A lack of training time can be the biggest challenge faced by Army units shaking off the rust and returning to combined-arms operations, according to the chief of U.S. Army Forces Command. Soldiers now have less time in between deployments, which limits their training opportunities. While the goal is to give Soldiers twice as much
According to RIA Novosti and TASS (Russian news agencies) Land Forces of Russian Federation started issuing “Ratnik” (Warrior) kits to the troops. As covered earlier on TFB, Ratnik includes a number of upgrades to existing weapons and gear, as well as new equipment. Show More Summary
What becomes of the child soldiers after they have left the control of the armed group is often tragic.
The U.S. Army’s dominance is in danger when it comes to future warfare, according to senior leaders. While the biggest threat faced by Soldiers on the battlefield in recent wars may have been the improvised explosive device, new emerging threats from cyberspace, electronic warfare, and unmanned aerial vehicles have Army leaders eyeing new tactics across
Various shots of the "Soldier of the Future" wearing special uniform. The futuristic uniform includes "rocket-powered jump belt", infrared binoculars and rubber mask and gloves to protect the wearer from nuclear explosions - over-all effect looks like something from "Star Wars"!
Kris Osborn Security, The U.S. Army plans to connect night vision to weapons sights and have this technology operational by 2018. Army Soldiers tracking and attacking enemies in fast-moving combat situations will soon be able to shoot...Show More Summary
Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt talk strategy prior to a Gordon run in the 88. (Getty Images) RICHMOND–Two months ago, Jeff Gordon was dining with friends in Paris, and talk turned to racing. The future Hall of Famer had just wrapped a well-received rookie season as a Fox Sports commentator. Show More Summary
Remember those speeder bikes in Star Wars that raced through the air? Soldiers and Marines may get to zoom around the battlespace on a type of real-life version in the not-so-distant future. The new vehicle (which flies using rotors) has been dubbed the Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle, or JTARV. Show More Summary
For millennia, law enforcement was carried out by human soldiers and officers, enforcing a peace between the members of villages, towns, and then cities. Yet, try as they might, these officers could never be everywhere, nor could they protect everyone. Show More Summary
Unique snow boots for soldiers serving in the Far North, jointly developed by Novosibirsk footwear makers and scientists, have already been certified and will soon be on their way to their future owners.
Previously, we discussed different concepts for lightening the soldier’s load, including aluminum-, composite-cased and caseless ammunition. Today we’re going to look at the weight-reducing concept that many believe is the horse to bet...Show More Summary
One-Season Wonders, Weirdos, And Wannabes considers the merits of these short-lived shows. This installment covers Captain Power And The Soldiers Of The Future, which ran for 22 episodes in syndication in 1987-1988. The future wasn’t...Show More Summary
Previously, we discussed trying to lighten the soldier’s load by making the cartridge case out of different materials, including aluminum and compositing the case out of polymer and metal. Yet, wouldn’t the lightest possible case configuration...Show More Summary
In the last installment, we talked about the growing need throughout the 20th Century to reduce the weight of the cartridge case, to lighten the burden of the soldier. Experiments in aluminum have thus far proven unsuccessful, but another material is even more promising: Polymer. Show More Summary
The metallic cartridge case was invented in the 1840s, and – starting in the 1860s – its military application brought with it a host of of advantages for the soldier: Now, ammunition was self-contained, weatherproof, and durable. Yet, despite it being a massive advance, the metallic cartridge wasn’t an across the board triumph. Show More Summary
Russia’s ‘Future Soldier’ gear will be high on the agenda of an expert roundtable to be held next month on the sidelines of the upcoming Army-2015 Military Technology Forum outside Moscow, RIA Novosti reported.
Protective gear worn by chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense specialists in the US military just got a lot smarter.
At the end of Captain America: Civil War we watched The Winter Soldier go back into a suspended animation state. While the future of the character became an open question, we now have an idea when he'll be released from his coma.
Sit straight, soldier! Do you remember “Graham”, the human from the future who went viral this week? Graham was designed by a bunch of scientist and VFX artists as...
Less than a week after an attempted military coup plunged Turkey into chaos, the government has detained or fired around 60,000 people in an aggressive purge of state and civil institutions. Soldiers, judges, educators and journalists...Show More Summary