Spring 2019

This issue: Uniting the Army’s X-Men A paratrooper’s first jump De la protection des forces aux médecins volants Life extension plans for the Leos Taking aim at new sniper systems A better way to buy C4ISR? LAVs: Mobile, lethal and better protected

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Countering the explosive threat

by Allan Joyner   Many of the lessons of Afghanistan were hard learned, none more so than countering the threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The blast of roadside bombs was by far the greatest cause of injuries and fatalities during the conflict. The...

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Taking the grunt out of the Grunt

by Ken Pole   A full suit of medieval field armour weighed 20 to 25 kilograms, with the helmet accounting for two to four kilograms. A broadsword might have added two more. Compare that with the 34 to 41 kilograms the modern soldier has carried on recent ground...

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