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

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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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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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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 the Army Can Reduce Risk on Vehicle Program Development [Sponsored]

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The Army wants its Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) program to provide a transformational leap in battlefield capability.

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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

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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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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

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

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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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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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