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Growth of US Army’s virtual health technology improves readiness

WASHINGTON: In 2017, there were approximately 40,000 virtual health encounters across the Army in both deployed and garrison settings, said Dr. Colleen Rye, chief of Army Virtual Health. That’s a big increase over previous years and the increases are expected to continue, she said. That 40,000 does not include telepharmacies, teleradiology or secure messaging, she […]

New battery technology saves Soldiers time, money on the battlefield

Twenty years ago, one phone call between two Army engineers led to a cost-effective lithium-ion battery solution for what was then an up-and-coming guided missile system. That solution, now proven as a comprehensive success, evolved from a dynamic multi-agency partnership that continues to advance state-of-the art battery technologies for current and future Army, Navy, Air […]

UK to Deploy Chinooks to Support French Operations in Africa

The Prime Minister is expected to make the announcement as part of the UK-France Summit at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where she will discuss the UK’s strong and wide-ranging bilateral relationship with President Macron. The helicopters, which will provide logistic support to French troops, are part of a wider effort to increase stability in […]

India to buy guns worth $553 mn for border troops

India will buy more than 160,000 guns worth $553 million for troops on its disputed, high-altitude borders, the defence ministry said Tuesday. The defence acquisition council cleared the purchase of 72,400 assault rifles and 93,895 carbines for 35 billion rupees ($553 million) in a meeting chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The weapons will be […]