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How Active Protection Systems Knock Down Anti-Armor Threats for Both Legacy and Future Combat Vehicles [Sponsored]

Posted by Barry Rosenberg on

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If there’s one thing that Army leadership agrees upon, it’s the need for improved survivability of soldiers and machines against modern anti-tank weapons like the Russian Kornet and Chinese HJ-8 guided missiles, as well as Russia’s tandem warhead RPG-29 rocket propelled grenade that can bore a hole into a tank with a molten jet of… Keep reading →

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Next-Generation Power for the Next-Generation Combat Vehicles [Sponsored]

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The Army’s Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) program has ambitious goals that will require development of new technological capability that ranges from autonomous operations to advanced materials.

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How To Make Sure The Army’s Big Six Get Built

Posted by James Tinsley on

If the Army wants to get its Big Six right, it must talk, and talk and talk with Congress and the press and industry. And be ready to drop failures.

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Army Lumbers Into Future: $33B In 2020-2024 For Big 6, Eventually

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

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Good news: That’s more money than the Army thought it could get for its top priorities. Bad news: We won’t see most of it this year.

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Army Could Kill GCV If Costs Double

Posted by Carlo Munoz on

Washington: The Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle is not out of the woods yet, and could still be scrapped for a more affordable option if costs get out of control, the service’s top program official said today. If program costs exceed the $10.5 million price tag per vehicle the Army is expecting for the GCV, then… Keep reading →

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Carter Approves Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on

The Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle program may be running aground before it can even sign a development contract. And that’s a tragedy. A decade of casualties from improvised roadside bombs – simple weapons easily replicated by any future enemy – has shown that what the U.S. military needs most is the very thing the Ground… Keep reading →

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