Military Forum for Russian and Global Defence Issues


    U.S. Army News:

    George1
    George1

    Posts : 13447
    Points : 13936
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 Empty Re: U.S. Army News:

    Post  George1 on Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:08 am

    Tests of Onyx exoskeletons and unmanned all-terrain vehicles in the 10th Mountain Division of the US Army

    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 6411548_original

    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 7695e2e2gy1fyydaryn48j21900u0au1

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3486988.html
    George1
    George1

    Posts : 13447
    Points : 13936
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 Empty Re: U.S. Army News:

    Post  George1 on Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:46 am

    New US Army Helmet


    As the US military website www.military.com reports in Matthew Cox "Army's New Years Offering Greater Protection, Rails for Mounting Lights," the US Army should soon start getting a new IHPS (Integrated Head Protection System) protective helmet designed to 100 percent increased protection against head injuries on the battlefield.

    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 6635091_original

    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 6634872_original

    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 6635477_original

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3562630.html
    PapaDragon
    PapaDragon

    Posts : 8190
    Points : 8276
    Join date : 2015-04-26
    Location : Fort Evil, Serbia

    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 Empty Re: U.S. Army News:

    Post  PapaDragon on Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:25 pm


    The US has been getting 'its ass handed to it' in simulated war games against Russia and China, analysts say

    https://taskandpurpose.com/russia-china-war-games

    Bullet points here (their words, not mine):

    - U.S. stealth fighters die on the runway

    - U.S. warships are wiped off the board

    - U.S. bases burn

    - U.S. networks and systems crumble


    GarryB
    GarryB

    Posts : 21517
    Points : 22067
    Join date : 2010-03-30
    Location : New Zealand

    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 Empty Re: U.S. Army News:

    Post  GarryB on Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:46 am

    They also claim F35 will be invincible in the sky.... hahahaha...

    So if the Indian Su-30MKI can stop Pakistani AMRAAMs, can we expect Russian Su-30s and Su-35s to defend themselves from AMRAAMs launched from F-35s?

    And so without AMRAAM, the F-35 has sidewinders and a gun right?

    How does that make it superior to a MiG-21 with an upgrade and decent modern targeting pod?
    George1
    George1

    Posts : 13447
    Points : 13936
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 Empty Re: U.S. Army News:

    Post  George1 on Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:20 pm

    Plans for modernization of armored vehicles of the US Army


    Immediate plans for the US Army to modernize and improve the main types of available armored vehicles - M1 Abrams tanks, M2/M3 Bradley infantry combat vehicles, Stryker wheeled armored personnel carriers and the acquisition of AMPV tracked armored personnel carriers (based on Bradley) from the presentation of the office of ground combat systems (clickable) .

    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 6640330_original

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3564135.html
    George1
    George1

    Posts : 13447
    Points : 13936
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 Empty Re: U.S. Army News:

    Post  George1 on Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:19 pm

    Enhanced Bushmaster III 50mm cannon for a promising infantry fighting vehicle of the US Army

    This week, Northrop Grumman, together with the United States Army Research and Development Center (ARDEC), will begin testing the prototype Enhanced Bushmaster III 50 mm cannon. The gun is designed for the future American infantry fighting vehicle Next-Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV).

    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 6731721_original

    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 Buc_125207

    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 DxsE-b7X4AAbH9C
    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 7695e2e2ly1g1vcvgd0p3j20xs0p9gxj

    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 7695e2e2ly1g1vd06heq9j20pw0z3gvt

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3600645.html
    George1
    George1

    Posts : 13447
    Points : 13936
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 Empty Re: U.S. Army News:

    Post  George1 on Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:58 am

    Perspective American 155-mm self-propelled howitzer received the designation HM1299


     As follows from the open arms presentation of the Arms Center Command for the Development of Combat Capabilities of the US Army (Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Armaments Center), the promising American 155-mm long-range self-propelled howitzer created in the first stage (Increment 1) of the Extended Range program Cannon Artillery (ERCA). received the official designation HM1299. Previously, this system was unofficially attributed to the designation M109A8.

    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 70875610

       Recall that BAE Systems Corporation on July 15, 2019 reported that it had received a US $ 45 million contract for the creation of an advanced prototype of a promising 155-mm long-range self-propelled howitzer (now designated XM1299) as part of the first stage (Increment 1) of the Extended Range Cannon Artillery program (ERCA). The implementation of the ERCA program is carried out by BAE Systems in partnership with the Armament Center of the Command to develop the combat capabilities of the US Army with the direct involvement of the US Army arsenal in Picatinny.

       The prototype of the first stage of the ERCA program should be based on the BAE Systems 155-mm / 39 self-propelled howitzer M109A7, but with the installation of a new turret (combat compartment) with a new 155-mm XM208 cannon with a 58-gauge swinging part, developed by the arsenal in Picatinny and held fire tests on two experimental self-propelled installations in 2018 at the site in Yuma in Arizona. Judging from the photographs, one of these installations was made on the M109A6 self-propelled howitzer chassis, and the other on the M109A7 self-propelled howitzer chassis.

       The firing range of the HM907 reaches “more than 70 km” when using the new active-reactive corrected (with inertial-satellite guidance) projectile XM1113 RAP with the new “supercharge” XM654. The XM1113 RAP projectile, when firing from a standard 155 mm / 39 howitzer, reaches a range of more than 40 km. The development of the XM1155 long-range corrected projectile is also underway.

       According to a number of reports, it is planned to manufacture eight prototypes of the XM1299 self-propelled howitzer for the first stage of the ERCA program from 2019 to 2023, and the US Army plans to start ground tests of the first of them in October 2019.

       In case of successful tests, it is possible to deploy the serial production of ACS M1299 from the 2025 financial year. As a further development, the HM1299 is planned to equip it with an automatic loader from about 2025, which will allow an increase in the rate of fire from 3 to 10 rounds per minute. In the future, the possibility of creating a fully unmanned version of the ACS is being considered.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3714455.html
    George1
    George1

    Posts : 13447
    Points : 13936
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 Empty Re: U.S. Army News:

    Post  George1 on Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:03 pm

    US Army Tank Park

    The US National Defense and Reserve Equipment Report for Fiscal Year 2020, released in March 2019 by the U.S. Department of Defense, provides information on the equipment at the beginning of fiscal year 2019 (October 1, 2018) with M1 Abrams series tanks and a number of other linear armored vehicles forces "of both the US regular army and its reserve components - the National Guard and the army reserve (excluding training units and storage), as well as the prospects for this equipment in the coming years.

    15 M1 Abrams tanks are currently equipped (excluding training units) in the United States with 15 armored brigades (Armored Brigade Combat Team - ABCT) - ten in the regular army and five in the US National Guard (in the fiscal year 2019, the creation of another ABC Regular army. The staff of the ABCT is 87 tanks of the M1 Abrams series and 138 (according to other sources, 144) are the Bradley M2 infantry fighting vehicles. The Army Reserve (AR) does not have these equipment. United States (ARNG) at the beginning of fiscal year 2019.

    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 M1a1-210

    It can be concluded that while all 15 brigades are equipped with tanks of the M1 Abrams series, they are fully staffed with regard to the BMP of the M2 Bradley series.

    The plans contained in the document for the further equipping of ABST with these models of equipment testify to plans for re-equipping 10 (out of 11 planned) armored brigades of the US regular army with modernized M1A2C tanks (previously designated M1A2 SEPv3), which should be converted from storage M1A1 tanks, from 2021 to 2031 Fin years (one ABST per year). The M1A2 SEPv2 tanks freed up as a result of this rearmament are planned to be transferred from the regular army in 2023–2026 for the rearmament of five ABST National Guards.

    By 2024 financial year R&D is planned to create a new modification of the Abrams M1A2D tank (designated M1A2 SEPv4), however, the data on the plans for serial modernization of tanks in this version are not indicated in the document.

    Also, from 2021 to 2031 financial years, it is planned to rearm 10 (out of 11 planned) armored brigades of the US Army with modernized BMP M2A4 (one ABCT per year), with the transfer of the released BMP version M2A3 in FIN 2023-2026 from the regular army for the rearmament of five ABCs National Guard.

    Plans for the further equipment of the armored brigades (ABST) of the regular army (AS) and the US National Guard (ARNG) with modernized tanks of the M1 Abrams series and BMP M2 Bradley:

    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 M2a210

    Also, the US Armed Forces are nine brigades equipped with wheeled (8x8) armored vehicles of the Stryker family (Stryker Brigade Combat Team - SBCT) - seven brigades in the regular army and two in the US National Guard. The composition of the SBCT equipment of the regular army (AC) and the US National Guard (ARNG) at the beginning of fiscal year 2019 according to the Stryker machine options:

    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 Stryke12
    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 Stryke13

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3741180.html

    Sponsored content

    U.S. Army News: - Page 8 Empty Re: U.S. Army News:

    Post  Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:15 am