Did we witness a strategic reversal during the Ramstein meeting?

The object of all the hopes and expectations on the part of the Ukrainians and their closest supporters such as Poland or the Baltic States, the meeting which was held today at the American air base of Ramstein in the Rhineland- Palatinate, will have finally produced very few concrete results apart from the announcements which had already been made by its various participants. And if the United States announced the shipment of 50 new Bradley IFVs and 80 Stryker armored personnel carriers, they will neither have announced the long-awaited shipment of Abrams heavy tanks, nor will they even have succeeded to bring…

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Hard-kill systems, robotization and autonomy at the heart of the evolutions of the armored corps of the US Army

The AUSA exhibition, which is held until today on the outskirts of Washington, is the opportunity, each year, to take stock of the current and planned developments in terms of land armament and strategy for the forces. American land forces, and consequently, for their allies. But with the war in Ukraine, the Sino-Taiwani crisis, and the various tensions at different levels of gestation on the planet, the 2022 edition takes on a very special dimension. It was indeed on this occasion that the US Army presented its new engagement doctrine which will replace the one drafted in the early 90s on the basis of the end…

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General Dynamics and Epirus embark the Leonidas microwave anti-drone system on Stryker armored personnel carrier

The fight against the threat that drones and swarms of drones now represent is at the heart of the concerns of the US Army, which has developed a strategy based on 4 pieces of equipment to deal with the majority of threats, ranging from missiles to swarms of drones. But a weakness appeared in this construction of capacities, the absence of mobile systems capable of facing swarms of drones, that is to say a large number of drones acting in concert to saturate the defenses of the adversary, the IPFS-HPM microwave system designed for this purpose takes place in a 20-foot container, which cannot…

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The US Army wants to transform its Stryker into an EBRC

Two years ago, the US Army presented the BRUTUS self-propelled gun, a 777mm M155 howitzer mounted on a 6×6 FMTV truck, intended to assess the interest of the transported artillery model highlighted by the CAESAR gun French Nexter, which showed its full potential in the hands of French gunners in Iraq against the Islamic State. Since then, the CAESAR system has been retained for evaluation by the US Army, alongside the Iron Saber of the Israeli Elbit, the BAe Archer and the Brutus, to help replace light towed guns in combat units. It must be said that the French industrialists in the field…

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Israel's TROPHY hard-kill system ready to embark on US Army Strykers

Hard-kill protection systems, an active device allowing to intercept missiles and anti-tank rockets before they hit an armored vehicle, are now becoming the essential tool to ensure the survivability of armored vehicles on a field. of high intensity battle, or the threats for these vehicles will be numerous and lethal. But these devices, like the TROPHY of the Israeli Rafael which equips the Merkava of the Israeli armies, and soon the American M1 Abrams and the Leopard 2 of the Bundeswehr, if they are very effective, have two big defects: they are very heavy , up to 2 tons, and consume a lot of electrical energy. In fact, if they can...

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US Army wants to quickly deploy laser weapons on its Stryker armored vehicles

According to Bruce Jette, in charge of acquisitions for the US Army, the US Army would plan in the near future to acquire laser weapon systems of 10 Kwh and more, intended to equip its Stryker armored vehicles. If the US Army has already started the deployment of the MEHEL system, a Stryker equipped with a 5 Kwh laser, intended mainly to intercept light drones on the battlefield, it has also launched 4 programs aimed at producing systems much more powerful, capable of intercepting not only drones, but also missiles, rockets, shells and aircraft. According to General James Pasquarette, Deputy Chief of Staff of…

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US Army seeks manufacturer for 144 IM-SHORAD system

When, at the beginning of 2017, the first American and European troops deployed in the Baltic countries and in Poland to deal with Russian military reinforcements, the lack of means in terms of anti-aircraft cover for the deployed elements emerged as a major risk. in case of conflict. The Pentagon quickly launched the IM-SHORAD program, for Interim Maneuver, Short Range Air Defense, an interim solution pending the design of a permanent solution. The IM SHORAD consists of a Stryker armored vehicle produced by General Dynamics Land System, and a weapon system integrating a radar produced by the Italian Leonardo. The weapon system carries 2 HellFire missiles with…

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US Stryker Dragoon deployed in the Baltic countries as a result of cyber intrusion

According to the site the drive citing a report from the office of the Pentagon's test and experimentation department, the new Stryker Dragoon light armored combat vehicles have been the subject of a computer intrusion potentially altering its electronic systems, such as transmission systems, navigation and optronic sighting and fire control systems. On January 28, 2019, Bloomberg had already revealed that many systems used by the American armed forces were identified as vulnerable to cyber attacks. The origin of the intrusions is not identified by the report, which merely notes that the “adversaries” had demonstrated their ability to degrade the performance of the…

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BAe's new Amphibious Combat Vehicle gives satisfaction to Marines Corps

In June 2018, the US Marines Corps entrusted the British BAe with the design and manufacture of its next Amphibious Combat Vehicle, or ACV, used to accompany landing craft during amphibious assaults, the primary function of this corps. While production has already started, at a deliberately low rate, tests have continued to determine the improvements to be made to the armored vehicle. In a press release relayed by the defense-blog site, the Marines Corps expresses its satisfaction with the ACV, which gave very good results during these tests, in particular during the tests at sea. In fact, the cutting of the program can...

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