The US Army chooses its new “light” tank to reinforce its infantry units

After several failures linked to excessive technological and operational ambitions, the US Army had to, in 2015, urgently initiate an ambitious program for the modernization of its fleet of armored vehicles inherited from the end of the Cold War, such as the heavy tank M1 Abrams, the M2/M3 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, as well as the M113 tracked personnel carrier. After the cancellation of the Ground Combat Vehicle program in 2014, a new program was launched in 2017, called Next Generation Combat Vehicle, with the ambition of replacing the entire US Army tracked fleet. This program consists of the Armored MultiPurpose Vehicle program for…

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OMFV program to replace US Army M2 Bradleys back on track

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...

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The US Air Force is concerned about the vulnerability of Artificial Intelligence to "Spoofing"

Artificial Intelligence is at the heart of the doctrine put in place by the Pentagon, and replicated in the American armies, to maintain military ascendancy on the battlefields in the decades to come. Now, the majority of current programs, whether armored vehicles with the US Army's OMFV program, combat drones with the US Air Force's Skyborg program, or naval drones with the Large program Unmanned Surface Vessel, all plan to integrate a significant component of Artificial Intelligence to pilot the machines, analyze the environments and prioritize the actions to be taken. But the US Air Force also anticipates the vulnerabilities of…

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To replace the Bradleys, the US Army radically changes method!

The US Army, like the US Navy and the US Air Force, has lined up many failures in recent years in terms of industrial piloting of new equipment. The latest concerns the replacement of the M2/M3 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, which entered service in the 80s, canceled for lack of a fighter two months ago, after Rheinmetall was ousted following a logistical problem to present its Lynx, and the General Dynamics Griffin soon after for not having the required performance. As this is the third time in 11 years that the Bradley replacement program…

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US Army cancels competition to replace Bradleys

In October 2019, the Lynx KF41 infantry fighting vehicle presented by the German Rheinmetall allied to the American defense giant Raytheon, was eliminated from the competition in order to replace the M2/3 Bradley VCIs in service in the US Army since the 80s, when the German industrialist had faced administrative difficulties in bringing its armored vehicle to the test site in Virginia on time. In fact, the program aimed at evaluating and then selecting the prototype of the future Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle was limited to a single participant, the Griffin III from the American General Dynamics Land Systems,…

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