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PREMIUM: Russian and Chinese threats drive US Army OPFOR vehicle programme

19th March 2021 - 15:30 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Holsworthy

Although it is upgrading many of its OPFOR Surrogate Vehicles, the US Army has started the ball rolling on replacing the current M113-based fleet with prototypes expected over the next two years.

According to COL Charles Lombardo, the Deputy Commander of the Combined Arms Center – Training (CTC-T) at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, the US Army has ‘been band-aiding an atrophied OPFOR’ vehicle fleet in recent years but a replacement now appears to be on the way.

Lombardo was referring to the US ...

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