Leap-Ahead Technology to Increase Soldier Readiness in Future Battles

By Argie Sarantinos-Perrin, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command

For soldiers, survival depends on out-maneuvering the enemy. While the Army’s current fleet of tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and aircraft can protect soldiers against near-peer threats, these vehicles lack the critical technologies to maintain tactical overmatch in future battles.

To counter these challenges, the Army identified the next-generation combat vehicle and future vertical lift programs as the second and third priority in its six-prong modernization strategy.

A cross-functional team was created to support each modernization priority, including one for both the NGCV and FVL programs. The teams are developing the blueprint for future technology with teams composed of subject matter experts from the requirements, acquisition, science and technology, test and evaluation, resourcing, contracting and cost and sustainment communities.

How U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command scientists and engineers are supporting the NGCV and FVL will be the focus of “Next Generation Combat Vehicle and Future Vertical Lift Modernization Priorities” Warrior’s Corner today from 12:40-1 p.m., at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual meeting in Redstone, Alabama.

Research, Development and Engineering Command’s Tank Automotive Center leads the NGCV effort. The center is developing…

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