Japan demonstrated its armored vehicle production capabilities with Komatsu Limited's 8×8 personnel carrier. Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF) expects the vehicle to replace current Type 96s. The vehicle is armed with a .50 calibre M-2HN machine gun and 40 mm grenade launcher. Weighing approximately 20 tonnes, 8,4 meter-long vehicle is able to carry 11 troops. Japan spent $41 million for development of this vehicle. The trials will continue until 2019. There has been no information revealed regarding the protection level of the vehicle's armor.
NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. (December 16, 2021) An MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), assigned to Unmanned Patrol Squadron 19 (VUP-19), sits on the flight line at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Dec. 16, 2021. VUP-19, the Navy’s first Triton squadron, will continue to maintain and operate the aircraft off the East Coast to further develop the concept of operations and refine tactics, techniques, and procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan T. Beard/ Released)