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AUSA 2017: US Army vehicle budget 'deeply stretched'

4th October 2017 - 16:00 GMT | by Uldduz Sohrabi in London

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With the US Army running a 1980s-vintage amoured vehicle fleet, the service is concentrating efforts on major upgrades as well as how platforms such as the M2 Bradley and M1 Abrams can eventually be replaced.

Senior leaders, however, are still hampered by budgetary issues, cancellations and a lack of research and development funding that has persisted over the last two decades.

Sam O’Toole, senior defence consultant from Frost & Sullivan, told Shephard that in the past 20 years, the US Army has had very little focus on R&D, particularly when it comes to main battle tanks and new armoured vehicles.

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Uldduz Sohrabi is a freelance reporter for Shephard Media.

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