27 Jun '18, 11pm

Army Pushes Bradley Replacement; Cautious On Armed Robots

Army Pushes Bradley Replacement; Cautious On Armed Robots

The Army is accelerating its efforts to replace the M2 Bradley troop carrier while giving itself “a little more time” to develop a Robotic Combat Vehicle , a senior official told reporters. Exact timelines remain “in a state of flux” pending a July meeting with Army leaders, said John Miller, deputy director of the Fort Benning-based Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) Cross Functional Team . NGCV is No. 2 of the Army’s Big Six modernization priorities . “Recent guidance from Army senior leadership has us looking at, emphasizing, Bradley replacement,” Miller told reporters in a conference call. “What we have now done is moved to accelerate our optionally manned fighting vehicle, the Bradley replacement, and we want to be able to focus on that.” The Army must balance getting a more capable vehicle — which takes longer to develop new technology — with getting a capable-eno...

Full article: https://breakingdefense.com/2018/06/army-pushes-bradley-r...

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