Apr 17, 2021
Army Gets BAE, GD Designs for Bradley Replacement
BAE’s press release features a shadowy silhouette of a previously unseen vehicle. Could this be BAE’s proposal for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle?
Apr 15, 2021
L3Harris Joins Rheinmetall’s Team Lynx for Army OMFV
L3Harris joins Textron and Raytheon on Rheinmetall’s team to refine the heavily armored, high-tech Lynx for the Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting vehicle competition.
Apr 10, 2021
Army Still Too Focused on COIN
“All too often,” the enemy in training scenarios is “two guys… with AK-47s and then another guy with an RPG,” Maj. Gen. Patrick Donahoe says....
Apr 9, 2021
Army Revives ’10x Platoon’ Experiment In Robotics, AI
The deadline for industry to submit proposals is May 5. The AI, networking, and robotics experiment, which had been postponed by COVID, will be part of the Project Convergence...
Apr 7, 2021
Future Tank: Beyond The M1 Abrams
Manned armored vehicles will have a place even in a world of killer drones, experts agreed. But will they engage the enemy directly with big guns, or stay hidden and send out armed...
Apr 6, 2021
Faster, Tougher, Smarter: Army’s Future Armored Force
Adding robot scouts and replacing vintage vehicles – the M113, the M2 Bradley, and potentially even the M1 Abrams – will make heavy brigades much more mobile, lethal, and...
Mar 22, 2021
Army Outlines Ambitious Schedule For Robots, Armor
The Army is testing the MPF light tank; evaluating concepts for the OMFV troop carrier; preparing for major tests of high-tech Robotic Combat Vehicles and workhorse Armored...
Mar 18, 2021
Army’s New Aim Is ‘Decision Dominance’
“Decision dominance … is the ability for a commander to sense, understand, decide, act, and assess faster and more effectively than any adversary,” said Army...
Mar 10, 2021
Trophy VPS For Stryker: Half The Weight, All The Protection?
Israeli manufacturer Rafael claims it’s worked with the Army to get the weight of the anti-missile system down below a ton – and it’ll still protect the lightly...
Mar 9, 2021
Frontline Geek Squads: SOCOM’s Secret Weapon
Deploying data scientists alongside special ops troops lets them solve intelligence-sharing problems “in minutes or hours,” said Special Operations Command’s...
Feb 24, 2021
Army AI Gets Live Fire Test Next Week
In an unusual bottom-up initiative, the 18th Airborne Corps is developing its own AI targeting system – and the corps’ fire support coordinator says he wouldn’t go...
Feb 22, 2021
Army Airpower To Strike Deep in EDGE21 War-Game
New drones – launched by helicopters in flight and built by the Pentagon's Strategic Capabilities Office – will reach out “hundreds of kilometers.” Marine...
Feb 19, 2021
Army Chief to Navy, Air Force: We’ve Got ‘Speed & Range’
“The future is all about range and speed,” Gen. McConville declared, and longtime Army watchers perked up. With the other services circling for a prophesied budgetary...
Feb 12, 2021
Culture, Not Tech, Is Obstacle to JADC2: JAIC
“This is not a panacea,” the deputy director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center says. “You can’t just sprinkle AI on all these legacy systems and...
Feb 10, 2021
Oshkosh Hits 10,000 JLTVs
Building 10,000 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles in five years – at less than the original projected price – improves Oshkosh’s odds to win a re-competition for the...
Feb 2, 2021
Pentagon’s Hypersonics Director Rebuts the Critics
Independent experts and the Pentagon’s hypersonics R&D director tell us a study of hypersonics by the Union of Concerned Scientists overlooks the very real advantages the...
Jan 25, 2021
Defiant-X: Sikorsky, Boeing Unveil FLRAA Design
The companies’ proposed Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) to replace the UH-60 is a sleeker, stealthier version of the prototype SB>1 Defiant now in flight tests....
Jan 12, 2021
DoD Drone Strategy Focuses On Low-End Threats – Not Nation-States
In April, the Yuma, Ariz. test range will host a competition of “low collateral damage” countermeasures designed to stop mini-drones without firing a shot. But can such a...
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