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Kestrel defense from China with their "Smart SF soldier system" Gen 2, Gen 3 is already in the works.

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What is real and what is cardboard? China is a weird place where there is a solid chance the shiny stuff is a potemkin village, but also an equally solid chance that there is something legitimate to it.
 

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What is real and what is cardboard? China is a weird place where there is a solid chance the shiny stuff is a potemkin village, but also an equally solid chance that there is something legitimate to it.
Kestrel are a large well known defence contractor inside China, so I'll lean into this being more on the legit side.
 

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I could definitely tell you some stories about this from my own experiences as a Navy Chief...
 

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Does EVERY soldier have to have a carbine. The first of four guys rounding a corner should have two MAC-tens...the next guy a BAR...the third guy a flame thrower and grenade...and the last guy a shotgun and he walks backward and his backpack has reloads for the other three.
 

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French developed ATHOS heads up display glasses for SOF at this years FID21 symposium today.

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Does EVERY soldier have to have a carbine. The first of four guys rounding a corner should have two MAC-tens...the next guy a BAR...the third guy a flame thrower and grenade...and the last guy a shotgun and he walks backward and his backpack has reloads for the other three.
YES !!
It's all very well putting your soldiers into teams, working out tactics and divvying up the various weapons between them . . . BUT . . . there's going to come a time when one guy's been killed or wounded, or their weapon's jammed / broken, or just the case that the right guy's not in the right place at the right time . . . you need all your (infantry) soldiers to be interchangeable when necessary.
And flamethrower RELOADS . . . seriously ??

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And flamethrower RELOADS . . . seriously ??
RPO Shmel says hello!
RPO Shmel is a single-use thing. Of course, the last one in the team can carry spare tubes but RPO has a minimum range of 30 meters and can't be used in cramped rooms, due to the backblast.

While this thing is an ideal. It has a wide range of 43mm grenades, including thermobaric rounds which can be safely used by its operator from the distance of only FIVE meters.

Live fire training (watch from 0:40).

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