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US ponders next-gen combat vehicle

9th November 2017 - 17:00 GMT | by Ashley Roque in Washington DC

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As the US Army reviews its modernisation priorities and stands up a new command, the coming budget request could decide whether the service presses ahead with upgrading legacy vehicles or attempts to move to a next-generation capability.

In the forthcoming fiscal year 2019 budget request, Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) numbers outlining budget plans for the coming five years are expected to be included. 

These plans could hold answers to one of the army’s conundrums; how does the service balance upgrading platforms such as the M1 Abrams tank against developing a Next-Generation Combat Vehicle?

‘As you know, in this FYDP,

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Ashley Roque joined Shephard Media in January 2018 as its North American Editor, based in …

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