16 Mar '18, 10pm

Guns, Drones,

Guns, Drones,

A soldier fires the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) in training. There’s a revolution afoot in America’s infantry. New guns to replace the M4 carbine, M16 rifle, and M249 Squad Automatic Weapon. A new mini-drone to scout ahead. A new tactical network to link scattered units. A new night vision sight that displays targeting data like a fighter pilot’s Heads-Up Display. New tactics to use all of the above and new VR simulators to train on. All these innovations could be in the hands of US Army infantry within “a few years,” Brig. Gen. Christopher Donahue told reporters Friday. Brig. Gen. Christopher Donahue The catch, of course, is that the Army’s tried to field all these things before — and failed. Why would things go any better this time around? First, the technology’s gotten better. This stuff is real, Donahue said. “We’ve already seen and touched a number” of potential...

Full article: https://breakingdefense.com/2018/03/guns-drones-augmented...

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