LATEST ARTICLES

Russia’s United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC, part of the state Rostec Corporation) is developing a line of miniature unmanned aircraft capable of detecting the enemy’s disguised equipment and manpower round-the-clock. "The miniature copters the size of a dragonfly fit in the palm of a human hand and are in fact pocket drones. They make almost no noise, they are easy...

Raytheon was honored with two coveted Brandon Hall Bronze awards for virtual reality training systems developed for the U.S. Army. Often called the 'Academy Awards' of the training industry, the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards Program is the most prestigious awards program in the learning and training industry. "This special recognition reinforces Raytheon's position as a premier provider of training...

The challenge given to the three young engineers to redesign an infantry soldier’s most trusted ally, the machine gun, making it lighter and easier to handle without compromising its firepower and reliability, sounded deceptively easy. Three young mechanical engineering graduates, Dakalo Nekhumbe (left in photo), Phindile Mashaba (right in photo) and Marumo Talane (center in photo) a trained electro-mechanical engineer,...

On September 26, Bahrain’s Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister visited the Royal Guards Headquarters. Upon his arrival, His Royal Highness was received by the Commander in Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), His Excellency Field Marshal Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, the Royal Guards Commander, His...

VirTra Systems, Inc., a leading provider of use of force simulators and firearms training simulators, will attend and participate in the annual AUSA Meeting & Exposition on Oct. 3-5, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Held each October, AUSA is one of the largest land warfare expositions and professional development forums in the world. VirTra will be exhibiting in both No....

Russian Helicopters Group, part of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, will deliver a batch of repaired Mil Mi-24P (NATO reporting name: Hind) combat rotorcraft to Angola in late September, the group’s press office told TASS. "In late September, Angola will receive a batch of Mi-24P helicopters overhauled by Russia," the press office said. Russia’s arms exporter Rosoboronexport and Angola signed the...

Iran's Army Ground Force brought 3 new homegrown products into use on Monday, including an armed remote-controlled robot designed for reconnaissance and combat operations. The new products officially became available for use in a military ceremony in Tehran on Monday morning, attended by Commander of Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan. The military items include an armed robot,...

The Resolute Support mission to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces is producing tangible results, Army Gen. John W. “Mick” Nicholson Jr., commander of the Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces Afghanistan told reporters at the Pentagon today . Having traveled here from his post in Afghanistan, Nicholson gave reporters an operational update and emphasized that Resolute Support,  one...

Since 1958, the Jungle Warfare Training Center has provided terrain and climate-specific training to units serving across the Asia-Pacific region. This training area made up more than 17,000 acres of mountains and jungle, is the only one of its kin din the entire Department of Defense. “JWTC is a unique and vital asset to the Marine Corps that allows Marines to...

Being able to converse with people who don't speak English is essential for the Army, since every day, Soldiers are partnering with militaries in dozens of countries around the world. A number of speech-translator devices are available commercially, and Soldiers have been using them. However, speech translators are seldom completely accurate and problems can arise in places where the population...