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Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle

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

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

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“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

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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

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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.

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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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12 Moments Of Truth For Army Modernization In 2019

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WASHINGTON: At least a dozen major Army weapons programs face big decisions in 2019. The service will launch a competition for new armored vehicles; award development contracts for scout aircraft and helicopter engines; conduct key tests of long-range missiles, anti-aircraft defenses, rifles, targeting goggles, and multiple battlefield networks; and field new electronics for command posts.

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SAIC’s Got No Regrets On Armored Vehicle Losses

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SAIC not a traditional heavy-metal manufacturer and it shouldn’t be judged like one, CEO Tony Moraco and COO Nazzic Keene told me.

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