El Ejército de Tierra estadounidense prueba su nuevo helicóptero «furtivo» [stealth] que entrará en servicio en la década de 2030
  Los ingenieros de Bell Helicopter están buscando formas de reducir la firma de radar de su próxima aeronave de última generación de rotores basculantes V-280 Valor que se prevee que esté operativa en la década de 2030. Aunque sus desarrolladores no llegan a llamarlo «furtivo» , sí... Read more
The U.S. Army Tests Its New ‘Stealth’ Helicopter for the 2030s
Bell Helicopter engineers are looking at ways to reduce the radar signature of their new, next-generation V-280 Valor tiltrotor aircraft slated to be operational by the 2030s. While developers stop short of calling the new project a “stealth” helicopter, they do acknowledge they are engineering “stealthy” characteristics — such... Read more
Dated U.S. Army Manual Tells Female Troops to ‘Guard Against Rape’
This story originally appeared on Oct. 31, 2014. Decades ago, the U.S. Army offered sometimes degrading suggestions on how to avoid rapists, survive a sexual assault and what to do in the aftermath of an attack. Advocates for victims of sexual trauma say the Pentagon is still struggling to... Read more
The U.S. Army Is Searching for a New Light Tank
Two decades ago, the U.S. Army phased out its last light tank. Now the Pentagon has decided its infantry could use some lightweight armored firepower, and is looking to choose between at least three off-the-shelf designs by 2019. This initiative, called Mobile Protected Firepower, intends to outfit infantry brigades... Read more
Olvídate del nombre, el M1A2SEPV3 es un carro de combate totalmente nuevo
El Ejército de Tierra estadounidense acaba de hacerse con un carro de combate nuevo. Pero no podrías saberlo por la forma en la que la componente de combate terrestre llama al vehículo. El 4 de octubre de 2017 el departamento de programas para vehículos terrestres del Ejército de Tierra... Read more
Ignore the Name, the M-1A2SEPV3 Is a New Tank
The U.S. Army just got a new tank. But you wouldn’t know it from the way the ground-combat branch describes the vehicle. On Oct. 4, 2017, the Army’s program office for ground vehicles announced that the service had accepted the first M-1A2SEPV3 “on schedule and on budget.” General Dynamics... Read more
The U.S. Army’s New Doctrine Envisions a Big, Mechanized Land War
The U.S. Army will release a new combat “FM 3.0 Operations” doctrine designed to better position the service for the prospect of large-scale, mechanized warfare against technologically advanced near-peer rivals — such as Russia or China — able to substantially challenge U.S. military technological superiority. The new “Operations” doctrine,... Read more
The U.S. Army’s Failed Quest to Create Floating Tank Divisions
This story originally appeared on Feb. 1, 2016. Amphibious assaults are the domain of the U.S. Marines, not the Army. But there was a period in history when the Army tried to out-do the Marines in hitting the beach — including planning how to deploy entire divisions of amphibious... Read more
The U.S. Army’s Battlefield Networks Are Vulnerable to Russian Jamming
A U.S. Army analysis of battlefield networks will likely closely assess the extent to which its flagship satellite communications and radio network can be “hardened” and made more resilient against the kinds of electronic warfare and cyberattacks likely to occur in a major-power, near-peer type mechanized war. The Army’s mobile... Read more
The U.S. Army Wants a More Powerful Rifle
On May 30, 2017, the U.S. Army officially asked industry for information on a new 7.62-by-51-millimeter rifle. The request signals the Army’s intention to begin moving away from the 5.56-by-45-millimeter M-16 and M-4 that have been the ground-combat branch’s main firearms for generations. The Army’s RFI comes hot on... Read more
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