In a first of its kind exercise, robots have been used to breach...
Robotic warfare: training exercise breaches the future of conflict
In a first of its kind exercise, robots have been used to breach defences in a joint drill by US and British forces. What is the significance of this milestone for the army and robotics?
Sniff test: technology and techniques enhancing canine detection
Historical documents suggest that people have used dogs to fight crime since the Middle Ages, when bloodhounds first helped track down ne’er-do-wells. Centuries on, technology is slowly beginning to catch up with dogs’ sensitive noses in terms of detecting the tiniest trace amounts of target substances, but nothing can rival canines in terms of agility and versatility.
Is synthetic the next generation of military training?
Technological advances in virtual and augmented reality mean that service personnel have a world of training environments quite literally at their fingertips. What are the latest developments in synthetic training environments?
UK Army and Capita have missed recruit targets since 2013, says NAO
The UK National Audit Office (NAO) has found that the British Army and its contractor Capita Business Services have failed to achieve annual targets for recruiting new soldiers and officers every year since 2013.
Australian Army conducts exercise with Schiebel Camcopter S-100 UAS
Austria-based Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100 unmanned air system (UAS) has participated in an exercise with the Australian Army.
TechVets: how UK military veterans are retraining as cyber warriors
British working-age military veterans are nearly twice as likely to be unemployed as their equivalents in the UK’s general population – 11% compared with 6% – according to a Royal British Legion survey. At the same time, the 2018 Cyberthreat Defense Report by CyberEdge found that 80% of organisations can’t find qualified staff to fill cybersecurity positions.
November’s top news stories
Oshkosh Defense won a $1.69bn US Army delivery order for 6,107 JLTVs, Morocco requested the $1.259bn sale of enhancements to 162 Abrams tanks from the US and the first US DoD-wide financial statement audit was completed for FY 18. Army-Technology.com wraps up key stories from November.
US Army develops CAPE device for Black Hawk aircrew trainer
The US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Aviation & Missile (AMRDEC) has developed the collective aircrew proficiency environment (CAPE) device for the UH-60 Black Hawk aircrew trainer (BAT).
India and Russia conclude tenth joint exercise Indra 18
The Indian and Russian armies have concluded the tenth Exercise Indra 18 with a closing ceremony at Babina Military Station in Jhansi district, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Lithuania to receive funding from Germany for equipment training area
The Federal Ministry of Defence of Germany is set to provide funding for the modernisation of the General Silvestras Zukauskas Training Area in Pabradė, Lithuania.
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