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Soon after the introduction, the APC variant of SISU GTP 4x4 participated successfully in comparative trials arranged by the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia, in which the SISU GTP 4x4 qualified as the winner among the international competitors. Now, the SISU GTP is even more powerful thanks to an engine and transmission update.

The Russian armed forces receive the first upgraded Zoopark Counter-battery radar systems which were modernized according to the combat engagement in Syria. The upgraded radar guarantees the detection of adversary munitions after fire, including makeshift missiles and mines. It calculates the trajectory and provides guidance for destruction. Experts believe the radars will increase the effectiveness of artillery units, the Izvestia daily writes.

Commanders of military districts and general armies will be able to accelerate decisions in a combat situation. The new system with artificial intelligence elements and Big Data technologies will analyze the situation and offer several options. The commander will see a forecast of developments and brief recommendations. The official name is the information combat control system. It has been tested in the troops since 2018 and is now operating organically, the Izvestia daily writes.

Robotization of ground forces has been of interest to the military of the world since the early last century. The development of technologies allows implementing the idea only now. Growing military budgets in the past decade caused a landslide of artificial intelligence projects and combat robots. The Izvestia writes about the current state of affairs.

U.S. Army scientists and their partners at the University of Maryland and John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory have developed a high-energy aqueous lithium-ion battery that won't catch fire no matter how damaged it becomes. These new batteries continue to operate in conditions where traditional batteries fail. U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory Public Affairs reports.

On the afternoon of October 31, Senior Colonel Wu Qian, Director General of the Information Office of China's Ministry of National Defense (MND) and Spokesperson for the MND, revealed that the PLA will distribute new combat camouflage uniforms and individual combat equipment to all the army units in succession as planned. Based on the Type-07 camo, improvement has been applied to the new uniform in terms of color, patterns, fabrics and military accessories.

To address Soldier feedback requesting easier and faster ways to plan and manage the Army's advanced software-defined radios, such as the 2-Channel Leader Radio, the service is piloting a new software tool suite that reduces the time it takes to initialize, plan and load a brigade's worth of radios, from four weeks to minutes. Amy Walker, PM Tactical Network, PEO C3T public affairs, explains.

The U.S. Army has selected General Dynamics Land Systems to produce the Small Multipurpose Equipment Transport, or S-MET, to lighten Soldiers' loads by providing Infantry Brigade Combat Teams a robotic "mule" capability. The contract is valued at $162.4 million to produce 624 S-METs. Delivery to Soldiers begins in the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2021. Rae Higgins, Program Executive Office Combat Support & Combat Service Support and Monica Manganaro, Maneuver Capabilities Development & Integration Directorate, elaborates.

During the Chinese army military parade that was held in Beijing on October 1, 2019, China has unveiled a new assault rifle which is developed by the No. 208 Research Institute of China Ordnance Industries, the developer of the QBZ-95 rifle, according to the China Central Television (CCTV).

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