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Don’t Panic: Gen. Murray On Bradley Replacement Competition

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Get a grip, the Army Futures Command chief said: It’s way too early to start second-guessing the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program.

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Carter Ham On AUSA 2019 & What’s At Stake For The Army

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“The last few years have been quite good for the association’s annual meeting and for the Army,” the AUSA president told us, but “I’m very, very worried” about the 2020 budget.

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Army To Test ATLAS Robotic Gun: Bruce Jette

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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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House Armed Services Scrutinizes F-35 Costs, ABMS, Army Modernization

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The HASC wants an independent cost estimate on the F-35 and some detail — any detail — on the plan to replace AWACS. It’s also a little curious about robot tanks.

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NGCV: Hard Choices In Bradley Replacement, RFP Out Friday

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The Army will sacrifice some protection to fit two NGCVs on one Air Force C-17.

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Raytheon Presses Hard For More Army Biz: NGCV, DeepStrike, Coyote [Sponsored]

Posted by Otto Kreisher on


The growing threat from potential near-peer adversaries, such as Russia and China, has propelled the Army into an all-out drive to rapidly modernize with an array of weapons ranging from technologically enhanced ground combat vehicles to long-range precision-guided missiles. The Army showed its commitment to that quest in its recently released fiscal 2020 budget that… Keep reading →

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IP Rights For Robot Tanks: NGCV To Test-Drive New Policy

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Army modernization isn’t just buying bigger guns. The devils lie in the smallest contractual details.

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

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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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ATLAS: Killer Robot? No. Virtual Crewman? Yes.

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Alarming headlines to the contrary, the US Army isn’t building robotic “killing machines.” What they really want artificial intelligence to do in combat is much more interesting.

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