08 Apr 21. Citadel Defense Digitizes CUAS Training for Military and Government. Titan Delivers Affordability in Force Design to Customers Around the World. With anticipated cuts in Force size, the Pentagon must optimize investments in technology to avoid compromising national security and troop safety. To meet these operational needs, Citadel Defense has integrated CUAS training into their latest software update now available to over 300 fielded systems. Citadel’s software provides guidance and increased situational awareness, helping operators make more informed decisions. Titan reduces an operator’s cognitive load autonomously, transparently, and safely, freeing them to focus on the mission.
“Citadel builds force multiplying capabilities with paradigm-shifting approaches. Our solutions help militaries and governments get organized, trained, and equipped to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving environment. The Titan allows any servicemen or servicewomen to monitor and clear their airspace of uncooperative Group 1 and Group 2 drone activity within 5 minutes of first being introduced to the system,” explains Christopher Williams, CEO of Citadel Defense.
Citadel’s latest enhancements transform traditional models for short range CUAS defense. Titan delivers autonomous protection and a safe escalation of force through the application of precision electronic countermeasures. Titan provides operators with the latest advancements in artificial intelligence, signal processing, and cyberwarfare to avoid reliance on drone-libraries or non-adaptive countermeasure methods.
When asked about usability metrics for their technology, Williams responded, “It must take less than 5 minutes for an operator to learn how to set up and use. Then it must take under 5 minutes for that operator to train a colleague. Once both are achieved, the capability can be released.”
Citadel developed novel training environments using the latest innovations in artificial intelligence, data augmentation and automated threat simulation. Each Titan unit learns from other deployed systems to ensure that all units have the latest threat coverage no matter where they are deployed.
“Bad actors, radio-frequency environments, threat activity, and military logistics are all unpredictable. End users want solutions that they know will work, no matter where they are, and without caveats or excuses,” says Williams.
(Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
08 Apr 21. More than 1,300 troops from 3rd (United Kingdom) Division are currently deployed to the United States in order to take part in ‘Exercise Warfighter’. The British Army say in a news release that Exercise Warfighter will test UK troops alongside their French and American counterparts in modern combat operations in a “realistic multi-domain simulation”, allowing commanders to test the headquarters ability to plan and conduct high intensity operations.
“Soldiers from all three armies have joined forces at two military bases in Texas (Fort Hood and Fort Bliss) to put their combined capabilities to the test. The 10-day exercise which begins today (6 April), unifies real world armour and troops on both sides of the Atlantic on a simulated battlefield to test their warfighting readiness and future agility.”
General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith KCB CBE ADC Gen, Chief of the General Staff, was quoted as saying:
“Warfighting capability remains the cornerstone of deterrence and the bedrock of a world-class British Army that will be more agile, integrated and lethal.”
Major General (Maj Gen) Mike Elviss MBE, General Officer Commanding 3 (UK) DIV, was quoted as saying:
“It is fundamental for us to be able to work together and that means training as we would fight. In essence, working alongside our closest allies and leveraging our relative strengths makes us more lethal as a whole.”
The British Army also add that while British and French forces are integrated at Divisional level into a U.S. corps for this year’s Warfighter, U.S. brigade combat teams are being inserted into each British and French division and for the first time a UK brigade (7th Infantry Brigade) will also be integrated into a U.S armoured division (1st Armored Division).
Who are 3rd (UK) Division?
According to the British Army website, 3rd (United Kingdom) Division exists as the United Kingdom’s strategic land warfare asset.
“As such the Division is able to bring to bear the considerable firepower of the British Army and concentrate the force which includes: Reconnaissance, Armoured Cavalry; Armoured and Mechanised Infantry, Aviation, Artillery, Engineers and Logistics; in what is referred to as “the full spectrum” of warfighting capability.”
3rd (United Kingdom) Division is the only division at continual operational readiness in the UK. ‘The Iron Division’ is made up of 1st Armoured Infantry Brigade (Tidworth), 12th Armoured Infantry Brigade (Bulford Camp), 20th Armoured Infantry Brigade (Paderborn, Germany) and 101st Logistic Brigade (Aldershot). (Source: Pen & Sword/https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/)
07 Apr 21. Exercise La Perouse begins in Bay of Bengal. Australia joins France, India, Japan and the US as part of Exercise La Perouse.
The Royal Australian Navy has confirmed that it will undergo joint training in the Indian Ocean, alongside France, India, Japan and the US as part of Exercise La Perouse.
The RAN provided HMA Ships Anzac and Sirius for the exercise, which was conducted between 5 and 7 of April in the Bay of Bengal.
Minister for Defence Peter Dutton noted that the exercise was important to maintain Australia’s relationships within the Indo-Pacific.
“This exercise will see an Australian frigate and auxiliary oiler conduct a range of activities, including officer-of-the-watch manoeuvres, replenishments at sea and flying operations,” Minister Dutton said.
“Exercise La Perouse will also demonstrate the complementary capability of our partner nations and highlight our shared commitment to a stable and secure Indo-Pacific.”
Rear Admiral Mark Hammond, Commander of the Australian Task Force, noted that the exercise was important training for those Australian sailors taking part.
“Exercising with other navies strengthens our collective mariner skills and re-affirms our commitment to maintaining robust working relationships with our partners in the region,” RADM Hammond said.
“By training together we learn from one another, and we look forward to showing our partner navies what skills we bring to Exercise La Perouse.” (Source: Defence Connect)
29 Mar 21. Motorised riflemen of the Russian Northern Fleet have conducted a battalion tactical exercise with live firing in the Arctic. At a military training ground in the Pechenga district of the Murmansk region, a battalion tactical exercise on manoeuvre defence in the Far North and the Arctic was held by units of an independent motorised rifle brigade of the Northern Fleet Army Corps.
More than 500 servicemen and 100 units of military equipment were involved in the event with ‘Arctic’ T-80BVM tanks, MT-LBV multi-purpose lightly armoured tracked transporters, Grad multiple launch rocket systems, ‘Akatsia‘ 152-mm self-propelled howitzers, ‘Shturm‘ anti-tank missile systems and ‘Tunguska‘ anti-aircraft gun-missile systems.
During the tactical exercise, temporary standards were worked out for bringing motorised rifle units to the highest degree of combat readiness and marching to designated areas. During the march, the motorised rifle units practised actions to repel an enemy attack, and also overcame notionally infected areas of the terrain. At the given lines, the tasks of engineering training were completed: the construction of temporary defensive structures for military equipment and their camouflage. When conducting live fire from all types of weapons, servicemen of various units worked out the coherence of their actions according to a single plan, successfully hitting targets imitating armoured vehicles and aviation, as well as the manpower of a notional enemy. Firing from small arms, mortars and grenade launchers, guns and combat vehicles was carried out at distances from 100 metres to 15 kilometres. (Source: http://www.joint-forces.com)
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