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After Project Convergence started as an idea, the series of exercises first held last year are now a mature experimentation path for the U.S. Army’s modernization efforts, such as long-range precision fires, an Army Futures Command leader said last month. Joseph Lacdan, Army News Service, reports on U.S. Army’s website.

During a breaching training exercise that was held on March 22, 2021, the Chinese army has used new tracked and wheeled engineer armored vehicles including Type 08 or VN1 in AVLB (Armored Vehicle-Launched Bridge) configuration as well as tracked engineer vehicles based on Type 77 and Type 08 amphibious IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) chassis.

In Ukraine, it was proposed to convert part of the outdated 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzers into infantry fighting vehicles, called "Kevlar-E". It is planned to dismantle the turret with its 122mm gun and equipment in the stern in favor of a full-fledged troop compartment for 6 people. The crew consists of 3 military personnel. Dmitry Lemeshko reports on

After a successful live-fire test of the U.S. Army’s Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) limited-capacity autoloader at Yuma Proving Ground in June 2019, the Picatinny engineers who developed it have refined a faster autoloader and have succeeded in conducting its initial trials here, December 15-22, 2020. Timothy L. Rider, Picatinny Arsenal Public Affairs, reports.

According to information released by the Israeli Ministry of Defense on March 14, 2021, the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (R&D) from the Israeli Ministry of Defense, the IDF’s (Israeli Defense Forces) Ground Forces and Elbit Systems reveal the new laser and GPS guided mortar ammunition named “Iron Sting”.

The arms system is a cluster of weapons, types of armed forces and the armed forces in general designated for combat missions. The use of robotic systems is a relatively new component of the Ground Forces, which triggers specific interest. Retired Colonel PhD Technical Sciences V. Bebeshev and Lieutenant-Colonel PhD Technical Sciences D. Metelev research the problem of preserving the capability of ground assault robotic systems in combat in an article in the Voennaya Mysl (Military Thought) journal. They suggest ways to deal with the problem by creating a control system for complex protection based on the theory of functional systems.

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