A Force in Crisis? – UK BATTLEFIELD HELICOPTERS

Jon Lake gives an overview of the issues associated with the UK’s current Battlefield Helicopter Force and its shortfalls, as identified by a recent National Audit Office report.

BATTLEFIELD HELICOPTERS account for 70% of UK military rotary wing platforms (the remainder consist of Royal Navy and Royal Air Force search and rescue helicopters, and naval helicopters operating as part of ships’ weapon systems). Battlefield helicopters contribute to the majority of military tasks and roles (excepting standing strategic roles) and operate in support of land, amphibious, and special forces’ operations. Such helicopters are vital for the manoeuvre approach to warfare, on

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A new set of military equipment soldier presented at the MAKS-2011

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At the international air show MAKS-2011 Klimovskii Central Research Institute (CRI) of Precision Engineering in cooperation introduced a superior set of similar foreign soldiers fighting equipment, including a system of destruction, protection, management, life and energy supply.

In the development of military kit was attended by over 20 companies, including ZAO "Breastplate", JSC "Center Armokom", JSC "Cyclone" and concerns "Constellation" and the "Izhmash".

"Special attention was paid to the development of the control system, because it provides increased opportunities soldier on the battlefield … Now he (the soldier) is connected to a network-centric system and

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Motorized troops received a new simulator for conducting

virtual battlefield

                                

Motorized Rifle Brigade in the suburban Alabino got a new trainer "Combat", by which the soldiers will be able to work out the interaction on the virtual battlefield, the representative of the press service of the Defense Ministry and information on ground forces Colonel Nikolai Donyushkin.

A set of tools providing a single virtual battlefield

During the exhibition "Engineering Technologies", held from June 27 to July 1 in Zhukovsky near Moscow for the first time in public showed trainer "Combat" company "Transas".

The simulator has an area of several rooms equipped workstations with monitors and simulates military presence in military equipment. In particular, the system is capable of transmitting the driving dynamics technique.

"We have put in the 5th Brigade 28 simulator products which ‘cover’ in the motorized rifle company of 10 armored personnel carriers, tank platoon, mortar battery, and self-propelled artillery battery. They all work in a single virtual battlefield, which is a

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A new set of military equipment soldier presented at the MAKS-2011

 Photo source:lenta.ru

At the international air show MAKS-2011 Klimovskii Central Research Institute (CRI) of Precision Engineering in cooperation introduced a superior set of similar foreign soldiers fighting equipment, including a system of destruction, protection, management, life and energy supply.

In the development of military kit was attended by over 20 companies, including ZAO "Breastplate", JSC "Center Armokom", JSC "Cyclone" and concerns "Constellation" and the "Izhmash".

"Special attention was paid to the development of the control system, because it provides increased opportunities soldier on the battlefield … Now he (the soldier) is connected to a network-centric system and

Continue reading A new set of military equipment soldier presented at the MAKS-2011

A set of tools providing a single virtual battlefield

During the exhibition "Engineering Technologies", held from June 27 to July 1 in Zhukovsky near Moscow for the first time in public showed trainer "Combat" company "Transas".

The simulator has an area of several rooms equipped workstations with monitors and simulates military presence in military equipment. In particular, the system is capable of transmitting the driving dynamics technique.

"We have put in the 5th Brigade 28 simulator products which 'cover' in the motorized rifle company of 10 armored personnel carriers, tank platoon, mortar battery, and self-propelled artillery battery. They all work in a single virtual battlefield, which is

Continue reading A set of tools providing a single virtual battlefield

The military came a step closer to creating a hologram of the battlefield

This is one of those grand ideas that word of mouth passed Pentagon scientists, and come up in the press every few years. "The Face of God" will beam holograms realistic battlefield, projecting the image of a deity "to incite fear in soldiers on the battlefield."

The last time we heard about the holographic weapons two years ago, when the University of New Hampshire has worked on some projects funded by the Pentagon. Since then, another team of researchers has made a hologram in reality, not as a weapon of war. At least for

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