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Dismounted Close Combat

Science Fiction Soldiers

Watch any science fiction film and the soldiers always seem to have a heads up display where information is fused seamlessly and presented to the wearer. Whilst science and technology marches on at a relentless pace, the current state of…

Ropes and ladders

Watch this video all the way through, incredible moves by the Japanese fire rescue teams with their very cooperative casualties. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?t=232&v=SSeJQBMzMDU and then this one…

Are we losing the art of digging?

In the last decade or more of operations in the Middle East, the enemy's that British forces have faced had not had a great deal of indirect fire capability. Although Iraqi forces in 2003 certainly did have them and used them, they were…

FN M3M Support Contract

The MoD have issued a contract to FN Herstal SA Machine guns. The International Guns, Missiles and Rockets team, part of the UK Ministry of Defence, intends to place a 5 year contract (with the option to extend for a further period of 5…

An A2 Replacement?

It’s no secret that the A2 has had a hard few years, with prolonged use in Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s also ironic that after many modifications it is now a respected weapon, but one without any real chance of newer versions coming into…

The AirTEP

The Tactical Extraction Platform from Escape International in France is designed to carry up to 10 personnel, providing facilities for them to be rapidly extracted. It has found some success with rescue organisations, especially those…
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