The army set the bar very high for the new, optionally-manned fighting vehicle

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It’s the attack of the enemy as a heavily up-gunned, armored, robot, firing lasers, and knock enemy drones out of the air to “lift” from the arms, the arrangement of the air-and ground-based drones as networked “nodes” in the war, and the AI will have to organise a long-range targeting, in the data-these are all desirable features for the Army’s new infantry, vehicle, and Manned Fighting Vehicles.

It is a new vehicle that is planned to eventually replace the decades-old dvd player, it will be to achieve operational control of the state as 2026 — and, according to the Army documents, paving the way for a new era of large, high-powered, mechanized warfare.

If he’s in a new production of prototypes and the testing phase of the vehicle, and the armed forces, and the further refinement of the ambitious and of a high standard. Reports indicate that the new OMFV to carry out an unmanned remote-controlled operations, will carry up to six soldiers, with a two-man crew, and the roll-out of an Air Force C-17 in groups of two, ready to go in about 15 minutes. These are the specifications right out of the box, then place the call immediately to a number of unprecedented war, in which the characteristics of the vehicles, they set the bar high by requiring that the robot controls, and a never-before-seen level of expeditionary demand for mobility and rapid deployment.

The new facility will be a medium-caliber cannon, able to “rise up” against the threats from the air, the fire, the lasers, works in seconds, and even more fun to shoot in all kinds of weather. “It needs to be to make it possible to be mounted, disconnect and empty the system goal of completion,” of an Army, the report states.

The project has been going on for many, many years after, the Army asked the industry to invest, to innovate, and to push ahead of the technical curve. What’s interesting is that, while the program began with three major competitors, it is possible that it will be reduced to one for the time being. BAE Systems, General Dynamics Land Systems and Raytheon-Rheinmetall team has already begun the process of developing the platforms, since that time, BAE Systems withdrew its offer, and, according to some reports, the Raytheon-Rheinmetall “Bobcat” vehicle to bid for the holding of the participation in the next phase. Citing a number of reports in the news, such as Defense News, and the Breaking down of the Defenses, Dec. 10 Congressional Research Service in a report said that the Raytheon-Rheinmetall to offer, was disqualified for failing to arrive on time. (this is said to be due to the problems associated with the transportation of the vehicle out of Germany.


The Army has not publicly confirmed this information, as they are often hesitant to discuss details in connection with the ongoing races – so a lot of questions about the contest can be open or have yet to be resolved. The Lynx is designed to fire TOW missiles to launch attack drones, and shall conform to the requirements of the armed forces, it is unlikely that it will disappear from the game, regardless of the scenario. Also, regardless of any short-term, nuance, in the course of the next phase, the Army plans to compete for all of the vendors, and again a few years from now. As a result, the vehicle’s builder, meeting the needs of the Army will be in a position to submit a proposal. The Army is planning a production of the competition to 2023 time-frame.

“The army set strict criteria so that we can built a platform for the delivery of the advance notice,” a City. Lt.-Gen. Bob Lennox, Vice President, Global Strategy & Growth, GDLS, said a Warrior.

The U.S. Army’s Bradley fighting vehicle
(U.S. Army)

One of the main competitors is now moving forward with the Army and General Dynamics Land Systems, has been working with the Army’s requirements for many years to come. The company has a long history of production of armored vehicles such as the Abrams tank. More recently, the CD has been, successively, to the promotion of up-armored vehicles for the construction of a future “Ted” vehicles. Last year, GDLS exhibited to her, Griffin III, as the first demonstration model of the vehicle is OMFV of the vehicle, and the next, and the Next-Generation combat vehicle. Griffin ‘ s 1-3 have the opportunity to discuss the options with the Army, THEREFORE, the officials said. The intent, THEREFORE, developers said, was to receive the Military’s entrance as a way to try to deliver to or greater than the service of your vision for your new vehicle.

“The Army has been clear and consistent with what they’ve wanted to do for a number of years. The Army wanted industry to invest in. We have learned what the Army wanted, and we have begun to invest in order to be ready. A couple of years ago, our CEO, wanted to make a big effort to get you to invest in it,” said Lennox.

THEREFORE a vehicle which has been developed over the course of the investment, and innovation for a number of years, aims to ensure that the needs of the armed forces with a 50 “rise up” gun, built-in Active Protection Systems, 360-degree camera view, a 3rd-Generation Forward-To-Infrared (FLIR) targeting sensors, as well as some new COMPUTER-enabled network and systems for future growth.

“They (the Military) asked for a system that has a 3rd Gen FLIR. We have a wide range of sensors and cameras on the vehicle. We believe that the future will rely on an open architecture to integrate sensors, EW, and the new AI-based applications.” Lennox says. “We have to meet all of the threshold requirements, and in an open system, and many of the objective requirements.

Lennox expanded the discussion in more detail at some of the It strategies and technical applications. For example, in their OMFV integrate an Active Protection System in a vehicle, without an application, and / or fat in the system. Except, of course, is designed to be used with computer-aided sensors and the fire and the interceptors to identify and destroy the approaching enemy RPG fire, in milliseconds.


The robot’s technical features, it goes without saying, is a vast war, a priority for the Military, an unmanned vehicle that can supply forward-deployed to fires, carrying of weapons and ammunition, and the position of a sensor node for use in hazardous or high-threat areas, and less accessible to the human crew. With the help of advanced algorithms, the Army and want to work with the industry on a manned-unmanned aerial vehicles to operate together, in which the human vehicle functions in a command-and-control mode, and at the same time, a fleet of airborne and ground-based robotic vehicles. As part of the wider OMFV of effort, the Army is trying to be a light -, medium -, and heavy-duty fleet and for the mechanical Control of the Vehicle in order to work in tandem with the OMFV.

The OMFV Congressional Research Service report, citing a host of Robot combat vehicle Campaign plan says the service, which is required for the RCV Light may be less than 10 tons, with a single vehicle that can be transported by rotary-wing assets. It should be in a position to make room for an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) or a recoilless rifle.” RCV, on Average, by extension, can be as much as 20 tonnes, and will need to travel on a C-130 is also armed with sensors and the ability to fire ATGMs, and a medium gun. Finally, the RCV-Heavy, it must be a “non-consumable” one armed robot to the platform to be transported by a C-17, and we have the ability to destroy the enemy’s tanks and infantry fighting vehicles. While these vehicles can be tele-operated, and in the future, a single operator is potentially in a position to take control of a small fleet of robotic vehicles to the AI.

Interestingly, an essay in NATO Review Magazine, takes on this question, the AI-enabled, a future drone technology. The report explains that in fact, in the not-so-distant future, it will be developed in order to evaluate and carry out a variety of a variety of uncertainties, depending on events in the far east.

“Such drones are programmed with a large number of alternative responses to the various challenges with which they will be able to meet to carry out their mission. This is not science fiction – the technology is already largely developed, and the” march of 2017 essay, the so-called “Autonomous Military Drones: it’s No Longer Science Fiction,” states of america.

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In fact, this is exactly the kind of progress that will make it possible for a single operator to control multiple drones (males), and the achievement of new levels of autonomy. This means that the autonomous vehicle used to be “tools” to make decisions and to choose a number of courses of action, and that, as a man continues to be in control of and make decisions about the use of deadly force.

It is the largest area of focus, together with any and all of these, perhaps, is the “lethality” of requirements of the OMFV. GD has been working for the Northrop Grumman Armament Systems for the testing of a new, high-tech, 50-mm cannon, and the engineer never-before-seen turret, the integration of technology.

“We have been in the tower with a new, cutting-edge, integrated ammunition handling systems, fire control and software engineering. The most important thing is the ability to do this … it was designed for lethality,” Jim Barclay, Director of Strategy and Growth, GDLS, said a Warrior.

According to Northrop, information, and the new 50-mm gun, designated as the experimental XM913, it has more penetrating power than the Bradley Fighting Vehicle to the existing M242 25mm cannon.

Perhaps most important, the 50mm will add a new suite of more lethal ammunition options, all of which have a much greater envelope of control of the securities. The new gun is a complete suite of ammunition, including high explosive rounds, airburst rounds, and armor piercing rounds; it is the same as that of the current 30 x 173mm rounds fired by the Stryker, but with the extra reach, and lethality.” Out of ammunition, and a great deal of emphasis on the 50 mm it is a development process, will use the “airburst” ammo, and a “proximity” fuse, Northrop-the developers have to say.


“I have 50 heat, you can’t get that (the painting, by means of a 30 input” Barclay said.

Engineers from both Northrop and GD, to emphasize that the new range, lethality, and targeting systems are the result of a close collaboration between the two companies.

“We have worked with them. They will have to be built to the 50-mm cannon, and we’ve built the tower to support it. It requires a lot of energy,” Barclay added.

Additional electric power is a fundamental component of the armed forces and the industry, OMFV development, there has already been much discussed over the years about how Bradley is the “make” of the improvements, in terms of weapons, power, sensors, and other key areas.

In development for nearly eight years, the 50-mm cannon and represents one technical effort to engineer what might be called a “middle ground” as a sort of assault gun, it must not only provide more power, range, accuracy, and lethality, to armored combat , but it is also integrated in the CD with the expeditionary future of the armoured vehicle. In fact, it is a new vehicle, and a gun to represent a new mood of attacking options, for the presentation of new attack options that is positioned between a 30mm chain gun, as released by the Stryker — and a heavy 120mm cannon and is fired by an Abrams tank.

The 50-mm pistol and a revolver, according to the developers, is to set itself up as a hit air targets such as enemy drones, or even a helicopter in an attempt to match the needs of the Army.

The new OMFV are looking for, among other things, for the optimization of the synergy of speed, usability, and fire power, armored protection in a vehicle. While it is a tall order, such a synthesis is crucial to the Military strategy of the industry and the Military, see the advanced long-range sensors, and significantly improved the speed, and the attack technology will massively increase the chances of survival. For example, the AI-enable processing of data to enable the crew to arrange and connect, otherwise, a variety of sensors, threats, nautical details, the sensor input may be all of the much faster and more efficient.

Of course, light-weight composite armor is a very important part of this. Otherwise, in general terms, say such materials have been incorporated in their offer, the industry, developers are of course reluctant to specify materials, in particular, for their sacrifices for the safety. The congress, however, is specifically charged with the duty of the Army is to conduct research and testing of a new and promising light weight armor technologies — mesophase pitch, carbon fiber, and carbon graphite and foam, auto spare parts. The House Armed Services Committee, has asked the Army for acquisition to provide a report on the development and testing of a November, 2019 at the latest.

The ability to make lighter armored vehicles to address field challenges and off-road mobility and is in line with the findings from the analysis of historical research study conducted years ago by the Dupuy Institute.

The study, titled “The Historical Combat Effectiveness of Lighter-Weight Armored Forces” is examined against the scenarios that are from viet nam, the Korean War, the gulf war and the second world WAR.

On behalf of the US Army’s Center for Army Analysis, the study concluded that the heavy-armed, lighter, more agile armored combat platforms can be a considerable advantage in the combat infantry in a lot of scenarios.

“The weight of the vehicle and may be a limiting factor in the less-developed countries,” the study wrote.

The weight, speed, and mobility, the characteristics of which are vital to a vessel’s ability to support infantry, mechanized, armored units, and the dismounted soldiers on the ground, it could be the bridges, the harsh terrain and fighting in other areas, less accessible to the existing 70-ton Abrams tanks.

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