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Army Robots Go Rolling Along – Ahead Of Schedule

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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Industry’s prototype Robotic Combat Vehicles are proving more capable than the Army expected, Brig. Gen. Richard Ross Coffman told me: “It is really exciting.”

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Bradley Replacement: Army Risks Third Failure In A Row

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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With the surprise disqualification of the Raytheon-Rheinmetall Lynx, the Army has effectively left itself with one competitor for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, General Dynamics — unless the Pentagon or Congress intervene.

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Digital Arsenal: Army Inches Forward On Electronic Warfare

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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To counter Russia’s electronic warfare battalions, the Army wants to field a revolutionary EW weapon by 2023. But how do they get there?

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Israel Unveils New Ground Forces Concept: Fast & Very High Tech

Posted by Arie Egozi on


The first demonstration of Carmel was held Aug. 4 before the Ministry of Defense Director General, the IDF Deputy Chief of General Staff, commander of the Ground Forces, the head of the Directorate of Defense Research and Development, and other senior defense officials.

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Army To Test ATLAS Robotic Gun: Bruce Jette

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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The experimental turret will use the technology — and the safeguards — from the Army’s ATLAS project, originally misrepresented in the media as building “killer robots.”

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Tank Plant Trump Says He Saved Was Never In Danger

Posted by Paul McLeary on


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

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

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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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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Army Adapts Aircraft EW To Protect Tanks: BAE RAVEN

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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Will high-tech hardware developed to protect aircraft translate to the mud and dust of ground combat?

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

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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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 Picks BAE Jammer To Kill Russian Missiles (Softly)

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


If RAVEN succeeds in the next, more challenging round of tests, the BAE jammer will ultimately go on the 1980s-vintage M2 Bradley. That’s a big part of the Army’s urgent push to protect American armored vehicles against Russian-made anti-tank missiles in widespread use around the world.

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