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armyUS Army has focused effort to replace Abrams and Bradley with tests by 2019 and deployments by 2025

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By late 2019, the U.S. Army could field up to three manned and unmanned combat vehicles to help determine the future of heavy army fighting vehicles. The US army effort appears focused and appears inspired by the Russian Armata combat …

armyAsia and the world loading up on more tanks and armored vehicles

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Asian spending on armored vehicles (tanks and armored personnel carriers) during the next decade is likely to reach USD166 billion. China, India, and South Korea are among the world’s top 10 spenders on military vehicles and are likely to contribute …

armyUS Army is doubling the range and firepower of Howitzers, Rockets and Missiles

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Raytheon is developing a long-range missile for the Army’s Long-Range Precision Fires requirement that will allow the Army to field twice as many missiles on its existing launch vehicles. Thin and sleek, it will fire two missiles from a single …

armyHigh Energy lasers and microwave anti-drone weapons will be a multi-billion market by 2023

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Raytheon ramping up High Energy Laser (HEL) and High Powered Microwave (HPM) weapons that can find, fix and kill or disable the increasingly cheap and capable drones. Antidrone lasers and microwave weapons will be a several billion dollar market over …

armyUS Army will have VR training and provide drones for every squad

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US Army, marines and special forces will be getting improved training through virtual reality and improved real-world drills and new drones for scouting and air support. In the 1970s there was a revolution in shoulder-launched missiles to kill tanks and …

armyUS Navy fully invested in developing railgun technology

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Military.com reports that Admiral John Richardson told the House Appropriations subcommittee that the US Navy is fully invested in railgun and is continuing tests. The railgun tests demonstrated it at lower firing rates and … shorter ranges. Now the US …

air forceUS military targets reducing time to overhaul ships, planes, tanks by 25%

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One-third of the US Navy’s destroyers, cruisers, and amphibious ships are under significant repair. Maintenance issues have grounded two-thirds of the US Navy’s strike fighters. The military will use a new, computer-based database to manage logistics, maintenance and the supply …

air forceThe USA is no longer guaranteed future military technology dominance

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The US has enjoyed complete military dominance since about 1985. The Soviet Union and now Russia is competitive with the number of nuclear weapons. Th Soviet Union also had a total volume of tanks and armored vehicles which the USA …

air forceIndia and Russia are talking about upgrading Su-35 with stealth

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The standard russian Su-35 jet is able to match performance characteristics of a fifth-generation fighter — with the sole exception of its lack of stealth capabilities. A fifth-generation variant of the Su-35 could mean just adding stealth modifications. Boeing has …

armyEven many of the Men joining the US Army throw like girls

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A large number of US army recruits arrive and do not know how to throw. The US Army is removing the requirement that soldiers need to throw grenades 20 to 30 meters from the requirements. They will still have hand …