China has developed a strong, light fiber nick named "golden silk" that is resistant to heat and corrosion for use in fire-proof and bullet-proof military equipment. "The material can be used to make body armor and other protective components for precision instruments or military hardware," military analysts were quoted as saying by
Ukraine has set up a probe against five top defense officials after 79 out of the army's tested 100 bulletproof vests could be pierced by weapons, and hence offered insufficient protection to the forces. “All five suspects are high-ranking defense officials: the head of the main directorate, his two deputies, and two heads of department
Two South Korean firms and government of Philippines will jointly manufacture defense products that includes bulletproof vests, helmets and magazines in Bataan province, north of Manila. A ceremony was organised Friday to mark the construction of factories for the production of defense hardware
The Chinese People's Liberation Army has handed over smart watches to individual combat solders that provide secure communication, navigation and a host of other features. A photo of the watch released on state media shows icons for message, heart rate and satellite signal strength among others
Rheinmetall has won a three-year, $11 million contract to supply German Police with ballistic inserts for protective vests. The first batch consisting of over 5,000 ballistic inserts will be shipped in spring 2019
Lockheed Martin has won $6.9 million United States (US) Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) contract to enhance ONYX exoskeleton for future soldier demonstrations
The Canadian Armed Forces have exercised options under the Integrated Soldier System Project (ISSP) to procure an additional 1,256 Rheinmetall Argus soldier systems worth CAD22 million (€14.3 million)
Sky Wolf Commandos of the Chinese Armys Special Operations Forces from the Western Theater Command, have been equipped with the QTS-11 system in their training, Global Times reported quoting Weihutang, a column affiliated with China Central Television (CCTV). The QTS-11 system includes firearms and a digitalized integrated individual soldier combat system besides detection and communications, Global Times quoted Song Zhongping, a Chinese military expert as saying
A Rheinmetall-led consortium has won the first request for proposals for preliminary studies relating to the development of a Generic Open Soldier Systems Reference Architecture (GOSSRA). Under the GOSSRA project, studies will be conducted into developing an open reference architecture as the basis of EU-wide standardized soldier systems
"The newly-developed fabrics we use cannot be picked up by infrared detectors. They block the heat coming from the human body
Indias Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has transferred technology of Bullet Proof Jacket (BPJ) to an Indian firm, MKU Limited for manufacturing these for the Indian Army and Para-military forces. Documents related to the technology and licence agreement were handed over at a function held in New Delhi today
The Russian army will be fully equipped with Russia's next-generation Ratnik-2 infantry gear by 2020. "By 2020, the Russian army will be fully equipped with Ratnik-2, by now the troops have received more than 200,000 kits," Russias Central Research Institute of Precision Machine Building told Sputnik on Wednesday
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