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Stephen W. Miller

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]
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...

Clouded Leopard 105mm Assault Gun Advances

The Assault Gun version of the Clouded Leopard wheeled combat vehicle has moved closer to realization with the development of a new 105mm gun...
Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG)

Sighting Dynamics

Variable magnification and laser range finding are two factors that have greatly improved weapon sighting for modern riflemen. For much of history the primary focus...

General Dynamics MUTT – Largest NATO UGV Fielding

The General Dynamics Land Systems Multi-Utility Tactical Transport (MUTT) was displayed in its production configuration at the AUSA exhibition.  Its adoption by the US...
AS21 Redback IFV

US Army Next Generation Combat Vehicle: A Perspective from AUSA 21

Replacing the M-2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle is one of the top priorities of the US Army modernisation programs. First fielded in the1980s, the...
M1A1 Abrams Tank offload Ssang Yong 14

All Change at the Corps: Force Design 2030

The plan for the future of the US Marine Corps is contentious and will see a restructuring away from its traditional all-arms employment. A revision...

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