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US Army places emphasis on transformational vehicle capabilities

12th March 2021 - 11:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira

The US Army is intensifying efforts to add advanced capabilities to its next generation of combat vehicles. The army plans to embed the newest sensors and technologies into these platforms, to ensure survivability, mobility, lethality and volume of fire.

Aiming to overcome current and future threats with China particularly in mind, the US Army is focusing on adding transformational capabilities to its fleet of ground combat vehicles.

Maj Gen Richard Coffman, Director of the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle Cross-Functional Team in Army Futures Command, shed light on plans during a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) webinar on 10 March.

He explained that the service aims to be 'additive' and embed the newest sensors, technologies and capabilities into its vehicles to field the best systems to their soldiers. 

‘We have to be transformational,’ Coffman insisted.

In this sense, survivability, mobility, lethality …

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