Read more about the article The Netherlands’ Soldier Transformation OnGoing (STRONG)
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The Netherlands’ Soldier Transformation OnGoing (STRONG)

On 28 January 2021, the Dutch Ministry of Defence reported that 12 Infantry Battalion, based in Schaarsbergen, has received 40 new sets of combat clothing and equipment as part of an enhanced logistical operation called Soldier Transformation OnGoing (STRONG). This operation intends to facilitate the modernisation of the Dutch soldier’s equipment. 12 Infantry Battalion is the first unit to receive equipment as part of STRONG. The programme solves logistical issues of long procurement and distribution schedules by utilising a “mobile fitting room” where soldiers can fit new equipment and have it adjusted according to their needs.

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Read more about the article Artificial Intelligence in the Military
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Artificial Intelligence in the Military

Advances in data, computer processing power, and machine learning have enabled the rapid development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) over the last two decades [1]. Consequently, AI technologies are becoming ubiquitous in daily life. Biometric authentication, mobile mapping and navigation systems, natural language processing, and targeted online marketing are a few of the many ways that this technology has been incorporated into daily life. It is little wonder, then, that AI also offers great military promise.

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Read more about the article Eurodrone and A New Future for European Remotely Piloted Air System
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Eurodrone and A New Future for European Remotely Piloted Air System

As participant members of PESCO, Italy, France, and Spain, under the coordination of Germany initiated the development of the European Medium Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems – Male RPAS, also known as the Eurodrone project (Hoyle, 2020). In mid-November 2020 OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation) and Airbus Defence and Space – the German industrial contractors who collaborate with Airbus Spain, Dassault, and Leonardo - successfully concluded negotiations on contract conditions, prices, and performance specifications (Donald, 2020). The formal contract for the project’s implementation is expected to be signed in early 2021, with first flight-tests scheduled for 2025 and market availability for 2028 (Hoyle, 2020).

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