Dutch Buy Haptic Navigational Aid for Soldiers

Dutch soldiers are being kitted out with a belt that allows them to sense the location of waypoints, providing hands-free directions. Haptic navigation tools, which guide the wearer through vibration, have been researched as possible aids for people with visual impairments, but are also of interest to the military. A firm called Elitac Wearables in… Read More

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Military Hide & Seek May Have Just Got a Bit Harder

Camouflaged objects are difficult to detect, for both humans and artificial intelligence (AI). But now an AI has been trained to parse objects from their backgrounds. As well as the obvious military setting, this could have a variety of applications such as: Search-and-rescue work; Detecting agricultural pests; and Medical imaging. Detecting camouflaged objects requires visual… Read More

3D Printing for Military Applications

Although the US Army has been dabbling in 3D printing (aka additive manufacturing) for some time, a prototype printer, commissioned from 3D Systems in South Carolina for $15 million by the US Army, can create objects up to a volume of 1 by 1 by 0.6 metres. The giant, high-speed 3D printer which is producing… Read More

Outline of the SA80: Cost and Specifications

SA80 is the designation for a revolutionary family of assault weapons and, on its introduction, it proved so accurate that the British Army’s marksmanship tests had to be redesigned. Originally developed by the Royal Small Arms Factory in Enfield. SA80 A2 Variant SA80 A2 comprises the: Individual Weapon (IW); and Light Support Weapon (LSW): It… Read More

Brief Overview of the Bangladesh Navy

Introduction The Bangladesh Navy has witnessed phenomenal growth over the last three decades, and is evolving into a truly three-dimensional navy capable of maintaining an effective posture across the full spectrum of any conflict at sea. Background When Bangladesh gained independence from Pakistan on 26 March 1971, the navy consisted of only two armed river… Read More

Accuracy International Launches Two New Sniper Rifles

Accuracy International Ltd (AI), a manufacturer of sniper rifles with headquarters in Portsmouth (Hampshire, UK), has launched tow new models – the AX MKIII and AX 50 ELR. The AX MKIII is the latest combat proven sniper rifle from AI and has been designed to meet current operational needs. Tested to current NATO requirements for… Read More

What is a Bailey Bridge?

Introduction A Bailey bridge is a type of portable, pre-fabricated, truss bridge. It was developed in 1940-1941 by the British for military use during the Second World War and saw extensive use by British, Canadian and US military engineering units. A Bailey bridge has the advantages of requiring no special tools or heavy equipment to… Read More