Among all the branches of the US Army's BIG 6 super-program, intended to give the US Army the necessary means to impose itself during the wars to come, the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program, or OMFV, is probably the most urgent, and in a sense, the most critical, since it is to replace the M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle. This armored vehicle, one of the 5 programs of the BIG 5 super-program launched in the 70s, entered service in 1981, and has now reached the canonical age of 39 years. But it's not so much her age as her plumpness inherited from almost 40 years of modernization...Read the article
Day: April 16th
Ukraine threatens to equip itself with nuclear weapons if it fails to join a military alliance "like NATO"
Tensions between Ukraine, the West and Russia came to a head again yesterday, when Russian authorities announced they were closing maritime transit through the Kerch Strait, which separates the Black Sea from the Sea of 'Azov, to all foreign military vessels, effectively isolating part of the Ukrainian coast, and in particular the port of Mariupol, as well as its naval units present in the Sea of Azov. With this posture, Moscow prevents any preventive deployment of Western ships in this Sea, deployments which would be likely to pose significant problems in the event of conflict between Russia and Ukraine. In the same…Read the article