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At AirShow China 2022, the Chinese company LoongUAV unveils its small military bombing drone for the first time. In recent years of local wars and armed conflicts, UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), as an emerging air combat force, have highlighted their combat effectiveness, and equipping UAVs has become an effective means to enhance their national defense strength at a lower cost.

Ballistic, or bulletproof, armour is used to protect vehicles against different threats. But it also makes them heavier, especially when seeking to protect against more powerful weapons. Taken together, armour and the vehicle structure constitute more than half of the vehicle’s weight, requiring more fuel and potentially making it harder to manoeuvre. In search of lighter armour, the European Defence Agency (EDA) launched a project on 20 October 2022 to use new advances in metallic materials for ballistic steels.

According to information published by the Russian defense industry on October 25, 2022, the Iskander-M (NATO reporting name: SS-26 Stone) tactical missile system can be equipped with new missiles, which will enhance its combat capabilities, said Valery Kashin, the Deputy CEO of the High-Precision Systems Company and General Designer of the Machine-Building Design Bureau Hero of Labor.

Developing world-class advanced technology for soldiers on the battlefield is a key part of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s mission. Many of the technologies stem from partnerships between DEVCOM and its global network of academic, industry and governments, including a project with the DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory, located in Maryland; the DEVCOM-Atlantic International Technology Center Northern Europe, located in Germany; and the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramics Technologies and Systems, also in Germany. Argie Sarantinos, DEVCOM Headquarters, reports.

The automated Modular Integrated Protection System (MIPS) classifies incoming enemy missiles, intercepts and destroys them. To do this, the ‘brain’ identifies what the incoming threat is and decides how best to defeat the object at precisely the right moment all in superfast time. The British Army explains its forthcoming system.

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