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AUSA 2016: Mobile firepower plans emerge

27th September 2016 - 15:00 GMT | by Stephen Miller in Washington D.C.

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The Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) programme is one of the few new ground combat vehicle acquisitions being currently pursued by the US Army.  

MPF is one of three associated requirements all directed to improving the viability of the IBCT (Infantry Brigade Combat Team) to execute force projection operations by either parachute air drop, transport aircraft lift, or helicopter air assault.  

The increasing spread and effectiveness of A2AD (Anti-Access/Area Denial) weapons and technology are magnifying the risk of successfully executing such operations.  

The Army sees the solution in an offset insertion’ approach - in essence landing further from

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Stephen Miller is a Shephard Media contributor based in Washington DC. 

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