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U.S. ground combat forces like the idea of self-controlling, unmanned robots on the battlefield – as long as they don’t have big guns mounted on them. Both the Army and Marine Corps rank autonomy among its future priorities for unmanned ground vehicles. The Army has been trying to develop multi-wheeled UGVs for carrying extra ammo, […]

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  BAE Systems and United Technologies Corporation recently completed a successful guided flight test of the Multi-Service Standard Guided Projectile at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The MS-SGP was fired from a 5-inch 62-caliber Mk 45 Mod 4 Naval Gun System and all guided flight test objectives were achieved, test officials maintain. The guided […]

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Military​.com just posted an item in the Army news section that highlights the results of Natick’s forward operational assessment of the Large Capacity Ammunition Carriage System, also known as “Ironman.” The article states that Ironman began during a discussion between members of the 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, […]

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Army requirements officials are not backing away from the service’s plan to field a tracked Ground Combat Vehicle that could weigh more than an Abrams M1 tank. While a final weight hasn’t been decided upon, Army officials maintain that the GCV will likely have to be considerably heavier than the Bradley […]

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The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is planning another major flight trial involving multiple targets and multiple interceptors to increasingly challenge its young missile defense shield’s ability to handle “raids,” or multiple threats launched simultaneously. The Pentagon’s interceptors downed four of five threats in the first such trial, which took place Oct. 25. MDA officials […]

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