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Military Art & Science

Castle of Good Hope will be home to military veterans’ skills transfer and training site

Castle of Good Hope 350th anniversary2016 marks the 350th anniversary of what is widely accepted as the oldest building in South Africa – the Castle of Good Hope – and a year of commemorative events ends on December 9 when a centre for memory and learning is opened.
   

Better soldier selection thanks to behavioural science

Behavioural science helps with better soldier selectionPeople are at the centre of military efforts says Adelai van Heerden, head of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) behavioural sciences research, pointing out they are the ones operating weaponry and technology and making the life or death decisions.
   

Military outsourcing offers savings, expertise

A private maritime security guard.The core responsibilities of militaries all over the world include protecting civilians, rescue work during natural disasters and securing borders. But these same militaries must expend time and energy on the mundane tasks any large organization must deal with, such as payrolls, vehicle maintenance and laundry services.
   

Simulations enhance military training

A ThoroughTec simulator.Consider the typical tank used in combat. Tanks are a key component of modern ground warfare, but their use comes at a price. They are expensive to buy and expensive to operate. They guzzle fuel. Their tracks wear out. Tanks can be unreliable and difficult to repair. And tank training is destructive.
   

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