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Gov't News: U.S., Russian Militaries Acquire Cutting Edge Technology

Feb. 14, 2014 - PRLog -- The U.S. Special Operations Command is set to receive a number of wearable armor suits by June that are modelled after the "Iron Man" gear.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Army‘s Natick Soldier Systems Center are at work on the project that is meant to protect warfighters against ballistic weapons and keep service members from carrying too much weight.

“That suit, if done correctly, will yield revolutionary increase in survivability and lethality,” said Admiral Michael McRaven.

The suit is supposed to operational by 2018.

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The Russian Defense Ministry is set to purchase $9.1 billion worth of UAV's.

“Drones are not toys and we are not going to operate them as other countries do. It is not a video game,” said Vladamir Putin, Russian president, last month.

The Russian military already operates 500 drones and the current program is expected to run trough 2020

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