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Mechanical ‘Hand’ Helps Soldiers Handle Heavy Weapons

Engineers are working diligently to reduce the weight Marines and soldiers carry in action, but engineers at the U.S. Army Research lab took a different approach - adding limbs to improve soldier lethality. Called the 'Third Arm', the device helps to reduce the weapon's weight off of the Soldiers' arms and better distribute it through the skeleton. Called the 'Third Arm', the 1.8 kg device helps to reduce the weapon's weight off of the Soldiers' arms and better distribute it through the skeleton.

Australians Integrate Nano UAVs at Squads, Troop Level

The Australian Army is now the biggest user of Nano UAS in the world. It is also the first in the world to proliferate this technology to the conventional forces down to combat platoon level

Turning Riflemen into Sharpshooters

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) recently completed certification of the SMASH weapon sight, following a successful operational testing phase with an elite infantry battalion. SMASH dramatically improves the warfighter’s shooting accuracy and efficiency, even at long range, ensuring the first shot hits the intended target, even in high-stress conditions and following extensive physical effort. Using advanced image processing, the sight understands the situation to avoid misfire, friendly fire, and collateral damage.

Marine Corps Infantry Completes 1,100 mile Raid Using Osprey Tilt-Rotor Aircraft

Students from the Infantry Officer Course (IOC) at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., recently completed a "Proof-of-Concept" 1,100 mile (1,770 km) raid using the...

FELIN Soldier Systems Enter Service with the French Army

The 1st Infantry Regiment, the oldest unit in the French Army, is also the first unit in Europe to implement a full digitized soldier...

GDLS Selected to develop Namer Armored Personal Carriers for Israel

Israel's Defense Ministry has awarded General Dynamics a contract to build 600 Namer (leopard in Hebrew) armored personnel carriers (APC) over the next eight...

MultiCam Camouflage Pattern Selected for U.S. Army Uniform and Equipment

Following four months of evaluations of alternative camouflage pattern colors, the U.S. Army selected the MultiCam pattern for the uniforms provided for all soldiers deploying to Afghanistan

Acquiring Better Fighting Capability for British Infantry

Improved personal equipment address role specific missions assigned to British infantrymen, grenadiers, snipers and commanders. The newly issued equipment, supplied under UOR procedures, addresses...

Personal Gear at the Modern Day Marine Expo

Personal Gear & Weapons: Advancement in personal protection and new assault rifle were two of the topics at teh 2007 Modern Day Marine expo. The...

Infantry Combat Systems – Firepower

Start < Page 2 of 5 > Infantry weapons firepower enhancement is provided by more accurate improved performance of kinetic ammunition, including lethal and less-than-lethal small arms...

Modern Combat Gear for the Infantry

Start < Page 1 of 5 > Infantry warfare went through significant changes in recent years, transforming from heavy mechanized forces, designed to fight post...

Cooling with Phase Change Materials (PCM)

Start < Page 9 0f 11 > Several cooling vests are available on the market, including PCM based vests provided by Kappler, Another type is offered by...

Body Armor Suites

Start < Page 2 0f 11 > Current body armor suites are designed to defeat most threats encountered on the modern battlefield. However, when configured for maximum...

Infantry Survival Gear – New Trends in Infantry Gear

Start < Page 1 0f 11 > Where there is no clear 'front line' or 'friendly area', danger may be lurking everywhere and the enemy...