The Future U.S. Army Combat Vehicles
VA, UNITED STATES
U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center
To develop and field the next generation of U.S. Army combat vehicles, the Army needs to overcome the current problem: Adding new capabilities and systems is complicated by the weight-bearing and power-generation constraints of the original platforms.
LASER FOCUSED, SMALLER FOOTPRINT
The United States Army is looking to leverage investments in high-energy laser applications to develop vehicle platforms with improved operational capabilities at significantly smaller sizes, offering defense capabilities against unmanned aerial vehicles, rockets, artillery and mortars.
PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER
Surviving first contact in the dispersed battlespace of the future will require a range of ground and air systems to extend the US Army’s maneuver force’s situational awareness, increase survivability and enhance Soldiers’ lethality.
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