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Mexican lawmakers approve contentious security reform

DefenceTalkMexican lawmakers on Friday approved a plan to put the National Guard under military control — a move that critics say hands too much power to the armed forces. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador created the new security force in 2019 with a civilian command to replace federal police accused of corruption and human rights […]https://www.defencetalk.com/mexican-lawmakers-approve-contentious-security-reform-79382/

Putin attends military exercises with Chinese forces: Kremlin

DefenceTalkPresident Vladimir Putin attended large-scale military exercises on Tuesday involving China and several other Russia-friendly countries, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told local news agencies. Putin was meeting with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and military chief of staff Valery Gerasimov at the Sergeevski military range and could observe the final phase of the military exercises later, […]https://www.defencetalk.com/putin-attends-military-exercises-with-chinese-forces-kremlin-79329/

US Army tests integrated augmented reality tech with Stryker vehicles

DefenceTalkThe Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems hosted a two-day demonstration event at JBLM August 24 and 25, highlighting state-of-the-art communications and visual augmentation technology integrated into U.S. Army Stryker armored vehicles as well as Soldiers’ individual combat gear. The event was part of the ongoing development of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System — […]https://www.defencetalk.com/us-army-tests-integrated-augmented-reality-tech-with-stryker-vehicles-79295/

New York Guard Trains With Brazilian Military

DefenceTalkOne hundred New York National Guard airmen, including 80 from the 106th Rescue Wing, are participating in exercises with their Brazilian air force counterparts through Aug. 31. The U.S. airmen are operating from the Brazilian air force base at Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, as part of Exercise Tapio, a Brazilian search and rescue […]https://www.defencetalk.com/new-york-guard-trains-with-brazilian-military-79291/