The US Army clarifies its robotic ambitions on the battlefield

The development of robotic ground combat systems has become a top priority for the US Army and its Chief of Staff, General James C. McConville, who recently declared that in future armed engagements, the first losses of the US Army will have to be robots, not men. Without denying the central role of the soldier on the battlefield, the US Army has been developing for a few years a global doctrine aimed at using robotic ground combat systems in an efficient and coherent manner, based on a panoply of combat robots with complementary capacities. , and more and more successful in the vision of American strategists.

The US Army's combat robotics park will be divided into 3 main families of land vehicles, su Robotic Combat Light Vehicle, or RCV-Light, with a mass less than 10 tons and whose loss is planned, to the RCV-Heavy of 30 tons, heavily armored and armed, playing the role of winger of battle tanks like the Skyborg program for US Air Force fighter jets. And in order to assess its effectiveness but also its limits, the US Army has set up a team specially dedicated to this mission, the Army Futures Command's Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team, which as its name suggests , is a component ofU.S. Army Futures Command, a command specialized in the preparation and technological anticipation of the battles to come.


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