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Stephen W. Miller

Stephen W. Miller
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A former US Marine ground combat and aviation officer instrumental in the adoption of wheeled armoured vehicles and manoeuvre warfare. He has extensive hands-on experience in development, acquisition, fielding, support and employment leading land, naval, and air programmes in the US and twenty-four other countries. [email protected]

High Firing

BAE Systems showcase remote-controlled naval gun now in service with the Peruvian Navy at this year’s Sea Air Space exhibition. Current minor calibre autocannon naval guns were primarily aimed at engaging surface threats and, thus, can elevate to only around 40 degrees, which limited the...

AMVs Arrived in UAE

The first batch of Patria AMV (Armoured Modular Vehicle) eight-wheel drive platforms have begun to arrive in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as of March following the country’s order for 40 vehicles placed in January 2016. Production of these AMVs was performed in Poland...

Hurkus-C Deliveries Expected In 2018

The Turkish Air Force (TAF) is expected to receive the first of ten Turkish Aerospace Industry’s (TAI) Hurkus-C light strike aircraft in 2018. This follows the certification of the aircraft by the European Aviation Safety Agency in March 2016. The expected entry into service was...

Patria goes Swimming

AMV28A
Patria, the Finnish wheeled combat vehicle developer, announced earlier in March that has developed a new eight wheel drive armoured vehicle designed for amphibious operations. Based on the successful AMV (Armoured Modular Vehicle) which is fielded with seven armies, the new model can now...

Lethal Jack in the Box

NEMO Cont on Gd
Patria has further proved its reputation for innovation in its latest version of the NEMO 120mm turreted mortar, dubbed the Container Mortar., unveiled at the 2017 International Defence Exhibition held in Abu Dhabi in February. This integrates the NEMO weapon, fire control, power generation and...

Enhanced Firepower in the Sights of US Army IBCTs

The US Army hopes to commence production of its new Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) vehicle by 2020. The MPF is envisaged by the force to provide protection and support to the US Army’s Infantry Brigade Combat Teams (IBCTs). Although not officially revealed, the MPF...

Fuel Cells Offer Promise

Hydrogen fuel cell electric powered vehicles are viewed as having great promise as alternative to traditional petrol or diesel engines. That the military is giving this technology careful consideration should not be a surprise. This was evident recently at the Washington DC Auto Show where...

THeMis UGV Marches Forward

Titan THeMIS
Estonia’s MILREM has developed, with support from the Estonian armed forces, the THeMIS (Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System) Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV). This UGV is designed to be used at the small unit level to carry loads beyond the capacity of the soldiers. It...

Polaris Introduces MRZR Diesel Vehicle

Historically, militaries around the world have preferred diesel, and multi-fuel, engines in their vehicles. This has caused problems introducing commercial All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) which tend to use petrol engines into military service. However, Polaris’ government and defence division changed that last year with the...

Terrex-2 Commences Testing

ST Kinetics delivered its first Terrex-2 on 21st February 2017 to the US Marine Corps in a ceremony at the firm’s facility outside Charleston, South Carolina. This is the first of 16 vehicles being provided under a $121.5 million contract for evaluation as candidates...

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