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
The U.S. Army’s Drone-Killing Missile Sprays Shrapnel
The Army’s well-known Stinger missile can now destroy small, moving drones using a newer proximity fuse to detonate near a target, service developers said. Firing from a vehicle-mounted Avenger Air Defense System, a Stinger missile destroyed a mini-drone more than one kilometer away using a proximity fuse—technology used to... Read more
High-Tech U.S. Spy Plane Supports Combat Ops in Africa, South America
The Army is testing a next-generation surveillance plane engineered to identify enemy targets quickly from the air with a high-tech datalink to connect on-board sensors and computers with a multi-source ground-based intelligence system. The Army’s Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System, or EMARSS, is a fixed-wing surveillance plane... Read more
The U.S. Army Wants Its Next Tank to Be a Drone Commander
The U.S. Army is now performing concept modeling and early design work for a new mobile, lethal, future lightweight tank platform able to detect and destroy a wider range of targets from farther distances, cross bridges, incinerate drones with lasers and destroy incoming enemy artillery fire—all for the 2030s... Read more
AAI’s Rifle-and-Grenade-Launcher Combo Went Nowhere
The U.S. Army’s Objective Individual Combat Weapon program launched in December 1993. The goal was to develop a new, ergonomic infantry weapon combining a rifle and grenade launcher and possessing superior hit probability at intermediate and long ranges — 500 and 1,000 meters, respectively. The OICW had to be better than... Read more
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