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Stephen W. Miller

Stephen W. Miller
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]

Marines To Get New Grenade Launcher

The US Marines are evaluating the Heckler and Koch M-320 40mm grenade launcher to replace the M-203 grenade launcher for the Marine rifleman. The M-320 is mounted below a standard infantry rifle but has the advantages of being side-loaded and to have its ladder...

CV-90 IFVs for the Czech Army

CV-90 IFVs
The Czech Army is being offered a locally-produced CV-90 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) as confirmed to by a BAE Systems spokesperson. These new vehicles could replace the force’s existing Kurganmashzavod BMP-2 family tracked amphibious IFVs. Should the acquisition proceed, the Czech Army would...

Patria AMV-28A

Patria has announced that its AMV-28A eight-wheel drive armoured vehicle has completed testing and is ready for production.  The AMV-28A is an innovative development of the firm’s proven eight-wheel drive AMV vehicle family optimising the design to provide swim capability in sea state three...

Class War

It is said that vehicles, like humans, gain weight as they get older. This is certainly the case for Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs). This appellation becomes less and less relevant with the latest models of ‘light’ armoured fighting vehicles, as this article will explain. Platforms...

Friendly as a Hand Grenade

When the battle gets close, the hand grenade is one of the infantryman’s most effective weapons, with the most well-known incarnation of this weapon being the fragmentation grenade which is primarily suited for defensive use. This weapon’s large casualty radius of deadly shrapnel requires...

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

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...

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