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The Army’s Plan To Save The Wounded In Future War

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Even with faster medevac aircraft, uparmored ambulances, and more medical personnel at the front, will casualties get to life-saving care within the “golden hour”?

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The Army’s Plan To Save The Wounded In Future War

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Even with faster medevac aircraft, uparmored ambulances, and more medical personnel at the front, will casualties get to life-saving care within the “golden hour”?

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Army ‘Big Six’ Ramp Up in 2021: Learning From FCS

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


All told, the Army’s investing $57 billion in modernization over five years — but it wants to take time to test new technologies before it commits to them.

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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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Tanks Up, Choppers Down, Artillery WAY Up In Army’s Old School 2019 Budget

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


PENTAGON: The Army’s 2019 budget is all about old-school firepower. It’s a plan unmistakably driven by the Russian threat. Artillery, the king of battle, and armored vehicles dominate the service’s request: Joseph Stalin would approve. Meanwhile, helicopters — until this year the service’s top procurement expense — slip to second place. What’s more, the Army… Keep reading →

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Army Accelerates Armor: Stryker, Trophy, MPF Race To Field

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


UPDATED with expert comment AUSA: After 15 years of cancellations and delays, the US Army is pushing through some vital upgrades for its armored vehicles. Service leaders recently ordered sweeping reforms to speed up acquisition, but the Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems has already started accelerating. The upgunned Stryker, the Trophy anti-missile system, and,… Keep reading →

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Here’s BAE System’s Replacement For Grandpa’s M113

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


AUSA: The Army’s replacement for the Vietnam-era M113 has taken another step forward, with one of the first production models of the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) on display at this week’s Association of the US Army conference. No. 13 off BAE’s production line, this general-purpose AMPV is a heavily armored workhorse intended to keep up… Keep reading →

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Upgunned Strykers Open Fire At Aberdeen – But Fielding Will Be Slow

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND: Two years after the Europe-based 2nd Cavalry Regiment requested more firepower to deter the Russians, 30 millimeter shells and Javelin missiles thundered downrange here at the Army’s oldest proving ground. Even standing at a safe distance, 20 yards from the closest of the two Stryker vehicles, I could feel the muzzle blast… Keep reading →

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Army Boosting Laser Weapons Power Tenfold

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


ARLINGTON: The Army is dialing up its lasers, from 5 to 10 kilowatt weapons that torched quadcopters in successful tests to 50 to 100 kW weapons that could kill helicopters and low-flying airplanes — and, possibly, blind cruise missiles as well. Given rising anxiety over Russia’s Hind gunships, Frogfoot fighters, and Kalibr missiles, the technology… Keep reading →

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