German manufacturer, Rheinmetall Defence, has unveiled a model of a gun developed especially to engage in combat with Russia’s new T-14 Armata and T-90 tanks. Source: Rheinmetall Defence Faced with a rapidly evolving geopolitical situation, more and more European countries have been rethinking the role of mechanized armoured forces. The scenarios involving MBTs for national defence are […]
Eight organizations get the greenlight to develop potentially groundbreaking technologies that would make future fighting vehicles more mobile, effective, safe and affordable. Today’s ground-based armored fighting vehicles are better protected than ever, but face a constantly evolving threat: weapons increasingly effective at piercing armor. While adding more armor has provided incremental increases in protection, it […]
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced that its Blitzer® electromagnetic railgun system was demonstrated at the U.S. Army’s Fires Center of Excellence annual Maneuver and Fires Integration Experiment (MFIX), April 4-21 at Ft. Sill in Lawton, OK. “This event marks another milestone for our railgun team,” stated Nick Bucci, vice president, Missile Defense and Space […]
The U.S. Army is hard at work developing the M-777A2 howitzer on steroids. The newly modified M-777ER version will be able to hit the targets before those targets can hit them. The M-777ER will be able to fire on enemy forces more than 43 miles away, more than doubling the current 18 mile range of the current M-777A2 howitzer. From Picatinny Arsenal: […]
Stratfor called Russia’s new Armata tank “groundbreaking.” But should you fear it? The reality is more likely that in a war of two super powers, tanks of any kind are simply moving targets for laser guided munitions dropped from aircraft. The Joint Direct Attack Munition, aka JDAM, has turned America’s dumb bombs into 2,000 pound guided […]
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., Oct. 23, 2013 — Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) successfully completed an initial round of live-fire testing with a new U.S. Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank (LAV-AT) weapon system. The upgraded, highly mobile, anti-armor LAV-AT weapon system is designed to protect reconnaissance and light infantry. Its mission is to defeat threats at long-range, […]
On December 3, 2009, the Marine Corps’ newest vehicle detonated its first path-clearing line charge in Afghanistan. This happy occasion would mark the Assault Breacher Vehicle’s (ABV) first combat action and introduce a new method for combating Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Built on the chassis of a M1A1 Abrams Tank, the tracked ABV is equipped […]
Terrier is the most advanced combat engineer vehicle – delivering uncompromising performance from a medium weight chassis. It is also the first UK combat vehicle to enter service designed with an integrated electronic architecture which facilitates ‘drive-by-wire’ and remote control making the vehicle highly capable, survivable and adaptable.
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – General Dynamics Land Systems is leading an effort to develop the first North American combat vehicle with a fully integrated Active Protection System (APS).