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Sgt. Bellavia: Knife Fight In The House Of Broken Mirrors

Posted by James Kitfield on


The 29-year-old sergeant fought with gun, grenades, and knife in a dark house with sewage flooding the floor and broken mirrors glinting on the bullet-marked walls.

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Israel Rolls Out 8×8 Eitan, Eye on Exports

Posted by Arie Egozi on


Israel’s new Eitan armored personnel carrier is in final field testing with the celebrated Nahal infantry brigade, with series production to begin in 2021. Once the Israelis have enough Eitans to replace the last of their decades-old M113s, they plan to offer the new APC for export — and already foreign armies have sent observers… Keep reading →

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Special Ops Command To Hold Flyoff Of Tiny Drones

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Using lessons from places like Niger, commandos are looking for drones to carry blood to injured troops, as well as small systems that can fly indoors, through tunnels, swarm, and operate when being jammed.

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Stalingrad Was Small: Multi-Domain Ops In Megacities

Posted by Colin Clark on


HONOLULU: As Seoul residents awaken to the whoomp, whoomp of the first North Korean shells and air raid sirens wail, millions pour from their apartments to the street, desperate for the shelter of the city’s 1,500 miles of deep tunnels. Some stream to the city’s rivers, hoping to head south. North Korean special operations troops,… Keep reading →

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Host of Israeli Weapons Look Likely for US Sales: Iron Dome To Iron Fist

Posted by Arie Egozi on


As the US tightens its terms for financing the Israeli military, one of America’s closest allies is beginning to sell its weapons to the US, instead of the other way around. 

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War Games: Army Deletes Bureaucracy To Get Sims Fast

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


There is real uncertainty whether such things as robotic tanks and high-speed scout helicopters are possible on the Army’s timeline. But if there’s one area where a high-speed approach can work, it’s training simulations, where the Army can piggyback on the rapid development in commercial gaming.

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Will Milley Replace The Abrams Tank? Futures Command Advances

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Army Futures Command is just a means to an end: modernizing the Army for high-intensity war against Russia or China. That includes replacing the iconic but aging M1 Abrams main battle tank, as well as other war machines, with an all-new Next Generation Combat Vehicle optimized for urban warfare, Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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Army Wants Armed Ground Robot Prototype by 2019

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The new combat vehicles must be “optimized for fighting in dense urban terrain.” Fighting in narrow streets, in turn, requires smaller vehicles than the massive M1 — and one way to reduce weight is to take the humans out.

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Urban Battles May Mean Fricking Lasers, EW, Networks For Air Force

Posted by Colin Clark on


AFA: Two decades after the Marines predicted most warfare would be in urban areas, the Air Force is coming to the same conclusions. Simply put, the great majority of humans live in cities these days, and Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein has added urban warfare to his list of top focus areas. Part… Keep reading →

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Reaper Drones: The New Close Air Support Weapon

Posted by Colin Clark on


CORRECTS: Name and title of operations group commander CREECH AIR FORCE BASE: Over two days of briefings here by everyone from pilots to maintainers to the operations group commander of the 432nd Wing, one message rang out loud and clear: the Reaper has grown into a key Close Air Support (CAS) tool for the US military and… Keep reading →

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