Marines fire an M1A1 Abrams tank during gunnery range at Camp Lejeune, N. C., Sept. 19, 2017.
(U. S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Holly Pernell)
The U.S. Army is speeding up the prototyping of weapons and technology for the Next Generation combat vehicle (NGCV), Warrior Maven-reports.
With the goal of destroying enemy vehicles and drones at larger distances, the high-tech armoured vehicle is expected to equip laser weapons, artificial intelligence, and advanced security systems.
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Senior leaders of the Army told the Warrior Maven that the NGCV program is accelerated, supported by the new 2019 budget request, $119 million for the program.
The military looked at the implementation in the 2030s, the next-gen vehicles will fight together or succeed existing armored vehicles such as the Abrams tank, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and Stryker.
Specialist team leads are now exploring NGCV concepts and technologies.
“We take the time to focus on what is possible by building of prototypes, not the final system. You start with the tweaking of the variables in the short term instead of waiting,” Maj. Gen. John Ferrari, director, program analysis and evaluation, G-8, told the Warrior Maven.
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