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    Still kinda iffy as the amount of power harvested by current solar blankets leaves MUCH to be desired.
    And the Battery performance is still an issue. Some thing like Fuel cells might be the better option but nearer term I see Hybrid as the best option for all military vehicles.
    Sure you can augment with photovoltaic blankets but that engine is a onboard power generator. That means electricity for equipment and drive, heat for cold weather and the fewest trade offs.
     
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    China will double the training period for new recruits from 3 to 6 months to improve readiness.

    https://economictimes.indiatimes.co...ove-combat-readiness/articleshow/65809223.cms
     
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    I think hybrid will eventually be used in all major ground vehicles. Simply because you can improve stealth a lot with an EV engine both in terms of sound emissions and IR emissions.
     
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    Starting off the new year with 10 high-resolution magazine scans. Note that a few of these have been posted before...

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    8x8 combat breacher...

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    I'm sorry, not sure where to post this, suppose this is an appropriate enough thread. The old QBZ 95 Carbine spotted in service with the Laos army.
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    Actually, those are QBZ 97B's. Their magwells accept AR-15/M4 magazines, not the QBZ-95's AK like magazines.
     
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    More information and photos of the new 4x4 all-terrain vehicle have been released...

    It seats four (including the driver) and features a mounting point on the top frame, which is compatible with 12.7mm machine guns and 120mm rocket launchers, among others. The weapon is to be operated by a rear passenger. The front-mounted engine is 'compact' but 'powerful', i.e. good power density. A spare tire is mounted on the rear frame.

    The PLA needed this vehicle to satisfy a niche: the 'last mile' transport of troops across rough terrain. This niche cannot be fulfilled by existing platforms. The regular Brave Warrior models are too heavy to be airlifted by helicopter, and the 8x8 Mountain Cat ATVs have inferior suspensions, resulting in poor troop comfort.

    An up-armored version is also available (see last image).

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