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SOFEX 2018: KADDB Al Mared 8x8 - The largest AFV built in Jordan
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Published on May 9, 2018
Christopher F Foss gives us an overview of KADDB's latest Al-Mared (8x8) armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) in the armoured personnel carrier (APC) configuration. The Al-Mared is the largest wheeled AFV to be developed by KADDB and complements its Al- Wahsh (4x4), which is already in production and service in Jordan.
 

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Announcing EDEX 2018: Egypt Defence Expo - 3 to 5 December in Cairo
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Published on May 9, 2018
Held under the patronage of His Excellency, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, President of The Arab Republic of Egypt, The Supreme Commander of The Egyptian Armed Forces, Clarion Events is proud to present EDEX – Egypt Defence Expo 2018. The inaugural EDEX is fully supported by the Egyptian Armed Forces and presents a brand new opportunity for exhibitors to showcase the latest military technology, equipment and systems across land, sea & air. Army Recognition online Defense and Security magazine appointed by EDEX organizers as Official Online Show Daily News and Web TV for IDEX 2018.

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Hovercraft in Vietnam War: Patrol Air Cushion Vehicles (PACV) 1967 US Army
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Published on May 8, 2018
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Hovercraft called Patrol Air Cushion Vehicles (PACV) are used in the Vietnam War, in conjunction with Bell UH-1 Iroquois Huey helicopters. Narrated by Hollywood actor Dana Andrews.

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The Patrol Air Cushion Vehicle (PACV) was a United States Navy river patrol hovercraft used during the Vietnam War.

The PACV was based on Bell Aerosystems Bell SK-5 hovercraft; a licensed version of the British Saunders-Roe (later, British Hovercraft Corporation) SR.N5 hovercraft. The SK-5 was adapted for American military use in 1965. Three were purchased by the U.S. Navy for operations in the emerging Vietnam War. Training of PACV crews was performed in the waters off Coronado, California near San Diego. Feedback from the training period allowed refinements to the design to be made...

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PACVs were first deployed in 1966 to Vietnam as part of the U.S. Navy's River Patrol Force (Task Force 116). Often called "Pac Vees", they were armed with a .50 caliber machine gun mounted on a rotational platform in the front, side mounted M60 machine guns, and often remote controlled M60s or grenade launchers in the stern. In addition, the crew, and often U.S. Army Green Berets and ARVN Rangers, riding on the side panels, employed assorted small arms such as M16 rifles, M79 grenade launchers, various other rifles, .45 pistols, M60s, and grenades. During PACV's first tour in Vietnam some basic light armor was added to the hovercraft to give it some protection from enemy fire.

The Navy withdrew the PACVs for overhaul in December 1966/January 1967 and redeployed them to Vietnam in late 1967. The U.S. Army created its own version of the PACV in 1967 with some of the Navy's modifications from the experimental phase of 1966, calling it the ACV, for air cushion vehicle. There were only three Navy PACVs, and three Army ACVs during the whole Vietnam War.

The PACV was too loud for patrol and interdiction missions on the coastline and waterways. Then, in November 1966, in Operation Quai Vat (Vietnamese for "Monster", which was what the Viet Cong called the PACVs), the PACV force brought its speed and firepower to bear on the Viet Cong, with many successful attacks and raids, taking prisoners and destroying Viet Cong sanctuaries. This demonstration of great prowess and capability in the marshy terrains and on the slick grounds found in southwestern Vietnam formed the basis for stationing the Army's ACVs in the Plain of Reeds along the south Vietnamese/Cambodian border. Though the loud noise of the PACVs was still an issue, their speed made up for it in this otherwise difficult terrain, especially during the monsoon season.

The Green Berets stationed in Moc Hoa became proponents of the PACVs, using them in many of their early operations. Search and destroy raids conducted out of Moc Hoa in November 1966 caught the Viet Cong by surprise and resulted in many Viet Cong deaths.

PACVs conducted many successful missions on the Mekong Delta, Cat Lo, Plain of Reeds out of Moc Hoa in their initial tour. The most successful operation was a wrongful incursion into Cambodia on November 20, 1966 that also involved insertion of South Vietnamese troops by helicopters and Mike Force Special Forces airboats manned by Chinese Nungs. 56 Vietnamese communist soldiers were killed to one Mike Force WIA. When it was discovered they were in Cambodia, not Vietnam, all units were withdrawn. The communist unit engaged had previously successfully engaged the airboats and Special Forces CIDG forces in South Vietnam on November 14, killing two Americans and wounding one.

With time, and the degree of threat that this new fast and fierce weapon brought with it, the handful of PACVs and ACVs in Vietnam enventually became major targets.

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PACV serial number 004 is the only surviving British Hovercraft Corporation-built US Navy PACV, and is currently preserved at the Bellingham International Maritime Museum. The last surviving Army ACV (No. 903) is located at the Army Transportation Museum in Ft. Eustis, VA.
 

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SOFEX 2018 Special Operations Forces Exhibition Amman Jordan Jordanian defense industry
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Published on May 9, 2018
Day 2 for Army Recognition editorial team at SOFEX 2018, the International Special Operations Forces exhibition in Amman, Jordan. On this video, we focused to the Jordanian defense industry, and the state Company KADDB, new products at SOFEX 2018.

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SOFEX 2018: KADDB upgrade to Toyota Land Cruiser
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Published on May 10, 2018
Christopher F Foss takes a look at the KADDB upgrade to the Toyota Land Cruiser.
 

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SOFEX 2018: KAADB AL WAHSH 105mm self propelled howitzer
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Published on May 11, 2018
Christopher F Foss gives an update on the KADDB AL WAHSH 105mm self propelled howitzer.
 

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OBJECT 279: RUSSIA'S (ALMOST) HEAVY TANK THAT NATO WOULD HAVE DREADED FIGHTING || WARTHOG 2018
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Published on May 15, 2018
But just looking at the experimental Soviet heavy tank from the 1950s is enough to give one chills.

There are the quadruple tracks, four sets of treads as if the tank had tried to multiply through cell division. And there is that long, long cannon like a poke in the face.

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SOFEX 2018: Show debut vehicle mounted 'Twin JADARA Terminator'
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Published on May 14, 2018
SOFEX 2018: Christopher F Foss talks about JADARA's ' Twin JADARA Terminator' anti-tank guided missile.
 

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SOFEX 2018: Oshkosh Defense S-ATV combat vehicle
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Published on May 15, 2018
Christopher F Foss talks to Mike Ivy, Senior Vice-President, International Programmes, Oshkosh Defense on their Special Purpose All-Terrain Vehicle (S-ATV)
 

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Introducing Nexter's new Titus 6x6 Augmented Mission Vehicle and Armed UGV project
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Published on May 16, 2018
Less than one month to go before Eurosatory 2018 and a few innovative French defense companies invited Army Recognition for an exclusive insight of what they plan to present in Paris from June 10-15. Among them is Nexter, which for the first time is presenting an Augmented Mission variant of its well-known Titus 6x6 armored vehicle, and a concept of armed UGV combining the Milrem THeMIS robot and Nexter's ARX20 20mm unmanned turret.
 

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BSDA 2018 NIMR latest generation 4x4 armored vehicle Ajban 440A for European military market
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Published on May 17, 2018
At BSDA 2018, Black Sea Defense and Aerospace exhibition in Romnia, NIMR Automotive, a very dynamic and rapidly growing manufacturer from the United Arab Emirates settled in Abu Dhabi, is displaying its Ajban 440A, a 4x4 ballistic and blast protected light patrol vehicle fitted with the Kongsberg Protector RWS (Remote Weapon Station) and Savox Communications Ltd Military Intercom System. NIMR Automotive is looking to expand sales outside of Middle East offering latest generation of wheeled tactical and armoured with high level of protection and mobility for military and security forces.

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