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Stephen W. Miller

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A former US Marine ground combat and aviation officer instrumental in the adoption of wheeled armoured vehicles and manoeuvre warfare. He has extensive hands-on experience in development, acquisition, fielding, support and employment leading land, naval, and air programmes in the US and twenty-four other countries. [email protected]

Last US Army Stryker’s Leave Alaska

The US Army Forces in the Pacific are without one of its strategically deployable armoured ground combat brigades as the last Stryker armoured wheeled...
THE INTEGRATED TACTICAL NETWORK AT WORK

Spreading the Word

The introduction of Integrated Tactical Networks will deliver a step-change in the way data and communications is available over the battlefield. The global access to,...
MV-22 Osprey medium transport helicopter

Re-Envisioning the Marine Corps

This month’s Commander’s Intent focuses on how the US Marine Corps senior command has updated its original Force Design 2030 concept (Mod 1), a...
Saab MSHORAD

Air Defence Warning – RED

NATO’s ground based air defence (GBAD) has made important strides in catching up its rivals lead in countering the forward battlefield air threat. In June...

HERA – Backpacked Multi-sensor QuadCopter

The RTRobotics HERA debuted in a satellite hall of the NDIA 2022 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference. Designed in the United States but manufactured...
NZ LAV III 8x8 Wheeled Armoured Combat Vehicle

LAV III to Mechanize Chile’s Amphibious Force

The formal announcement by Chile’s Marine Corps of finalizing its acquisition of twenty-two NZ LAV III 8x8 Wheeled Armoured Combat Vehicles from the New...
M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle

US Army Fields M2A4 Upgraded Bradley IFV

The US Army has again extended the active service life of its M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle first introduced in 1981. The latest M2A4...
Armoured columns sent down streets in built-up urban areas, particularly without prior proper reconnaissance and support by dismounted infantry, can be easily attacked by Ukrainian defenders armed with shoulder-fired anti-armour weapons. Here a Russian column sits devastated following engagement by Ukrainian forces. (Ukraine MoD)

Hand-held Equaliser: Russian Tanks Hit Hard by Shoulder Fired Anti-Armour Weapons in Ukraine

Although the more sophisticated long range and precision guided anti-armour missiles like the FGM148 Javelin from the United States and Saab Dynamics NLAW provided...
Smith & Wesson’s M&P12 pump shotgun is both compact and is compatible with 3 inch, 2¾ inch and mini-shells making it extremely adaptable. It has a capacity of up to 15 rounds with seven in each of its twin tube magazines plus one in the chamber. (Smith & Wesson)

Winning the CBQ

The close quarter battle (CQB) requires weapons that can be brought quickly onto a target, not to mention sights that allow quick and accurate...
The OMFV program

US Army Big Six Requirements and Programmes (Part 1)

This is the first of a two part series to explain the US Army’s ‘Big Six’ programmes to future proof it over the coming...

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