You could call it a contradiction in terms, or even a paradoxical blending of opposites—the U.S. Army is now designing a lightweight, highly lethal future armored tank that is easy to maneuver while being able to withstand dangerous enemy attacks and offering protection equal to or better than a 70-ton Abrams tank.
This goal lies at the center of the Army’s Next-Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV), a family of new combat platforms now being developed by the service for future warfare. Its key goals are expeditionary, lightweight, fast, using artificial intelligence , potentially unmanned, extremely lethal and perpetually upgradeable.
The effort involves building new infantry carriers, tanks and robotic vehicles networked together as part of an integrated tactical maneuver strategy. Challenged by the Army’s emerging NGCV requirements, the Army Research Laboratory is now working to engineer […]
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