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  01:45:45  24 January 2021
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Tejas Stalker
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Spangdahlem Air Base’s rifle-cleaning system does ‘too good a job’ for the Army
https://www.stripes.com/news/europe/spangdahlem-air-base-s-rifle-cleaning-system-does-too-good-a-job-for-the-army-1.659153

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  20:42:30  14 February 2021
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The U.S. Military Wants Tiny Road Mobile Nuclear Reactors That Can Fit In A C-17

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/26152/the-u-s-military-wants-tiny-road-mobile-nuclear-reactors-that-can-fit-in-a-c-17

The goal is to develop a system that personnel can set up in three days or less and shut down and pack up in less than a week. The reactor itself would remain functional for at least three years without needing new fuel.

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Pentagon awards contracts to design mobile nuclear reactor

https://www.defensenews.com/smr/nuclear-arsenal/2020/03/09/pentagon-to-award-mobile-nuclear-reactor-contracts-this-week/

Lyman believes that the department’s past efforts have “consistently underestimated”the “spectrum of mission risks posed by these microreactors," mostly around the technical challenges of keeping the radioactive fuel safe and operational in battlefield conditions.

“Fielding these reactors without commanders fully understanding the radiological consequences and developing robust response plans to cope with the aftermath could prove to be a disastrous miscalculation,” warned Lyman.


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DARPA's Virus-Carrying Bugs Aren't Officially Weapons, But It Sure Sounds Like They Could Be

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/24078/darpas-virus-carrying-bugs-arent-officially-weapons-but-it-sure-sounds-like-they-could-be

European researchers have called for greater clarity about a U.S. military program that is looking into whether insects carrying tailored viruses could rapidly genetically modify plants to resist naturally-occurring and man-made biological threats.
  05:54:39  16 February 2021
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The U.S. Army Is Using an MMO for Training During the Pandemic
https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a32369359/us-army-mmo-war-thunder/

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North Korea's Army Made an AK-47 'On Steroids': Meet the Type 88 Rifle
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/north-koreas-army-made-ak-47-steroids-meet-type-88-rifle-70796

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  18:19:19  25 February 2021
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F-35 was a 1.7 trillion dollar failure.


https://www.rt.com/usa/516507-f35-failed-airforce-reactions/
  17:53:04  1 March 2021
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High-capacity shotguns

Not sure if any of these are used by Military, but I'll put them here anyway.

Kel-Tec KSG-25 - 24+1 shots, pump-action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sljKArpUoi0

IWI Tavor TS12 - 15+1 shots, semi-auto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRQ6l4KsRV8

UTAS UTS-15A - 14+1 shots, semi-auto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTfYanD3RKk (previous pump-action models are said to be unreliable, at least early versions)
  16:04:14  16 March 2021
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Pregnant in uniform
https://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/2011/09/pregnant-in-uniform.html
  01:19:50  5 May 2021
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Drone warfare with BAE Systems Combat Vehicle 90

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmErkEhRGMY

"Working with reconnaissance devices like UAVs, CV90 crews can quickly detect and target enemies with countermeasures such as silent ranging and blinding target modes. Check out the CV90 firepower in action, in a possible future scenario."
  07:25:47  25 May 2021
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UK Defence Ministry spent £3.2 billion on tanks that can’t shoot on the move
https://www.rt.com/uk/524681-uk-tanks-dont-shoot/

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  01:20:55  29 May 2021
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Colorized photos show how Germans captured British tanks in WWI
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/colorized-photos-show-how-germans-captured-british-tanks-in-wwi/ss-AAKunNk

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  10:54:38  29 June 2021
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In the Army Now: Meet the Mil-Spec Citroën Ami
https://www.motortrend.com/news/citroen-ami-french-army/

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