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Poland Deal Lays Groundwork For Division-Strength Deployment

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


A division-scale exercise next year in Europe, Defender 2020, will be the largest in a quarter-century.

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How Army’s Multi-Domain Overhaul May Impact The National Guard

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


HUNTSVILLE: Modernizing the Army is about much more than equipment. To defeat Russia and China in future multi-domain warfare — or better yet, deter them — the service is contemplating cultural revolutions as ripe for controversy as any multi-billion dollar weapons program. They include allowing junior officers more initiative, ending chronic micromanagement; creating long-term “regimental” affiliations… Keep reading →

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Tank Plant Trump Says He Saved Was Never In Danger

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Here’s the real history of the nation’s only factory for the massive M1 Abrams tanks.

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BAE Gets $873M For AMPVs, Spelling The End of The ‘Aluminum Coffin’ M113

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


In Iraq, M113 variants were deemed too vulnerable to roadside bombs and confined to base. But in a fast-moving mechanized war in Eastern Europe, the armored brigades would need support vehicles that stand a chance against Russian firepower.

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Army AMPV On Track To Enter Production, Early!

Posted by Colin Clark on


AMPV is a well-armored, all-terrain workhorse that will replace geriatric M113s in a host of roles from battlefield transport to armored ambulance to mobile command post.

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All Armored Brigades To Get Active Protection Systems: Gen. Milley

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“Once the US companies come on line,” Gen. Milley said, “the intent is to outfit the entire heavy force — the Bradleys, the tanks, any future combat vehicles — with active protective systems.”

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Speed Up Light Tank, Heavy Armor Modernization, HASC Tells Army

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: Congress wants the Army to get its tanks in gear. Today, the House Armed Services Committee released its draft of the 2018 defense policy bill, which all but begged the Army to accelerate its air-deployable Mobile Protected Firepower vehicle. MPF would fill a void in light tanks that’s existed since the M551 Sheridan was retired… Keep reading →

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Rebuilding The M2 Bradley: Same A4 Turret But Most Is New

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: More horsepower. Higher suspension. A blast-resistant underbody. Safer fuel tanks. A larger hull. Take it all together and this may not just be another upgrade but more like a complete rebuild. The goal is allow the 1980s-vintage M2 Bradley to survive on the battlefields of the 2030s, contractor BAE Systems said. Since there is no money in… Keep reading →

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For Want Of A Nail: ‘Awful’ Missing Pieces Of NATO

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: War time is a bad time to run out of gas. If there was a crisis with Russia today, and a German unit needed to refuel from a US Army pump, they couldn’t do it. Why? The goddamn nozzle doesn’t fit. It’s just one of the host of seemingly minor shortfalls, from pontoon bridges to… Keep reading →

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Offensive Cyber In The Street Fight

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Cyber war is coming to the street fight. Just weeks ago, when the Army’s 1/1 Armored Brigade conducted both live and virtual wargames against a simulated enemy, the old-school treadheads had a revolutionary new ally: offensive cyber teams, with two to three specialists from Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER). Capabilities once restricted to national missions and strategic… Keep reading →

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