasingly tense territorial disputes with its neighbors.
China continues to modernize and improve its military capabilities, according to an annual DOD report to Congress, and is also preparing for contingencies in the South and East China Seas where Beijing has been involved in increasingly tense territorial disputes with its neighbors.
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Monday, June 9, 2014 11:04 AM
 

EUBG troops show their ability to perform their missions during rescue pilots after helicopter crash
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During two weeks, a total 2,875 soldiers from 6 nations are deployed in the South of Belgium to conduct the latest preparation of the EUBG (European Union Battle Group) during the military field training exercise Quick Lion 2014. Saturday, June 8, 2014, Belgian and foreign troops are showed their ability to perform their mission during a training exercise with the goal to rescue pilots after crash of helicopter in a hostile zone.
During two weeks, a total of 2,875 soldiers from 6 nations are deployed in the South of Belgium to conduct the latest preparation of the EUBG (European Union Battle Group) during the military field training exercise Quick Lion 2014. Saturday, June 8, 2014, Belgian and foreign troops are showed their ability to perform their missions during a training exercise with the goal to rescue pilots after crash of helicopter in a hostile zone. Sunday, June 8, 2014 10:45 AM
 

Canadian soldiers in Norway for the cold-weather combat exercise COLD RESPONSE 2014
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Approximately 350 Canadian soldiers are in Norway as part of a massive NATO cold-weather combat exercise. Organized and led by the Norwegian Joint Headquarters, the exercise involves some 16,000 personnel on land, at sea and in the air from 16 countries.
Approximately 350 Canadian soldiers are in Norway as part of a massive NATO cold-weather combat exercise. Organized and led by the Norwegian Joint Headquarters, the exercise involves some 16,000 personnel on land, at sea and in the air from 16 countries.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 09:13 AM
 

European Union Battle Group led by Belgian army trains in Germany to prepare EU certification
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This week, Grafenwoehr Military Training Area in Germany is home to member of the EUBG (European Union Battle Group) 2014-02 for training exercise code-named "RAMPANT LION", during two weeks soldiers from Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Spain prepares for its EU certification, which is scheduled for June 2-13 2014 at Saint Hubert, Belgium.
This week, Grafenwoehr Military Training Area in Germany is home to member of the EUBG (European Union Battle Group) 2014-02 for training exercise code-named "RAMPANT LION", during two weeks soldiers from Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Spain prepares for its EU certification, which is scheduled for June 2-13 2014 at Saint Hubert, Belgium.
Friday, February 28, 2014 04:18 PM
 

Army of Canada military exercise RAFALE BLANCHE 2014 with Polish and Canadian paratroopers
 

Exercise RAFALE BLANCHE 2014 took place in several municipalities including Beauce-Sartigan, La Nouvelle-Beauce, Les Appalaches, Les Etchemins, Lotbinière and Robert-Cliche from January 28 to February 5. Almost 2500 soldiers were on the ground training for winter weather combat operations.

Exercise RAFALE BLANCHE 2014 took place in several municipalities including Beauce-Sartigan, La Nouvelle-Beauce, Les Appalaches, Les Etchemins, Lotbinière and Robert-Cliche from January 28 to February 5. Almost 2500 soldiers were on the ground training for winter weather combat operations.
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Sunday, February 23, 2014 11:58 AM

 

Soldiers of U.S. Marine Corps began training to fight in cold and mountainous environment
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The Warlords of 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division recently began training to fight in cold and austere locations at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center. The Mountain Exercise winter training package the Marines are participating in will provide them the tools to survive and fight in a mountainous and cold environment.
The Warlords of 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division recently began training to fight in cold and austere locations at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center. The Mountain Exercise winter training package the Marines are participating in will provide them the tools to survive and fight in a mountainous and cold environment.
Thursday, January 30, 2014 02:01 PM
 

Operation Chamtoo largest military operation in the history of the Afghan Army
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Afghan National Security Forces solely conducted one of the largest operations in the history of the ANSF in late December 2013, in a mission that covered four provinces in southern Afghanistan. During Operation “Chamtoo,” soldiers from the 205th Corps of the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police simultaneously swept through villages and towns, defeating Taliban insurgents and finding weapon caches.
Afghan National Security Forces solely conducted one of the largest operations in the history of the ANSF in late December 2013, in a mission that covered four provinces in southern Afghanistan. During Operation “Chamtoo,” soldiers from the 205th Corps of the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police simultaneously swept through villages and towns, defeating Taliban insurgents and finding weapon caches.
Monday, January 13, 2014 11:03 AM
 

Live-fire exercise for 2nd Infantry Division of United States Army Stryker NBC M1135 in South Korea
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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear, or CBRN, Specialists from 23rd Chemical Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division of U.S. Army , executed a live-fire exercise with their Stryker M1135 Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles, or NBCRVs, Nov. 12-19, 2013, at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korea.
Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear, or CBRN, Specialists from 23rd Chemical Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division of U.S. Army , executed a live-fire exercise with their Stryker M1135 Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles, or NBCRVs, Nov. 12-19, 2013, at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korea.
Monday, January 06, 2014 10:21 AM
 

Army of Iran to continue the optimization of S-200 air defense missile and plans new tactical use
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Commander of Iran’s Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said Iran still continues to optimize its indigenized S-200 anti-aircraft missile shield and plans a new tactical use for the system.
Commander of Iran’s Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said Iran still continues to optimize its indigenized S-200 anti-aircraft missile shield and plans a new tactical use for the system.
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Sunday, January 05, 2014 11:17 AM
 

Afghan National army opens officially its Regional Artillery Training Center in Zabul
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The Afghan National Army’s mission of providing security and stability for the people of Afghanistan took another step forward on a very cold Dec. 30, 2013 day, as the Regional Artillery Training Center, a field artillery training center, opened at Camp Eagle, in Zabul, Afghanistan.
The Afghan National Army’s (ANA) mission of providing security and stability for the people of Afghanistan took another step forward on a very cold Dec. 30, 2013 day, as the Regional Artillery Training Center, a field artillery training center, opened at Camp Eagle, in Zabul, Afghanistan.
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Saturday, January 04, 2014 11:59 AM
 

Canadian army soldiers train for amphibious operations in New Zealand
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Completing an amphibious landing from a sealift vessel, securing a port and transferring 200 troops and 55 vehicles onto land is all in a day’s work for Major Patrick Chartrand, who is currently deployed in New Zealand on Exercise SOUTHERN KATIPO 2013 (Ex SK13).
Completing an amphibious landing from a sealift vessel, securing a port and transferring 200 troops and 55 vehicles onto land is all in a day’s work for Major Patrick Chartrand, who is currently deployed in New Zealand on Exercise SOUTHERN KATIPO 2013 (Ex SK13).
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Tuesday, November 25, 2013 08:36 AM