Robots Replace Soldiers in First Breaching Exercise of its Kind

Spc. Brandon Burton fits a chemical warfare detection device to an unmanned aerial system during the Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration April 6 at Grafenwoehr, Germany. (Stars and Stripes photo/Martin Egnash)

 

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Humans took a backseat during a base exercise on Friday, in which robots cleared obstacles for manned tanks and fighting vehicles.

U.S. and British troops participated in the Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration, during which several remote-controlled vehicles performed a task usually carried out by soldiers. Continue reading

PLA could use neutron bomb in event of US invasion: Duowei

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One online article said a neutron bomb could take out a US convoy of M1A2 Abrams main battle tank and M2A3 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, killing all military personnel without doing significant damage to the vehicles themselves. Continue reading

PLA’s Type 99 ranked world’s third most powerful tank

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China’s Type 99 main battle tank ranks third among a list of nine of the world’s most powerful tanks from the official website of Focus magazine based in Munich on Apr. 30.

The Focus piece said a modern tank most be able to face attacks from different directions. The experience of fighting local insurgencies in Afghanistan and Iraq also demonstrates that tanks must be able to engage the enemy in urban environments, it said. Continue reading