UK Ex-Servicemen Secure Multi-Million Pound Settlement Over Afghanistan Injuries

Three former servicemen who suffered severe injuries in Afghanistan are to receive millions of pounds in compensation. The men were travelling in “inadequately-armoured” Pinzgauer vehicles when they struck roadside improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the solicitors representing them said. Pinzgauer troop carriers had been Read More …

Why GM is developing technology for self-driving vehicles for the US military

Since 2006, improvised explosive devices have killed more than 1,000 U.S. troops in Iraq as small groups of U.S. soldiers routinely travel in convoys on bomb-ridden roads, according to Congressional Research Service data. But General Motors is developing commercial vehicle technology that could dramatically lower Read More …

China develops its own version of U.S. Marine Corps’ Assault Breacher Vehicle

Chinese state-owned broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) has released footage of the new armoured vehicle designed to clear pathways for troops and other vehicles through minefields and along with roadside bombs and improvised explosive devices during amphibious landing operations. The Read More …

Kenyan Police raise red flag over faulty APCs amid security concerns

A number of Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) acquired in 2016 as part of a Sh3.8 billion investment aimed at enabling the police to improve efficiency and effectiveness in providing security have been grounded, the Sunday Nation can reveal. The deployment Read More …