U.S. Army considers German-built armored combat vehicle, with U.S. sensors and embedded computing

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army is pursuing a new armored combat vehicle able to launch attack drones, carry longer-range TOW missiles, fire a 50-millimeter cannon and operate “optionally-manned” technology, according to initial requirements outlined by service weapons developers. Fox News reports.

U.S. Army considers German-built armored combat vehicle, with U.S. sensors and embedded computing
U.S. Army considers German-built armored combat vehicle, with U.S. sensors and embedded computing
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army is pursuing a new armored combat vehicle able to launch attack drones, carry longer-range TOW missiles, fire a 50-millimeter cannon and operate “optionally-manned” technology, according to initial requirements outlined by service weapons developers. Fox News reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

7 Jan. 2019 -- The effort is currently on the fast track; many industry teams are already offering vehicles, and the timeline has been accelerated by nearly a decade. The Army plans to have a combat-ready operational vehicle by 2026.

Three of the major teams competing to build the vehicle include General Dynamics Land Systems, BAE Systems, and a U.S.-German team of Raytheon and Rheinmetall Defence NGCV called the Lynx.

The Lynx represents an effort to combine German combat-vehicle engineering and expertise with Raytheon’s weaponry, sensors, and embedded computing technology.

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