The Italian army is developing a new medium infantry brigade, a multimission unit that will be the backbone of its future force. Soldiers will receive advanced equipment ranging from new armored fighting vehicles (AFVs) in different operational versions to advanced ordnance and Future Soldier kits that include high-tech weapons and communications gear. The effort, the first major organizational change for the army since 1997, will yield more mobile brigades with enhanced firepower, ...


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