SP's Land Forces - Issue 5 - 2018<< Previous Issue
Fourteen years of deliberation (2004-2018) and frequent changes in procedural stance have yielded miniscule capability enhancements in the BMP II fleet upgrade.
Urban operations require innovative forms of intelligence, including new sources and methods of collection, particularly open source information from non-military sources.
Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) is launching the Sprut-SDM1 light amphibious tank built by the Tractor Plants Concern in the world arms market.
The challenges to international cooperation are manifold, aside from consensus on definition of terrorism.
When it comes to the defence industry and procurement, Italian companies have developed an outstanding expertise, which can contribute significantly to the ‘Make in India’ flagship programme
The Armoured Corps is an indispensable arm for any Army, with an ability to penetrate defensive lines through the use of armoured equipment and tactics.
Army Commanders’ Conference was held from October 9 to 15, 2018, in New Delhi. A large number of issues ranging from operational, administrative, logistics and human resources were discussed.
Raytheon and the US Army completed development of a revolutionary capability for cannon artillery by upgrading the combat-proven Excalibur® precision-guided projectile.
Partnered with the US Army, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, recently completed Follow-On Test & Evaluation (FOT&E) for its MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range.
Raytheon and Rheinmetall Defence have joined forces to meet the US Army’s requirement for the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle-Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program.
Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN - 2018, a joint military exercise between Indian & Japanese Armies, commenced at Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School, Vairengete, Mizoram, India on 01 November 2018.
The US Army has completed qualification testing for a new proximity fuze that significantly enhances the combat-proven Stinger® missile produced by Raytheon.
Lt General P.S. Rajeshwar took over on November 1, 2018 as Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee. Lt General P.S. Thimayya took over as Commander of Army Training Command (ARTRAC) on November 1, 2018.
This issue of SP’s Land Forces coincides with Indonesia’s Tri-Service Defence event named INDO DEFENCE 2018 EXPO & FORUM which will be held at Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran, Indonesia from November 7-10, 2018.