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The U.S. Military Is Arming To the Teeth with Lasers and Missiles Because of One Reason

The US Army is accelerating a number of emerging counter-drone weapons in response to a warzone request from US Central Command - to counter  a massive uptick in enemy small-drone attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"Theater has asked for a solution, so we are looking at what we can apply as an interim solution," Col. John Lanier Ward, Director Army Rapid Equipping Force, told Scout Warrior in an interview.

U.S. Army: We Will Increase Hellfire Missile Production by 50-Percent by 2019

"We will increase HELLFIRE production by 50-percent by 2019," Brig. Gen. Robert Rasch, Deputy Program Executive Officer, Missiles and Space, told Scout Warrior in an interview.

The US Army is massively increasing production and delivery of  HELLFIRE missiles to keep pace with upgrades to the weapon and a continued fast-growing use of the weapon around the globe, senior Army officials said.

Fact: Some of Russia and America's Best Tanks Might Be Going to War (On the Same Side)

Russia’s Uralvagonzavod has started to “implement” a contract to deliver 73 T-90S and T-90SK main battle tanks to Iraq. The Russian tanks would augment Iraq’s existing fleet of about 150 U.S.-built M1A1M Abrams main battle tanks and roughly 400 older model Soviet-built T-72s.

"The contract is being implemented in accordance with the schedule approved by the parties," Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation told the TASS news agency at the Dubai Airshow 2017.

This Russian Company Built Some of the World's Most Lethal Jets (And Has Big Plans)

Russia’s RSK-MiG is developing a host of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) including strike and reconnaissance models, some of which could be fighter-sized aircraft. If the project goes as planned, the company hopes to build and fly prototypes over the next several years.

“These are reconnaissance and strike targets, different classes for different tasks,” MiG spokesperson Anastasia Kravchenko told the Russian TASS news agency in Dubai.