Forças Armadas e Sistemas de Armas => Exércitos/Sistemas de Armas => Tópico iniciado por: JLRC em Dezembro 01, 2004, 04:23:38 pm

Título: Exército dos EUA
Enviado por: JLRC em Dezembro 01, 2004, 04:23:38 pm
Force Protection, Inc. Announces Army Contract for More Armored Vehicles
(Source: Force Protection; issued Nov. 29, 2004)
 LADSON, S.C. --- Force Protection, Inc., the leading U.S. manufacturer of mine- and blast-protected vehicles for military and security personnel, announced today that the U.S. Army has ordered an additional 15 Buffalo mine-protected clearance vehicles for use in the Iraq War. The total contract amount is estimated at $11.8 million.  
"The Army's new request for more than a dozen vehicles is indicative of the critical role the Buffalo is playing in keeping our troops safe," said Force Protection CEO Gale Aguilar. "Our vehicles are saving lives by protecting our troops against the threat of landmine attacks and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which have been a deadly feature of the current combat."  
U.S. commanders have requested that the number of armored utility vehicles in Iraq be doubled to 8,000, stating that they are necessary to help defeat an insurgency that continues to strike troops.  
"Our armed forces require equipment that keeps them safe and allows them to accomplish their missions in the face of emerging threats," said Aguilar. "We are committed to providing vehicles that meet this ever-increasing need."  
The Buffalo is already being used by the Army Corps of Engineers in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has multiple mission configurations and is designed to be repaired quickly in the field. The unique technology of the Buffalo provides protection against multiple types of anti-tank mines as well as smaller anti-personnel mines.  
Force Protection, Inc. manufactures ballistic and mine protected vehicles through its wholly owned subsidiary. These specialty vehicles are protected against landmines, hostile fire, and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs, commonly referred to as roadside bombs).  
Enviado por: JLRC em Dezembro 01, 2004, 04:24:34 pm
Pentagon Contract Announcement  
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Nov. 29, 2004)
 Alliant Lake City Small Caliber Ammunition Co. L.L.C., Independence, Mo., was awarded on Nov. 24, 2004, a delivery order amount of $231,663,020 as part of a $303,040,883 firm-fixed-price contract for various Cal.22, Cal.30, 5.56mm, and 7.62mm small caliber ammunition cartridges.  
Work will be performed at Independence, Mo., and is expected to be completed by Sept. 30, 2006. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This was a sole source contract initiated on Oct. 5, 2004.  
The U.S. Army Field Support Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity.  
Enviado por: JLRC em Dezembro 01, 2004, 04:44:15 pm
U.S. Army TARDEC Leading Transformational Science and Technology for Current and Future Forces
(Source: U.S. Army's Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center; issued Nov. 29, 2004)
 ORLANDO, Fla. and WARREN, Mich. --- The U.S. Army's Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) will demonstrate the latest developments in advanced military automotive technology at the 24th Army Science Conference in Orlando, Fla., November 29 - December 2, 2004.  
Highlights will include presentations made on power and energy, force protection and unmanned systems used in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition, TARDEC will showcase a Coalition Interoperability Experiment with Defence Research & Development Canada (DRDC).  
"Army science and technology developments are driven by an evolving 21st Century battlefield environment," said Dr. Richard McClelland, Director of TARDEC. "The breadth of TARDEC's emerging technologies highlighted in this year's Army Science Conference underscores our organization's relevance in transforming the Current and Future Forces."
Enviado por: JLRC em Dezembro 01, 2004, 04:56:16 pm
Remote Controlled Vehicle Clears Minefields
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Nov. 29, 2004)
 FORWARD OPERATING BASE REMAGEN, TIKRIT, Iraq --- Recent technological advances have enabled the Army to protect its most valuable asset, the lives of its soldiers.  
The M1 Abrams Panther II is a 43-ton remote controlled vehicle designed to help clear minefields. A specially modified M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank stripped of its turret and installed with Omnitech's standardized tele-operation system and mine rollers allows this vehicle to mine-proof and clear hazardous area.  
The vehicle is also equipped with a magnetic "dog bone," which is designed to set off magnetic mines and tilt rods.  
During a recent media day, the 9th Engineer Battalion demonstrated how the remote controlled Panther II clears a 50,000 square-foot minefield in one hour.  
The Panther can be driven manually with two soldiers operating the vehicle as driver and tank commander. The driver sits in the traditional tank driver position, the tank commander, who guides the driver, sits inside the crew compartment, which originally housed the turret.  
The Panther, used by the 9th Engineer Battalion, was operated both manually and by remote, making multiple passes on the simulated mine field.  
"Usually it will make one pass, turn around and overlap the same pass by maybe about four inches," said 2nd Lt. David C. McKelvin, platoon leader of 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 9th Engineer Battalion. "The first pass doesn't always get the entire area. You're always making multiple passes."  
According to the Web site, ... anther.htm (, the system was developed and built in response to a need for an improved route proofing system in Bosnia. Now, nearly 60 vehicles are equipped with standardized tele-operation system kits for unmanned operation, including tanks, tractors, high-mobility multipurpose-wheeled vehicles, Skytrak forklift, all-terrain vehicles and trucks.  
Previously deployed to Bosnia, Capt. Christopher T. Simpson, commander of Bravo Company, 9th Engineer Battalion, knows firsthand the Panthers effectiveness. The Panthers are more successful here because the terrain is flat; it's ideal for the desert environment, said Simpson.  
The 9th Engineer Battalion has the only operational Panther with robotics in Iraq. Boasting two of the six Panthers that the army owns, the 9th engineers uses them to clear ammo supply points left by the former regime.  
It's a great piece of equipment that clears a large area and allows another option besides using engineers with mine detectors and probes, said McKelvin.  
Enviado por: JLRC em Dezembro 14, 2004, 10:49:23 pm
Pentagon Contract Announcement
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Dec. 13, 2004)
 Oshkosh Truck Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., was awarded on Dec. 10, 2004, a delivery order amount of $51,868,571 as part of a $51,868,571 firm-fixed-price contract for an additional 237 Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles.  
Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis., and is expected to be completed by Feb. 28, 2006. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This was a sole source contract initiated on Sept. 28, 2004.  
The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-04-D-0322).  
Enviado por: JLRC em Dezembro 14, 2004, 10:54:40 pm
Army Announces Patriot Missile System’s Performance in Operation Iraqi Freedom
(Source: US Army; issued Dec. 10, 2004)
 The U.S. Army announced today its investigation into the Patriot Missile System’s performance in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), which found the system was successful in performing its mission protecting troops and assets against enemy tactical ballistic missiles (TBM).  
Patriot systems intercepted all nine Iraqi TBM missiles they engaged, with nine of nine intercepts resulting in destruction of the incoming enemy missile. The Patriot system undoubtedly saved many lives and prevented significant damage or destruction of millions of dollars of coalition property or to neighboring countries.  
Patriot missile operations were conducted on an extremely dense and complex battlefield where more than 41,000 sorties were flown by coalition air forces. Forty-one active duty Army and 13 coalition Patriot batteries were deployed to OIF, serving in 8 countries.  
Two unfortunate incidents of fratricide or “friendly fire,” involving U.S. Navy F/A-18 and British Royal Air Force Tornado aircraft resulted in three fatalities. The U.S. Army regrets the loss of life and expresses condolences to the family members.  
In a third incident a U.S. Air Force F-16 fired on a Patriot battery but there were no deaths or injuries.  
United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) concluded their investigations into these incidents and results are posted on the CENTCOM web site at ( Application of lessons learned in OIF has already improved upon Patriot’s performance and the system will be continuously refined. Improvements include combinations of hardware modifications, software changes and updates to tactics, techniques and procedures.  
Some changes include the integration of satellite radio technology at the Battalion Information Coordination Central which provides improved situational awareness through voice and data connectivity with higher headquarters Identification and Engagement Authority as well as enhanced command and control; and software improvements that enable better identification, classification and correlation of airborne objects. In addition the Army continues to explore and evaluate new opportunities to improve performance and reduce the risk of fratricide.  
Patriot remains an important part of an integrated joint air defense system and its Soldier operator’s receive extensive training in a highly realistic, joint service environment. The system is a unique and viable weapon that is continuously being upgraded and improved to defend against rapidly evolving threats to the U.S. and its allies.  
Enviado por: JLRC em Dezembro 16, 2004, 11:45:23 pm
Army Pushes Forward on Up-Armoring Wheeled Vehicles
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Dec. 15, 2004)
 WASHINGTON --- Up-armoring tactical wheeled vehicles continues to be a priority for the Army, officials involved in the effort told reporters today at the Pentagon.  
Maj. Gen. Stephen Speakes, an Army force-development official, said vehicles are armored at three different levels. "Level 1 means that the vehicle cab was built in the factory with a much higher level of armor protection," he explained. Level 2 takes the existing fleet and puts more protection on vehicles. Level 3 is simply another add-on armor kit that is locally fabricated in theater, the general said.  
"We can't automatically swap out all of the equipment that we have out in theater, but what we can do is develop programs where we take kits and put them onto existing pieces of equipment," Speakes said. "This is an interim solution, but it's a darn good solution that's been very, very effective as we take a look at what we've done to protect the force."  
Today, 61 percent of the vehicles in the theater have been up-armored, said Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson, director of Army systems management at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.  
"I would point out here, though, that with respect to the light tactical vehicles -- and that's the vehicles that have been suffering the majority of casualties and the majority of incidents -- we're now at 80 percent," Sorenson said. By March, 98 percent of the light tactical vehicles – the Humvees – and the heavy-truck fleet will be armored, he added.  
Sorenson said the Army is about to project 35,000 vehicles to be up-armored. Of that number, there is currently funding for 29,000 vehicles, with plans to "shoot ahead of the duck," and obtain funding for 38,000 vehicles.  
"The fundamental point that I would like to communicate is that at this point, once the theater commander establishes a requirement, money is not the issue," Speakes said.  
It is an expensive program, though, the general admitted. "As you look at our forecast both of what we have already spent and what we're immediately forecasting to spend here over the next six or eight months or so, it's several billion dollars."  
According to Speakes, "several" is exactly $4.1 billion dollars.  
The funding for the add-on armor kits is about $2 billion, Sorenson said. The budget for the up-armored vehicles themselves is about the same, he added. Those figures cover fiscal 2003 through 2005, Speakes said.  
The manufacturer producing the up-armored Humvees for the Army has determined that by March, it can increase its production to 550 a month. That's 100 more per month than the anticipated top production number. The extra vehicles were planned for, so there is no extra cost for the modification to the existing contract, Sorenson said.  
Col. John Rooney of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. said that testing of kits is ongoing to ensure that the armor solutions are meeting the changing threats on the battlefield.  
Proposals come in from the theater based on attacks that have taken place, Rooney explained, and they're tested at Aberdeen. He added that any one of these solutions can be turned around within 24 to 48 hours to determine results on how it performs against specified threats. The results also be immediately compared to the other solutions that have been tested against that particular threat.  
Speakes said it was necessary in all of this not to forget the broader strategy to protect troops. "The entire effort that we've focused on is a holistic approach, not only the armoring," he said. The effort also focuses on the importance of changing the tactics, techniques and procedures by which convoys are conducted, and introducing systems to pre-detonate particular explosive devices, he said.  
Enviado por: JLRC em Dezembro 23, 2004, 10:42:16 pm
Textron Systems Awarded U.S. Army Contract for 212 More Armored Security Vehicles to Protect Troops in Iraq
(Source: Textron Systems; issued Dec. 22, 2004)
 WILMINGTON, Mass. --- Textron Marine & Land (TM&L) of New Orleans, Louisiana, an operating unit of Textron Systems Corporation, today announced that it has been awarded a contract modification by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command (TACOM) to manufacture an additional 212 M1117 Armored Security Vehicles (ASV).  
All 212 vehicles have been designated for use by the U.S. Army and are potentially worth up to $155 million, subject to final contract terms. The newly contracted 212 vehicles are scheduled to be delivered by April 2006.  
Textron Systems president Dick Millman said "We are proud to be building high quality armored vehicles that provide outstanding protection for our soldiers fighting in Iraq. We have already significantly increased our production rate and, with this order, will achieve a rate of 36 vehicles a month by the 4th quarter of next year. We've been working closely with the Army since the summer to more quickly get these important vehicles to our soldiers and are nearing completion of the investments needed to increase capacity."  
Textron Marine & Land, based in New Orleans, has been making changes to its production line, expanding its manufacturing space and hiring the necessary workforce. "We hired more than 180 new employees to get the production lines ready for this contract," said B. Clay Moise, Textron Marine & Land vice president of marine and combat vehicles. "And we anticipate hiring 200 more employees by this time next year," added Moise. "The company has been building and expanding facilities to meet our customers' needs."  
"The Army has had all available ASVs in Iraq for some time, protecting our soldiers. We have received numerous thank you letters from soldiers who have survived enemy attack and have come out of the incidents unharmed. It's a rewarding and humbling experience to be a part of manufacturing such a powerful lifesaving tool," Moise added.  
The ASV is a 4x4 wheeled armored vehicle that offers exceptional crew protection with multiple layers of armor that provide defense against medium caliber armor-piercing machine gun fire, large artillery fragments, and land mines. This advanced armor is exceedingly lightweight and allows the vehicle to be able to "roll on/roll off" military transport aircraft. The ASV possesses superior mobility, agility, handling and ride quality through the utilization of a new all-wheel independent suspension. Textron's Cadillac Gage has equipped the ASV with a specially designed dual-weapon station that, unlike many other vehicles, enables all ammunition reload to be performed under armor and allows the crew to remain protected from enemy fire.  
Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron company, provides innovative technology solutions to meet the needs of the global aerospace and defense industries. The company supports military precision engagement and dominant maneuver with strike weapons, mobility and surveillance systems. The Textron name is well known in the areas of advanced weapons, surveillance systems, aircraft control components, specialty marine craft and armored vehicles.  
Enviado por: JLRC em Janeiro 08, 2005, 12:02:34 am
U.S. Army Sees More Work on Modernizing Aircraft
(Source: Reuters; issued Jan. 6, 2005)
 ARLINGTON, Va., Jan 6 (Reuters) - U.S. Army helicopters, unmanned planes and other aircraft are performing well in Iraq and Afghanistan, but top Army leaders on Thursday said more work remains in an aggressive drive to modernize the fleet.  
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Schloesser, who heads the Army Aviation Task Force, said its No. 1 priority was adding weapons and equipment to protect aircraft from rocket-propelled grenades and other guerrilla attacks.  
At the same time, Schloesser said the Army was hurrying to replace older aircraft with new armed reconnaissance, light utility and heavy-lift cargo helicopters.  
"We have underfunded our programs in many cases ... for decades," Schloesser said, noting that cancellation of the $14.6 billion Comanche helicopter had freed up funds to pay for more Apache AH-64 helicopters and other programs.  
For instance, the Army worked with Lockheed Martin Corp. to develop a new type of blast fragmentation Hellfire II missile that would be more effective in the urban battlefields of Iraq. Hellfire missiles were initially developed to hit tanks, but would pass through concrete block buildings in Iraq without exploding, because they did not contain metal reinforcements.  
Army helicopters successfully used the new Hellfire missiles just last week to kill 20 Iraqi insurgents, Schloesser told an Association of the U.S. Army conference.  
He gave no details on where the attack occurred, but said 72 Hellfire missiles had arrived in Iraq in November and the Army planned to convert 100 older Hellfires and buy 900 more. It also planned to purchase a so-called thermobaric version for use against deeply buried targets.  
Army acquisitions chief Claude Bolton said Army airplanes and helicopters, including CH-47F Chinooks and Apaches, had flown a combined total of 476,936 hours between February and December in Iraq. In Afghanistan, flight hours totaled just over 66,000 hours, he said.  
Brig. Gen. E.J. Sinclair, commanding general of the Army Aviation Center, predicted modernization efforts would be largely completed by late 2006 or early 2007. He announced a new review of Army unmanned aerial vehicles in March.  
The Army was also working to speed up maintenance of aircraft used in the war.  
Defense companies are due to submit proposals this month to build 368 new armed reconnaissance helicopters to replace the Army's OH-58 Kiowa warrior, with a contract likely to be awarded sometime in the third quarter of 2005.  
Bell Helicopter, a unit of Textron Inc., which built the Kiowa, is expected to bid for the new helicopter, as is Europe's EADS and possibly Boeing Co., teamed with another company.  
Bolton said the Army planned to order a significant number of light utility helicopters, with a preference for commercial technologies, which should speed delivery of the aircraft.  
The Army will kick off a competition to build a new heavy-lift helicopter that could carry about 25 tons.  
Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies Corp., Bell and Boeing have already done some work on heavy-lift helicopters and will likely vie for that project.  
Enviado por: JLRC em Janeiro 17, 2005, 10:19:22 pm
Rainbow Division Deploys 'Intel Snipers’ to Iraq
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Jan. 15, 2005)
 FORT DRUM, N.Y. --- The 42nd Infantry Division has deployed to Iraq with what leaders term a powerful, yet subtle, combat-multiplier — the sniper-trained Soldiers of the division’s 173rd Long Range Surveillance Detachment, and their newly-issued M-14 rifles.  
The rifles are “part and parcel” of the changing LRS(D) mission, said the unit’s commander, Capt. Michael Manning.  
“This is not a detachment of snipers,” said Manning. “This is a detachment of highly trained intelligence collectors. We have sniping capability. Now we can acquire targets, identify targets, and destroy targets with organic direct fire weapons. That’s the big change. That’s what these weapons allow us to do.”  
Manning said LRS(D)’s mission used to be strictly reconnaissance and surveillance ? working in small groups 80 to 100 kilometers beyond friendly lines, reporting information on enemy movements and the battlefield to a higher command. The enemy and battlefield have changed, so the mission has changed, according to Manning.  
“We’re not training for the Fulda Gap anymore,” said Manning, referring to the area in Germany that NATO forces were assigned to defend against Russian maneuver brigades. “We’re fighting insurgents who operate in small groups. That drives the way we conduct operations.”  
Manning described the new mission as reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition ? in other words, LRS(D) will be assigned to observe areas for improvised explosive devices and indirect fire activity and, if ordered by the combatant commander, eliminate insurgents with their sniper rifles. The M-14, commented Manning, has redefined the unit's mission. “It’s a tremendous force multiplier. It’s a tremendous asset on the battlefield.”  
Equipping and training LRS(D) on the M-14 rifles was a joint effort of the 42nd Infantry Division, the 1215th Garrison Support Unit at Fort Drum, the First Army Small Arms Readiness Group, or SARG, and FORSCOM, according to Lt. Col. Richard Ellwanger, chief of personnel, 1215th Garrison Support Unit.  
“Our mission is to support the mobilization of the National Guard and Reserves,” said Ellwanger. “We work with the post to provide an infrastructure for the National Guard and Reserves while they’re here at Fort Drum.”  
The M-14 rifles will increase LRS(D) Soldiers’ ability to neutralize targets without collateral damage, said Ellwanger. “The rifle gives the Soldiers the ability to engage targets out to 800 meters. Once the word gets out to the insurgents that the Soldiers have that capacity, they will be less likely to get inside the 400- to 500-meter range and engage with RPGs (rocket-propelled grenades) or medium machine guns.”  
The instruction of the SARG team was superb, according to Manning. “These guys are superb marksmen. They instilled in LRS(D) the techniques, tactics and procedures that make them good marksmen. They’re professional. To a man, they’re first-rate marksmen.” Most of the training took place at Fort Drum’s Range 21, where the sniper-trained LRS(D) Soldiers zeroed and engaged targets with their iron sights, and zeroed the scopes on their rifles.  
“By virtue of going through this training, LRS(D) Soldiers now have the confidence in themselves that they can effectively operate this weapon system,” said Manning. “What the 42nd Division has done, by virtue of outfitting LRS(D) with M-14 rifles, is make us the cutting edge of the LRS(D) community.”  
But the real edge in LRS(D)’s sniping capability are the LRS(D) Soldiers behind the newly issued M-14 rifles — graduates of the four-week National Guard Sniper School at Camp Robinson, Ark. With their M-14 training complete, the LRS(D) soldiers became trainers themselves, turning Soldiers from other 42nd Infantry Division units into designated marksmen.  
“We’re a combat multiplier because we can give the division planners nearly real-time information, and a picture of the battlefield,” said LRS(D) sniper-trained Staff Sgt. Tim Halloran. “If we’re on a mission and we acquire a high-value target, we can not only report it to higher [headquarters], we can eliminate it.”  
“Hopefully we can interdict the people placing the IEDs,” said LRS(D) Assistant Team Leader Cpl. Wayne Lynch, who, along with LRS(D) Team Leader Staff Sgt. Thomas O’Hare, served a tour in Iraq last year.  
“That’s all I thought about when we were in Iraq last year: ‘how do we stop these people who are placing the IEDs?’ Now that we’ve got snipers in LRS(D), we’re able to do surveillance and take direct action,” Lynch said.  
Deployed to Iraq with the 119th Military Police Company, Rhode Island National Guard, Lynch said he and O’Hare made it their job to find IEDs. Lynch said he hopes LRS(D) will be tasked with interdicting terrorists placing IEDs. He’s been a member of the unit for nine years and loves it. He does not regret going back to Iraq. “I’m going with a unit I’ve trained with,” he said. “I’m honored to go to war with them.”  
Based in Rhode Island, LRS(D) ruckmarches to the north summit of New Hampshire’s Mount Mooslacki every year. All members of LRS(D) are airborne qualified, and nine are ranger qualified. They have to do a jump every three months to maintain their airborne status.  
“We train on a higher plain,” said LRS(D) sniper-trained Soldier Spc. Richard O’Connor. “Most units do five-mile rucksack marches. We do 15-mile rucksack marches. Other units have 45-pound rucksacks. We have 80-pound rucksacks. We have to march farther and faster than anyone else.”  
O’Connor was a scout/sniper with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. He’s been on real-world missions to Tunisia and Liberia, and took part in the rescue of Air Force Pilot Capt. Scott O’Grady, who was shot down over Bosnia in 1995.  
“Anticipation of the mission is awesome,” said O’Connor. He described the job as a “rush”, and said LRS(D) team members must be physically fit, mature, and disciplined, and must know each other’s jobs. Part of that job is going “subsurface”? patrolling to a location outside friendly lines, digging a hole, and living in it while observing enemy activity.  
“They might live in that hole for two to four days,” said Manning. “It takes an unbelievably disciplined individual to do this job.”  
“We’re just guys with rifles,” said O’Connor. “You have to have absolute confidence in everyone on your team. There’s nothing else in the Army I want to do.”  
Título: Forças Armadas Americanas: menos "mariquices"?
Enviado por: Luso em Janeiro 26, 2005, 10:58:13 pm
"Pentágono planeja reduzir alta tecnologia das forças armadas
Quarta, 26 de janeiro de 2005, 18h51

Pentágono planeja restruturar suas forças armadas para dar maior peso às unidades terrestres e ao pessoal em vez de unidades de alta tecnologia e custo elevado, como novas gerações de aviões ou navios.
O jornal The Washington Post publica hoje que a reestruturação estudada pelo secretário de Defesa, Donald Rumsfeld, é um reconhecimento implícito da falta de preparação das forças armadas americanas para a guerra de guerrilhas travada no Iraque.

O documento, intitulado "Termos de Referência", pressupõe que os próximos conflitos que os EUA vão enfrentar não provêm das chamadas "ameaças militares convencionais", mas de grupos terroristas ou "estados fora da lei".

Em conflitos clássicos, como os antecipados durante a Guerra Fria contra o bloco soviético, as forças militares confiam em sua superioridade sobre o inimigo pela quantidade e qualidade do equipamento militar, aviões de combate, tanques, navios e outros materiais.

Mas o conflito no Iraque deixou evidente que as forças armadas americanas estão cheias de "bombas inteligentes", mas com poucos soldados especializados em tarefas concretas.

Em um futuro imediato, a mudança de orientação das prioridades militares americanas pode se traduzir no corte dos orçamentos de sistemas de armas avançadas, como o novo avião de combate F-22 Raptor, o transporte C-130J ou um porta-aviões para a marinha.

O maior beneficiado seria o exército, que poderia receber 25 bilhões de dólares adicionais nos próximos seis anos para sua reestruturação. No conjunto, as forças armadas teriam que reduzir seu orçamento nesse período em 55 bilhões de dólares.

Entre as medidas adotadas, estaria a redução do tamanho das atuais divisões em brigadas mais flexíveis que contariam com elementos mais especializados, desde especialistas em operações psicológicas até a polícia militar.

Agência Efe - Todos os direitos reservados. É proibido todo tipo de reprodução sem autorização escrita da Agência Efe S/A."

Eu gosto é do último parágrafo! :mrgreen:
Enviado por: Sniper BR em Janeiro 29, 2005, 09:05:50 pm
Eu gosto é do último parágrafo!

Qual :?:  :

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hauhauhauha! :twisted:
Enviado por: JLRC em Janeiro 31, 2005, 11:22:36 pm
Fort Benning Tests Current M-9 Sidearm, Future Alternatives
(Source: US Army; issued Jan. 28, 2005)
 FORT BENNING, Ga. --- The Directorate of Combat Developments and Soldier Battle Lab began an experiment Jan. 24 analyzing the current-issue M-9 handgun and possible alternative weapons.  
“I want to make it clear, this is not a selection of a new pistol,” said Charley Pavlick, project officer with DCD’s Small Arms Division. “We are responding to concerns we have from (Soldiers deployed for Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom) that report a lack of confidence in the M-9 for several reasons. This is an analysis of different features and characteristics that are available with other weapons platforms.”  
Some of the concerns with the M-9 include many stoppages, uncomfortable function control and the low lethality of the 9mm ball round, Pavlick said.  
The Army hasn’t made an official decision to make a move from the M-9 to a new sidearm, Pavlick said. DCD will rewrite the draft requirements documents after the experiment is complete, and then officials will make a decision.  
Army officials decided to switch from a .45-caliber sidearm to the 9mm in 1954, but that change wasn’t fully implemented until 1984, Pavlick said. It was only when the supply of rebuilt .45s began running out that the Army finally started the 9mm Personal Defense Weapon program.  
“The decision to switch was strictly logistical,” he said. “The United States was trying to move toward NATO joint operability, and we were fighting the Cold War. Target effect wasn’t a factor in that decision. Now it is.”  
The performance of better sights, larger calibers and double-action-only firing mechanisms are what DCD analysts will be taking a look at.  
The test firers for the experiment are representative of the force, Pavlick said. Soldiers of varying rank, military-occupation specialty and gender are included.  
The testing started this week with a baseline qualification to assess the basic marksmanship of the firers with the M-9 and familiarization fires with alternative weapons.  
Staff Sgt. Michael Morten is one of the test firers. He fired the .45-caliber version of the Smith and Wesson 99.  
“You can really feel the difference,” he said of the Smith and Wesson. “It fits better in my hand. The sights are easier. I thought it would have more kick being a .45, but the recoil is the same as the 9mm. I thought it was excellent.”  
Enviado por: Luso em Fevereiro 01, 2005, 09:45:47 am
Interessante. Provavelmente se desenvolverá munição "sabotada" para penetração de protecção individual...
E o .45 é melhor para uso com silenciador.
Enviado por: Wildcard_pt em Fevereiro 01, 2005, 12:18:14 pm
Interessante. Provavelmente se desenvolverá munição "sabotada" para penetração de protecção individual

Luso, o que quer dizer com sabotada? Está a querer dizer munição SABOT?
Se assim é a munição vai ser basicamente uma "flechette", não?
Enviado por: JLRC em Fevereiro 07, 2005, 10:45:13 pm
Army Transformation Drives Biggest Change Since 1939
(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Feb. 4, 2005)
 WASHINGTON --- Fighting the war against global terrorism while simultaneously transforming itself to confront 21st-century threats is challenging the Army, a top military officer told U.S. House members here Feb. 3.  
The U.S. Army is in the midst of its greatest transformation since the period just before America's entry into World War II, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard A. Cody noted in testimony before the House Armed Services Committee. "This is the most significant change of your Army since 1939," Cody told committee members.  
The Army is now transforming its Cold War-era, heavy-division structure into a more mobile, brigade-oriented force equipped with the Stryker armored vehicle. Cody said the Army plans to establish 43 of these new modular brigades.  
In fact, Cody noted, the Army's first modular brigade, from the 3rd Infantry Division, is starting to deploy to Iraq. The 101st Airborne and 10th Mountain divisions also are undergoing transformation, he said.  
The Army's recently granted request to temporarily add 30,000 soldiers to the ranks was made, Cody observed, "so we can prime the pump, restructure the Army while it's moving and get it out of its Cold War structure."  
Today, more than 300,000 soldiers are serving overseas in 120 countries, Cody noted, including 116,000 soldiers deployed in Iraq and 14,000 in Afghanistan.  
Cody said about 650,000 soldiers are on active duty today, including mobilized Guard and Reserve members. However, he explained, there's a force-imbalance involving combat support and combat-service-support-units, of which 60 percent are now in the Guard and Reserve.  
That imbalance, he said, is making transformation more difficult to achieve and causing force-rotation planners to pull out their hair.  
"Until we can get our Army fully modularized so that we can restructure the combat support and combat-service support and lower the amount of units we have," Cody explained, "we are going to have stress on the force."  
Consequently, the active-duty Army has been reducing its logistics, field artillery, air defense, engineer and armor units, Cody said, while increasing the numbers of low-density, high-demand support troops, such as military police, intelligence, civil affairs, psychological operations, in order to round out its new brigade-structured units.  
"All of this is part of modularity," Cody explained, noting "we've been able to change 40,000 slots in two and a half years while we've been at war to make these new formations."  
Título: Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS)
Enviado por: JLRC em Fevereiro 27, 2005, 01:09:06 pm
Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS)

Derived from the combat-proven Hydra 70mm unguided rocket, the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) rocket is essentially a laser-precise Hydra. It features a semi-active laser guidance system, providing greater accuracy compared to existing unguided rockets. Capable of achieving a direct hit on both moving and stationary targets, APKWS can be used from attack, armed reconnaissance, or other helicopters.

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The Apache firing one of its Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) rockets. (Photo:

APKWS is based on General Dynamics' Hydra-70 70mm unguided rocket, and offers several warhead configurations as well as BAE System's Distributed Aperture Semi-Active Laser Seeker (DASALS). The system is programmed with the aircraft's laser code and loaded into the aircraft's rocket launcher. APKWS is designed to complement the Hellfire missile system, as well as to enhance an aircraft's existing rocket system. This provides a lower cost per kill for soft to lightly armored point targets. The laser-precise guidance of the APKWS also significantly reduces collateral damage.
Enviado por: JLRC em Abril 04, 2005, 01:27:35 pm
Army Approves Full Fielding of M-107 Sniper Rifle
(Source: US Army; issued March 31, 2005)
 PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. --- The Army has approved its new long-range .50-caliber sniper rifle, the M-107, for full materiel release to Soldiers in the field.  
The M-107 program is managed at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., by the Project Manager Soldier Weapons with engineering support provided by Picatinny’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center.  
The term “full materiel release” signifies that the Army has rigorously tested and evaluated the item and determined that it is completely safe, operationally suitable and logistically supportable for use by Soldiers, officials said.  
Product Manager for Crew Served Weapons Lt. Col. Kevin P. Stoddard said that PMSW previously equipped combat units in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as other units supporting the Global War on Terrorism, with the M-107 under an urgent materiel release.  
The Army expects to complete fielding of the M-107 in 2008, Stoddard said.  
The M107 was funded as a Soldier Enhancement Program to type classify a semi-automatic .50 caliber rifle for the Army and other military services. It underwent standard type classification in August 2003.  
A production contract was awarded to Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc., Murfreesboro, Tenn., the following month.  
Compared to the M24 7.62mm sniper rifle, Stoddard said, the M107 has more powerful optics and fires a variety of .50 caliber munitions.  
“This provides sniper teams greater capability to identify and defeat multiple targets at increased ranges,” he said.  
The M-107 is based on the Marine Corps special application scoped rifle, the M82A3.  
The M-107 enables Army snipers to accurately engage personnel and material targets out to a distance of 1,500 to 2,000 meters respectively, he said.  
The weapon is designed to effectively engage and defeat materiel targets at extended ranges including parked aircraft, computers, intelligence sites, radar sites, ammunition, petroleum, oil and lubricant sites, various lightly armored targets and command, control and communications.  
In a counter-sniper role, the system offers longer stand-off ranges and increased terminal effects against snipers using smaller-caliber weapons.  
The complete system includes the rifle itself, a detachable 10-round magazine, a variable-power day-optic sight, a transport case, a tactical soft case, cleaning and maintenance equipment, a detachable sling, an adjustable bipod and manuals.  
The Army plans to modify the M107 in the future by adding a suppressor to greatly reduce flash, noise and blast signatures.  
Enviado por: JLRC em Abril 20, 2005, 01:50:26 pm
United Defense Fires 1,000th Round from Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon Demonstrator
United Defense Industries, Inc.; issued April 19, 2005
 MINNEAPOLIS --- United Defense Industries, Inc. announced today it has fired the 1,000th projectile from the Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon (NLOS-C) Concept Technology Demonstrator (CTD) at Yuma Proving Ground near Yuma, Ariz.  
The NLOS-C is the lead indirect fire support system of the Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) Program and one of eight Manned Ground Vehicles being developed for FCS. The CTD is a first look at what Army platforms of the future could be and it provides a starting point for the design and development of NLOS-C prototypes during the System Development and Demonstration Phase of FCS.  
The development schedule for FCS calls for the first NLOS-C Increment 0 prototype to be delivered by 2008. This latest firing milestone achieved by the NLOS-C Demonstrator confirms that the NLOS-C's development is on schedule.  
"Urban and open combat experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan have reconfirmed that our ground forces depend on cannon artillery," said Jim Unterseher, director of Army Programs at United Defense. "The finger-tip firepower proven by the NLOS-C CTD is a leap ahead in cannon artillery responsiveness, lethality and mobility. This latest milestone is another indication that the next generation of cannon artillery has arrived and could be in the hands of our soldiers very quickly."  
United Defense designed and fielded the CTD in just six months by using Crusader technology and other existing components. The CTD consists of a BAE M777 39-caliber, 155-mm howitzer integrated onto a 20-ton class platform that features a fully automated ammunition-handling system. The CTD also features a magazine capable of holding 24 cannon projectiles, and a chassis that uses band tracks propelled by a drive system with a diesel engine and hybrid-electric propulsion system designed to improve mobility and reduce fuel consumption.  
Since the CTD's first round was fired in August 2003, the system has achieved numerous milestones and has proven the viability of integrating a 155-mm howitzer onto a 20-ton class self-propelled platform.  
In November 2003, United Defense incorporated tactical software into the CTD to integrate its robotic ammunition handling and auto-loading systems to create a fully automated 155-mm cannon system that enables a two-person crew to achieve what currently takes five soldiers to accomplish on the battlefield. Within a month following integration, United Defense used the tactical software to successfully complete an eight-round fire mission at a rate of six rounds per minute, marking the first time a fully-automated cannon had been fired using tactical software.  
Throughout 2005, United Defense will integrate new, lighter weight FCS cannon components and continue to refine and test the CTD at Yuma Proving Ground and incorporate data from the testing and development into the objective design for the Future Combat System NLOS-C.  
United Defense designs, develops and produces combat vehicles, artillery, naval guns, missile launchers and precision munitions used by the U.S. Department of Defense and allies worldwide, and provides non-nuclear ship repair, modernization and conversion to the U.S. Navy and other U.S. Government agencies.
Enviado por: JLRC em Abril 20, 2005, 01:52:02 pm
United Defense Fires 1,000th Round from Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon Demonstrator
United Defense Industries, Inc.; issued April 19, 2005
 MINNEAPOLIS --- United Defense Industries, Inc. announced today it has fired the 1,000th projectile from the Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon (NLOS-C) Concept Technology Demonstrator (CTD) at Yuma Proving Ground near Yuma, Ariz.  
The NLOS-C is the lead indirect fire support system of the Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) Program and one of eight Manned Ground Vehicles being developed for FCS. The CTD is a first look at what Army platforms of the future could be and it provides a starting point for the design and development of NLOS-C prototypes during the System Development and Demonstration Phase of FCS.  
The development schedule for FCS calls for the first NLOS-C Increment 0 prototype to be delivered by 2008. This latest firing milestone achieved by the NLOS-C Demonstrator confirms that the NLOS-C's development is on schedule.  
"Urban and open combat experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan have reconfirmed that our ground forces depend on cannon artillery," said Jim Unterseher, director of Army Programs at United Defense. "The finger-tip firepower proven by the NLOS-C CTD is a leap ahead in cannon artillery responsiveness, lethality and mobility. This latest milestone is another indication that the next generation of cannon artillery has arrived and could be in the hands of our soldiers very quickly."  
United Defense designed and fielded the CTD in just six months by using Crusader technology and other existing components. The CTD consists of a BAE M777 39-caliber, 155-mm howitzer integrated onto a 20-ton class platform that features a fully automated ammunition-handling system. The CTD also features a magazine capable of holding 24 cannon projectiles, and a chassis that uses band tracks propelled by a drive system with a diesel engine and hybrid-electric propulsion system designed to improve mobility and reduce fuel consumption.  
Since the CTD's first round was fired in August 2003, the system has achieved numerous milestones and has proven the viability of integrating a 155-mm howitzer onto a 20-ton class self-propelled platform.  
In November 2003, United Defense incorporated tactical software into the CTD to integrate its robotic ammunition handling and auto-loading systems to create a fully automated 155-mm cannon system that enables a two-person crew to achieve what currently takes five soldiers to accomplish on the battlefield. Within a month following integration, United Defense used the tactical software to successfully complete an eight-round fire mission at a rate of six rounds per minute, marking the first time a fully-automated cannon had been fired using tactical software.  
Throughout 2005, United Defense will integrate new, lighter weight FCS cannon components and continue to refine and test the CTD at Yuma Proving Ground and incorporate data from the testing and development into the objective design for the Future Combat System NLOS-C.  
United Defense designs, develops and produces combat vehicles, artillery, naval guns, missile launchers and precision munitions used by the U.S. Department of Defense and allies worldwide, and provides non-nuclear ship repair, modernization and conversion to the U.S. Navy and other U.S. Government agencies.  
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Enviado por: JLRC em Abril 22, 2005, 12:53:41 am
The Special Operations Command Conducts Second Critical Design Review for the Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR)
(Source: US Special Operations Command; issued Apr. 20, 2005)
 HERSTAL, Belgium --- The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) announced today that it conducted the second critical design review for the Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle (SCAR) with FN Herstal since the contract award on 5 November 2004. USSOCOM's SCAR Program is providing the first, truly modular, and reliable assault rifle designed and built from the ground up for the finest fighting forces in the world. The critical design review was spearheaded by the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane Division (NSWC-CD), Crane, Indiana, and supported by USSOCOM Operators.  
The purpose of the three-day meeting was fivefold:  
--To review and discuss major operational application issues to the prototype weapon, some of which were originally discussed during the first Critical Design Review in December of 2004.  
-- To continue improvements to the operator-designed weapons.  
-- To accelerate the concurrent development of the SCAR Light (SCAR-L), a 5.56 mm version, and Enhanced Grenade Launcher Module (EGLM).  
-- To test the weapons on the range and to gather input of ergonomic adjustments, and  
-- To make other improvements with the developers and Operators in an iterative process  
As in the first Critical Design Review, upon conclusion of the meetings, FN Herstal provided changes to the existing prototypes and mockups based on discussions illustrating the spiral development process: Two SCAR-L (SCAR-L Close Quarter Combat [CQC] and Standard barrel, EGLM on the SCAR-L) and a SCAR-Heavy (SCAR-H) (CQC barrel). These changes do not affect the majority of internal working mechanisms of the FN design. They are critical to the optimization of the external design features for maximum effectiveness and efficiency of operational applications by the Operators.  
Troy Smith, SCAR Program Manager said, "This second Critical Design Review is another successful stepping stone in the development of the Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle. We continue to emphasize the importance of Operator involvement, not just in initial stages, but throughout the lifetime of the program. With this last meeting, we were able to have Operators and developers once again make recommendations through an iterative process. This will improve the Operator-designed weapon to perform optimally. In the end, we very much look forward to providing the Operators with the best solutions technology has to offer."  
Throughout the meetings, the developer worked side-by-side with the Operators for an iterative design process. The team was able to make immediate changes and improvements to prototypes and designs. Operators tested the weapons on the range to gauge the initial capabilities of what they had previously outlined in the requirements.  
Specifically, the Operator driven modifications to the weapons were:  
--(Review of changes and mockups/prototypes outlined in 1st Critical Design Review)  
-- Safety lever changes  
-- Magazine release protectors  
-- Trigger reset  
-- Pistol grip design  
-- Bolt release protectors  
-- Charging handle designs  
-- Sling attachment points  
-- Color change to neutral from black  
-- New business in 2nd Critical Design Review  
-- New pistol grip that improved ergonomic fitting to operators  
-- Front sight post with folding and locking options  
-- Gas regulator settings  
-- Barrel mounting screws  
-- Stock adjustment controls  
-- Rear sight adjustments  
-- Butt plate modular feature  
-- SCAR-H testing data  
-- Suppressor integration  
-- EGLM ergonomic decisions  
-- EGLM Fire Control System (FCS) decisions  
The program originally had four increments which have been condensed based on early demonstrations of the SCAR-H prototypes. The condensed increments allow the production and fielding of the SCAR-H concurrently with the SCAR-L. The increments are:  
Increment #1: Development of SCAR-L with integrated EGLM and development of SCAR-H  
Increment #2: Ensuring EGLM Compatibility  
Increment #3: Production of the SCAR in Enhanced Calibers as Directed by USSOCOM and the Integrated Product Team. Development of the EGLM and 40mm ammunition enhancements  
Increment #4: Continue Development of SCAR and EGLM Capabilities  
The SCAR program was:  
-- Conducted in a full and open competition  
-- Operator envisioned, tested, and chosen with full operator involvement  
-- Developed to provide the flexibility to match the way SOF operations are conducted with an increased need for modularity and reliability that reduces maintenance, improves effectiveness, and maximizes the efficiency of weight carried by Operators  
The SCAR will be built at the FN Manufacturing LLC, plant in Columbia, South Carolina, which employs approximately 500 people. FN Manufacturing LLC, is a precision machining manufacturer specializing in the production of small arms. Their products include the M16 rifle, M240 machine gun, M249 SAW, and the FNP Polymer 49 pistol for military and law enforcement markets.  
The USSOCOM plans, directs, and executes special operations in the conduct of the War on Terrorism in order to disrupt, defeat, and destroy terrorist networks that threaten the United States, its citizens and interests worldwide. USSOCOM organizes, trains, and equips special operations forces that are provided to the Geographic Combatant Commanders, American Ambassadors and their country teams.  
The Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane Division, the center responsible for the SCAR program testing, is located in Crane, Indiana. NSWC-CD is a shore command of the United States Navy under the Naval Sea Systems Command headquartered in Washington D.C. The focus of NSWC Crane is to harness the power of technology for the Warfighter. NSWC-CD specializes in the Acquisition and Fleet support of Electronics, Ordnance and Electronic Warfare products and systems.  
Enviado por: JLRC em Abril 27, 2005, 12:16:14 am
Avengers 'gun up' for Iraq duty
(Source: US Army; issued April 25, 2005)
 REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. --- An Army unit preparing to deploy knew its Avenger air defense vehicles weren’t built for ground combat in Iraq, so the Soldiers asked for help.  
The Cruise Missile Defense Systems Project Office and prime contractor Boeing delivered.  
A six-man team went to Kuwait and modified eight Avenger vehicles for the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment’s Air Defense Artillery Battery which had deployed from Fort Carson, Colo. A modification job expected to take two weeks only took two days, thanks to the team members’ long hours and diligence.  
“There was a lot of behind-the-scenes effort going on both here in the project office and at Boeing to make this happen in such a short period of time,” test engineer Harry Lockwood of the CMDS Project Office said. He was on the team along with Boeing workers Jerry Wilson, Steve Milly, Harry Chandler and John Lose; and Jeff King of CAS Inc.  
King was already in Kuwait supporting an Integrated Materiel Management Center mission and Lockwood asked him to stay for this Avenger gun-up effort. Wilson and Lockwood arrived at Camp Buehring in Kuwait on March 9 and the others got there March 15.  
An M3P 50-caliber machine gun is mounted on an Avenger vehicle, but normally Soldiers can’t fire it toward the vehicle’s front at an elevation less than 10 degrees. The team members changed that for the unit.  
“We removed the right missile pod and we moved the M3P gun system up to the missile pod’s position,” Lockwood said. “This now allows 360 degrees firing at any angle or elevation. We also increased the magazine capacity from 250 rounds to 600 rounds.  
“The biggest reason why this was important to them is their mission over there is not an air defense mission. Their mission is for ground support and convoy escort.”  
Boeing had developed the modification concept. The project office received an urgent needs statement from the unit because its ground defense mission required additional ammunition capacity and the ability to engage targets at 360 degrees at any elevation angle.  
The team modified the unit’s eight Avenger vehicles and furnished one complete spare kit. The six worked two 18-hour days to get the job done. On the third day, they trained 34 Soldiers on the equipment with Wilson serving as the training leader. They did a live-fire exercise with the Soldiers on March 25. The Boeing workers returned to the states March 24, and Lockwood and King came back March 27.  
Modifying the unit’s Avenger air defense vehicles “greatly enhances their capability at defeating ground targets in their current role,” he said. “Compared to other Humvee-mounted machine guns, our system is gyro-stabilized with a man in the rotating turret which makes it much more adept at engaging targets while on the move.”  
Support for the Avenger gun-up effort also came from the Logistics Assistance Office in country and from the Camp Buehring command staff.  
“This is but an example of how CMDS is contributing to what all the project offices are doing to fulfill additional warfighting capability,” said Lt. Col. Walt Jones, product manager for CMDS missiles and platforms.  
Enviado por: JLRC em Abril 28, 2005, 01:12:41 pm
ATK Delivers First XM25 Prototypes to U.S. Army for Testing and Evaluation
(Source: Alliant Techsystems; issued Apr. 27, 2005)
 MINNEAPOLIS --- Alliant Techsystems has delivered the first six prototype XM25 advanced airbursting weapon systems to the U.S. Army for field-testing. The XM25 fires a High Explosive (HE), air bursting 25mm round capable of defeating an enemy behind a wall, inside a building or in a foxhole. The advanced design allows the operator to program the round so that it flies to the target and detonates at a precise point in the air. It does not require impact to detonate.  
The XM25 is ideal for urban combat. It puts precision firepower in the hands of the soldier, allowing them to eliminate threats without causing significant collateral damage. "The initial field tests are very promising," said LTC Matthew Clarke, U.S. Army project manager, individual weapons. "A weapon system like the XM25 will prove invaluable to our warfighters. It will be a clear differentiator on the battlefield."  
The revolutionary fire control system for the XM25 employs an advanced laser rangefinder that transmits information to the chambered 25mm round. As the round flies downrange to the target, it precisely measures the distance traveled and detonates at exactly the right moment to deliver maximum effectiveness. The XM25 increases the warfighter's probability of hit-to-kill performance by up to 500 percent over existing weapons. It also extends the effective range of the soldier's individual weapon to more than 500 meters.  
Enviado por: TOMKAT em Abril 29, 2005, 02:30:40 pm
Lockheed vai treinar militares com simuladores

A Lockheed Martin vai treinar pilotos do exército norte-americano com oito simuladores de alta tecnologia. O objectivo é dar uma resposta urgente aos crescentes pedidos que têm surgido, segun declarações da empresa ao Washington Tecnology (WT).
O contrato celebrado entre o Departamento de Defesa norte-americano
e a empresa, está avaliado em cerca de 9.6 milhões de dólares. Aliás, num estudo recente a Lockheed ficou em primeiro lugar entre 100 empresas que mais receitas recebem por contratos assinados, até agora somando aproximadamente 5.5 mil milhões de dólares.
A Lockheed e a "Firearms training systtem", desenvolveram em conjunto estes simuladores. O programa de treino, VCCT (Virtual Combat Convoy Trainers), vai ser usado para ensinar níveis mais avançados de tecnologia e como manejar armas reais, integrando as tácticas de treino de combate próximo e os sistemae de treino da Firearms com armas de pequeno porte e de grande precisão.
Os oito simuladores estão ligados entre si, pelo que os pilotos poderão interagir como se estivessem de facto num comboio militar. Os sistemas incluem também forças "geradas" por computador para que os líderes consigam ter diferentes experiências de comboios militares e as respectivas configurações. Desta forma, podem determinar a própria combinação de camiões e de tropas de combate para suporte.
"Esta capacidade de treino é imperativa para desenvolver os nossos soldados e vamos começar o treino o mais rapidamente possível, para colmatar as defeciências sentidas nso cenário de guerra,ao nível dos comandos de comboios militares de operações", afirmou Joseph Giunta, membro do exército norte-americano, ao WT. O mesmo responsável acrescentou ainda que "1/3 das situações de agressões e mortes aos nossos soldados, desde o inicio da operação de Libertação do Iraque têm envolvido os comboios militares", salientando assim a necessidade de melhor treino e preparação para estas situações.

Enviado por: TOMKAT em Abril 30, 2005, 09:40:22 am
Pentágono quer robôs para operar soldados em combate

O Pentágono atribuiu recentemente 12 milhões de dólares, cerca de 9.25 milhões de euros, a um projecto que prevê o recurso a robôs para a execução de pequenas cirurgias em soldados feridos em situação de combate. Segundo os autores do projecto, os robôs chegariam aos teatros de guerra em veículos não pilotados e poderiam tratar e evacuar os soldados mesmo sob fogo inimigo. "O principal desafio é como fazer chegar cuidados médicos de alta qualidade ao campo de batalha, o mais perto possível da acção e dos soldados", explicou John Baskin, do SRI Internacional, um laboratório com fins não lucrativos que faz investigação para o Departamento de Defesa. "Até agora, os recursos estão limitados ao que um médico pode transportar", acrescentou. Os investigadores do SRI dizem que os robôs serão manipulados por cirurgiões em tempo real, com tecnologia que impedirá quaisquer demoras entre as suas ordens e a sua execução, mas o projecto só estará pronto para passar à práctica daqui a um década. As comunicações serão feitas sem fios e sem que o inimigo possa conhecer a posição dos "trauma pod", nome dos veículos em que estarão os robôs, que terão de actuar de forma ágil e destemida para poderem actuar sob fogo inimigo. Na origem desta tecnologia está a chamada "telecirurgia", já utilizada em muitos hospitais desde o ano 2000, tendo partido de uma ideia também avançada pelo SRI no ano de 1980, mas o robô concebido para esse fim, o da Vinci Surgical System, é demasiado volumoso e demasiado dependentede muitos operadores para ser usado em combate.

Uma boa ideia para ser adoptada pelo nosso SNS quando estes robôs entrarem no activo, ultrapassava-se o problema da falta de médicos fora dos grandes centros, combatiam-se as listas de espera, e, se o paciente morresse, a culpa seria sempre da máquina, pelo menos haveria um culpado. :?
Enviado por: JLRC em Maio 11, 2005, 05:00:02 pm
New Brigade to Coordinate all Army Helos in Korea  
(Source: US Army; issued May 10, 2005)
 PYONGTAEK, South Korea --- The U.S. Army in South Korea this summer will merge its helicopter assets into a single, all-purpose aviation unit designed to make it easier for commanders to manage helicopter forces and to mix them for short-term battle tasks.  
The unit, being introduced Armywide, is known as a multifunctional aviation brigade, or MFAB. It includes all Army helicopter types except those designed for special operations work.  
The Army will establish its first South Korea-based MFAB in mid-June under the 8th U.S. Army.  
It will be one of 11 Army MFABs worldwide, several of which are already operating, said Army Col. Richard H. Parker, 8th Army’s chief of force development and plans.  
The Army adopted the MFAB concept about two years ago.  
The MFAB will make it easier for commanders to pull together the various aircraft types into a “unit of action” — tailored to the needs of a specific task, especially in battle where fast action is crucial, Army aviators told Stars and Stripes.  
It will also help commanders sort competing demands for aircraft and increase opportunities for helicopter units to train together, the aviators said.  
“The MFAB brings the full spectrum of aviation capability to the ground force commander under one aviation commander,” said Army Lt. Col. Richard Juergens, commanding officer of the 2nd Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, at Camp Humphreys.  
The MFAB consolidates within a single organization the Army’s helicopter missions of attack, scout, command-and-control, cargo and medical evacuation.  
Army helicopters are traditionally put in separate units according to general function.  
In South Korea, the 6th Cavalry Brigade is the 8th Army’s attack helicopter force. Its high-tech AH-64D Apache Longbows can strike at tanks, vehicles, and other ground targets.  
The 8th Army’s 17th Aviation Brigade serves as its cargo and general support helicopter force. It consists of UH-60 Black Hawk units that haul cargo or troops and the CH-47 Chinook units that can airlift troops, cannons or other heavy equipment.  
And 8th Army’s medical evacuation helicopters come under its 18th Medical Command. Its “dustoff” aircrews fly Black Hawks equipped to rush wounded troops to a field hospital.  
When these units combine in June, “The ground force commander need only go to one aviation commander to get aviation support,” said Juergens.  
“It simplifies training, it simplifies mission execution, it simplifies deconfliction during execution,” Juergens said.  
Enviado por: JLRC em Maio 11, 2005, 05:03:12 pm
Team Apache Systems Delivers First Arrowhead Unit to U.S. Army
(Source: Lockheed Martin; issued May 10, 2005)
 ORLANDO, FL --- On behalf of Team Apache Systems LLC, Lockheed Martin ceremonially delivered its first Modernized Target Acquisition and Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS), also known as Arrowhead, for the AH-64 Apache helicopter to the U.S. Army today during the Army Aviation Association of America’s national convention in Orlando, FL.  
The Lockheed Martin Arrowhead system was presented to U.S. Army Apache Project Manager COL Ralph Pallotta by Tom Simmons, vice president, Fire Control for Lockheed Martin. More than 300 attendees were on hand for the ceremony, including U.S. Army dignitaries, Team Apache Systems subcontractors and Lockheed Martin employees who contributed to the success of the program.  
“Today is a great day for the Army, for Army Aviation and for our Apache warfighters as we receive the first Modernized TADS/PNVS - a capability that we have needed for a long time,” said LTC Shane Openshaw, U.S. Army Apache sensors product manager.  
“M-TADS/PNVS delivers dramatically improved performance, reliability and maintainability, ensuring Apache remains a relevant and ready capability for our Army. With M-TADS/PNVS, Apaches will be better able to get to the fight and will be able to see and engage the enemy at ranges that are unheard of today. The Apache is the best attack helicopter in the world and we just made it better. This roll-out marks the end of a tremendous effort to develop and produce the first system, and it marks the beginning of a new effort to get it fielded as quickly as possible.  
On behalf of the Apache aviators deployed around the world, I am deeply thankful for the outstanding team of professionals that developed and built the ‘new eyes of Apache’.”  
“Today’s delivery provides clear evidence that the Team Apache Systems (Lockheed Martin/Boeing)-Army team continues to make significant progress towards equipping the first Army aviation unit with Arrowhead,” said Simmons. “Attack helicopter missions require extraordinary targeting and navigation capability as well as reliability to meet their defining moments. We will continue to work diligently to help Army Aviation be successful in its mission to get into the battle area, find, target and defeat hostile forces and return safely.”  
Henry Jacobsen, president of Team Apache Systems, called the Arrowhead program a “great example of teamwork between The Boeing Company and Lockheed Martin.”  
“Lockheed has produced an outstanding product in the Arrowhead, which Boeing, as prime contractor for the Apache, has successfully integrated into the Apache weapon system. Through Team Apache Systems, we've made it all work very effectively.”  
Lockheed Martin’s Arrowhead kit provides an advanced electro-optical targeting and pilotage system to Apache crews that will maximize safe flight in day, night and adverse-weather environments. Arrowhead continues a 20-year legacy of serving as the eyes of the Army’s AH-64 Apache attack helicopter with the first fielding of the current TADS/PNVS in 1983. Arrowhead’s newly designed forward-looking infrared (FLIR) sensors use cutting-edge image processing techniques to give pilots the best possible resolution to avoid obstacles such as wires and tree limbs during low-level flight. The roll-out of the first Arrowhead kit in an M-TADS system under the Lot 1 contract comes almost twenty-three years to the day of signing the first TADS/PNVS production contract. Several retired officers from the 1983 contract signing were present today to witness the second generation fielding of the original system.  
Arrowhead improves performance and reliability of the legacy TADS system by over 150%, reduces mainte?nance actions by nearly 60%, and enables two-level field maintenance—achieving a savings that approaches $1 billion in Army operation and support costs over the anticipated 20-year lifespan.  
Arrowhead will be installed on AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopters both in the field and in production at The Boeing Company’s Mesa, AZ, facility.  
Team Apache Systems (TAS) is a limited liability company comprised of Lockheed Martin Millimeter Technologies Inc., and McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems (an indirect subsidiary of The Boeing Company). The major subcontractors to TAS are Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, producers of the current generation TADS/PNVS system, and The Boeing Company rotorcraft unit in Mesa, Arizona, the makers of the AH-64 Apache helicopter.  
Enviado por: Marauder em Agosto 04, 2006, 05:19:39 pm
Aviões e helicópteros do exército americano receberão sistema de aviso de missil iminente ... rners.html (

Exército irá receber 375 helicópteros para reconhecimento armado. O helicóptero que tirou o "lugar" ao Comanche (cancelado) é a versão militar do Bell 407. ... x.php#more (
Enviado por: Marauder em Agosto 04, 2006, 08:06:31 pm
Apache Block III avança
Apache Block III copter moves to SDD phase
Jul. 26, 2006 at 10:32AM

A $619 million contract has been signed for the next phase of the U.S. Army's Block III AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter.

Boeing reported Wednesday it had signed the SDD (system development and demonstration) pact earlier this month.

"This new contract supports the long-term modernization of the Army's Apache helicopters," said Boeing project manager Scott Rudy. "Boeing and our industry partners will continue to work with the Army to apply the lessons learned and shared by battlefield commanders, aviators and soldiers."

The contract covers development, testing and qualification costs that will follow on the original $66 million deal for risk-reduction engineering.

The AH-64D has been a workhorse for the Army since the late 1980s and has been adopted by a number of allies. The aircraft is armed with a 30 millimeter chain gun and can carry a variety of rockets, including the heavyweight HELLFIRE missile, which was designed as an anti-tank weapon but is also useful against buildings, vehicles and caves used by insurgent forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Block III version of the familiar chopper is scheduled for delivery in 2011 and brings an improved readiness and smaller logistical footprint to Army aviation.

The upgrade is more specifically centered on digital electronics that will tie the Apache in more closely with increasingly network-centric ground units and improve "battlespace dominance."

The project calls for wideband communications capabilities, long-range sensors with data fusion for and the ability to control and interface with unmanned aerial vehicles at level IV.
Enviado por: Marauder em Agosto 05, 2006, 09:35:32 am
O programa LUH ganho pela Eurocopter ... x.php#more (

Bell espera vitória em contracto histórico de 322 helicópteros ligeiros para o US Army [notícia muy velha, grande cabeça ficou a Bell] ... d4&k=20054 (

Custos com material do exército Americano deve triplicar [re-routing das notícias],1 ... 81,00.html (,13319,102981,00.html)
Enviado por: ricardonunes em Agosto 08, 2006, 10:13:26 am
Most Guard Units Not Ready for War

WASHINGTON - More than two-thirds of the Army National Guard's 34 brigades are not combat ready due largely to vast equipment shortfalls that will take as much as $21 billion to correct, the top National Guard general said Tuesday.

The comments by Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum came in the wake of disclosures by Army officials, analysts and members of Congress that two-thirds of the active Army's brigades are not rated ready for war.

The problem, they say, is driven by budget constraints that will not allow the military to complete the personnel training and equipment repairs and replacement that must be done when units return home after deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan.

One Army official acknowledged Tuesday that while all of the active Army units serving in the war zone are "100 percent" ready, the situation is not the same for those at home.

"In the continental United States, there are plenty of units that are rated at significantly less than a C-1 rating," said Lt. Col. Carl S. Ey. "Backlogs at the depots, budget issues and the timeliness of receiving funds to conduct training are all critical to the Army's ability keep their force trained, ready and at the highest readiness level possible."

Once a taboo subject for the military, often buried deep in classified documents, readiness levels - generally ranked from C-1 (the best) to C-4 (the worst) are now being used as weapons themselves to force money out of Congress and the administration.

And while Army officials still won't specify how many units are at which levels, they are being more open about the overall declining state of readiness of their armed forces.

Driving the current problem is the fact that Army units returning from the war have either left tanks, trucks or other equipment behind or are bringing them home damaged or broken. And once they arrive, many of their comrades either leave the Army or move to other posts, forcing leaders to train other soldiers to replace them. As a result, the unit's ratings drop, said Ey, an Army spokesman.,1 ... 02,00.html (,13319,108102,00.html)
Enviado por: Bravo Two Zero em Agosto 13, 2006, 08:22:05 pm
Jane's Defence:

ARDEC looks into microwave artillery weapon

By Nathan Hodge JDW Staff Reporter
Washington, DC

A solicitation recently issued by the Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (ARDEC) at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, announced a market survey to identify possible sources for developing an HPM payload for a 155 mm artillery round or 120 mm mortar shell. The device, according to the solicitation, "must be properly designed to defeat significant targets on the battlefield, be gun-hardened [and] munitionised".

In addition, the HPM round would have to be compatible with indirect-fire systems being developed under the army's Future Combat Systems modernisation programme. According to the solicitation, the army wants a round that could be fired from a non-line-of-sight (NLOS) cannon, NLOS mortar and the Mounted Combat Systems Vehicle and would also be compatible with legacy weapon systems.

The weapon would have to survive launch from a 155 mm artillery tube or 120 mm mortar or tank cannon and require no maintenance during storage. ... _1_n.shtml (
Enviado por: Bravo Two Zero em Agosto 31, 2006, 08:38:34 am
Parece que os americanos já resolveram os problemas estruturais do canhão de 105 mm num Stryker.

Stryker Teams Train with New Vehicles
(Source: US Army; issued Aug. 29, 2006)
The US Army’s 4th Brigade is the first unit to be equipped with the Mobile Gun System variant of the Stryker wheeled armored vehicle. (US Army photo)FORT LEWIS, Wash. --- A long wait is over for Stryker Mobile Gun System (MSG) crews of the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.  
The 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry, received its complement of MGS vehicles last month after more than a year of waiting. They are the first vehicles to be fielded in the Army.  
“I think its going to give the infantry a whole new dimension of what they can do. Armor and infantry have kept each other at arm’s length for years and years," said Sgt. 1st Class David Cooper, an MGS platoon sergeant with B Company, 2-23 Inf. "We’ve got some growing pains, but once we get out there and they see what we can do, we’re going to be everybody’s friend.”  
Each infantry company is slated to receive three vehicles, though crews don't expect to operate together except on rare occasions.  
The vehicles carry crews of three, and are equipped with a 105 mm main gun and a state-of-the-art fire control system. The MGS also has an onboard coaxial machine gun that’s fire controlled.  
“You can literally shoot smiley faces with it at 900 meters,” said Cooper. “Even minus the big gun we can give the infantry a lot of support.”  
The 105 mm is capable of firing four types of rounds: SABOT, a depleted-uranium armor-piercing round; HEAT, high-explosive anti-tank; HEP, high-explosive plastic; and a canister round. The rounds are loaded using a hydraulic auto-loader in the rear of the vehicle.  
The HEP and canister rounds give Stryker units new capabilities, especially in urban areas. The HEP can blow holes in reinforced concrete walls, but unlike the rounds from an Abrams, won’t continue through the target and into surrounding buildings. The canister provides as effective anti-personnel capability.  
“The vehicle’s basic role is to support the infantry. It’s not there to take on tanks or go toe-to-toe in the wide-open desert like we did with the Abrams,” said Sgt. 1st Class William Ozmet, an MGS instructor from Fort Knox, Ky. “Its primary function is blowing a hole in the wall or blowing up bunkers.”  
Over the past year, the crews have been training with TOW-ITAS Humvees or other Stryker variants. Finally having the vehicles gives the crews a chance to delve into training.  
“I can actually start focusing on our training, both on our mission tasks and working with the infantry,” said 1st Lt. Christopher Lilley, the MGS platoon leader in B Co.  
The MGS also comes equipped with training software that allows Soldiers to train on various engagements in their own vehicles, instead of going to a simulator somewhere else.  
Once the 4th Bde. completes training, instructors from General Dynamics Land Systems will move on to equip and train Soldiers in Hawaii and Pennsylvania. Training for those units may change according to lessons learned here, but the vehicle itself is expected to remain mostly unchanged.  
“I’m confident that this will turn out to be a successful piece of equipment for us, the infantry and the Army,” said Lilley.  


E a Steyr com o Pandur II?
Enviado por: Luso em Agosto 31, 2006, 10:42:47 am
Continuo a pensar que um canhão de 105mm num destes veículos é um absurdo, até porque o número de munições é reduzido. Juldo ser melhor uma peça semiautomática de 76mm de alta velocidade com elevação suficiente para bater edifícios altos e um par de mísseis anticarro.
Enviado por: SSK em Agosto 12, 2007, 03:12:26 pm
Raytheon Equip US Army Scouts with More LRAS3
Raytheon was awarded production contract for Long Range Advanced Scout Surveillance Systems (LRAS3). The US Army has fielded over 700 LRAS 3 systems and the new $113 million award will continue the acquisition and support through 2013. The multi-sensor system packs second generation Forward-Looking Infrared (FLIR) sensor, a Global Positioning System interferometer, an eye-safe laser rangefinder and a Day TV (DTV) camera. This integrated sensor suite enables scouts elements to detect, recognize, identify and geo-locate distant targets while remaining outside the threat's acquisition and engagement envelope. Systems are deployed HMMWVs, and Stryker armored vehicles. It can also be dismounted on a tripod.
Enviado por: comanche em Agosto 16, 2007, 07:31:11 pm
Suicídios no Exército dos EUA atingem maior marca desde 1991

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - O número de suicídios ocorridos dentro do Exército dos EUA alcançou seu nível mais alto desde a Guerra do Golfo, revelou na quinta-feira dados divulgados pelos militares.

O Exército registrou 99 casos confirmados de suicídio em 2006, ou 12 a mais do que o número do ano anterior. Os militares ainda citaram duas mortes como sendo prováveis suicídios, apesar de os médicos legistas não terem confirmado esse fato ainda.

Segundo o Exército, serviram de causa para os suicídios relacionamentos malsucedidos, "problemas operacionais/ocupacionais" e problemas legais e financeiros.

Em relação ao número total de soldados dos EUA, o Exército registrou 17,3 suicídios por cada 100 mil soldados em 2006, incluindo duas mortes ainda sob investigação. Em 2005, essa cifra havia sido de 12,8 por cada 100 mil.

No ano passado, 30 dos 99 suicídios confirmados aconteceram em zonas de guerra, segundo os dados.

Neste ano, até agora, 44 soldados tiraram a própria vida, entre os quais 17 estacionados ou no Iraque ou no Afeganistão.

O número de suicídios em 2006 é o maior desde 1991, ano da Guerra do Golfo, quando 102 soldados norte-americanos se mataram.

Mais de 1,5 milhão de soldados dos EUA passaram pelo Iraque e pelo Afeganistão desde 2001. O Exército, maior braço das Forças Armadas norte-americanas, enfrenta uma grande pressão devido a seu envolvimento em várias operações.

Os dados sobre o suicídio aparecem depois de uma série de estudos mostrando um aumento no número de problemas mentais surgidos entre os soldados e outros militares dos EUA. Segundo esses estudos, as Forças Armadas não têm fornecido apoio psicológico adequado a seus integrantes.

Enviado por: ricardonunes em Agosto 20, 2007, 04:59:05 am
Milionária à custa do Pentágono

Não há provérbio mais falso do que "em tempo de guerra não se limpam armas", mas é sabido que nessas alturas poucas contas são feitas. Foi por saber disso que uma empresária americana conseguiu ter, nos últimos anos, uma vida de milionária, até que a ganância e um contabilista mais atento lhe acabou com o sonho.

Charlene Corley, 47 anos, é dona da C&D Distributors, uma empresa da Carolina do Sul que fornece material para as forças armadas. Há sete anos, começou a perceber que se os militares estavam atentos ao preço dos artigos, pouco ligavam aos custos de manuseamento e envio - e começou a carregar nas contas.

Até que em Setembro de 2006 um funcionário do Pentágono reparou que as despesas de envio de duas anilhas de 19 cêntimos cada eram de 969 mil dólares. Rejeitou a encomenda e foi verificar o que se passava com aquele fornecedor. Depressa descobriu que pelo transporte de outra encomenda de duas anilhas tinham sido pagos 998.798 dólares. Para enviar três parafusos (que custam 1,31 dólares cada) para a base dos marines em Habbaniyah, no Iraque, foram pagos 455.009 dólares; pelo envio de uma anilha de 89 cêntimos para a base da força aérea em Cabo Canaveral, na Florida, 293.451 dólares. Em seis anos, por 68 mil dólares de material tinham sido pagos à C&D Distributors 20,5 milhões de dólares em transporte e manuseamento.

Cynthia Stroot, investigadora do Pentágono, explica que por sistema são pagas automaticamente todas as encomendas classificadas como "prioridade" e destinadas a áreas de combate (Iraque ou Afeganistão). Desde que o esquema de Corley foi descoberto, o Pentágono já desmantelou outros, mas nenhum da dimensão da C&D Distributors.

E o que fazia Charlene ao dinheiro? Grandes casas, automóveis de luxo, jóias e férias. Tudo isso vai ser leiloado a favor do Pentágono e Charlene pode ficar até 20 anos na cadeia.|

DN (http://http)
Enviado por: SSK em Agosto 20, 2007, 10:13:42 am
Se este estudo fosse feito por cá já não havia uma única loja de material na margem sul... :?
Enviado por: antoninho em Agosto 23, 2007, 05:37:15 pm
DoD: Year-End MRAP Delivery to be 1,500, not 3,900

Defense officials say fewer than half of the new blast-resistant vehicles being built this year to give troops better protection from roadside bombs will be delivered to Iraq by year’s end.
At least 1,500 will be in Iraq by Dec. 31, according to Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell. But the figure is less than half of the 3,900 an official previously said would be delivered.
The Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle is Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates’ top program priority. During a July 18 press conference at the Pentagon, John Young, chairman of DoD’s MRAP Task Force, had said — “ambitiously,” according to Morrell — that 3,500 to 3,900 would be delivered to Iraq in that time.
Morrell corrected that August 22, saying 1,500 MRAPs will be delivered to Iraq by the end of the year, adding, “We could very well end up getting more than that in theater.”
Young still believes 3,900 MRAPs will be produced by Dec. 31, Morrell said.
Morrell also denied that delivery is being held up by production issues, as claimed in a recent published report.
“It’s not accurate,” Morrell said.
The delay, he said, will be due to the amount of time — 50 days — it takes to outfit the vehicles and get most of them to the war theater. That means few of the MRAPs produced during the last two months of the year, when production by DoD’s five vendors is expected to climb considerably, will be completely outfitted and delivered by Dec. 31.
Some MRAPs are being flown but most will be carried by ship, and that’s a 35-day process, Morrell said. It also takes 15 days to equip the vehicles with military-specific equipment, such as radios and signal jammers. That’s half as long as it formerly took, and the Pentagon hopes to trim more time off both efforts, he said.
The MRAP is seen as the best defense for U.S. troops threatened by roadside bombs planted by insurgents in Iraq. It comes in three basic variants, all of which feature a V-shaped hull designed to deflect bomb blasts and better protect the troops inside. Roadside bombs have been the No. 1 killers of U.S. troops in Iraq.
Congress has appropriated $3.8 billion for MRAP production this fiscal year, and Gates has asked for permission to reprogram another $1.2 billion for the effort. He’s also pressed for more rapid production and delivery of the vehicles.(rp4)
Enviado por: CyruS em Agosto 25, 2007, 09:40:11 pm
Citação de: "SSK"
Se este estudo fosse feito por cá já não havia uma única loja de material na margem sul... :oops:  :roll:
Enviado por: AMRAAM em Setembro 02, 2008, 11:13:32 pm
Dos helicopteros "Litlle birds" + Miniguns + cohetes = ¡¡ Diversion Asegurada!! :shock:  c34x
Enviado por: Jorge Pereira em Novembro 13, 2008, 12:41:49 pm
FCS' NLOS-Cannon Tested at Yuma

The US Army's future self propelled gun - the 'Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon' prototype (NLOS-C/P1) fired the first round at the Yuma proving grounds. The vehicle will fire an additional 500 rounds through early 2009 to obtain a safety release that will allow soldiers to move, shoot, and communicate from an NLOS-C in spring 2009.


NLOS-C is the lead prototype in the Army's family of eight FCS Manned Ground Vehicles (MGVs). The new cannon implements automated ammunition loading system and improved accuracy through on-board projectile tracking coupled with the power of the FCS network and sensors. It is operated by a crew of two soldiers. "This marks the first 155mm round fired from a fully automated howitzer mounted on an FCS hybrid-electric chassis and remotely commanded through its on-board computers and controls," stated Lieutenant Colonel Robert McVay, Army Product Manager for NLOS-C.

It will be one of nine vehicles to be produced under the system development phase. As the system is approved for operational testing, more vehicles will be produced for the testing, overall, the Army's Evaluation Task Force (AETF) will receive 18 NLOS-C platforms starting in 2010. The AETF will put the NLOS-C through combat scenarios to provide lessons learned that will be used to enhance and finalize the design for the final production NLOS-Cs and the rest of the MGV family.

E um vídeo retirado do FW :wink: ... re=related (
Enviado por: nelson38899 em Janeiro 10, 2009, 10:21:50 pm
Race for Lighter MRAP Heating Up

Competitors for the U.S. military's Multipurpose All-Terrain Vehicle (MATV) have a Jan. 12 deadline to submit proposals, ushering in a new generation of vehicles sporting all the survivability of an Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle without MRAP-like bulk.

Navistar Defense remained mum about its proposal. President and CEO Archie Massicotte told Aviation Week only that the company is "locked and loaded" on the two prototype vehicles due Feb. 23. The company hopes its experience in the MRAP market will give it an edge in the MATV competition. Since May 2007, Navistar has been awarded $3 billion in Defense Department contracts for its MaxxPro MRAP variants.

"You don't just take a commercial truck, paint it green and say it's military," Massicotte said. "Every truck has its own recipe."

Indeed, with MRAP production winding down, companies are looking at creative ways of supporting subsequent generations of manned ground vehicles. Tony Russell, vice president of vehicle armor at BAE, which has supplied more than 5,000 MRAPs to the Army and Marine Corps since the Iraq war made them critical equipment, sees one of the challenges of the future being the sustainment of the relatively expensive MRAP fleet (Aerospace DAILY, Jan. 7).

The first MATV unit is slated to be fielded in fall 2009. Although the government expects to order only about 2,080 vehicles, it has specified a minimum of three test articles and maximum program of 10,000 vehicles in its solicitation notice. ... el=defense (
Enviado por: nelson38899 em Janeiro 21, 2009, 03:34:43 pm
Most U.S. Government spending on nuclear weapons-related programs is unclassified.  But it is functionally secret since such spending is widely dispersed across many programs in several agencies and it is not formally tracked or reported.

A new study prepared for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace estimated that the cost of U.S. nuclear weapons and weapons-related programs exceeded $52 billion last year.

“That’s a floor, not a ceiling,” said Stephen I. Schwartz, who led the study with Deepti Choubey. The estimate does not include the costs of classified nuclear weapons programs or nuclear-related intelligence programs, among other limiting factors.

The $52 billion figure far exceeds the total annual budget for international diplomacy and foreign assistance ($39.5 billion) and comprises roughly 10% of all national defense spending.
Because nuclear weapons costs are not officially tracked, it has been difficult or impossible to perform “cost-benefit” analyses of nuclear policies or to debate priorities among competing nuclear weapons programs.  Yet such priorities naturally emerge, undebated.

Thus, the majority of nuclear weapons spending (55.5%) is allocated towards upgrading, operating and sustaining the U.S. nuclear arsenal.  A much smaller fraction (10%) is devoted to controlling the spread of nuclear weapons and technology, the study found. ... nding.html (

muito dinheiro gastam os americas em armas nucleares, será que querem mudar o relevo de algum país :roll:
Enviado por: manuel liste em Março 24, 2009, 11:46:50 am

Explicación a la foto: (http://http)
Enviado por: nelson38899 em Março 31, 2009, 10:54:55 am

U.S. Defence programmes: 42 percent over budget and 22 months behind schedule (
Título: Avistamento de M1117
Enviado por: Duarte em Junho 29, 2009, 03:40:34 pm
Deparei hoje com uma viatura blindada M1117, pertencente a uma Companhia de Policia Militar da Guarda Nacional que tem quartel cá na minha aldeia.

Vou tentar tirar umas fotos pessoalmente quando puder. Fiquem com esta por agora.

Título: Re: Avistamento de M1117
Enviado por: nelson38899 em Junho 29, 2009, 04:01:57 pm
Citação de: "Duarte"
Deparei hoje com uma viatura blindada M1117, peretencente a uma Companhia de Policia Militar da Guarda Nacional que tem quartel cá na minha aldeia.

Vou tentar tirar umas fotos pessoalmente quando puder. Fiquem com esta por agora.

Cá esperamos pela chaimite do seculo XXI
Enviado por: Duarte em Junho 29, 2009, 04:47:39 pm
As fotos não são lá muito boas, está a chover, mas aqui estão..

Parece ser a única viatura blindada que têm, normalmente só os vejo com HMMVs. É provavelmente para instrução.




Enviado por: legionario em Junho 29, 2009, 06:47:15 pm
Essa viatura é muito parecida com o VAB francês  :shock:
Enviado por: nelson38899 em Junho 29, 2009, 06:55:05 pm
boas fotos obrigado
Enviado por: Duarte em Junho 29, 2009, 07:09:19 pm
Citação de: "legionario"
Essa viatura é muito parecida com o VAB francês  :shock:
Enviado por: Jorge Pereira em Agosto 02, 2009, 09:51:55 pm
E esta?

Military Weighs Private Security on Front Lines

Firm Could Have Broad Protection Authority in Afghanistan

By Walter Pincus
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, July 26, 2009

The U.S. military command is considering contracting a private firm to manage security on the front lines of the war in Afghanistan, even as Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates says that the Pentagon intends to cut back on the use of private security contractors.

On a Web site listing federal business opportunities, the Army this month published a notice soliciting information from prospective contractors who would develop a security plan for 50 or more forward operating bases and smaller command outposts across Afghanistan.

Although the U.S. military has contracted out security services to protect individuals, military bases and other facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan, this contract would award a commercial company unusually broad "theater-wide" authority to protect forward operating bases in a war zone.

"The contractor shall be responsible for providing security services, developing, implementing, adequately staffing, and managing a security program," the notice said, adding that the contractor would have to be available "24 hours a day, seven days a week."

The U.S. military currently has 72 contracts that provide 5,600 civilian guards, mostly local Afghans, at forward bases across Afghanistan, according to Lt. Cmdr. Christine M. Sidenstricker, chief of media operations for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan. The intent of the proposed contract is to bring all "disparate and subordinate contracts" under single, theater-wide management at a time when the U.S. forces are expanding, she said.

The Army has not issued a formal proposal for a contract, but the notice says that interested companies should reply by Wednesday and that a formal request for proposals should follow. The "anticipated award date" for a contract is Dec. 1, according to the notice.

The request for information comes as Gates is moving to put soldiers back in charge of security roles that contractors have filled in recent years. Drawing on its experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Defense Department recently organized a task force to measure the military's dependence on contractor support in training and security, with the goal of determining an appropriate mix.

Lawmakers, too, have raised concerns about the cost of contractors and about outsourcing what have traditionally been government roles.

The Commission on Wartime Contracting, a bipartisan congressional panel, noted in a recent report that in previous wars, military police protected bases while other service members pursued the enemy. "Contractors are now literally in the center of the battlefield in unprecedented numbers," the commission said, creating "a need to define specific functions that are not appropriate for performance by contractors in a contingency operation."

Meanwhile,  Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), chairman of the Senate subcommittee on contracting oversight, said her panel had "revealed major concerns about the use of private security contractors in Afghanistan." She added that a hard look needs to be taken "at where we have gone wrong in the past, to ensure that the military does not repeat history."

Afghan forward operating bases are often considered dangerous posts. An American soldier was critically injured this month when insurgents attacked Forward Operating Base Salerno, near the eastern border town of Khost. Two U.S. troops died July 4 at Combat Outpost Zerok, also near the Pakistan border, in an insurgent assault.

In the worst attack on an outpost, roughly 200 insurgents broke through security walls last year at an outpost in Konar province and killed nine American soldiers.  Sen. James Webb (D-Va.), a member of the Armed Services Committee, recently asked the Pentagon's inspector general to investigate whether security at the post was adequate.

With Afghan army and police officers totaling roughly 160,000, and the number of U.S. service members in Afghanistan set to grow to 68,000 by year's end, the U.S. military is moving to protect the facilities where personnel will be based. But many experts say commanders do not have enough forces.

"We don't want to waste scarce Afghan army and police, so we must be creative," said Michael E. O'Hanlon, a senior fellow and military expert at the Brookings Institution.

But O'Hanlon also said he is concerned that if contractors were to take over security at forward operating bases, they would be the first to see hostile fire, and they -- not soldiers -- would have to decide whether to employ weapons against an enemy.

Instead of hiring a private firm, O'Hanlon said, the Americans and Afghans could create a local version of Iraq's Facilities Protection Service, the modestly trained but government-paid guard force that was pulled together to provide protection for government ministries in Baghdad and the oil fields. "We should create a different branch of the Afghan security forces that has minimal training," he said.

At a town hall meeting at Fort Drum, N.Y., on July 16, Gates said that the military had let contracting "grow without the kind of controls that we should" have had. The purpose, he said, was "to try and free up as many soldiers for actual combat duty, rather than having them do things that civilian contractors could do."

Contractors, Gates noted, have done a variety of jobs, including running dining facilities and doing laundry, cleaning chores and security work. "So, we're kind of going back through all of these roles, at this point, to figure out where military ought to be doing these things and where civilian contractors can be," he said.
Enviado por: Chicken_Bone em Agosto 02, 2009, 10:10:36 pm
As paletes de mercenários que vão sair do Iraque têm que ir para algum lado. :D
Enviado por: Jorge Pereira em Agosto 04, 2009, 03:34:02 pm
Report: US commanders 'incompetent' over nine soldiers killed in Afghan battle of Wanat

An unpublished report into one of the US Army's darkest days, when nine soldiers were killed by the Taliban at a remote Afghan outpost, has branded their commanders incompetent.

By Leonard Doyle in Washington
Published: 6:55PM BST 25 Jul 2009

The official report into the battle of Wanat, on July 13 last year, describes the bravery of soldiers who kept fighting even after they were hit. One mortally wounded soldier continued to pass ammunition as he lay dying, and his comrades' bravery and professionalism ensured that the outpost was never overrun.

But cocksure officers conducted themselves so poorly before the battle that they angered the local villagers whom they were supposed to win over, the report states.

Its findings highlight serious concerns as the US is throwing an extra 23,000 battle-weary troops into a war that is being increasingly questioned in the United States.

The battle showed the increasing military sophistication of the Taliban, and highlighted the vulnerability of combat forces which are now fanning out across Afghanistan in small units with orders to engage with villagers.

After an initial Army investigation which was dismissed by critics in the military hierarchy as whitewash, Douglas Cubbison, a military historian was commissioned to produce a more honest assessment.

His report is directed squarely at US commanders in the field. It suggests that if they do not apply the Army's counterinsurgency doctrine and protect local populations, they could meet the same fate as their fallen comrades at Wanat.

Named after a remote wooded valley near the Pakistan border north east of Kabul, the battle began just before dawn when a force of guerrillas estimated at between 50 and 200 in number, threw themselves at the remote US outpost.

Volleys of rocket-propelled grenades rained down as the Taliban swarmed across the steep valley.

They quickly knocked out the American heavy weapons - a 120 millimeter mortar, a TOW missile system, and a .50 calibre machine gun. The 45 soldiers and three Marines at the base along with a small Afghan National Army contingent were soon in a fight for their lives.

It felt like "about a thousand Rocket Propelled Grenades at once," Army Specialist Tyler Hanson later told an Army investigator. The Taliban moved in to within feet of the Americans, making it impossible to call in airstrikes.

They threw rocks into the Americans' foxholes, hoping the soldiers would mistake them for grenades and jump out. "The whole time we were thinking we were going to die," said Specialist Chris McKaig.

When the fighting ended, an hour later, nine US soldiers were dead and 27 were wounded, a 75 per cent casualty rate, which has not been suffered since the Vietnam War.

Details of the draft army report were first revealed by Thomas Ricks on his Foreign Policy blog. Mr Ricks, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer on military affairs, said it was significant that the report emerged from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas - the last command of General David Petraeus before he took over as commander for Afghanistan and Iraq.

Gen. Petraeus wrote the Army's counterinsurgency doctrine which instructs US officers to work with and protect local populations, a marked change of strategy for an army which has always valued firepower and aggression above all else.

"This unit gave lip service to he policy of working with locals," Mr Ricks said, "and this report is a way for people like Petraeus to say, 'you think you're doing counterinsurgency, but your not. And you're getting our soldiers killed." The battalion commander in Wanat claimed after the battle that he has been conducting a classic counterinsurgency campaign while 'living with the population'.

This, the report concluded, was not an accurate account.

"This was not the case in the Waigal Valley, where the paratroopers occupied only two combat outposts, and had almost no interaction with the population," the report stated.

A statement from one machine gunner in the unit summed up the general attitude to locals: "We didn't interact with them...they didn't come near us and we didn't go near them," Another soldier added: "These people, they disgust me...everything about those people up there is disgusting. They're worthless."

The brigade commander, Col. Charles Preysler, and the battalion commander, Lt. Col. Ostlund, come in for lacerating criticism. Neither responded to queries. Col. Preysler, has previously stated that the Wanat outpost was never intended to be a "full-up combat outpost," or COP. "That is absolutely false and not true," he said after the battle.

"So, from the get-go, that is just [expletive] and it's not right."

However the report found this misleading, because there were extensive plans for construction of a "permanent outpost," with walls, housing and sewage control.

The report criticised the commanders for their "highly kinetic approach", using the military jargon for aggressive military action. The report found that they shot first and asked questions later, which "inevitably degraded the relationships between the US Army and the population." In addition a US helicopter attack before the battle on some trucks passing through the valley killed doctors and other health care workers, angering villagers.

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Enviado por: Açoriano em Janeiro 16, 2010, 01:00:21 pm
Exército dos EUA registou 160 suicídios em 2009

O número de suicídios no exército norte-americano atingiu 160 em 2009, um novo recorde, informou na sexta-feira o Pentágono, que se referiu a "um ano cruel". Responsáveis do exército tinham alertado que o número de suicídios corria o risco de ultrapassar o registado em 2008 (140), mas as causas deste fenómeno continuam obscuras. ... m+2009.htm (
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Março 16, 2010, 09:15:14 pm
Army drops bayonets, busts abs in training revamp

FORT JACKSON, S.C. – New soldiers are grunting through the kind of stretches and twists found in "ab blaster" classes at suburban gyms as the Army revamps its basic training regimen for the first time in three decades.

Heeding the advice of Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans, commanders are dropping five-mile runs and bayonet drills in favor of zigzag sprints and exercises that hone core muscles. Battlefield sergeants say that's the kind of fitness needed to dodge across alleys, walk patrol with heavy packs and body armor or haul a buddy out of a burning vehicle.

Trainers also want to toughen recruits who are often more familiar with Facebook than fistfights.

"Soldiers need to be able to move quickly under load, to be mobile under load, with your body armor, your weapons and your helmet, in a stressful situation," said Frank Palkoska, head of the Army's Fitness School at Fort Jackson, which has worked several years on overhauling the regime.

"We geared all of our calisthenics, all of our running movements, all of our warrior skills, so soldiers can become stronger, more powerful and more speed driven," Palkoska said. The exercises are part of the first major overhaul in Army basic fitness training since men and women began training together in 1980, he said.

The new plan is being expanded this month at the Army's four other basic training installations — Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Fort Sill, Okla., Fort Benning, Ga., and Fort Knox, Ky.

Drill sergeants with experience in the current wars are credited with urging the Army to change training, in particular to build up core muscle strength. One of them is 1st Sgt. Michael Todd, a veteran of seven deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

On a recent training day Todd was spinning recruits around to give them the feel of rolling out of a tumbled Humvee. Then he tossed on the ground pugil sticks made of plastic pipe and foam, forcing trainees to crawl for their weapons before they pounded away on each other.

"They have to understand hand-to-hand combat, to use something other than their weapon, a piece of wood, a knife, anything they can pick up," Todd said.

The new training also uses "more calisthenics to build core body power, strength and agility," Palkoska said in an office bedecked with 60-year-old black and white photos of World War II-era mass exercise drills. Over the 10 weeks of basic, a strict schedule of exercises is done on a varied sequence of days so muscles rest, recover and strengthen.

Another aim is to toughen recruits from a more obese and sedentary generation, trainers said.

Many recruits didn't have physical education in elementary, middle or high school and therefore tend to lack bone and muscle strength. When they ditch diets replete with soda and fast food for healthier meals and physical training, they drop excess weight and build stronger muscles and denser bones, Palkoska said.

Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling of the Army's Training and Doctrine Command, the three-star general in charge of revamping all aspects of initial training, said his overall goal is to drop outmoded drills and focus on what soldiers need today and in the future.

Bayonet drills had continued for decades, even though soldiers no longer carry the blades on their automatic rifles. Hertling ordered the drills dropped.

"We have to make the training relevant to the conditions on the modern battlefield," Hertling said during a visit to Fort Jackson in January.

The general said the current generation has computer skills and a knowledge base vital to a modern fighting force. He foresees soldiers using specially equipped cell phones to retrieve information on the battlefield to help repair a truck or carry out an emergency lifesaving medical technique.

But they need to learn how to fight.

"Most of these soldiers have never been in a fistfight or any kind of a physical confrontation. They are stunned when they get smacked in the face," said Capt. Scott Sewell, overseeing almost 190 trainees in their third week of training. "We are trying to get them to act, to think like warriors."

For hours, Sewell and his drill sergeants urge on helmeted trainees as they whale away at each other with pugil sticks, landing head and body blows until one falls flat on the ground. As a victor slams away at his flattened foe, a drill sergeant whistles the fight to a halt.

"This is the funnest day I've had since I've been here!" said 21-year-old Pvt. Brendon Rhyne, of Rutherford County, N.C., after being beaten to the ground. "It makes you physically tough. Builds you up on the insides mentally, too."

The Marine Corps is also applying war lessons to its physical training, adopting a new combat fitness test that replicates the rigor of combat. The test, which is required once a year, has Marines running sprints, lifting 30-pound ammunition cans over their heads for a couple of minutes and completing a 300-yard obstacle course that includes carrying a mock wounded Marine and throwing a mock grenade.

Capt. Kenny Fleming, a 10-year-Army veteran looking after a group of Fort Jackson trainees, said men and women learn exercises that prepare them to do something on the battlefield such as throw a grenade, or lunge and pick a buddy off the ground. Experience in Iraq has shown that women need the same skills because they come under fire, too, even if they are formally barred from combat roles.

"All their exercises are related to something they will do out in the field," Fleming said, pointing out "back bridge" exercises designed to hone abdominal muscles where soldiers lift hips and one leg off the ground and hold it steady.

"This will help their core muscles, which they could use when they stabilize their body for shooting their weapon, or any kind of lifting, pulling, or something like grabbing a buddy out of a tank hatch," Fleming said.

Fleming said those who had some sort of sports in high school can easily pick up on the training, while those who didn't have to be brought along. One hefty soldier in a recent company he trained dropped 45 pounds and learned to blast out 100 push-ups and 70 sit-ups, he said.

"We just have to take the soldier who's used to sitting on the couch playing video games and get them out there to do it," Fleming said.

Título: Re: Exército dos EUA
Enviado por: nelson38899 em Abril 07, 2010, 03:29:36 pm

Marines from 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion instruct marines from Scout Sniper platoon, and Alpha Company ,Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, on a demolitions range and breaching course while in Djibouti. The 24th MEU remains as one of the most expedient units and rapid-response force ready to perform a full scale of missions ranging from humanitarian relief to full-scale combat operations.
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Enviado por: AtInf em Dezembro 22, 2010, 05:19:31 pm
O Exército dos EUA vai substituir o actual padrão de camuflado ( UCP ). Em principio o UCP deverá ser ser substituido por 3 modelos para ambientes diferentes.  Os testes deverão estar concluidos na Primavera e a decisão tomada em Novembro de 2012. Os padrões apontados com maiores probabilidades de selecção são o MultiCam e o do USMC ou derivados destes.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Janeiro 12, 2011, 04:31:37 pm
Faleceu no último dia 2 de janeiro em Palmyra, Pennsylvania, EUA, de causas naturais aos 92 anos de idade, o famoso comandante da Easy Company, Major Richard "Dick" Winters.

Nascido em Ephrata, Pennsylvania, Winters trabalhou numa série de empregos para pagar sua faculdade, na qual graduou-se em junho de 1941. Na esperança de encurtar seu tempo de serviço militar, ele decidiu alistar-se no Exército em 25 de agosto daquele ano, passando pelo treinamento básico na Carolina do Sul. Com o ataque japonês a Pearl Harbor, as coisas mudaram de figura, e Winters foi selecionado para a Escola de Aspirantes a Oficial em abril de 1942, e lá conheceu seu futuro colega de guerra Lewis Nixon. Comissionado Segundo Tenente em julho, ele decidiu juntar-se à infantaria paraquedista, recebendo ordens para se apresentar ao 506º Regimento de Infantaria Paraquedista em Camp Toccoa, Georgia. Lá, Winters recebeu o comando do 2º Pelotão da Companhia E ("Easy Company"), e ganhou o respeito dos soldados devido à sua competência e espírito de liderança.

Chegando à Inglaterra em setembro de 1943 - já como parte da 101ª Divisão Aerotransportada - o 506º Regimento iniciou uma dura fase de treinamento em Wiltshire, que resultou no crescimento de tensões entre Winters e o comandante da Easy Company, Capitão Herbert Sobel. Winters duvidava da capacidade de Sobel de exercer liderança em situações de combate, e sua opinião era compartilhada por muitos sargentos da unidade. Após uma troca de acusações e um manifesto oficial dos sargentos, o comandante do 506º, Coronel Robert Sink, decidiu remover Sobel e substitui-lo pelo Primeiro-Tenente Thomas Meehan III.

Durante os saltos noturnos que precederam o desembarque na Normandia, o avião que levava Meehan foi derrubado pela antiaérea alemã, e Winters passou a atuar como comandante da Easy já no dia 6 de junho de 1944. Neste mesmo dia, ele liderou um ataque a uma bateria alemã de obuseiros 105 mm que atiravam sobre a praia de Utah. O exemplar assalto coordenado por Winters, conhecido como Ataque de Brécourt Manor, ainda é ensinado na academia de West Point como exemplo de ataque à posições fixas. Com apenas 13 homens, ele destruiu a posição inimiga, guardada por 50 soldados, e ainda capturou um mapa das defesas alemãs na área. Por esta ação ele foi condecorado pelo General Omar Bradley com a Distinguished Service Cross e promovido a Capitão.

Em setembro, a 101ª tomou parte na Operação Market-Garden, saltando sobre a Holanda. Numa encruzilhada, os paraquedistas entraram sob fogo de metralhadora alemã. Winters fez um reconhecimento e chamou o restante de seu pelotão para auxiliar no ataque à posição defensiva alemã. Embora tenha estimado a defesa inimiga em cerca de 50 homens, na verdade Winters concluiu com sucesso um ataque a uma força de 300 soldados alemães. Pouco depois, ele foi promovido a Oficial Executivo do 2º Batalhão, e nessa posição tomou parte na defensiva da cidade de Bastogne, na Bélgica, durante a ofensiva alemã de dezembro de 1944. Segurando a cidade contra uma força alemã muito maior, a 101ª sofreu muitas baixas, mas resistiu por uma semana até a chegada das tropas do 3º Exército do General George Patton. Em março de 1945, Winters recebeu o comando do 2º Batalhão, liderando-o por um período de relativa pouca atividade, desde o Reno até a Bavária no fim de abril. No começo de maio, ele recebeu a ordem de capturar Berchtesgaden, o retiro montanhês de Hitler. No dia 5, a Easy Company chegou ao Ninho da Águia, a casa construída para o Führer no topo das montanhas bávaras.

Após a guerra, Winters foi trabalhar com seu amigo Nixon até 1951, quando foi reconvocado para serviço ativo durante a Guerra da Coreia. Winters treinou oficiais por algum tempo, entrando para a reserva novamente em 1952. Casado e pai de dois filhos, ele abriu uma empresa de insumos agropecuários em Hershey, Pennsylvania, atuando como fornecedor por todo o estado. Em 1992, foi entrevistado pelo historiador Stephen Ambrose para seu livro "Band of Brothers: Easy Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest", que foi transformado pela HBO na mundialmente famosa minissérie "Band of Brothers" em 2001. Apesar da saúde frágil de seus últimos anos, bem como uma dura batalha contra o Mal de Parkinson, Dick Winters continuou o quanto pôde a participar de eventos públicos, e recentemente uma campanha foi iniciada para construir uma estátua sua na Normandia. William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, que serviu sob o comando de Winters na Easy, disse: "Quando ele dizia 'vamos', ele estava bem na frente. Nunca ficava para trás. Era um líder personificado".

Desejando apenas uma cerimônia simples para a família e amigos, Dick Winters pediu que seu falecimento fosse mantido em segredo até que o enterro fosse realizado, o que aconteceu no dia 8 de janeiro de 2010. Ele deixa esposa (Ethel) e dois filhos (Tim e Jill).

Fonte: Sala de guerra
Título: Re: Exército dos EUA
Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Abril 11, 2011, 06:53:45 pm
Obama recupera general McChrystal


Stanley A. McChrystal, o general que foi afastado do comando no Afeganistão, voltou ao activo. Barack Obama chamou-o para liderar um programa de apoio às famílias de militares.

O general McChrystal será o chefe de uma equipa de três pessoas que terá como tarefa encorajar empresas, escolas, grupos filantrópicos e religiosos e ainda comunidades locais para que reconheçam a tensão invulgar a que estão sujeitas as famílias de militares em teatro de guerra.

A nomeação de McChrystal, que chefiou unidades das Operações Especiais antes de assumir a liderança da missão no Afeganistão, pode ser encarado como um esforço para superar qualquer ideia de divergência entre civis e militares após a sua reforma antecipada e algo forçada, revela o jornal The New York Times.

McChrystal reformou-se após ter sido afastado da chefia da sua missão no Afeganistão em consequência das suas declarações depreciativas sobre líderes civis, reveladas por subordinados do general.

Título: Re: Exército dos EUA
Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Abril 27, 2011, 07:36:58 pm
Director da CIA vai comandar o Pentágono


O director da CIA, Leon Panetta, será o novo secretário de Defesa dos Estados Unidos e director do Pentágono. A confirmação da substituição deve ser feita na quinta-feira pela Casa Branca. Panetta assume o cargo de Robert Gates, e na agência de inteligência, será substituído pelo general David Petraeus. As informações são dos canais ABC e NBC.

Petraeus é o comandante-chefe, desde Junho, das operações das tropas americanas no Afeganistão, e prepara-se para deixar o cargo em breve, muito antes do final da operação.

O substituto de Petraeus ainda não foi confirmado. Fontes que preferiram não serem identificadas, já que se trata de uma informação não oficial, disseram que o presidente americano Barack Obama pode anunciar o general John Allen para o lugar de Petraeus e o diplomata Ryan Crocker como o próximo embaixador dos EUA no país asiático.

As mudanças no Afeganistão, segundo informaram as mesmas fontes, têm o objectivo de acelerar o processo de transição do poder no país e de retirada das tropas americanas, que devem começar em Julho. Hoje, cerca de 100.000 soldados dos EUA estão no Afeganistão.

Título: Re: Exército dos EUA
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Maio 21, 2011, 02:07:28 pm
Título: Re: Exército dos EUA
Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Maio 30, 2011, 07:10:54 pm
Obama nomeia general Dempsey principal comandante militar


O presidente norte-americano, Barack Obama, nomeou hoje o general Martin Dempsey, que comandou uma divisão armada no Iraque, como chefe do Estado-Maior dos Estados Unidos. Obama pediu ao Senado que confirme a indicação o mais rápido possível, durante um discurso na Casa Branca.

«Com quase 40 anos como militar, Martin Dempsey é um dos generais mais respeitados e experientes no combate do país», disse Obama aos jornalistas num breve anúncio na Casa Branca.

«No Iraque, liderou os nossos soldados no meio de uma brutal insurreição. Depois de ter treinado as forças iraquianas, sabe que a longo prazo os países devem ser responsáveis pela sua própria segurança», disse Obama.

A nomeação foi feita no "Memorial Day", o feriado anual que recorda os norte-americanos mortos em combate

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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Junho 03, 2011, 07:45:40 pm
Exército dos EUA testa smartphones em cenário de guerra

A partir da próxima semana o Exército dos EUA vai realizar um conjunto de exercícios onde os militares vão testar a utilização de dispositivos móveis em cenário de guerra. Com início marcado para a próxima segunda-feira, o objectivo por agora ainda não é permitir a utilização de smartphones e tablets no terreno, mas apenas testar o seu comportamento em missões de guerra, avança o Wall Street Journal.

A ideia é apenas testar este tipo de dispositivos, nomeadamente algumas aplicações que permitam aos soldados enviar informação para os centros de comando em tempo real ou monitorizar sistemas de vigilância, refere um general citado pelo diário norte-americano.

Para Peter Chiarelli, caso estes exercícios sejam bem sucedidos, vão servir para o Exército dos EUA «comprar o que precisa para as necessidades actuais».

As aplicações em causa serão desenvolvidas pelo próprio Exército norte-americano, algumas das quais serão adaptadas a partir de ferramentas já utilizadas pelas forças militares no terreno.

A única diferença é que não são utilizados equipamentos tão leves como os smartphones e tablets.

Outro dos objectivos destes testes, que vão decorrer ao longo de seis semanas no deserto do Novo México, é também ver como estes equipamentos se aguentam em condições mais difíceis.

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Enviado por: HSMW em Junho 23, 2011, 01:11:00 am
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Enviado por: GI Jorge em Junho 23, 2011, 11:00:15 am
Citação de: "HSMW"

Agora até a mim me apetece entrar no US Army. Quando é que fazem um destes para o Exército Português?
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Julho 14, 2011, 05:47:52 pm
Army stops using parachute after death

FORT BRAGG, N.C., July 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army is suspending use of a new square parachute after a soldier at Fort Bragg, N.C., died in a training jump.

The T-11 parachutes, which have been phased in since 2009, had been considered safer than older models, but Staff Sgt. Jamal Clay of the 82nd Airborne Division fell to his death June 25 when his failed.

An Army memo dated Friday said the investigation of Clay's death found "potential packing, inspection, quality control and functionality problems" with the T-11's main and reserve parachutes, The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer reported Wednesday.

An inspection of 10 chutes discovered "tangled pack assist loops, improper corner arm folds, improperly stowed bridle, twists in the top of the canopy and failed pull tests of the reserve parachutes. The observations are significant and pervasive enough to indicate potential systemic shortfalls," the memo said.

Secretary of the Army John McHugh had all use of the parachutes halted until the investigation by the U.S. Army Safety Center at Fort Rucker, Ala., is done and any defects fixed.

Before Clay's death, the Army restricted use of the T-11 because of questions about wind drift

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Eu quando vi pela primeira vez fotos e videos dos T-11 eu até fiquei aparvalhado (ainda mais), eu não gosto do aspecto e aposto que aquele formato não é nada bom por causa dos arrastamentos. :shock:
Título: Re: Exército dos EUA
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Julho 14, 2011, 05:49:33 pm
Citação de: "GI Jorge"
Citação de: "HSMW"

 c34x  :lol:
Título: Re: Exército dos EUA
Enviado por: Trafaria em Julho 15, 2011, 01:09:02 am
Citação de: "Cabeça de Martelo"
Army stops using parachute after death

FORT BRAGG, N.C., July 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army is suspending use of a new square parachute after a soldier at Fort Bragg, N.C., died in a training jump.

The T-11 parachutes, which have been phased in since 2009, had been considered safer than older models, but Staff Sgt. Jamal Clay of the 82nd Airborne Division fell to his death June 25 when his failed.

An Army memo dated Friday said the investigation of Clay's death found "potential packing, inspection, quality control and functionality problems" with the T-11's main and reserve parachutes, The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer reported Wednesday.

An inspection of 10 chutes discovered "tangled pack assist loops, improper corner arm folds, improperly stowed bridle, twists in the top of the canopy and failed pull tests of the reserve parachutes. The observations are significant and pervasive enough to indicate potential systemic shortfalls," the memo said.

Secretary of the Army John McHugh had all use of the parachutes halted until the investigation by the U.S. Army Safety Center at Fort Rucker, Ala., is done and any defects fixed.

Before Clay's death, the Army restricted use of the T-11 because of questions about wind drift

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Eu quando vi pela primeira vez fotos e videos dos T-11 eu até fiquei aparvalhado (ainda mais), eu não gosto do aspecto e aposto que aquele formato não é nada bom por causa dos arrastamentos. :lol:
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Julho 15, 2011, 10:50:12 am
A sério?! :lol:

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Enviado por: Desertas em Julho 15, 2011, 12:55:31 pm
Um artigo interessante sobre este pára-quedas .

Um Abraço
Título: Re: Exército dos EUA
Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Setembro 27, 2011, 07:21:09 pm
Exército norte-americano cortará 50 mil vagas a partir de Março


O Exército dos EUA deve fazer uma redução da ordem de 50 mil combatentes no seu efectivo total a partir de Março de 2012, segundo o jornal americano Army Times. Com a redução de 8,6%, o efectivo total da força deve chegar a 520 mil militares. Segundo o general do Exército Thomas Bostick, o corte começará em 2012, mas só será concluído em Outubro de 2016.

Os primeiros militares a serem cortados pertencem a um efectivo adicional de 22 mil homens treinados para participar na guerra do Afeganistão.

A segunda fase de cortes abrangerá aproximadamente 27 mil vagas, criadas a partir do ano de 2007 como parte de um programa de reforço do Exército americano.

O general Bostick afirmou que a redução só será possível devido à «redução na procura» de militares nas guerras do Iraque e Afeganistão.

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Enviado por: HSMW em Outubro 13, 2011, 10:52:51 pm
Título: Re: Exército dos EUA
Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Outubro 25, 2011, 09:11:23 pm
Última bomba nuclear B-53 vai ser desarmada


Os Estados Unidos vão destruir, esta madrugada, a bomba nuclear mais poderosa do mundo, 600 vezes mais poderosa do que a bomba lançada sobre Hiroxima, em 1945.

A última bomba B-53 é «uma arma desenvolvida noutros tempos, para um mundo diferente», disse o director da Administração Nacional de Segurança Nacional norte-americano, Thomas D’Agostino, num comunicado citado pelo jornal Texas Star-Telegram.

A B-53 foi criada em 1962, durante a Guerra Fria e a última destas bombas, com 4,5 toneladas de peso, está guardada na única unidade de montagem de armas nucleares dos Estados Unidos ainda em funcionamento, perto de Amarillo, no Texas, e vai ser desmatelada durante a madrugada desta quarta-feira.

As B-53 foram concebidas para serem lançadas de bombardeiros B-52 e rebentar até com bunkers, enviando ondas de energia através do solo semelhantes às dos sismos.

A Bola
Título: Re: Exército dos EUA
Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Outubro 26, 2011, 07:27:11 pm
Programa experimental norte-americano dá “bons sonhos” aos soldados

Os soldados norte-americanos que sofrem de insónias e pesadelos devido à perturbação de stress pós-traumático vão começar a ser tratados através de realidade virtual. O exército dos Estados Unidos da América está a trabalhar num projecto chamado «Power Dreaming»: um computador transmite imagens relaxantes que os militares podem ver com óculos 3D.

Esta é uma terapia cognitivo-comportamental que induz sonhos agradáveis criados digitalmente para substituírem os pesadelos dos soldados.

O projecto terá início apenas no próximo ano e será aplicado no Naval Hospital Bremerton. Na passada semana, o exército concedeu quase meio milhão de dólares a uma empresa de consultoria para o desenvolvimento da experiência.

O programa de computador a ser utilizado para a construção de mundos imaginários é baseado do jogo virtual «Second Life». Será desenhado para permitir sequências de sonhos que desenvolvam estados físico-emocionais para combater a resposta ao stress inerente às memórias traumáticas.

A ideia é desenvolver um imaginário que seja, ao mesmo tempo, personalizado pelo soldado e distractivo a nível neurológico para estimular o desenvolvimento de uma resposta de relaxamento.

Segundo um estudo da organização Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians, mais de 50 por cento dos soldados norte-americanos sofrem de stress pós-traumático.

Ciência Hoje
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Enviado por: HSMW em Outubro 28, 2011, 04:51:33 pm (
Excelente catálogo de material usado pelo US Army.
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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Outubro 29, 2011, 03:22:18 am
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Outubro 29, 2011, 05:52:31 pm
12 dias e já são "Air Assault", fantástico melga! :lol:
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Enviado por: PereiraMarques em Outubro 30, 2011, 05:26:51 pm
Citação de: "Cabeça de Martelo"
12 dias e já são "Air Assault", fantástico melga! :lol:

Air Assault é saltar do helicóptero, Airborne é que é saltar de paraquedas.

Na wiki até diz que o curso são 10 dias e meio. ... ult_School (
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Enviado por: brunopinto90 em Novembro 05, 2011, 09:41:34 pm
Por exemplo eu sou um paraquedista com a recruta completa, estes curos de air assault, já se tem um "CHEIRINHO" na recruta?
Ou nós temos outros cursos na especialização e/ou após?

Isto é somos PARAS mas não tenos curso de air assault e outros, iso só são tirados após a recruta?

Ou nós não temos este tipo de curos como o de air assault nem outros que os US 101th e 82nd têm?
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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Novembro 05, 2011, 11:57:45 pm
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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Novembro 14, 2011, 07:35:44 pm
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Novembro 15, 2011, 11:33:47 am
Citação de: "PereiraMarques"
Citação de: "Cabeça de Martelo"
12 dias e já são "Air Assault", fantástico melga! :lol:

Air Assault é saltar do helicóptero, Airborne é que é saltar de paraquedas.

Na wiki até diz que o curso são 10 dias e meio. ... ult_School (

Eu sei, mas o pessoal pensa que estes cursos têm alguma coisa a haver com os cursos na europa.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Novembro 15, 2011, 11:37:27 am
Citação de: "brunopinto90"
Por exemplo eu sou um paraquedista com a recruta completa, estes curos de air assault, já se tem um "CHEIRINHO" na recruta?
Ou nós temos outros cursos na especialização e/ou após?

Isto é somos PARAS mas não tenos curso de air assault e outros, iso só são tirados após a recruta?

Ou nós não temos este tipo de curos como o de air assault nem outros que os US 101th e 82nd têm?

Caro Bruno como não há uma unidade como a 101 Air Assault Division em Portugal. A instrução na ETP que é dada aos recrutas que querem ser Pára-quedistas, é completamente diferente da de um militar Norte-Americano que quer ingressar na 82 Airborne Division.
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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Novembro 18, 2011, 12:19:06 pm
Exército dos EUA testa míssil 5 vezes mais rápido que o som

O governo dos Estados Unidos confirmou que o Exército norte-americano testou de forma bem-sucedida uma nova arma capaz de atingir cinco vezes a velocidade do som. A chamada Arma Hipersónica Avançada foi lançada do Hawai e atingiu o seu alvo, o atol de Kwajalein, a 3,7 mil quilómetros de distância em menos de meia hora.

De acordo com as autoridades norte-americanas, o míssil, que pode ter o percurso alterado para evitar que passe pelo espaço aéreo de determinados países, é parte de um programa para que os Estados Unidos tenham capacidade de atingir qualquer país do mundo em apenas uma hora.

O programa militar norte-americano é denominado Iniciativa Estratégica de Defesa Estratégica. O objetivo é construir um sistema de defesa capaz de impedir um ataque nuclear contra o território dos Estados Unidos.

O programa também ficou conhecido como guerra nas estrelas.

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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Novembro 18, 2011, 06:50:29 pm
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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Novembro 22, 2011, 09:03:44 pm
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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Fevereiro 01, 2012, 07:40:12 pm
Portuguesa OutSystems fornece exército americano

O contrato vai permitir o fornecimento de um software para o Departamento de Defesa dos EUA consolidar centros de dados.

A multinacional portuguesa OutSystems, líder em tecnologia para o desenvolvimento de software empresarial, vai ajudar o Exército americano a suportar a "cloud" (nuvem) privada e a garantir que o processo de migração das aplicações seja concretizado até 2015.

"A Agile Platform foi a única solução que encontrámos, capaz de nos assegurar a rápida entrega de aplicações (...) de forma a utilizar todas as capacidades da nossa 'cloud' privada", explica Farry Philippe-Auguste, chefe da Divisão de Serviços de Arquitetura de Sistemas do Centro de Engenharia de Software do Exército americano.

Em comunicado de imprensa, a OutSystems informa que o contrato foi assinado recentemente com o Exército americano e vai permitir o fornecimento de um software para o Departamento de Defesa Norte-Americano capaz de fazer a migração dos sistemas existentes de forma "rápida, segura e eficiente".

O Exército americano quer pôr em prática um plano para consolidar 962 centros de dados até 2015, sendo o principal objetivo a criação de uma infraestrutura de nuvem privada.

"A rápida migração das aplicações existentes para uma arquitetura moderna baseada na 'cloud' é um dos pilares das capacidades da Agile Platform OutSystems", afirmou, por seu lado, Paulo Rosado, presidente executivo da OutSystems.

A OutSystems foi fundada em 2001, emprega atualmente cerca de 140 pessoas, estando a maioria dos funcionários a laborar na sede, em Lisboa, 22 no polo de Proença-a-Nova e cerca de 30 fora de Portugal.

A empresa é 100% portuguesa, financiada por capital de risco pela InovCapital e Espírito Santo Ventures e foi em dezembro de 2011 premiada pela publicação norte-americana "EdTech Digest" com um "Cool Tool Award" na categoria de melhor aplicação "verde", pelo sistema criado para melhorar a eficiência energética da Universidade de Aveiro.

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Enviado por: HSMW em Fevereiro 05, 2012, 10:27:01 pm
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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Março 07, 2012, 05:50:07 pm
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Enviado por: HSMW em Abril 22, 2012, 10:16:09 pm
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Maio 23, 2012, 12:31:37 pm
Peças 'made in China' são usadas nas Forças Armadas dos EUA
Agência O GloboPor Com agências internacionais | Agência O Globo – 16 horas atrás

WASHINGTON - Um relatório da Comissão das Forças Armadas do Senado americano divulgado nesta segunda-feira descobriu que há um vasto uso de peças eletrônicas falsificadas no armamento militar do país. As peças, além de trazerem riscos à segurança, também trazem prejuízo para o governo dos Estados Unidos.

A investigação de um ano e dois meses traz à tona a descoberta de 1.800 casos de componentes falsos em aeronaves militares americanas. Nesses casos, havia mais de um milhão de peças falsificadas, das quais 70% seriam provenientes da China. Depois da China, o Reino Unido e o Canadá são os maiores fornecedores de peças falsificadas para as Forças Armadas dos Estados Unidos.

De acordo com o documento, os militares americanos dependem de vários "componentes eletrônicos, pequenos e incrivelmente sofisticados", como equipamentos de visão noturna, rádios e GPS, que, se sofrerem com a falha de uma única parte, podem colocar a vida dos soldados em risco.

Além de criticar a fragilidade da cadeia de suprimentos dos EUA - um programa nacional que deveria identificar suspeitas de peças falsificadas foi descrito como "tristemente deficiente" -, os senadores criticam o fracasso chinês em conter o seu vasto mercado de produtos falsificados, que são exportados para todo o mundo.

- Nosso relatório descreve como esse fluxo de peças falsificadas, predominantemente da China, ameaça a segurança nacional, a segurança de nossos soldados e os empregos americanos - afirmou à CNN o senador Carl Levin, presidente da Comissão.

Durante as investigações, o governo chinês se recusou a dar vistos para uma equipe da comissão do Senado que queria visitar o país. O comitê criticou Pequim por não fechar fábricas de produtos falsificados.

"Peças eletrônicas falsificadas são vendidas abertamente em mercados públicos na China. Em vez de reconhecer o problema e agir agressivamente para acabar com os falsificadores, o governo chinês tem tentado evitar o escrutínio", afirma o relatório de mais de 100 páginas.

Helicóptero da Marinha com o sistema de visão noturna comprometido

Entre os equipamentos nos quais foram usados as peças falsificadas chinesas estão helicópteros da Marinha, caças e aviões de carga, que foram analisados mais a fundo pelos senadores americanos. Por exemplo, a investigação descobriu problemas no SH-60B, um helicóptero da Marinha usado para caçar submarinos inimigos: peças falsificadas comprometiam seu sistema de visão noturna. Os aviões cargueiros C-130 e C-27, por sua vez, continham peças falsificadas no sistema que analisa a performance da aeronave. Nos três casos, os equipamentos eram falsos vinham da China.

Apesar de o inquérito só ter sido divulgado agora, o Senado não esperou para agir contra os efeitos das peças "made in China": uma emenda à lei de Autorização da Defesa Nacional foi proposta e aceita. A ideia é atingir a fragilidade da cadeia de abastecimento da defesa americana e promover a adoção de agressivas práticas para evitar o uso de peças falsificadas no setor.

A emenda foi assinada pelo presidente Barack Obama em 31 de dezembro de 2011. Parte da lei determina que, quando o contratante encontrar peças ruins em um sistema, ou ele ou o fornecedor pagarão para resolver o problema. Antes, esse custo era pago pelo Departamento de Defesa.
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Enviado por: HSMW em Junho 07, 2012, 04:35:02 pm
Montenegrin, Croatian, and U.S. forces conduct an integrated attack on opposing forces during exercise Immediate Response 2012 being held in Slunj, Croatia. Immediate Response is a multinational tactical field training exercise that involves more than 700 personnel from the U.S. Army Europe's 2nd Cavalry Regiment and Croatian land forces, with elements from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Slovenia. Macedonia and Serbia have brought observers.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Julho 25, 2012, 02:06:14 pm
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Enviado por: saojorgexercito em Julho 26, 2012, 11:46:04 am
Como argumentar contra o policitamente correcto: ... --whDNNKk# (!
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Agosto 04, 2012, 12:32:21 pm
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Enviado por: saojorgexercito em Agosto 04, 2012, 10:30:33 pm
Citação de: "Cabeça de Martelo"
Um individuo quando entra para a instituição militar já carrega consigo o ser humano que é: altruista, ambicioso, ... violador, ... . Cabe à instituição expurgar-se, em qualquer momento, dos elementos que não interessam.

Não se deve perdoar aos violadores nem a quem simula violações.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Agosto 08, 2012, 02:13:25 pm
Sem dúvida!

Já agora, as últimas novidades do Afeganistão contam que para além dos Rangers, agora as outras tropas já estão a usar o Carl Gustav. Pelos vistos quando os Pára-quedistas Portugueses introduziram o dito canhão sem recuo em Portugal não estavam parvinhos de todo... c34x

Hoje em dia salvo erro, o Carl Gustav é usado tanto pelos Páras como pelos Fuzos e Comandos. Nunca percebi porque é que os outros Batalhões de Infantaria e mesmo os Esquadrões de Reconhecimento não têm-no.
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Enviado por: HSMW em Outubro 03, 2012, 09:54:13 pm
Reparem na proficiência do municiador da peça de artilharia.  :lol:
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Outubro 06, 2012, 06:41:07 pm
Andam a nadar em dinheiro... :arrow: ... _training/ (
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Enviado por: AtInf em Outubro 26, 2012, 04:04:52 pm
Stryker em versão lagartas

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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Novembro 13, 2012, 02:06:36 pm
International Special Training Center now offers special forces training to conventional Soldiers

The International Special Training Centre in Pfullendorf, has been training NATO special forces for more than 30 years. Recently, they opened up several of their courses to conventional U.S. servicemembers.

7th U.S. Army JMTC's Christian Marquardt explains why.

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Enviado por: HSMW em Novembro 20, 2012, 08:22:15 pm
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Enviado por: FoxTroop em Novembro 20, 2012, 09:37:02 pm
Citação de: "HSMW"

São granadas de exercicio (cor azul). Inventam p'ra carvalho estes zés amaricados...... Não admira que em 2002, num exercicio conjunto com marines, a malta de apoio de fogo deles não conseguisse acertar em nada  :|
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Enviado por: borisdedante em Novembro 21, 2012, 06:05:14 pm
2013, weapon systems handbook (
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Enviado por: Zeca Diabo em Novembro 21, 2012, 06:13:53 pm
Citação de: "FoxTroop"
Citação de: "HSMW"

São granadas de exercicio (cor azul). Inventam p'ra carvalho estes zés amaricados...... Não admira que em 2002, num exercicio conjunto com marines, a malta de apoio de fogo deles não conseguisse acertar em nada  :|

Sou só eu que vejo ou este camuflado não camufla nada?!... Pelo menos neste ambiente de floresta temperada de folhosas destaca-se que é um mimo. Só falta levarem luzes giratórias nos capacetes! Não digo que noutros ambientes não seja bom, agora como camuflado de uso geral faz lembrar os primeiros que os nossos Comandos levaram para o Afeganistão, que eram totalmente desadequados.
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Enviado por: saojorgexercito em Novembro 21, 2012, 10:19:25 pm
Citação de: "FoxTroop"
Citação de: "HSMW"

São granadas de exercicio (cor azul). Inventam p'ra carvalho estes zés amaricados...... Não admira que em 2002, num exercicio conjunto com marines, a malta de apoio de fogo deles não conseguisse acertar em nada  :|
Qual é o problema em usar granadas de exercício?
A progressividade do treino aconselha que numa determinada fase se recorra a granadas de exercício antes de efectuar fogo com granadas reais. Para além disso, do que percebi do filme, o que se estava a treinar era essencialmente a utilização do aparelho de pontaria e das estacas, pelo que não seria boa ideia disparar granadas reais, quanto mais não fosse por questões de segurança e porque era desperdicio de dinheiro.

Estranho essa dos Marines não acertarem em nada. Estamos a falar de tropa que usualmente é da mais bem treinada do mundo... mas às vezes acontecem erros. Aconteceu-me uma vez um dos meus cabos introduzir os valores das correcções de tiro erradas ... e a granada caiu curta ... ninguém se magoou  c34x
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Enviado por: HSMW em Dezembro 15, 2012, 08:18:32 pm
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Fevereiro 28, 2013, 04:45:29 pm

Quando da nossa chegada ao Afeganistão, em 20 de Outubro de 2011, após uma viagem de horas, ao aeroporto militar de Caia em Cabul e cumpridas todas as formalidades inerentes, nomeadamente, controlo, recepção de bagagens, documentação e recepção de armamento do anterior contingente, fomos transportados num autocarro blindado, um género de transporte de prisioneiros como por vezes observamos nos filmes Americanos, fazendo parte da escolta outras viaturas, desconhecidas para a maioria de nós. Tal despertou-nos um certo interesse, pois não eram parecidas com nenhuma outra que conhecíamos, visto serem enormes, e até duvidamos mesmo que pudessem circular no nosso país com normalidade. De cor caqui deserto, com uma rampa de acesso ao interior por parte dos tripulantes, situada na sua retaguarda, na parte superior uma torre com cobertura onde se podia visualizar o pontador, o qual estava a uma altura razoável, mais tarde, após a escolta decorrer sem incidentes, ficamos a saber que estas viaturas eram os novos veículos blindados Americanos para substituir o tão famigerado Humevee nos teatros de guerra do Iraque e do Afeganistão. Já em Maidan – Wardak, local onde o contingente da Guarda Nacional Republicana se encontra sediado, a exercer a sua missão de mentoria na Escola Nacional de Policia Afegã (NPTC-National Police Training Center), num dia que não consigo referenciar recebemos uma patrulha Americana que tinha sofrido uma emboscada através de um ataque complexo, mediante 2 explosões de IED’s - Improved Explosive Device (Engenho Explosivo Improvisado) em simultâneo, 1 ataque directo com vários RPG’s e o uso ainda de armas automáticas, do qual resultaram 3 Americanos feridos, um dos quais com alguma gravidade. Aquando do ataque os Americanos recolheram os feridos e abandonaram as viaturas danificadas que não podiam circular, retirando-se do local do incidente o mais depressa possível, deslocando-se de imediato para o nosso Quartel, visto ser o mais próximo e possuir em permanência uma equipa médica francesa que poderia prestar os primeiros socorros até à chegada do helicóptero (MEDIAVAC) para evacuação dos feridos para o hospital mais próximo. Dois dias após o ataque, as viaturas flageladas no local do ataque, foram rebocadas para o interior do NPTC, tendo as mesmas sido colocadas junto ao ITC (International Trainers Compound), local este, onde se encontram alojados todos os contingentes internacionais. Ao vislumbrarmos tamanha destruição, perguntamo-nos como teria sido possível alguém ter sobrevivido a tal ataque. As viaturas estavam completamente carbonizadas, motores destruídos, no local dos pneus viase unicamente ferro fundido onde tinham sido anteriormente as jantes. Mas, embora tivessem sofrido tamanha destruição, o certo é que o chassis se encontrava intacto, podendo visualizarse a forma de “V” do fundo do mesmo, todos os vidros da viatura estavam intactos, percebendo então a razão de no incidente só ter resultado feridos e nenhuma baixa mortal. Com tudo isto e após algumas pesquisas, achamos que seria esta uma excelente oportunidade de dar a conhecer o porquê da aquisição destas viaturas, e algumas características das mesmas, excelentes e seguras, e que realmente podem fazer a diferença entre a vida e a morte, como se encontra demonstrado nos últimos relatórios tornados públicos pelos Marines Norte-Americanos que, até à presente data, sofreram cerca de 300 ataques através de IED’s com estas viaturas e não tiveram nenhuma baixa humana a lamentar.Após terem sido conquistados todos os redutos talibãs no Afeganistão, as forças armadas tiveram necessidade de se adaptar a uma nova realidade, a mudança de estratégia dos insurgentes, que em vez de ataques directos, estes passaram a utilizar com maior frequência emboscadas com IED’s, obtendo resultados devastadores e mortíferos, o que constituía um grave problema para as forças Americanas e todos os seus aliados. Assim, em 2009 foi lançado um concurso público de aquisição de novas viaturas para substituição dos Humevee´s, viaturas utilizadas até então. As novas viaturas, para além de fornecer uma maior protecção aos seus tripulantes, não deveriam limitar a sua acção no terreno nem as capacidades tácticas que os Humevee´s ofereciam.Assim, quem se candidatasse ao concurso não teria uma vida fácil, visto que um reforço de blindagem em qualquer viatura implicaria uma perda de mobilidade, situação esta, que os responsáveis militares americanos não aceitariam. Dos 5 candidatos intervenientes no concurso, a viatura escolhida foi a OSHKOSH M-ATV MRAT (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected), que segundo o porta-voz do exército Americano, as razões da escolha incidiram no preço, visto se tratar do 2º mais barato e nos resultados dos testes, conjuntamente com as soluções apresentadas na resolução dos problemas em situações reais. O modelo M-ATV é uma Viatura fabricada pela OSHKOSH Corporation, sediada no Wisconsin, E.U.A, iniciando a sua construção em 2009 com um custo unitário de USD$470.000 sem equipamento, que poderia chegar ao USD$1.000.000 totalmente apetrechada com os mais variados e sofisticados equipamentos, nomeadamente armamento, equipa mento de visualização nocturno tanto térmico como ampliação de luminosidade, inibidores de frequência, transmissões etc… Num programa de aquisição de 8000 viaturas com um custo total 1.6 Biliões de dólares. É uma viatura de grandes dimensões, tendo uma altura de 2,70 mts, largura de 2,49 mts e um comprimento de 6,27 mts, repartido por um peso vazio de 12,500Kg e peso bruto de 14,700Kg, dependendo do modelo, visto que foram criadas várias opções, desde viaturas para patrulhamento, para transporte de mercadorias, viaturas ambulância, viaturas de transporte de pessoal, reboque etc… Para conseguir mover todo este peso a viatura foi equipada com um motor da marca Caterpillar 7.200cc, C7 Turbo Diesel, com 370 cavalos de potência, perfazendo um total de 25cvTon, podendo atingir uma velocidade máxima de 105KmH, com uma autonomia para 510Km, com caixa automática e tracção 4x4, com suspensão individual, o que permite retirar todo o conjunto de suspensãoroda e coloca-lo em outro lado, se assim for necessário. Possui ainda um sistema central de enchimento automático dos pneus, mesmo que a viatura perca pressão em dois pneus é possível circular cerca de 50Km a uma velocidade de 50KmH. Quanto ao armamento, pode ser equipada com uma metralhadora 7.62mm, , um lança granadas de 40mm, um lança misseis anticarro BGM-71 TOW e ainda 1 metralhadora pesada cal.50, esta que tem a particularidade de ser utilizada manualmente através de um militar na torre, ou electronicamente do interior com o auxilio de um joystick e câmaras que projectam a imagem num ecrã táctil, onde é possível seleccionar 5 alvos ao mesmo tempo e passar a selecção automática. Com isto tudo, e através do formato peculiar da blindagem em forma de V, a qual permite a fuga dos gases de uma explosão sem destruir o habitáculo da viatura. A composição secreta da sua blindagem, permite às forças que utilizam este tipo de viatura contar com uma arma que os ajudará neste esforço permanente na luta contra o terrorismo, aumentando a moral das suas forças, criando ainda aos insurgentes uma maior dificuldade, obrigando-os a se exporem cada vez mais para que os seus intentos tenham resultado por estes pretendidos.

Trabalho realizado por:
1º Sargento Paulo Certal
1º Sarg Fernando Riscado

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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Março 08, 2013, 12:53:54 pm
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Enviado por: Luso em Março 17, 2013, 11:15:52 am
Será impressão minha ou há algo de profundamente errado nisto?
Que efeitos pretendem conseguir aquela distância?

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Enviado por: FoxTroop em Março 17, 2013, 12:30:05 pm
Citação de: "Luso"
Será impressão minha ou há algo de profundamente errado nisto?
Que efeitos pretendem conseguir aquela distância?

Uma palhaçada sem nexo nem jeito. Disparos à toa, sem nenhuma disciplina de fogo e sem olhar às mais elementares regras de segurança. Não hão-de os talibans rir-se deste rebanho e não é por acaso que, nas poucas reportagens que ocidentais têm feito com eles (como por exemplo a da BBC) mostrem um profundo desprezo e falta de respeito pelos americanos em contraste com o que dizem ter sido os combates contra os soviéticos/russos. Vai valendo o CAS, senão.....
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Enviado por: saojorgexercito em Março 17, 2013, 01:00:12 pm
Citação de: "Luso"
Será impressão minha ou há algo de profundamente errado nisto?
Que efeitos pretendem conseguir aquela distância?

Aqui do conforto do meu sofá vou dar a minha opnião.  :D

No fundo acho que o youtube está cheio de pretensas acções de contacto com o inimigo e esta cena é só mais uma destas "acções".
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Enviado por: Luso em Março 17, 2013, 03:34:48 pm
Sem querer pensar que sou mais corajoso que alguém e sem querer exigir a alguém que arrisque a vida por algo que - a meu ver - não vale a pena, parece-me que depois de ver uns quantos vídeos, que este pessoal não manobra para se aproximar, procurando um contacto mais eficaz. Na minha ignorância, isto não parece ser nada: todos tender a fazer "apoio de fogo" sem que ninguém se "aprochegue".
Aquela cena do tipo com o AT4 (que filma) mostra o impacto do mesmo lá longe. O que espera conseguir com aquilo? Pelo ponto de impacto do mesmo AT4 (1'17") diria que está mesmo a mais de 500 metros. O que é que aqueles tonos (incluindo o oficial ou sargento) pensam fazer ao atirar à toa com uma M4?
É tão mau que é vergonhoso para os próprios. Será só para impressionar as namoradas?
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Enviado por: FoxTroop em Março 17, 2013, 08:43:56 pm
Citação de: "Luso"
Sem querer pensar que sou mais corajoso que alguém e sem querer exigir a alguém que arrisque a vida por algo que - a meu ver - não vale a pena, parece-me que depois de ver uns quantos vídeos, que este pessoal não manobra para se aproximar, procurando um contacto mais eficaz. Na minha ignorância, isto não parece ser nada: todos tender a fazer "apoio de fogo" sem que ninguém se "aprochegue".
Aquela cena do tipo com o AT4 (que filma) mostra o impacto do mesmo lá longe. O que espera conseguir com aquilo? Pelo ponto de impacto do mesmo AT4 (1'17") diria que está mesmo a mais de 500 metros. O que é que aqueles tonos (incluindo o oficial ou sargento) pensam fazer ao atirar à toa com uma M4?
É tão mau que é vergonhoso para os próprios. Será só para impressionar as namoradas?

Luso, aquilo é a palhaçada completa. Toda a gente grita, toda a gente "arrota postas de pescada", disparam uns por cima dos outros sem respeitar sectores de tiro e em clara violação das mais básicas regras de segurança. Armas deitadas no chão, bem fora do alcance dos seus operadores e, no meio daquilo tudo, o gajo mais lúcido parece ser mesmo um dos operadores da MG, que só começa a disparar quando a histérica que parece ser chefe de alguma coisa ali, lhe começa a berrar para disparar para o molhe sem que o operador da arma pareça descortinar qualquer alvo. Palhaçada, palhaçada completa.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Março 18, 2013, 04:35:34 pm
Só de pensar que por menos que isso vi um camarada à cambalhota até... digamos que não se deixa a "namorada" no chão daquela forma. Depois é todas as outras questões apontadas pelo Fox.

Muito sinceramente só espero que seja pessoal da Nacional Guard, senão os tipos estão piores que eu pensava.
Título: Re: Exército dos EUA
Enviado por: Edu em Março 18, 2013, 05:54:42 pm
Quando se tem uma força logística muito forte por trás e nenhuma preocupação em poupar munições... bem se pode fazer daquilo uma carreira de tiro.

O exercito americano está historicamente habituado a operar em teatros operacionais com uma forte superioridade militar e uma grande componente logística, por isso poupar munições e apenas disparar quando se vê o alvo não é uma necessidade. Assim ao menos a disparar em todas as direcções nalguma coisa se irá acertar.

O problema é quando começarem a ter de actuar com meios limitados tal como os outros exércitos têm... aí é que a porca troce o rabo.
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Enviado por: HSMW em Março 24, 2013, 12:26:21 am
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Abril 22, 2013, 03:53:04 pm
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Enviado por: HSMW em Abril 22, 2013, 10:16:26 pm
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Maio 03, 2013, 11:28:27 am
Army Set to Kill Improved Carbine Competition

The U.S. Army plans to cancel its Improved Carbine competition before conducting the final, soldier-evaluation portion of this multi-year effort to replace the M4 carbine.

Program officials are in the process of reprogramming the $49.6 million requested in the proposed fiscal 2014 budget to buy 30,000 improved carbines, according to a source familiar with the effort.

Army weapons officials recently completed Phase II of the competition where testers fired hundreds of thousands of rounds through carbines submitted by gun makers such as Heckler & Koch, FNH-USA, Remington Defense, Adcor Defense Inc. and Colt Defense LLC, the original maker of the M4 carbine.

The service’s original plan was to award three contracts to three gun makers for the final phase of the competition, which would involve soldiers firing nearly 800,000 rounds in three separate user evaluations before choosing a winning carbine.

Now the Army is rethinking how to use what amounts to more than $300 million the service budgeted for new carbines through 2018. The decision now rests with Secretary of the Army John McHugh, according to another source with insight into the Army acquisitions community.

Program Executive Office Soldier manages the Improved Carbine competition but officials would not comment on this story because it is a Department of the Army decision, PEO Soldier spokeswoman Debi Dawson said. Army Public Affairs did not respond to requests for comment from by deadline.

This latest development in the five-year effort comes six weeks after the Pentagon’s Inspector General announced it was auditing the improved-carbine effort. In March 19 testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the watchdog group said there were concerns that “DoD may not have an established need for this weapon nor developed performance requirements … such as accuracy, reliability, and lethality,” according to testimony.

Army officials and program experts were quick to point out, however, that the IG testimony contains misunderstandings about basic facts of the carbine- improvement effort. The Army established its requirements for the improved carbine effort three years ago.

The requirements document calls for a weapon that’s almost twice as accurate as the current M4. It also emphasized improved reliability, serviceability and a longer-lasting barrel.

McHugh is not taking the audit lightly.

“There has been some input recently out of the Department of Defense as to the Army’s requirement and lack thereof. We are trying to go through those findings to make a determination,” he told lawmakers during an April 25 House Armed Services Committee hearing.

The Army also recently decided to replace the standard M4 with the M4A1, as a result of its M4 Product Improvement Program. The M4A1 is the special operations version of the weapon that’s been in use for just over a decade. It features a heavier barrel and a full-auto trigger. The Army’s decision to dump the current three-round burst trigger will give shooters a more consistent trigger pull and lead to better accuracy, weapons officials maintain.

The Army has budgeted $21.2 million to buy 12,000 M4A1s in the proposed fiscal 2014 budget.

At the completion of the carbine competition, the Army had planned to conduct an analysis of alternatives to see if the winner is a significant improvement over the M4A1 to justify the investment.

Gun makers involved in the competition said they have heard nothing from the Army about Phase III of the competition. Competitors didn’t want to be named in this story but said they would not be surprised if the effort was canceled because they never believed the Army was serious about replacing the M4 family.

McHugh told lawmakers in late April that he hoped to update them by the beginning of the summer, but the Army could make an announcement much sooner, the acquisition source said. PEO Soldier has scheduled a May 23 roundtable for reporters which will include officials from Project Manager Soldier Weapon from Picatinny Arsenal, N.J. and the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga

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Enviado por: mafets em Agosto 06, 2013, 04:32:45 pm
On August 6, 2011 Extortion 17, a Chinook military helicopter, was downed in Afghanistan, killing 30 military service members as well as one military working dog. Many of the fallen were Special Operators from the Navy’s SEAL community.
Today, we honor their memories and their sacrifice.

Please join us in taking a moment of silence to remember the fallen:
15 U.S. Navy SEALs from the Naval Special Warfare Development Group's Gold Squadron
7 Afghan National Army Commandos, part of Afghan National Army
5 U.S. Naval Special Warfare support personnel.
3 U.S. Army personnel from the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment
2 U.S. Navy SEALs from a west coast based SEAL team.
2 U.S. Army personnel from the 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment, part of Colorado Army National Guard
2 U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen from the 24th Special Tactics Squadron
1 U.S. Air Force Combat Controller from the 24th Special Tactics Squadron
1 Afghan civilian interpreter
1 U.S. Military Working Dog: Bart

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Enviado por: mafets em Agosto 17, 2013, 10:55:30 am

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Enviado por: mafets em Agosto 21, 2013, 10:45:33 pm
The 75th Ranger Regiment
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Enviado por: chaimites em Outubro 17, 2013, 01:29:42 am
Vai abrir a epoca dos saldos


The biggest yard sale in history:

 U.S. military racing to sell off or scrap $50BILLION of equipment in Afghanistan before it can fall into Taliban hands

    Military equipment from 12 years of war must be out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014
    Billions will be sold online on the auction site Government Liquidation
    Cost to ship 95,000 cargo containers and 35,000 vehicles home will be $6billion
    Equipment cannot be given to the Afghan military and most buyers can't pick it up from Afghanistan, so it must be shipped home
This is the largest retrograde mission in history.'

The transport numbers are staggering. The military will move 95,000 cargo containers out of Afghanistan and 35,000 vehicles.
An estimated $50billion in military hardware - from armored vehicles to dining room sets, combat uniforms to vending machines - must be removed from the
country by the end of 2014.

Most of potential buyers, even allied militaries, aren't in a position to collect the equipment from war-torn Afghanistan.

The Afghan military, already overburdened with the logistics of training and fielding a security force, cannot handle much influx of American equipment and U.S. commanders fear that just dumping the hardware on the Afghan National Army would result in much of it falling into disuse or, worse, into enemy hands.

As a result, millions of tons of equipment must be shipped out of country, either by air freight or overland through Pakistan - both costly propositions.

But, despite the military's claim of efficiency, there are casualties - billions being wasted.

The military own 25,500 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles across the globe - including 11,000 in Afghanistan.

The vehicles were hastily-developed to cope with the IED threat of fighting an insurgency. In the rush to bring them to the battlefield, the military built too many. A report predicted that the military no longer has use for 12,300 of those vehicles - nearly half of the current inventory.

 Some 2,000 MRAP vehicles are being torn down for scrap in Afghanistan because the military doesn't need them anymore and cannot sell them

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Enviado por: HSMW em Outubro 18, 2013, 10:01:34 pm
Que negócio fantástico...  :roll:
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Enviado por: HSMW em Novembro 08, 2013, 10:48:51 pm
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Enviado por: HSMW em Dezembro 20, 2013, 10:08:24 pm
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Enviado por: mafets em Janeiro 03, 2014, 08:47:18 pm
Ov-1 Mohawk do US.Army "in Action".  :G-beer2:
The dispute between the Army and the Air Force regarding the area of responsibility for close air support, was won by the Air Force and this caused the "official" removal of "offensive" weapons from the Mohawks in service in 1965, although as it has been already pointed out, many field units continued to carry armament for "self defense" purposes.

There is a report of an armed OV-1 having shot down a North Vietnamese MiG-17 fighter, during a mission over the Ho-Chi-Minh trail by the end of 1966. Two Mohawks from the 131st. SAC based at Phu-Bai and were working on the northern area of the Ho-Chi-Minh trail, and flying a trail formation, when the leading aircraft was fired on by a MiG-17, whose pilot apparently had not seen the trailing aircraft. The OV-1 pilot salvoed his 2.75 in. rockets and downed the fighter. The air-to-air victory remains unconfirmed.

The JOV-1A Mohawks were equipped with a Mk.20 gun sight for the pilot, and the underwing pylons were wired for and capable of carrying armament.

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Enviado por: mafets em Janeiro 11, 2014, 10:59:14 pm
Quando o US Army avaliou o Fiat G-91... :wink:


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Enviado por: Duarte em Janeiro 12, 2014, 02:47:48 am
Citação de: "mafets"
Fiat nos EUA?  :N-icon-Axe:
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Enviado por: mafets em Janeiro 12, 2014, 03:01:14 pm
Citação de: "Duarte"
Fiat nos EUA?  :N-icon-Axe:

Nem comento.  :mrgreen:

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Enviado por: nelson38899 em Janeiro 24, 2014, 01:55:07 pm
E começa a ser implementado o que eu mais temia! Só tenho pena, que não se possa impedir este tipo de armas.

The United States Army is considering cutting down a brigade by 25 percent and replacing those soldiers with robots. General Robert Cone, head of the US Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, spoke at the Army Aviation Symposium last week about how the Army is considering cutting the size of a brigade from 4,000 to 3,000 soldiers.

Continuing, he noted that the Army had devoted more resources to "force protection," keeping the troops safe, at the cost of some firepower. "I think we’ve also lost a lot in lethality," Cone said.

Robots could reduce the force protection burden, giving the Army more killing power per brigade.

Generals are studying proposals as the U.S. army is to slim down from 540,000 to about 490,000 soldiers by the end of next year. Some reports suggest it could dip below 450,000 by the end of the decade.

On December 20-21, 2013, 16 teams were the main attraction at the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of United States) Robotics Challenge (DRC) Trials, where they demonstrated their prototype robots’ ability to perform a number of critical real-world disaster-response skills. DARPA constructed eight tasks at the Homestead Speedway in Homestead, Fla., to simulate what a robot might have to do to safely enter and effectively work inside a disaster zone, while its operator would remain out of harm’s way.

“The DRC Trials demonstrated the difficulty of having robots conduct seemingly simple tasks in real-world situations, and the participation of the first responder community provided an important illustration of how technology can save lives,” said Brad Tousley, Director of DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Janeiro 24, 2014, 03:15:36 pm
Alguém sabe qual foi o resultado desses testes que eles fizeram com os Fiats?
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Enviado por: olisipo em Janeiro 24, 2014, 07:21:33 pm
Perdonen que les escriba en español, pero no me atrevo a escribir en portugués. Leo hace tiempo este foro y acabo de inscribirme para informar sobre los dos Fiat G-91 prestados por la Luftwaffe al US Army. Según este foro de USA, uno se perdió en un accidente y el otro se devolvió a la RFA en 1962. Saludos cordiales desde Madrid y felicitaciones por su foro.

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Enviado por: mafets em Janeiro 24, 2014, 10:18:21 pm
Citação de: "Cabeça de Martelo"
Alguém sabe qual foi o resultado desses testes que eles fizeram com os Fiats?

Segue uma compilação dos intensivos testes, que pelo que li me pareceram condicionados pela guerra (política e institucional) entre a Força Aérea/Exercito (relativamente à aviação de asa fixa), apesar dos últimos ainda terem tentado a cedência de mais aparelhos dos italianos para a tentada ala combatente de asa fixa (entretanto vetada pelo Congresso em detrimento da Usaf, que apenas permitiu ao exercito o uso de alguns aparelhos de observação e transporte ligeiro). Entretanto o US Army testou também um T, sendo o G-91 também testado pelo US Marine Corps e Usaf. A proveniência dos aparelhos é toda da Força Aérea Alemã (fabricados na Dornier) com a curiosidade de um dos monoplace ter sido construído em Itália (Fiat).



At the beginning of 1961 four G.91's were shipped to the United States for a programme of evaluation. Two G.91R-1's were placed at the disposal of technicians of the U.S. Army at Fort Rucker (Alabama) and two G.91R-3's were delivered to the U.S. Air Force at Kirtland base (New Mexico). The aircraft made the transfer flight to the U.S.A. in C-124 Globemasters - though this was not the first air transfer of the G.91, since previous cargoes were tested in Germany with the twin-engined Noratlas. In the United States these aircraft were submitted to severe evaluation tests with a view to studying a special tactical support unit for the U.S. Army. During one of these tests a G.91R-1 crashed at Fort Rucker killing the test pilot, Commander R. Bignamini. Among the various experimental researches performed on the G.91 were the climatic tests of the aircraft equipment and of the engine, in the climatic cell of the Eglin A.F.B. laboratory in Florida. The objectives of the tests can be summarized as follows; to evaluate the functional starting, acceleration and operating performance of the engine up to -65F; to evaluate the conditioning and pressurization system at low temperatures (up to -65F); to determine the effects of the extreme temperatures on the airframe; to evaluate the characteristics of the hydraulic, fuel, and electrical systems after soaks up to -65F. A complexinstrumentation was installed on the aircraft with the purpose of recording with continuity all the information relative to the airframe and the engine.

Nel gennaio 1961 l'U.S. Army valuto' due G.91 a Fort Rucker (Alabama).
Altri test circa l'uso in climi artici furono condotti presso le attrezzature dedicate a questo scopo sulla Eglin AFB, in Florida, con gli stessi esemplari, due G.91R/1 prodotti in Italia, a cui si aggiungeva un G.91T prestato per il passaggio macchina dei collaudatori americani.
In febbraio, il G.91R/1 NC52/MM6286 precipito' presso Fort Rucker durante un test di decollo assistito con bottiglie JATO, con la morte del pilota Riccardo Bignamini. Pure l'altro aereo, NC53/MM6287, precipito' nel luglio successivo.
Nel frattempo, presso la Kirtland AFB (New Mexico) l'USAF stava testando due G.91R/3s costruiti in Dornier e successivamente anche l'US Marine Corps condusse alcune valutazioni, tutte sfociate nel nulla, come ben si sa.

The type was also considered by Austria, Norway, Switzerland, and even the United States Army, which briefly evaluated the type as a possible Forward Air Control (FAC) aircraft before relinquishing all fixed-wing aircraft operations to the USAF. The US Army thought that they should have a say on Close Air Support [CAS]. The USAF successfully countered each Army bid for CAS autonomy with strong congressional support. During the late 1950's, the Army had attempted to procure some Italian G-91 Fiat jet fighters to use for close air support. The USAF quickly killed the idea.

No início de 1960, 5 G-91 (2 G-91R/1, 2 G-91R/3, 3 1 G-91T/1) foram enviados para o aeródromo dom US Army em Fort Rucker, Alabama, e para a base aérea da USAF, Kirtland AFB, para testes para uma futura adopção deste avião pelo US Army. Por varias razões, os testes não foram satisfatórios, sendo devolvidos todos os aviões, excepto um que se despenhou, matando o piloto italiano R. Bignamini, o mesmo que fez o 1º voo do protótipo do G-91.

Cumprimentos  :G-beer2:
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Enviado por: HSMW em Fevereiro 18, 2014, 09:17:40 pm
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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Fevereiro 24, 2014, 10:55:40 pm
Efetivos militares dos EUA reduzidos para o nível pré-1940

O Governo dos EUA pretende reduzir os efetivos do Exército para o nível mais baixo desde 1940, em consequência do fim de 13 anos de guerras no Iraque e Afeganistão, anunciou hoje o secretário da Defesa, Chuck Hagel.

"Decidimos reduzir os efetivos no ativo do exército para um total entre 440 mil e 450 mil soldados", indicou, ao apresentar as prioridades orçamentais para 2015.
Esta redução vai significar a redução em cerca de 13% do conjunto de 520 mil militares atuais.

Antes do anúncio de hoje, já tinha sido divulgada a intenção do Exército cortar os seus efetivos para 490 mil, até 2017, segundo disse à AFP um dirigente da Defesa sob anonimato.

A quantidade de 450 mil soldados é a mais baixa desde o período entre guerra mundiais, antes de a circunscrição ser restabelecida de 1940 a 1973. Depois da Guerra Fria, os efetivos tinham descido para 479 mil em 1999, antes de subirem com o 11 de setembro de 2001, atingindo 566 mil em 2010, devido às guerras no Afeganistão e Iraque.

"Vamos dimensionar os nossos efetivos para operações de estabilização. Um Exército deste tamanho é demasiado grande em relação às nossas necessidades de defesa", justificou o chefe do Pentágono, durante uma conferência de imprensa.

Estas reduções vão permitir "garantir que o Exército permanece bem treinado e claramente superior em termos de armas e equipamentos", justificou.
Estes efetivos vão permitir "vencer de forma decisiva" uma agressão inimiga num teatro de operações, ao mesmo tempo que é capaz de assegurar a segurança do território norte-americano e fornecer tropas em quantidade suficiente para apoiar as operações navais e aéreas num segundo teatro de operações. Cai assim a exigência de vencer dois inimigos ao mesmo tempo.

A perspetiva de um Exército reduzido a cerca de 450 mil militares permanece porém a opção mais favorável para este ramo das forças armadas, uma vez que o Pentágono trabalhou nos últimos meses cenários de cortes que poderiam diminuir até 380 mil soldados. Os efetivos da Guarda Nacional (335 mil na componente terrestre) e na situação de reserva (205 mil), a que o Pentágono recorreu no Iraque, não serão poupados, sendo amputados em 20 mil e 20 mil, respetivamente.

A dimensão do corpo de elite Marines, que conta com 190 mil, vai também ser revisto em baixa e passar para 182 mil, acrescentou Hagel. Depois de ter duplicado após os atentados de 2001, o orçamento do Pentágono está confrontado com uma redução, que se prevê durável. Um acordo entre republicanos e democratas, verificado no Congresso, em dezembro, prevê um orçamento máximo de 496 mil milhões de dólares (361 mil milhões de euros) para a defesa em 2015.

O Pentágono conta acrescentar 26 mil milhões de dólares, ainda não financiados neste momento, para modernizar alguns equipamentos, adiantou Hagel. O projeto de orçamento da Defesa deve ser apresentado oficialmente em 04 de março.

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Enviado por: Crypter em Fevereiro 24, 2014, 11:12:29 pm
Só de pensar que durante a guerra colonial tivemos quase 1 milhão de soldados...  :roll:
Título: Re: Exército dos EUA
Enviado por: Edu em Fevereiro 24, 2014, 11:24:11 pm
Citação de: "Crypter"
Só de pensar que durante a guerra colonial tivemos quase 1 milhão de soldados...  :roll:

Nós? 1 milhão?? Não fazia ideia, pensava que andava na ordem dos 250 mil ou coisa do genero.

Relativamente aos números aqui atenção que é só o exército, só os marines são mais 190 mil juntado mais a força aerea e marinha vai para 1 milhão e 300 mil
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Enviado por: PereiraMarques em Fevereiro 25, 2014, 01:09:32 am
Citação de: "Edu"
Citação de: "Crypter"
Só de pensar que durante a guerra colonial tivemos quase 1 milhão de soldados...  :?  Só se estivermos a falar do acumulado durante os vários anos.
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Enviado por: Crypter em Fevereiro 26, 2014, 09:22:05 pm
Citação de: "PereiraMarques"
Citação de: "Edu"
Citação de: "Crypter"
Só de pensar que durante a guerra colonial tivemos quase 1 milhão de soldados...  :?  Só se estivermos a falar do acumulado durante os vários anos.

Correcto e afirmativo! aproximadamente 1 milhão de soldados serviu a pátria entre 61 e 74.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Março 14, 2014, 12:46:12 pm
Soldados dos EUA devem ganhar ‘Google Glass’ militar


Os militares norte-americanos ganharão óculos inteligentes ao estilo Google Glass, mas cuja tecnologia vai muito além à que é encontrada no produto da gigante de buscas.

De acordo com o Mashable, as Forças Armadas do país terão um dispositivo capaz de medir distâncias, exibir planta de construções em três dimensões, transmitir vídeos a partir de um drone, entre outras coisas.

Com os óculos, um soldado poderia estudar dados como posições inimigas, localização dos companheiros, mapas da cidade, vídeos sobre o que eles podem encontrar pela frente etc.

Não há uma data definida para o começo dos testes com esse tipo de recurso, mas segundo Paul Wright, um dos chefes da BAE Systems – que oferece tecnologia para complementar os óculos -, primeiro um grupo seleto deve fazer uso da novidade. Caso dê certo, qualquer soldado poderia usar os óculos.


FONTE: Olhar Digital
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Enviado por: Menacho em Março 15, 2014, 08:48:39 pm
:shock:  :shock:  :shock:


Guneet Lamba pins a new corporal insignia on the camoflage turban of her husband, Cpl. Simranpeet Lamba. Lamba is one of only three Sikhs serving in the military, and the only enlisted Sikh soldier. (Scott Hansen / Joint Base Lewis McChord)

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of 105 lawmakers urged the Defense Department on Monday to make it easier for practicing Sikh Americans who wear beards and turbans to serve in the military. ( ... s-military
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Abril 10, 2014, 03:30:20 pm
U.S. Army Cutting Live-Fire Training

U.S. Army leaders told lawmakers today that the service will have to spend less on live-fire maneuver training as a result of the deep cuts to defense spending under sequestration.

Service leaders have been warning Congress for months that these cuts are forcing the Army to cut readiness training. A slightly clearer explanation of what cutting readiness training will mean to combat units emerged during a March 27 hearing before the House Appropriations Committee’s Defense Subcommittee.

“It has come to my attention … that in our budget in the area of marksmanship training for our personnel, both active and Guard, that the funding is being reduced by about 60 percent,” Rep Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, who represents the Ohio Army National Guard’s Camp Perry Joint Training Center, told senior Army officials.

“I would hope that if there were that type of serious cutbacks that you might take a look at the ability of our forces to train properly and to do what is necessary to provide them with those skills.”

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Odierno confirmed that marksmanship training is being cut but not at individual and small-unit levels.
“There has been no reduction in individual and squad-level marksmanship training – that’s funded,” he said. “Where we have had problems is where we get above that level — the collective training that happens at platoon, company, battalion – that is where we have had to reduce funding.”

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Enviado por: AtInf em Abril 18, 2014, 06:13:17 pm
Operation Golden Eagle - Exercício da 3º Brigada da 101º Divisão

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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Maio 09, 2014, 02:42:54 pm
US Army Jungle Operations Training Course

Soldiers who attend the 25th Infantry Division’s new Jungle Operations Training Course spend 21 days in the jungles of Hawaii. Here’s a closer look at the course:

Week One

Introduction and safety brief.

Overview of the Pacific Command area of operations.

Overview of the jungle and its hazards.

Training on preventive medicine; casualty and medical evacuation tactics, techniques and procedures; and jungle-specific patrol base techniques.

Survival training, including how to forage for food, find and treat water, build improvised shelters, start fires and set traps.

Jungle mobility training; this includes ropes and rope maintenance, how to tie knots, how to conduct rope-assisted ascents and descents, and how to conduct rope-assisted casualty evacuations.

Waterborne operations, including water safety, waterproofing and riverine operations.

Day and night land navigation.

Week Two

Ground sign awareness and tracking training. This includes how to identify and track footprints, and how to recognize and identify booby traps.

Combined skills exercises, where soldiers put together the individual skills they’ve learned on communication, survival, jungle mobility, land navigation and tracking.

Training on patrolling, assaulting and reacting to contact.

Live fire training.

Week Three

Live fire training.

Company field training exercise, a cumulative exercise that lasts six days.

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Enviado por: mafets em Maio 30, 2014, 09:38:36 am
O sargento Jorge Oliveira morreu em 2011 no Afeganistão. A terra onde cresceu resolveu angariar dinheiro e imortalizá-lo em bronze.

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Enviado por: HSMW em Junho 25, 2014, 11:14:44 am
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Enviado por: HSMW em Junho 26, 2014, 12:28:25 pm
Mais mariquices...  :roll:
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Enviado por: HSMW em Junho 30, 2014, 09:40:32 am
Guarda Nacional. Até estes dão mais tiro que nós...
E o íman para separar os elos dos invólucros!!!!  :shock:
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Julho 01, 2014, 12:55:57 pm
Estes são uma espécie de PA lá do sitio.
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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Julho 22, 2014, 08:43:09 pm
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Enviado por: FoxTroop em Julho 22, 2014, 11:55:40 pm
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Uma geringonça dessas para a MG-3 era algo bem pensado. Aumentar de 150 a 250 "benurons" prontos a usar, para +500.......
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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Julho 31, 2014, 08:07:51 pm
Alemão chefia militares norte-americanos na Europa


Um general do exército alemão foi nomeado chefe do Estado-Maior do exército americano na Europa. A escolha do general Markus Laubenthal será oficializada no dia 4 de Agosto. É a primeira vez que um alemão é nomeado para desempenhar estas funções.

Após o esfriamento das relações diplomáticas entre os dois países nos últimos tempos, muito por causa da alegada espionagem que os EUA efectuaram à chanceler Angela Merkel e a consequente expulsão do chefe da CIA na Alemanha (dois agentes foram detidos por suspeitas de espionagem às autoridades alemãs), eis que aparece um importante sinal de cooperação.

Markus Laubenthal contou, ao The Wall Street Journal, que encara estas suas novas funções com um enorme “interesse e respeito”, acrescentando que pode utilizar a vasta “experiência” que ganhou, ao serviço do Exército alemão, nesta “nova posição”.

Laubenthal será o segundo na hierarquia militar e apenas reportará ao general Donald Campbell, comandante dos EUA para o Exército na Europa. “É o braço direito do comandante das forças terrestres norte-americanas na Europa e conta com mais de 37.000 soldados”, escreveu o exército alemão num comunicado.

"Trabalhar num ambiente multinacional com os nossos aliados alemães é um avanço importante no compromisso que o exército americano tem na Europa", destacou o general Campbell. O comandante dos EUA para o Exército na Europa clarificou ainda que as relações entre os exércitos dos EUA e da Alemanha não sofreram qualquer retrocesso devido às denúncias de espionagem e vigilância electrónica ao aliado europeu.

Antes desta nomeação, Laubenthal foi comandante da 12 ª Brigada em Amberg, Alemanha, e o chefe de gabinete do Comando Regional do Norte da ISAF (Força Internacional de Assistência para Segurança) no Afeganistão.

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Enviado por: HSMW em Agosto 01, 2014, 03:28:46 pm
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Citação de: "Lusitano89"

Uma geringonça dessas para a MG-3 era algo bem pensado. Aumentar de 150 a 250 "benurons" prontos a usar, para +500.......

Até os russos já fizeram um sitema desses!

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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Agosto 01, 2014, 03:32:35 pm
Lembro-me de um episódio da "Red Jacket" em que eles fazem isto com uma ML Russa.
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Enviado por: saojorgexercito em Agosto 01, 2014, 10:24:18 pm
Só para avacalhar  :evil: :
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Enviado por: HSMW em Agosto 01, 2014, 11:02:21 pm
E ter de transportar às costas munições para uma minigun?!  :mrgreen:
Pelo menos não tem alimentação pela direita e a incomodar junto ao ombro como no sistema russo.
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Enviado por: HSMW em Agosto 02, 2014, 10:25:21 pm

At long last, the U.S. Army has released the first images of Scorpion 2, the replacement for the service’s Universal Camouflage Uniform. Army Times was the first to post the new pics yesterday.

Dubbed the Army’s new Operational Camouflage Pattern, the service plans to make uniforms available at at Military Clothing Sales Stores next summer.

OCP is very similar to the MultiCam, a popular pattern the Army chose in 2010 for soldiers to wear in Afghanistan. Army officials maintain there are differences between the two patterns.

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Enviado por: saojorgexercito em Agosto 04, 2014, 07:41:17 pm
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E ter de transportar às costas munições para uma minigun?!  :mrgreen:
Pelo menos não tem alimentação pela direita e a incomodar junto ao ombro como no sistema russo.
A Hk-21 derretia. :D
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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Setembro 05, 2014, 10:40:35 pm
Army’s New Laser Cannon Blasts Drones Out of the Sky, Even in Fog


Boeing is building a laser cannon for the U.S. Army, and the new weapon has now proved it will be as capable at sea as on land. The High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD)—basically a high-energy laser mounted on top of a big truck—was successfully used to blast some UAV drones and 60mm mortars out of the Florida sky earlier this year, Boeing announced Thursday.

This test was done in a windy and foggy environment, an essential step to proving the technology is useful for naval deployment. The HEL MD used a 10-kilowatt laser—a much less powerful version of what it will eventually fire—to “successfully engage” more than 150 targets at Eglin Air Force Base, a Department of Defense weapons testing facility on the Florida Panhandle. In other words, it disabled or destroyed them.

In simple terms, the laser makes an incredibly powerful, highly focused beam of light and aims it at a moving target. Light equals heat, and, after enough heat has been transferred, the target is compromised and crashes or blows up. The Army and Boeing (which landed a $36 million contract for the project) have been working on this for the better part of a decade, par for the course for a next-generation weapons platform.

The lithium ion batteries that power the HEL MD’s laser are charged by a 60 kW diesel generator, so if the Army can keep the fuel tank full, they can shoot down incoming threats indefinitely. The system uses a telescope and infrared-based, wide field of view camera to locate and designate targets. Boeing has designed the system to be operated by a driver and an operator with a laptop and an Xbox controller. Putting it on a truck makes the system mobile, and thus much more useful in battle situations.

The next step for the laser cannon will be to up the power to 50 or 60 kilowatts, a “tactically significant power level” for use against incoming rockets, artillery and mortar strikes, and UAV drones. The laser cannon isn’t expected to be ready for use in the field for several more years, at least.

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Enviado por: HSMW em Novembro 05, 2014, 12:25:12 am

Digital Range Training System
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Enviado por: mafets em Novembro 24, 2014, 09:17:37 am
Next summer, soldiers will replace their desert tan combat boots with a darker, coyote-brown version. The photo above shows how the service’s new coyote-brown combat boots will look when worn with the new Operational Camouflage Pattern.

 “To correspond with the introduction of the Operational Camouflage Pattern starting in the summer of 2015, the Army will change the color for the Army Combat Boot to a coyote brown color,” according to Thursday’s U.S. Army news release.

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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Dezembro 06, 2014, 02:37:34 pm
Special Forces team wins International Sniper Competition

After a week of competition, a team from the 1st Special Forces Group was named the winner of the 14th annual International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning.

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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Dezembro 14, 2014, 12:57:48 pm
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Enviado por: mafets em Dezembro 18, 2014, 02:25:15 pm
The Defense Department plans to bolster the Iraqi National Security Forces for the fight against ISIS with MRAPs, the heavily-armored vehicles that Defense Secretary-designate Ashton Carter steered through a rapid acquisition process to counter roadside bombs.
The Pentagon is expected to send about 250 of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles to Iraq early next year, Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said at a news briefing.
The Iraqis likely will not have to pay for the vehicles. Other Pentagon officials said that the transfer of the MRAPs would probably be done as “Excess Defense Articles,” which would allow the Defense Department to give them to the Iraqis with State Department approval.

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Enviado por: nelson38899 em Janeiro 11, 2015, 08:12:54 pm
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Rodas...   :roll:
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Fevereiro 24, 2015, 12:12:23 pm
U.S. Army Tests Soviet-Designed Rocket Launcher


U.S. Army infantry platoons may one day be fighting with an Americanized version of the famous, Soviet RPG 7 anti-armor weapon.

Army testers recently evaluated Airtronic USA Inc.’s RPG 7 as part of service’s annual Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment.

“The durability, simplicity, low cost and effectiveness of the RPG 7 has made it the most widely used man-portable anti-armor weapon in the world, according to the AEWE’s Systems Book of selected technologies chosen for this year’s experiment.

But the Airtronic RPG is quite different than the 1960s-era Soviet weapon. Its tube is made from 4140/4150 ordnance grade barrel steel and it features several sections of rail for attaching optics. It also has an M4-style pistol grip and buttstock. It weighs about 14 pounds unloaded and without optic.

Many soldiers involved with the experiment have faced enemy forces in Iraq and Afghanistan that were armed with RPG weapons, Army officials from the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga., said.

“There was a great deal of interest because there were a number of guys that had been deployed had seen it from the other perspective,” said Harry Lubin, chief of the Experimentation Branch of MCOE’s Maneuver Battle Lab.

The Airtronic RPG is now a program of record in U.S. Special Operations Command. Soldiers, however, did not get to fire any RPG rounds through it because of restrictions imposed by Army Test and Evaluation Command’s safety release, Lubin said.

The problem was that RPG ammunition is made in Europe and could not be safety certified in time for this year’s live-fire portion of AEWE, he said.

“Special-ops command is a little ahead of the Army as far as looking at these,” Lubin said. “They have got the lots of ammo certified … we didn’t not have that luxury. Soldiers could handle it but couldn’t pull the trigger on it.”
This challenge may be solved in the future since Airtronic USA is working on producing the ammunition for it in the United States, Lubin said.

The weapon did perform well when company representatives fired it at targets between 900 and 1,200 meters away, Lubin said.

“The accuracy seemed to be very good,” he said.

It’s too early to tell if the Army will adopt an RPG-style weapon, but the results of the live-fire assessment will be available to Army officials who write future lethality requirements, Lubin said.

This was the first year a live-fire portion was added to AEWE. It gave Benning officials the chance to evaluate weapons that might not be looked at otherwise, Lubin said.

“This provides the opportunity for the Army to look at it,” he said. “This is one of the nice things about AEWE. We are not bound by any programs of record.”

Other munition systems assessed in the live fire also showed a lot of promise, Lubin said.

The Scalable Offensive Hand Grenade offers conventional soldiers a new capability. Unlike the standard fragmentation grenade, this design offers mainly a blast effect that can be doubled or tripled to suit the job.
It has been fielded to USSCOM since 2010.

The base grenade has a non-removable, 3.5 second fuse and a body encasing .25 pounds of high explosive. Two separate modules of the same potency can be quickly connected to provide one, simultaneous explosion.
The blast completely collapsed a one-room, adobe-style structure, Lubin said.

“It really has a devastating effect,” he said.

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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Fevereiro 26, 2015, 04:51:45 pm
Army Not Interested in Taking A-10 Warthogs from Air Force

The U.S. Army has no interest in taking over the Air Force's fleet of A-10 attack planes, even if it would save the venerable Cold War-era aircraft from the bone yard.

The service's top civilian, Army Secretary John McHugh, rejected the idea of accepting hand-me-down A-10 Warthogs from the Air Force.

"No chance," he said during a breakfast meeting with reporters on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. "That's not even been a topic of casual conversation."

"With our own aircraft fleet we're taking some pretty dramatic steps to reconfigure and become more affordable, and the A-10 mission is not something we considered. That's an Air Force mission as it should be and I'm sure the Air Force feels the same way," McHugh said.

Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James defended the service's renewed budget proposal to begin retiring its fleet of almost 300 Warthogs -- even as pilots fly the gunship in the Middle East to attack militants affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.


Over the past decade-plus of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, James said, "the A-10 has done a magnificent job, but so has the F-16 and the F-15E, and the B-1 bomber has been a contributor and there have been a number of aircraft that have contributed to the totality of close-air support. So to me, close-air support is not a plane, it's a mission."

James made those comments during a Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing after Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, asked her to respond to officials such as Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno who have praised the Warthog's performance in close-air support missions.

The aircraft, known officially as the Thunderbolt II, packs a 30mm, seven-barrel Gatling gun, called the GAU-8 Avenger, which is configured to 3,900 rounds per minute. Pilots and ground troops alike appreciate the low, slow-flying aircraft for its high rate of fire and ability to decimate ground targets.

"We do it with the greatest of reluctance. It's a budgetary matter," James said of the recommendation to retire the plane. "Every aircraft eventually gives way to the next generation."

If lawmakers approve the Air Force's budget request for fiscal 2016, which begins Oct. 1, the service would divest the A-10 over a period of five years and save an estimated $4 billion during that period.

Congress blocked the service's previous budget request to retire the aircraft, but allowed it to move as many 36 of the planes to back-up status. The shift will free up more maintainers to work on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Pentagon's most expensive acquisition program.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh, who testified alongside James, has made similar comments in the past. He has said the push to retire the Warthog is being driven by automatic budget cuts known as sequestration.

The across-the-board spending reductions were agreed to by the White House and Congress in 2011 as part of deficit-reduction legislation known as the Budget Control Act. The cuts are due to return in fiscal 2016 with greater effect unless lawmakers agree on an alternative plan.

Separately, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-New Hampshire, whose husband flew the A-10 and who was part of a group of lawmakers that fought last year to protect funding for the aircraft, reportedly sent a letter to James this week asking for an update into the investigation of Maj. Gen. James Post.

Post, vice commander of Air Combat Command, reportedly warned officers last month: "Anyone who is passing information to Congress about A-10 capabilities is committing treason."

--Michael Hoffman contributed to this report.

-- Brendan McGarry can be reached at
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Airbus Helicopters, March 09, 2015 - Orlando, Fla. – The U.S. Army’s recent order for an additional 41 UH-72A Lakota helicopters underscores the continuing value the Army places on the Lakota’s low cost multi-mission capabilities, high performance and reliability.

It also validates the work done by Airbus Helicopters Inc. and Airbus Group Inc. to fulfil commitments made to the Army and the U.S. government.

To date, the Department of Defense has placed orders for 411 Lakotas, 400 for the Army. More than 330 completed aircraft have been delivered by Airbus Helicopters Inc. from its Columbus, Miss. production facility – all of them on time and on budget.

“From the day we signed the contract to produce the UH-72A, our team has strived every day to deliver on our promises to the Army, to the dedicated soldiers who operate these aircraft, to the U.S. government and the taxpayers,” said Marc Paganini, President and CEO of Airbus Helicopters Inc. “We have delivered a superb aircraft that meets the Army’s performance requirements and quality standards, and we have also delivered on our promise to provide outstanding support to keep the Army’s fleet of Lakotas flying and ready to perform the vital missions they are assigned.”

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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Março 10, 2015, 05:39:33 pm
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Estas calotesd quadradas matam-me! Eu percebo o conceito por detrás do design, mas mesmo assim...
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Wind River, March 18, 2015 - ALAMEDA, Calif. – Wind River, a world leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems, has announced that Northrop Grumman Corporation has selected Wind River VxWorks 653 Platform for its latest helicopter digitization avionics mission equipment package to be integrated onto the Black Hawk UH-60V helicopter.

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Enviado por: olisipo em Abril 02, 2015, 05:30:14 pm
US Specials Operations to have sole-source 2,000 ATVs


US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is making a sole-source purchase of 2,000 light tactical all terrain vehicles (ATVs) from Polaris Industries. The contract includes 1,750 of the Medina, Minnesota-based company's four-seat MRZR-4 and 300 of its two-seat MRZR-2. SOCOM indicated it selected the vehicles because they can be transported inside the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey, Boeing MH-47 special operations helicopter and Sikorsky MH-53 Pave Low and that they can be dropped from the air.

Polaris, whose core business is recreational vehicles, has several ATVs modified for military operations. It unveiled its first purpose-built military project vehicle last year, the DAGOR, which can transport a nine-person military squad or carry 3,,250 pounds of payload.
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The Evolution of the 75th Ranger Regiment, Post-9/11

The 75th Ranger Regiment was initially established during the Post-Vietnam War years, when the Army was seriously hurting. Rangers were to serve as role models, and set the example as Airborne Infantrymen who religiously attained and surpassed established standards. Before the War on Terror began, Rangers primarily focused on basic Infantry tasks such as ambushes, raids, and patrolling skills, with the additional responsibility of conducting airfield seizure missions.

There was the Regimental Standard Operating Procedures, or RSOP, a Blue Book that when combined with the Ranger Creed dictated pretty much every action a Ranger was to take or prohibited from taking. Load Carrying Equipment (LCE) had a tie down SOP, how jungle boots were worn had an SOP, how dog tags were taped together had an SOP. Discipline and adherence to the standards was paramount and most of the year Rangers would be training on post with occasional off-site training at the National Training Center (NTC) or Joint Readiness Exercise (JRX).

At this time the Regiment was a highly disciplined Airborne Light Infantry unit that trained for immediate short-notice world wide deployment. Like in Panama, Grenada, and to a lesser extent, Somalia, there was an expectation that Rangers would jump into future conflicts, conduct their missions, and catch the first flight back to the US. Training and SOP’s had grown out of these past conflicts, particularly Vietnam, and reflected the projected nature of future deployments.

Rangers during the Clinton years were not nearly as well funded as they should have been. They also had to fill the dual role of being the Army’s premier combat Infantry unit as well as setting a sterling example of discipline and professionalism for the rest of the Army. This meant that shinning boots and pressing uniforms were often as important as training for combat. Attempting to wear these two hats at once is an issue that the Regiment has always had to grapple with.

The 75th always has, and probably always will, be a high visibility unit.

Then 9/11 happened.

I arrived at 3/75 just as the battalion was coming back home, after jumping into Iraq during the opening salvo of OIF I. Of course it was disappointing to miss out on the invasion but I had some second thoughts when I saw dudes limping around on crutches with two broken ankles. They told me that they had been so loaded down with equipment during the combat jump that the static line hung at waist height.

This was 2003 and we were still being issued LCE’s which had to have pouches and canteens tied down with 550 chord (according to SOP) with the ends burned and melted to keep knots in place. However, no one used the LCE and it was being phased out. The MOLLE rucksack and riflemen’s kit was being issued. The rucksack, I shit you not, came with a VHS instructional video on how to put it all together. It also had a plastic frame which was laughable given how hard Rangers are on their equipment. The ruck sat at the bottom of everyone’s locker but the combat vest that it came with was used in substitution of the older LCE.

This was a strange time for Ranger battalion. Things were changing and not everyone was pleased. The standards were still being enforced, but these Rangers had been on real life combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. Judging a man’s discipline by inspecting his haircut or how well his dog tags were taped together just didn’t seem as relevant anymore. When an NCO yelled that doing this-or-that is against the RSOP and will get you killed in combat, it just didn’t ring true to young Rangers who now wore CIB’s on their chest. This isn’t a positive attitude to have of course, but this clash between old school Rangers and new school Rangers was something that continued for years.

As a cherry Private, I got the impression that the Regiment was having something of an identity crisis. We were not counter-terrorist commandos but we were also not toy soldiers who spit polish boots for the parade ground. We were training for combat, but the training was not always reflecting what Rangers were being confronted with on the battlefield. Sometimes it seemed like maintaining a high and tight and a spotlessly clean rifle was the main focus of your day in Ranger battalion.

All of this would soon change. Future installments in this series will describe how the weapons, equipment, culture, selection process, and mission of the 75th Ranger Regiment evolved, particularly in the Post-9/11 years.

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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Abril 15, 2015, 03:34:54 pm
Army Equipment Program in support of President’s Budget 2016

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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Maio 09, 2015, 06:17:59 pm
The 30 Millimeter Solution: Army Upgunning Strykers Vs. Russia

Amidst rising anxieties over Russia, one of the last US combat units still based in Europe, the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, has asked for bigger guns. The House Armed Services Committee is already setting aside money for the urgent upgrade, which the Army staff officially approved yesterday in a memo obtained by Breaking Defense:


In brief, the 2nd Cavalry wants 81 of its eight-wheel-drive Stryker infantry carrier vehicles fitted with 30 millimeter automatic cannon. 30 mm is more than twice the caliber of the 12.7 mm machineguns those Strykers currently mount. It’s actually a bigger weapon than the notoriously destructive 25 mm chaingun on the much heavier M2 Bradley infantry carrier.

Adding a 30 mm weapon won’t make Strykers into tanks: An M1 Abrams’ main gun is a whopping 120 mm. But there are physical limits on what a 20-30 ton wheeled vehicle can accommodate. The Army spent years trying to fit a 105 mm cannon on a Stryker chassis, the Mobile Gun System (MGS). By contrast, 30 mm is a manageable size that would give the Strykers significant killing power against other light armored vehicles, such as Russian BMPs.

“MGS was a failure, which is why they stopped producing them,” one Hill staffer told me. “That said, MGS is better than nothing in terms of fire support.  These [proposed] 30mm remote weapon stations help quite a bit.”

The 2nd Cavalry wants the weapons because it’s the Army’s frontline force in Europe. There are only two US combat brigades still based on the continent, the 2nd Cav in Vilseck, Germany and the 173rd Airborne in Vicenza, Italy, a light infantry formation with very few vehicles of any kind and nothing as heavy as a Stryker. The Army has no heavy tank forces permanently stationed in Europe anymore, which the House Armed Services Committee has decried as “short-sighted.”

Since Russia seized Crimea, both the 2nd Cavalry and the 173rd Airborne have deployed to the Baltic States to deter aggression and reassure those small, exposed NATO allies. (The 173rd has even trained some Ukrainian forces). Just a month ago, a 60-Stryker task force of the 2nd Cavalry conducted an 1,100-plus mile “dragoon ride” back from the Baltics to Germany by way of Poland and the Czech Republic. The maneuver showed off the Stryker vehicles’ impressive mobility: As wheeled vehicles, they do better on long road marches than tracked tanks, although their performance is worse off-road. But clearly the Army thought they were lacking in lethality — and that’s what this upgrade is intended to correct.

The bigger question: Will the Army stop at upgrading 81 vehicles in Europe, or will it eventually seek funding to install the 30 mm weapons on Strykers in other theaters such as the Pacific. The memo pledges that the powerful Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) will study “potential application… across the broader Stryker force.” With the national strategy emphasizing crisis response and “expeditionary” forces, the Army is increasingly looking for armored vehicles light enough to rapidly deploy by air — but still heavily armed enough to fight on arrival.

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Enviado por: HSMW em Maio 18, 2015, 10:59:47 am
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Enviado por: HSMW em Junho 01, 2015, 10:40:17 pm
The U.S. Army rolled out its plan today to outfit every soldier with Army Combat Uniforms in the new Operational Camouflage Pattern

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Enviado por: mafets em Junho 03, 2015, 10:30:53 am
Here are the latest guidlines on the new Army Combat Uniform.

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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Junho 04, 2015, 02:24:40 pm
The end of the first female Ranger experiment

The Army announced that the last of the female candidates for Ranger school have failed the first experiment. Of course, according to the Christian Science Monitor, this has sparked a debate about whether or not the standard is realistic.

The Rangers are the best of the best, and being a Ranger means passing a physical test that pushes body and mind to the breaking point. If women can’t do it, the argument goes, then they shouldn’t be Rangers.

But there is another opinion quietly being voiced as well: that Ranger School is more akin to a rite of passage – an opportunity for men to “thump their chest,” as one Ranger puts it – than a realistic preparation for leading in war. That women can actually make Ranger units more effective. And that the standards that keep them out are outdated.

Of course, I predicted this debate when the idea was floated about allowing women into the elite forces – that when women didn’t meet the minimum standard, it would be because the standard was unrealistic. That’s why I was pulling for one or several women who would complete the school successfully at the current standard. The whole point for Ranger School is not create chest-thumping neanderthals, it’s to create or test leaders under combat conditions without an actual enemy shooting at them. It is to create conditions that test a student’s ability to successfully complete the mission even though he, and his subordinates, are exhausted, famished, and sore.

Rangers have to be able to operate at 100% far from any other American troops, with all of their equipment to survive and fight on their backs and their only means of arriving at the battle or the objective of their mission is their own two feet. So where do you compromise the standard?

Of course, Ray Mabus, the Navy Secretary, is ready to throw the SEALs under the bus;

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus told the Navy Times this week that once women start attending SEAL training, it would make sense to examine the standards. “First, we’re going to make sure there are standards. Second, that they are gender-neutral, and third, that they have something to do with the job,” he said.

Why would there be a standard if it had nothing to do with the job? Obviously, Mabus doesn’t know what he’s talking about. But we knew that from some of his other stupid decisions in that job.

All 20 of the women who took part in this experiment have nothing to be ashamed about. A lot of men didn’t make the standard right along side of them. I hope and encourage the Army to continue to allow women to try and make the standard, but a lot of soldiers depend on the current standard to be led by only the best graduates of those schools and lowering the standard has nothing to do with chest-thumping and everything to do with bringing soldiers home safely from war.

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Enviado por: mafets em Junho 08, 2015, 03:29:00 pm
The US Army has awarded about USD57 million between BAE Systems Land and Armaments and General Dynamics Land Systems for conceptual design work on a future fighting vehicle (FFV) that could potentially replace the Bradley infantry fighting vehicle.

Work on this effort is to run through November 2016.

"As part of the FFV Phase 1 effort, General Dynamics will develop design concepts for the next-generation Infantry Fighting Vehicle [IFV]," the company said in a 2 June statement. It will "conduct trade studies, requirements analysis, modelling and simulation [M&S], and assess technology capability and maturity to support each of the three design concepts".

General Dynamics was awarded USD28.267 million and BAE Systems was awarded USD28.868 million, both are cost-plus-fixed-fee multi-year incrementally funded contracts, according to a 29 May Pentagon announcement. All of BAE Systems' contract was obligated at the time from fiscal year 2014 (FY 2014) and FY 2015 research and development funding, and USD20 million of the General Dynamics contract was obligated from the same accounts.

In FY 2016 the army has requested USD49.3 million to research and develop FFV technologies; according to IHS Jane's analysis this represents just 0.21% of all vehicle modernisation spending in the budget proposal.
The Bradley, in service since the early 1980s, exceeds its size, weight, power, and cooling limits, but the proven IFV fills a niche within the army's portfolio and requires improvements to maintain it. Source: BAE Systems

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Enviado por: Menacho em Junho 08, 2015, 05:22:49 pm
El US Army se entrena en Almería con la Legión Espanhola


( Con la llegada el 4 de junio de 150 efectivos del US Army (Ejército de Tierra de los estados Unidos), ha comenzado la fase principal de un ejercicio conjunto de entrenamiento entre fuerzas de la Brigada de la Legión del ET (Ejército de Tierra) español y las de los Estados Unidos bajo las órdenes del US Africa Command (AFRICOM).  Es más que habitual ver a las fuerzas del USMC (US Marine Corp) estacionados en Morón de la Frontera (Sevilla) entrenándose con fuerzas españoles, pero en este caso hablamos de efectivos del US Army asignados al 4th Batallón, 6th Regimiento de Infantería, 3rd Brigade, una Unidad asignada a la 1st División Acorazadas de los Estados Unidos.

Los militares estadounidenses llegaron al aeropuerto de Almería, el más cercano a los acuartelamientos de la Legión sitos a Viator, que es la base de la Brigada de la Legión, a bordo de un Boeing 767 de la compañía comercial Omni. La aeronave realizó un vuelo directo desde Texas, dado que desde 2011 la División está basada en Fort Bliss, una gigantesca base militar cuyas zonas de instrucción se adentran en el colindante Estado de Nuevo Mexico, que fue cuando regresó a Estados Unidos tras estar 40 años basada en Alemania.    

A las tropas del US Army se sumaran más de 25 Marines pertenecientes a la fuerza basada en Morón, el SP-MAGTF CR (Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response/ Fuerza de Tarea Aire-Tierra de Especial Propósito para Respuesta a las Crisis) que compartirán jornadas de intenso adiestramiento con las fuerzas de la VIII Bandera del Tercio Juan de Austria 3º de la Legión en las zonas de instrucción, incluido sus campo de tiro, con las que cuenta la citada base Álvarez de Sotomayor de Viator.  Está previsto que en la fase final del ejercicio que se desarrolla entre los días 7 y 17 de junio entre las citadas fuerzas de la Legión y  de la 1st División Blindada se incorporen aparatos Bell/Boeing M-22B Osprey del VMM-266, actualmente asignados al SP-MAGTF CR de los Marines. Con estos aparatos se realizaran prácticas de asalto aéreo conjunto que completaran la exigente instrucción conjunta, que constará de prácticas de  combate diurno y nocturno y fuego real. (Julio Maíz Sanz)
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Enviado por: olisipo em Junho 14, 2015, 10:59:18 am
U.S. is Poised to Put Heavy Weaponry in Eastern Europe


Stryker vehicles from the Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment took part in a military exercise in Riga, Latvia ... urope.html (

In a significant move to deter possible Russian aggression in Europe, the Pentagon is poised to store battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy weapons for as many as 5.000 American troops in several Baltic and Eastern European countries, American and allied officials say.

The proposal, if approved, would represent the first time since the end of the Cold War that the United States have stationed heavy military equipment in the new Nato member nations in Eastern Europe that had once been part of the Soviet sphere of influence. Russia's annexation of Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine have caused alarm and prompted new military planning in NATO capitals.

It would be the most prominent of a series of movements the United States and NATO have taken to bolster forces in the region and send a clear message of resolve to allies and to Russia's president, Vladimir V. Putin, that the United States would defend the Alliance's members closest to the Russian frontier  (...) continua (http://http)
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Enviado por: olisipo em Junho 23, 2015, 09:41:00 pm
Ashton Carter em Tallin, Estonia, hoje

EUA vão mobilizar tanques e artilharia nos Paises Bálticos e no Leste Europeu; Rússia reage ... R720150623 (
Os Estados Unidos irão pré-posicionar tanques, artilharia e outros equipamentos militares no leste e no centro de Europa, anunciou o secretário de Defesa norteamericano, Ash Carter, nesta terça-feira, tentando apaziguar nações da OTAN, apreensivas com o envolvimento da Rússia na Ucránia.

Em Tallin, capital estoniana, Carter disse que os paises bálticos -Estônia, Letônia e Lituânia- assim como Bulgária, Romênia e Polônia, concordaram em sediar peças de equipamento pesado,  parte do qual também será alocado na Alemanha.

A decisão dos EUA de posicionar equipamento pesado perto das fronteiras russas tem o objetivo de acelerar a mobilização de forças norte-americanas ao mesmo tempo em que a Otan reforça seus exercícios em Europa em reação à anexação russa da península ucraniana da Crimeia em março do ano passado. (...)

A Rússia acusa a Ocidente de violar os acordos pós-Guerra-Fria ampliando a atuaçãon da Otan para as suas fronteiras, o que o Ocidente nega.
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Enviado por: Crypter em Junho 25, 2015, 12:30:07 pm
A UEP já encomendou 2 destes para levar para o marquês para os festejos do tri..  :lol:

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Enviado por: HSMW em Junho 29, 2015, 12:12:57 pm
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Enviado por: nelson38899 em Julho 05, 2015, 03:41:50 pm
Olha quem voltou a voar!

n recent months, the U.S. special operations community has been quietly evaluating two North American OV-10G+ Bronco light combat aircraft at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev., and at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

The Combat Dragon II program, a Limited Objective Experiment (LOE),  is aimed at demonstrating that a small, turboprop-powered warplane can be effective in “high end/special aviation” missions of the kind encountered in Afghanistan. The experiment seeks similar information as Imminent Fury, which used a leased A-29B Super Tucano.
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Enviado por: mafets em Julho 06, 2015, 11:02:14 am
Citação de: "nelson38899"
Olha quem voltou a voar!

n recent months, the U.S. special operations community has been quietly evaluating two North American OV-10G+ Bronco light combat aircraft at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev., and at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

The Combat Dragon II program, a Limited Objective Experiment (LOE),  is aimed at demonstrating that a small, turboprop-powered warplane can be effective in “high end/special aviation” missions of the kind encountered in Afghanistan. The experiment seeks similar information as Imminent Fury, which used a leased A-29B Super Tucano.
Bem que o exercito podia seguir o exemplo dos Marines e USAF (querem tirar o A10 de serviço e depois testam o OV10 e o Super Tucano  :mrgreen: ), e colocar o OV1E Mowhawk a voar.  :twisted:
As of 2011, Alliant Techsystems has partnered with the Broadbay Group and Mohawk Technologies of Florida in a venture to return an armed, modernized version of the OV-1D to operational use as a counter-insurgency aircraft. A demonstrator has been equipped with a FLIR Star Safire turret and a ventral, trainable M230 Chain Gun

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Enviado por: Get_It em Julho 08, 2015, 09:47:51 pm
Downsized US Army to pass on 533 shunned OH-58, TH-67 helicopters
Citação de: "James Drew, Flightglobal"
The US Army has already found a home for 119 of the 652 Bell OH-58 Kiowa and TH-67 Creek helicopters that have been displaced under the service’s aviation restructure initiative, according to a recent report provided to Congress.

Of those airframes, 60 TH-67s are being transferred to US Department of Justice to support its operations in Columbia, likely counter-narcotics. Another 20 of the FAA-certified trainers are being moved internally to the Army’s combat training centre and five are moving to the Navy’s test pilot school.

The Army is keeping five Kiowas as prototype test aircraft and another 24 for parts reclamation. The remainder of the 119 aircraft are “pending attrition”, leaving a total of 307 OH-58Ds, 130 OH-58A/Cs and 96 TH-67s available for reuse or transfer as of 4 May – when the report was sent to lawmakers. An Army spokesman confirmed the details of the document 8 July.


The aircraft are available due to the Army’s controversial aviation shake-up, which retires the OH-58 armed scout helicopter and replaces the TH-67 with the dual-engined Airbus UH-72 Lakota as a cost-cutting measure, expected to save $12 billion up front and a further $1 billion annually in avoided operating and support costs.

Transfer of the TH-67s, based on the Bell 206B-3 JetRanger, is expected to be fairly easy since the aircraft are FAA-certified and available to the civil aviation community.

Moving the OH-58 presents more of a challenge, since the aircraft are not civil-certified and can only be used domestically by government agencies for non-commercial purposes. Transferring the 307 D-models will be even more difficult, since the aircraft has a fully integrated surveillance and targeting system and is “incapable of safe flight operations following the removal or demilitarisation of equipment without significant engineering design change and modifications”.

Those aircraft can be sold internationally as combat helicopters through the US government’s foreign military sales process. Eight countries have expressed interest in buying the OH-58Ds and the forecast demand between 2015 and 2019 is for 41 aircraft, the report says.


The report also addresses concerns that flooding the market with excess defence stock will hurt manufacturers.

“The impact to the domestic rotary wing industrial base due to Army’s divestment of the OH-58 and TH-67 is assessed as low,” the report concludes, adding that only one of six manufacturers (that is not a defence supplier) could lose up to 9.8% of its annual revenue. “It does not represent a significant threat to the domestic rotary wing industrial base because the total revenue of the remaining five, which includes two DOD suppliers, is not significantly disrupted.”


 :arrow: Bell cautions surplus OH-58s may undermine new military helo sales (http://http) (p259543 (http://http))

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Enviado por: olisipo em Julho 10, 2015, 11:21:24 am

The US Army announced a plan to cut 40,000 troops that would hit almost every base ... e/29932107 (
The US Army announced a plan to cut 40,000 troops that would impact nearly every Army installation, warning that the reductions could grow if the Congress cannot reach a deal to avert sequestration budget cuts.

 The Army detailed plans to cut active-duty force from 490,000 to 450,000 within two years. (...)

Army Director of Force Management, Brig. Gen. Randy George, at a press conference Thursday, attributed the decision to fiscal constraint (...)

The cut land hardest in Georgia, Alaska and Hawaii, though George said they affect troops ranging from the infantry, logistics, civil affairs, and military police and trainees.

Big cuts come from restructuring the 3rd Brigade Combat Team  (BCT), 3rd Infantry Division, at Fort Benning, Georgia, followed by the 4th BCT (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Each would shrink from a 4,000-person brigade to a 1.000-person task force (...) The reductions amount to a $7 billion saving (...)

Altogether, the Army will be 21 percent smaller than it was in 2012 if the cuts proceed. (..)
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Enviado por: mafets em Agosto 13, 2015, 07:37:13 pm
Herds of feral horses are roaming on thousands of acres in Louisiana where soldiers conduct intensive training, posing a danger and a nuisance to troops at risk of being kicked, bitten or unpleasantly surprised by random piles of manure, Army officials say.
"Sometimes training has to be halted while they shoo horses out," said Kim Reischling, spokeswoman for Fort Polk, a 198,000-acre base about 20 miles from the Texas state line.
The officials are trying to find a way to deal with the approximately 700 "trespass horses," and are holding a meeting Thursday to hear input from residents and animal rights groups, among others.
Most of the horses can be found on about 48,000 of the 90,000 acres of forest land that the base uses for training, said Jim Caldwell, spokesman for the 604,000-acre forest.
Some people speculate that the horses are descended from Army cavalry horses, and a local author has self-published a children's book based on that tale. But it is more likely that they are descendants of area farm and ranch horses, said Reischling and Rita Bingham, director of the Humane Society of West Louisiana.
Others were almost certainly released fairly recently by people who could no longer afford to feed them, Caldwell said.
"These horses vary from being pretty untamed to coming up and eating potato chips out of your hand. So some of them have not been there that long," he said.
Roundups are difficult because the horses spend much of their time in the forest, officials said. In addition to presenting a nuisance for the soldiers, they also put a damper on local hunters' efforts, according to Caldwell.
"If you plant wildlife foods for deer or turkey, the horses are right on those foods because they're fertilized, and more nutritious."
They also snarf up sprouts from seed planted to control erosion, he said.
Reischling said one problem is what the horses leave behind: "horse manure in the areas used by soldiers."
Reischling said a roundup in 1993 snared 41 horses, which were placed with two local ranches. Another in 2000 placed only eight with new owners.
In 2007, horses were caught, tested for infectious diseases, and sterilized.
As far as controlling the horse population goes, however, "the sterilization does not work," Reischling said.
"With animals migrating in from other properties or being dumped, it's been determined that the sterilization process will likely not even stop growth," she said. "And in any case, it would take years."
Carne de cavalo para toda a gente...  :twisted:

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Enviado por: Crypter em Agosto 18, 2015, 08:40:32 pm
Fez-se história no exército dos EUA: duas mulheres vão ser Rangers


Duas das 17 mulheres inscritas no primeiro curso da força de elite dos EUA aberto ao sexo feminino conseguiram concluir o treino. É a primeira vez na história das forças armadas norte-americanas.
Pela primeira vez na história do exército norte-americano, duas mulheres vão completar o curso da Ranger School e tornar-se Rangers, ou seja, soldados de elite.
Numa altura em que o país está a avaliar, em todos os ramos das forças armadas, a melhor forma de integrar soldados do sexo feminino, mesmo em regimentos de infantaria - cujo acesso sempre foi negado às mulheres - o feito das duas Rangers é assinalável e tem-se constituído como um auxiliar ao debate. Porém, apesar da conclusão do curso, as duas soldados não poderão juntar-se ao 75º regimento dos Rangers, uma força de operações especiais que permanece restrita ao sexo masculino.
A cerimónia em que as duas jovens, na casa dos 20, receberão o novo distintivo, está marcada para a próxima sexta-feira em Fort Benning, a sede da escola dos Rangers, escreve o Washington Post. Estarão acompanhadas por mais 94 colegas, todos homens.
O secretário de Estado da Defesa norte-americana, John McHugh, emitiu um comunicado elogiando os estudantes que agora concluem a formação do exército, sublinhando que este curso dos Rangers "provou que todos os soldados, independentemente do género, conseguem atingir o pleno do seu potencial. Devemos aos soldados a oportunidade de servirem com êxito em qualquer posição para a qual sejam qualificados e capazes, e continuamos à procura da melhor forma para selecionar, treinar e reter os melhores soldados conforme as necessidades da nação".
Na sexta-feira, as duas novas Rangers deverão falar à comunicação social, num evento que deverá atrair atenção mediática de todo o mundo. Apesar de não terem sido identificadas, sabe-se que as duas jovens começaram a 20 de abril a sua formação, com mais 380 homens e outras 17 mulheres, que ficaram pelo caminho, naquele que foi o primeiro grupo a aceitar soldados do sexo feminino. Perante as acusações de que as mulheres teriam uma formação diferente, menos exigente, os responsáveis da escola abriram o treino à comunicação social durante alguns dias, demonstrando que as avaliações eram sempre imparciais e permitindo aos avaliadores que se explicassem publicamente.

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Enviado por: olisipo em Agosto 18, 2015, 08:49:06 pm

Two women make history as first female Army Rangers
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Agosto 19, 2015, 12:57:52 pm
Há algo de errado, estas duas mulheres já tinham sido eliminadas e acabam por chegar ao final do curso?!
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Enviado por: PereiraMarques em Agosto 19, 2015, 02:15:26 pm
Acho que estas a confundir com o Curso de Oficiais para Infantaria/Operações Anfíbias do USMC, julgo que ai é que foram eliminadas duas mulheres em Abril deste ano. ... /25418867/ ( ... s-end.html ( ... er-course/ (
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Agosto 19, 2015, 02:38:06 pm
Citação de: "PereiraMarques"
Acho que estas a confundir com o Curso de Oficiais para Infantaria/Operações Anfíbias do USMC, julgo que ai é que foram eliminadas duas mulheres em Abril deste ano. ... /25418867/ ( ... s-end.html ( ... er-course/ (

Também, mas não só.

Ed.: depois de tentar encontrar os vídeos das noticias a dizer que elas tinham sido todas eliminadas, só encontrei este:

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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Agosto 19, 2015, 03:53:47 pm
:shock:  :lol:
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Agosto 21, 2015, 12:53:32 pm
Decorated Green Beret is kicked out of U.S. Special Forces after 'shoving' Afghan police commander who 'raped boy, 12, and beat up his mother when she reported the crime'
Sgt. Charles Martland, 33, was serving in Afghanistan's Kunduz Province
He heard reports a Afghan police commander had raped 12-year-old boy
Commander Abdul Rahman had also allegedly beaten the child's mother
Martland confronted Rahman in early 2011 - and 'shoved him to ground'
He was flown out of region and sent home after Rahman reported attack
Now, 11-year veteran has been 'involuntarily discharged' from the Army
Verdict has sparked outrage among some Green Berets and politicians
'It's sad to think that a child rapist is put above one of our elite military operators,' said one Rep. Congressman, who has written to Ash Carter

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Enviado por: Camuflage em Agosto 22, 2015, 01:33:29 am
First female Ranger grads share credit with classmates: ... /32079657/ (
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Enviado por: olisipo em Agosto 22, 2015, 01:35:12 pm

New Army Chief Ponders Momentous Decision on Women in Combat ... .html?_r=0 (
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Enviado por: HSMW em Agosto 22, 2015, 08:11:09 pm
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Enviado por: HSMW em Agosto 23, 2015, 10:27:50 am
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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Agosto 23, 2015, 12:52:26 pm
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Enviado por: nelson38899 em Agosto 26, 2015, 10:57:56 am
OSHKOSH, Wis. (August 25, 2015) — The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) has awarded Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, a $6.7 billion firm fixed price production contract to manufacture the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).  The JLTV program fills a critical capability gap for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps by replacing a large portion of the legacy HMMWV fleet with a light tactical vehicle with far superior protection and off-road mobility.  During the contract, which includes both Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) and Full Rate Production (FRP), Oshkosh expects to deliver approximately 17,000 vehicles and sustainment services.
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Enviado por: olisipo em Agosto 26, 2015, 03:05:36 pm

The JLTV by Oshkosh
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Agosto 26, 2015, 03:20:41 pm
Pode ser apenas embirração, mas acho esta viatura demasiado grande para a função. Penso que viaturas como o Iveco LMV são mais racionais que este projecto.
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Enviado por: NVF em Agosto 26, 2015, 07:14:07 pm
Já deves ter visto o Humvee ao vivo, claro? Não é assim tão pequeno quanto isso e intimida um bocado na estrada, mesmo ao pé de Jeeps e SUV's. De qualquer modo, a tendência é sempre para aumentar de tamanho (o M151 era muito mais pequeno que o Humvee). Ao menos este Oshkosh tem um motor com potência razoável, contrariamente ao Humvee.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Agosto 27, 2015, 12:22:52 am
Já estive dentro de um... c34x
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Enviado por: olisipo em Setembro 10, 2015, 09:43:21 am

Lockheed protests JLTV award to Oshkosh; AM General doesn't ... al-doesnt/ (  
Aerospace giant Lockheed-Martin is protesting the Army's award of the 55,000-truck Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to rival Oshkosh. The other losing bidder, Humvee-maker AM General, announced today that it will not protest.

Lockheed provided me the following statement after I asked them about the AM General announcement:

  "After evaluating the data provided at our debrief  Lockheed-Martin has filed a protest of the award decision on the JLTV program. We firmly believe we offered the most capable and affordable solution for the program. Lockheed-Martin does not take protests lightly; but we are protesting to address our concerns regarding the evaluation of Lockheed-Martin's offer. (...)
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Enviado por: nelson38899 em Setembro 17, 2015, 09:10:10 pm
The difference between Navy SEALs and the 75th Ranger Regiment

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Enviado por: olisipo em Outubro 12, 2015, 07:49:53 pm

US begins removing Patriot missiles from Turkey ... y/73787688 (

The United States has started pulling its Patriot missiles stationed on Turkish soil, a Turkish official said.

"We do not think this is the best time to withdraw those batteries", said one senior Turkish diplomar. "This is a delicate time for our border with Syria". On Oct. 3 and 4 Russian planes twice violated Turkish airspace. (...)

US Patriot missiles were deployed in January 2013 at the Gaziantep 5th armored brigade in southeastern Turkey after the country appealed to its NATO allies against any missile threat from Syria.

 In August Germany said it would end its contribution to the anti-missile mission in Turkey. It was followed by a US announcement that said Washington informed Ankara it would not renew the Patriot mission due to end in October.

Earlier, the Netherlands said it would pull its Patriot systems from Turkey (...)
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EUA: mulheres admitidas em todas as unidades das Forças Armadas
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American Army Sniper — Rifle Shoot & Camouflage Training
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Enviado por: Alvalade em Março 13, 2016, 08:41:35 pm
Série Completa Battleground Afghanistan ->
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Enviado por: olisipo em Março 14, 2016, 05:51:59 pm
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Enviado por: valentim17 em Março 20, 2016, 09:21:05 pm
Snipers testam "manto de invisibilidade"
Soldados norte-americanos e britânicos testaram, nos EUA, um novo material de camuflagem que faz com que desapareçam da vista, mas também impossibilita a deteção por infravermelhos ou calor.
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The U.S. Army in Europe will have a permanent footprint of three fully manned brigades on the continent by next February, defense officials announced Wednesday.

The Army will begin continuous rotations of U.S.-based armored brigade combat teams on nine-month deployments to train with Eastern European allies, officials said.

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Enviado por: pfsbca em Abril 23, 2016, 10:51:02 pm
Na Alemanha Descarregamento aéreo de Humvees que não correu como o esperado:

Ouçam a risada de quem filma.
Cada um fica por 200.000 mil euros
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Abril 26, 2016, 10:42:16 am
Não é ele que paga e por norma usa-se viaturas já abatidas ou perto disso para este tipo de coisas.
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Enviado por: Lightning em Abril 26, 2016, 02:02:01 pm
Pode ser um novo tipo de técnica de bombardeamento,  ::)
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Abril 28, 2016, 11:49:24 am
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Enviado por: raphael em Abril 28, 2016, 06:17:08 pm
Na Alemanha Descarregamento aéreo de Humvees que não correu como o esperado:

Ouçam a risada de quem filma.
Cada um fica por 200.000 mil euros

200mil euros?? depende do modelo e da configuração...arranjo-te uns baratinhos em segunda mão...
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Abril 29, 2016, 05:26:52 pm
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Enviado por: HSMW em Junho 19, 2016, 11:04:09 pm

U.S. Mechanized Infantry & Tanks • Combined Arms Live Fire
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Enviado por: Viajante em Julho 20, 2016, 10:16:49 am
Forças Especiais dos Estados Unidos trocam Androids por iPhones

O Comando de Operações Especiais do Exército dos Estados Unidos está declaradamente em “guerra aberta” com os smartphones Android.

Segundo os operacionais, os seus telefones Android são lentos e desajeitados, o que os fez optar pelo iPhone que é mais rápido e com uma imagem mais nítida.

De acordo com uma fonte que falou ao canal DoD Buzz, o smartphone Android usado no kit das forças especiais de assalto táctico já não serve. O Android pode congelar inesperadamente, especialmente quando se tentam observar transmissões aéreas de aeronaves não tripuladas, segundo declarações da fonte. Agora, o exército irá dar uma chance ao iPhone 6S.

Problemas na transmissão FPV

O smartphone faz parte de um kit que permite que os membros do Comando de Operações Especiais tenham acesso a informação privilegiada acerca da área de guerra, assim como permite que obtenham informação rápida sobre armas e guias sobre as munições. Os militares usam igualmente o smartphone para terem aplicações que dão acesso a dados sobre as altitudes dos saltos, outras que ajudam na detecção de radiações e existem mesmo apps que permitem a transmissão ao vivo por Wi-Fi da câmara do drone para o smartphone.


Embora a DARPA ajude a desenvolver as aplicações que são utilizadas no Android, pelo facto desta plataforma ser “aberta”, o hardware da Apple é aparentemente superior o suficiente para justificar a troca.

Segundo a fonte que noticiou esta informação, os militares queixam-se que, ao tentarem executar o serviço que divide o ecrã para mostrar a rota e as imagens do UAS (Sistema de Aeronaves não tripuladas), o smartphone Android bloqueia e deixa de actualizar as imagens correctamente, tendo muitas vezes de ser reiniciado, um processo que consome valiosos minutos. Essa mesma acção no iPhone mostra-se suave e sem cortes, com os gráficos a apresentarem-se claros e de excelente qualidade.

Mas que Android está actualmente em utilização?


O sistema Nett Warrior utiliza um smartphone Samsung colocado num suporte montado no peito e ligado a um rádio de fuzileiro PRC-15A da General Dynamics. O Nett Warrior evoluiu de um programa militar de Land Warrior de longa data em que o exército começou a trabalhar nos anos 90, onde enfrentou, durante a década seguinte, alguns problemas de fiabilidade e peso.

As forças especiais de operação ATAC e iTAC usam um smartphone ligado a um rádio Harris AN/PRC 152A.

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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Agosto 30, 2016, 11:40:04 pm
Trains Transporting Millions $ of Armored: US Army Railhead Exercise

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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Setembro 02, 2016, 07:00:53 pm
Legendary M1 Abrams Battle Tanks in Action - Live Fire Range

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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Setembro 21, 2016, 11:38:12 am
Top U.S. Special Operations general: ‘We’re hurting ourselves’ with all these movies and books

Army Gen. Raymond “Tony” Thomas, head of U.S. Special Operations Command, rarely talks specifics about the troops under his command. Direct action raids in Iraq, rescue missions in Afghanistan, Special Operations forces deployed in places like Syria, Somalia and Yemen are all — if even acknowledged — described in broad platitudes.

But when asked about the propensity of some of his elite forces to write books, star in movies and help advise on the production of certain video games, Thomas is outspoken — and angry.

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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Setembro 29, 2016, 12:45:18 pm
Degelo ameaça expor projeto ultrassecreto dos EUA

Um projeto militar ultrassecreto dos EUA pode ser descoberto devido ao aumento das temperaturas e ao descongelamento de calotas de gelo na Gronelândia, dizem cientistas.

O exército norte-americano construiu, em 1959, uma "cidade debaixo do gelo", com uma rede de três quilómetros de túneis, laboratórios, lojas, um hospital, um cinema, uma capela e alojamento para cerca de 200 soldados. A energia era fornecida pelo primeiro gerador nuclear móvel do mundo. Um segredo bem mantido e do qual podem ainda subsistir resíduos tóxicos, acredita o cientista William Colgan, da Universidade de Toronto, citado pelo jornal britânico "The Guardian".

O acampamento, localizado a 200 quilómetros da costa da Gronelândia, na altura condado da Dinamarca, serviu como cobertura para um projeto tão grande e secreto que nem o governo dinamarquês foi informado da sua existência. "Pensavam que o projeto nunca seria descoberto", comentou Colgan. Nos anos 1960 não se falava de aquecimento global, "mas o clima está a mudar e a questão é saber se o que está lá vai ficar escondido".

Apresentado aos chefes dos EUA em 1960, o projeto Iceworm (minhoca de gelo) tinha como objetivo testar a viabilidade de um local sob o gelo para o lançamento de mísseis nucleares diretamente para a União Soviética. Os engenheiros, no entanto, devem ter percebido que o projeto não funcionaria, dado que o gelo em constante movimento era muito instável e poderia deformar os túneis. O acampamento apenas foi usado durante três anos, até ser completamente abandonado. As infraestruturas e os resíduos biológicos, químicos e radioativos foram deixados para trás, supondo-se que seriam "preservados para a eternidade".

Ora, de acordo com a equipa de Colgan, o gelo que cobre grande parte da ilha derreteu duas vezes mais rápido entre 2003 e 2010 do que durante todo o século XX. E este ano começou a derreter mais cedo.

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Enviado por: saojorgexercito em Outubro 07, 2016, 12:03:02 pm
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Enviado por: saojorgexercito em Outubro 21, 2016, 10:30:20 am
Se calhar este video não devia estar aqui, mas como é o CEME americano a speakar....

Fica o video e uma pergunta: devo ficar preocupado com este discurso?
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Outubro 21, 2016, 01:00:25 pm
Claramente o Putin está a enviar um mensagem para o mundo, esse fasc... ah espera é o CEME norte-Americano e não o Russo.

Sendo assim tal como diz a mulher do Trump: - Boys will be boys!...


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Olha aí Martelo pareces tu em Tancos!!!!!  :N-icon-Gun:
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Outubro 27, 2016, 11:37:48 am
Mentira, se fosse em Tancos havia uns dois (os bumbos do pelotão) que atiravam-se por cima do arame farpado e o restante pessoal passava por cima! :o
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Enviado por: Viajante em Outubro 27, 2016, 12:18:03 pm
Se calhar este video não devia estar aqui, mas como é o CEME americano a speakar....

Fica o video e uma pergunta: devo ficar preocupado com este discurso?

O discurso não é diferente do discurso dos líderes militares americanos aquando da crise dos mísseis em Cuba (que nem de propósito finalmente terminou esta semana o período de embargo que se aplicou a Cuba precisamente desde essa altura).

Quanto ao discurso, faz parte da mentalidade americana o pensamento de superioridade, em particular a nível militar. Apesar de não ser mentira o poderio militar, não deixa de ser preocupante que um responsável militar com um posto tão elevado no comando do exército seja tão leviano ao ponto de nem pensar nas consequências...... aliás tal e qual como em Cuba, décadas antes. O mais irónico, ao fim ao cabo foram os políticos a terem o sangue frio suficiente e discernimento para não atacar Cuba e resolver uma crise que os militares queriam resolver pela força!

Este General faz-me lembrar os adolescentes, que têem o grave problema do corpo crescer muito mais rapidamente que o cérebro!!!!
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Enviado por: olisipo em Outubro 31, 2016, 09:31:23 pm

US Army's new 'upgunned' Striker unveiled
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Dezembro 17, 2016, 02:30:37 pm
Army's first armored multi-purpose vehicle rolls off production line

 The first Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle rolled off the production line in York, Pennsylvania, Dec. 15, 2016. It is shown here during a demonstration shortly after roll-out.

The AMPV will replace the Army's aging M113 family of vehicles that today make up 32 percent of the armored brigade combat team vehicle fleet, said Col. Mike Milner, project manager, AMPV, during the rollout ceremony. The M113 was first produced in 1960.


Milner said AMPV will provide significantly more size, power, cooling and mobility than the M113 to the ABCT.

"[The AMPV] will enable mission command on the move, restore indirect fires for the combined arms battalions, provide protection and survivability to the company's logistical forces and provide significantly greater care to wounded Soldiers than was previously available," Milner said.

"All of this while providing protection and survivability levels well above the capabilities in the field today."

While pointing out the AMPV on display behind him, Erwin Beiber, president, Platforms and Services, BAE Systems, Inc. -- the company that was awarded the contract -- said the AMPV will include five variants. The variant on display was the general purpose variant.

Other AMPV variants currently in various phases of build include:

-- Mission command.

-- Medical treatment.

-- Medical evacuation.

-- Mortar carrier.

The AMPV will create a tremendous amount of commonality in the fleet, Beiber added. "When this gets out there with Bradleys, that high degree of commonality will hold down costs in production and full-life-cycle costs, supply, training and troop support to these vehicles and that will be absolutely fantastic," he said.


That the first prototype of AMPV was rolled out just shy of 24 months after the contract was awarded is significant, Milner said, a short time in Army acquisition programs. The AMPV was rolled out, he noted, on cost and on schedule, fewer than six months after its critical design review.

"There are so few programs today that have delivered prototypes this quickly," he said. "[Now] we can get it into test and eventually into production."

Beiber attributed the quick turnaround, in part, to the fact that the AMPV is built on prior programs like the Bradley and Paladin Integrated Management program. Bringing a lot of that mature technology to this program, he said, "significantly de-risked the timeline to execute this program."

Maj. Gen. David G. Bassett, program executive officer for Ground Combat Systems, credited Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley with keeping the program moving forward.

"His personal involvement has prevented this program from falling into the trap that's caught other programs and caused them not to succeed," he said. "[Milley has] ensured we've stayed aligned with his priorities, to deliver the appropriate combination of protection, mobility, reliability … on budget and on schedule."

Bassett added, "This is not the finish line. The last thing we want to do is celebrate too soon, like Navy did" near the end of the Army-Navy game in Baltimore last week, in which Army was triumphant.

"We're not going to rest," he said. "We're going to be relentless until we deliver AMPVs across every ABCT in the Army. Our Soldiers deserve nothing less."

He concluded: "The [ABCT] is not the kind of formation you send out when you want to put up a school, hand out bags of rice or build a road. It's for dominating our nation's adversaries. It is our most lethal formation. There are no more lethal formations on the ground today in the world than a U.S. Army ABCT. This vehicle … will make this ABCT even stronger."
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Two soldiers are dead after an AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed in Galveston Bay near the Bayport Cruise Terminal Wednesday afternoon.

Ccrews responded to reports of a ‘military grade’ Apache helicopter in the water at El Jardin Beach near the Bayport cruise terminal just before 4 p.m. Wednesday.

A spokesman for the Texas Army National Guard confirmed the two men were pilots based out of the 1-149th Attack Helicopter Battalion at Ellington Field.

According to emergency officials, a Boeing AH-64D Apache attack helicopter has crashed during a training flight.

The crash site is approximately 12 miles south of Fort Campbell, which straddles the state line of Kentucky and Tennessee near Clarksville. The initial reports indicate the aircraft was on fire in a river bottom in rural Montgomery County.

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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Janeiro 03, 2017, 02:14:52 pm
The U.S. Army had a whole battalion of armed dune buggies

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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Janeiro 09, 2017, 12:55:16 am
Largest Deployment of US Armaments Since Cold War Arrives in Germany

Soldiers offloading some 2,800 pieces of equipment from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, including 87 tanks and 144 Bradley fighting vehicles, in the German port city of Bremerhaven in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The convoy is heading for Poland for the upcoming NATO exercise.
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Enviado por: mafets em Janeiro 18, 2017, 01:43:39 pm
Fonix, 142 milenas em máquinas.  8) (

Pedido de US$142 milhões é a segunda maior compra individual da história da JCB

São Paulo, 16 de janeiro de 2017 – A JCB inicia 2017 comemorando o fechamento de um dos maiores pedidos dentro dos seus 70 anos de história: US$ 142 milhões é o valor referente à venda de mais de 1.600 empilhadeiras todo terreno 527-58M para o Exército Norte-Americano. Produzidas em Savannah (EUA), as máquinas serão utilizadas em bases militares localizadas em diversas regiões do mundo para realizar tarefas como a carga e descarga de aeronaves e navios.

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Enviado por: HSMW em Janeiro 18, 2017, 05:04:37 pm
Bem que precisávamos de um investimento semelhante...
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Janeiro 18, 2017, 05:46:05 pm
The US Army has big plans for its next-generation tank

The Army is now performing concept modeling and early design work for a new mobile, lethal, high-tech future lightweight tank platform able to detect and destroy a wider range of targets from farther distances, cross bridges, incinerate drones with lasers and destroy incoming enemy artillery fire –  all for the 2030s and beyond.

The new vehicle, now emerging purely in the concept phase, is based upon the reality that the current M1A2 SEP Abrams main battle tank can only be upgraded to a certain limited extent, senior Army officials explained.

The Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, or TARDEC, is now immersed in the development of design concepts for various super high-tech tank platforms, Maj. Gen. David Bassett, Program Executive Officer, Ground Combat Systems, told Scout Warrior in an exclusive interview.

Bassett emphasized the extensive conceptual work, simulation and design modeling will be needed before there is any opportunity to “bend metal” and produce a new tank.

“We’ve used concept modeling. What are the limits of what you can do? What does a built from the ground up vehicle look like? We are assuming, if we are going to evolve it, it is because there is something we can’t do in the current vehicle,” Basset explained.

The new tank will emerge after the Army first fields its M1A2 SEP v4 upgraded Abrams tank in the 2020s, a more lethal Abrams variant with 3rd Generation Forward Looking Infrared Sensors for greater targeting range and resolution and more lethal Advanced Multi-Purpose, or AMP ammunition combining many rounds into a single 120mm round.

The AMP round will replace four tank rounds now in use. The first two are the M830, High Explosive Anti-Tank, or HEAT, round and the M830A1, Multi-Purpose Anti -Tank, or MPAT, round.

The SEP v4 variant, slated to being testing in 2021, will also include new laser rangefinder technology, color cameras, integrated on-board networks, new slip-rings, advanced meteorological sensors, ammunition data links and laser warning receivers.

However, although Army developers often maintain that while the latest, upgraded high-tech v4 Abrams is much more advanced than the first Abrams tanks produced decades ago, there are limits to how much the existing Abrams platform can be upgraded.

A lighter weight, more high-tech tank will allow for greater mobility in the future, including an ability to deploy more quickly, handle extremely rigorous terrain, integrate new weapons, cross bridges inaccessible to current Abrams tanks and maximize on-board networking along with new size-weight-and-power configurations.

Although initial requirements for the future tank have yet to emerge, Bassett explained that the next-generation platform will use advanced sensors and light-weight composite armor materials able to achieve equal or greater protection at much lighter weights.

“We will build in side and underbody protection from the ground up,” Bassett said.

Bassett said certain immediate changes and manufacturing techniques could easily save at least 20-percent of the weight of a current 72-ton Abrams.

The idea is to engineer a tank that is not only much more advanced than the Abrams in terms of sensors, networking technology, force tracking systems, an ability to control nearby drones and vastly increased fire-power – but to build a vehicle with open-architecture such that it can quickly accommodate new technologies as they emerge.

For instance, Bassett pointed out that the Abrams was first fielded with a 105mm cannon – yet built with a mind to potential future upgrades such that it could be configured to fire a 120mm gun.

“The vehicle needs to have physical adaptability and change and growth ability for alterations as one of its premises – so it can learn things about energy and power and armor. The Army really needs to think about growth as an operational need,” Rickey Smith, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9, Training and Doctrine Command, told Scout Warrior in an interview.

Smith explained how, for example, Humvees were not built for the growth necessary to respond to the fast-emerging and deadly threat of roadside bombs in Iraq.

The new tank will be specifically engineered with additional space for automotive systems, people and ammunition.  As computer algorithms rapidly advance to allow for greater levels of autonomy, the Abrams tank will be able to control nearby drones using its own on-board command and control networking, service developers said.

Unmanned “wing-man” type drones could fortify attacking ground forces by firing weapons, testing enemy defenses, carrying suppliers or performing forward reconnaissance and reconnaissance missions while manned-crews remained back at safer distances.

Bassett, and developers with General Dynamics Land Systems, specifically said that this kind of autonomy was already being worked on for current and future tanks.

Active protection systems are another instance of emerging technologies which will go on the latest state-of-the-art Abrams tanks and also quite likely be used for the new tank. Using computer algorithms, fire control technology, sensors and an interceptor of some kind, Active Protection Systems are engineered to detect, track and destroy incoming enemy fire in a matter of milliseconds.

The Army is currently fast-tracking an effort to explore a number of different APS systems for the Abrams. General Dynamics Land Systems is, as part of the effort, using its own innovation to engineer an APS system which is not a “bolt-on” type of applique but something integrated more fully into the tank itself, company developers have told Scout Warrior.

The use of space in the new vehicle, drawing upon a better allocation of size-weight-and-electrical power will enable the new tank to accommodate better weapons, be more fuel efficient and provide greater protection to the crew.

“If you have less volume in the power train, you can get down to something with less transportability challenges,” he said. “If you add additional space to the vehicle, you can take out target sets at greater distances.”

While advanced Abrams tanks will be using a mobile Auxiliary Power Unit to bring more on-board electrical power to the platform for increased targeting, command-and-control technologies and weapons support, mobile power is needed to sustain future systems such as laser weapons.

The Army cancelled its plans for a future Ground Combat Vehicle, largely for budget reasons, some of the innovations, technologies and weapons systems are informing this effort to engineer a new tank for the future.

Design specs, engineering, weapons and other innovations envisioned for the GCV are now being analyzed for the new tank. In particular, the new tank may use an emerging 30mm cannon weapon planned for the GCV – the ATK-built XM813.

The XM813, according to Army developmental papers, is able to fire both armor-piercing rounds and air-burst rounds which detonate in the air in proximity to an enemy in defilade, hiding behind a rock or tree, for example.

The computer-controlled and electronically driven weapon can fire up to 200 rounds per minute, uses a dual-recoil firing system and a semi-closed bolt firing mode, Army information says.

Light Weight 120mm Cannon

The new tank may quite likely use a futuristic, lightweight 120mm cannon first developed years ago for the Army’s now-cancelled Future Combat Systems, or FCS; FCS worked on a series of “leap-ahead” technologies which, in many instances, continue to inform current Army modernization efforts.

The FCS program developed next-generation sensors, networking, robots and a series of mobile, high-tech 27-ton Manned-Ground Vehicles, or MGVs.

The MGVs included a Non-Line-of-Sight artillery variant, Reconnaissance and Surveillance, Infantry, Medical and Command-and-Control variants, among others. One of the key vehicles in this planned future fleet was the Mounted Combat System, or MCS.

The overall MGV effort was cancelled by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates in 2009 because Gates felt that the 27-ton common chassis was not sufficiently survivable enough in a modern IED-filled threat environment.

Although the MGVs were engineered with a so-called “survivability onion” of networked sensors and active protection systems to identify and destroy approaching enemy fire at great distances, many critics of FCS felt that the vehicles were not sufficient to withstand a wide range of enemy attacks should incoming fire penetrate sensors or hit targets in the event that the sensor malfunctioned or were jammed.

The Army’s MCS program developed and test-fired a super lightweight 120mm cannon, called the XM360, able to fire existing and emerging next-generation tank rounds. The lightweight weapon being developed for the MCS was two-tons, roughly one-half the weight of the existing Abrams 120mm cannon.

The MCS was to have had a crew of two, a .50 caliber machine gun, and a 40mm automatic grenade launcher.

In fact, the Army’s recent Combat Vehicle Modernization Strategy specifically mentions the value of adapting the XM360 for future use.

Next-Generation Large Caliber Cannon Technology. The XM360 next-generation 120mm tank cannon integrated with the AAHS will provide the M1 Abrams a capability to fire the next generation of high-energy and smart-tank ammunition at beyond line-of-sight (LOS) ranges. The XM360 could also incorporate remote control operation technologies to allow its integration on autonomous vehicles and vehicles with reduced crew size. For lighter weight vehicles, recoil limitations are overcome by incorporating the larger caliber rarefaction wave gun technology while providing guided, stabilized LOS, course-corrected LOS, and beyond LOS accuracy

Bassett said the potential re-emergence of the XM360 is indicative of the value of prototyping and building subsystem technologies.

The MCS was test-fired at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md., in 2009. The platform used an aluminum turret and three-man crew using an automatic loading system. Also, the MCS was engineered to fire 120mm rounds up to 10 kilometers, what’s called Beyond-Line-of-Sight using advanced fire control and targeting sensors, General Dynamics developers explained at the time.

Special new technology was needed for the XM360 in order to allow a lighter-weight cannon and muzzle to accommodate the blast from a powerful 120mm tank round.

Elements of the XM360 include a combined thermal and environmental shroud, blast deflector, a composite-built overwrapped gun, tube-modular gun-mount, independent recoil brakes, gas-charged recuperators, and a multi-slug slide block breech with an electric actuator, Army MCS developmental documents describe.

Smith added that a lighter-weight, more mobile and lethal tank platform will be necessary to adjust to a fast-changing modern threat environment including attacking RPGs, Anti-Tank-Guided Missiles and armor-piercing enemy tank rounds.  He explained that increased speed can be used as a survivability combat-enhancing tactic, adding that there are likely to be continued urban threats in the future as more populations migrates into cities.

“Never forget what it is you are trying to use it for,” Smith said.


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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Janeiro 29, 2017, 12:55:33 pm
Uma mulher entra pela primeira vez nas fileiras dos Rangers

É a primeira militar a integrar as forças especiais. Com ela, passou uma outra mulher num curso em que só se participa com folha de serviços distinta e indicação superior

O 75.º Regimento de Rangers vai ter, a partir da primavera, uma mulher nas suas fileiras pela primeira vez na história. E como oficial. O nome e posto não foram divulgados, mas o que se sabe é que completou com sucesso, em dezembro, o curso de 21 dias destinado a avaliar as capacidades de atuar em condições extremas e situações de combate. Será também a primeira mulher a integrar uma unidade de operações especiais.

Atualmente prestam serviço nas forças armadas dos Estados Unidos 207 308 mulheres, mais 6790 na guarda costeira. Somadas, correspondem a 14,6% do total de efetivos.

A ausência de informações sobre a oficial do 75.º Regimento de Rangers resulta da orientação seguida para "todos os elementos das nossas forças especiais", explicou um porta-voz ao jornal Army Times. "A identidade, área de especialidade e carreira dos nossos Rangers não são divulgados de acordo com a política de segurança em vigor", disse aquele porta-voz.

O curso, designado RASP 2 (Ranger Assessment and Selection Program, Programa de Avaliação e Seleção Ranger), destina-se a oficiais e ao equivalente a primeiros-sargentos no exército português, abrangendo treino de táticas especiais, simulação de missões e utilização de materiais e equipamentos empregues em ações reais. É ainda testada a capacidade de liderança. No RASP 2 só são aceites militares com uma folha de serviço distinta e recomendação superior.

A nova oficial foi uma das três mulheres que fizeram o RASP 2, tendo duas delas passado, só que a segunda com valores que não lhe permitiam aspirar à ambicionada boina e insígnias Rangers. Segundo o Army Times de setembro de 2016, uma mulher tentara mas falhara o RASP 2 em junho deste ano.

Há um outro curso, para sargentos e soldados (o RASP 1), com oito semanas de duração. É esta a porta de entrada para a grande maioria dos efetivos do regimento. O site de notícias militares Task & Purpose, que primeiro divulgou a notícia, descrevia o RASP 1 como um "curso brutal em que, até à data, nenhuma mulher se inscreveu".

A unidade, sediada em Forte Benning, Georgia, foi criada na II Guerra Mundial, e tem participado em todos os conflitos militares em que os EUA têm estado envolvidos desde então. Os Rangers têm atuado em tempos mais recentes no assassínio seletivo ou captura de "alvos importantes" e na realização de "outras operações clandestinas".

Em 2015, três mulheres tinham completado o curso da Escola Ranger em Forte Benning - curso de 61 dias - com sucesso. Em final desse ano, o então secretário da Defesa, Ashton B. Carter, autorizava mulheres em postos de combate desde que passassem nas provas necessárias para o efeito a partir do início de 2016. Donald Trump já deixou em aberto a possibilidade de revogar a decisão.

Um porta-voz do comando das forças especiais do Exército, do qual depende a unidade, explicou que a nova oficial dos Rangers passará àquela que é considerada a primeira força de ataque de infantaria quando terminar a missão na sua atual unidade. É atualmente oficial num regimento de apoio operacional, isto é, especializado em áreas como a engenharia, informações, comunicações, guerra química, entre outras.

Até agora, escrevia a 19 deste mês o The Washington Post, houve militares do sexo feminino em unidades a operar em conjunto com os Rangers, dando o diário americano como exemplo as chamadas equipas de apoio cultural (Cultural Support Teams) que ajudavam as afegãs e recolhiam informações.

A notícia da colocação de uma primeira mulher como oficial dos Rangers surgiu pouco antes de, por seu turno, os marines anunciarem que homens e mulheres das unidades de infantaria vão treinar em conjunto. Como explicou um dos responsáveis do 1.º Batalhão do 8.º Regimento Marine, major Charles Anklam III, ao Marine Times: "Não vamos mudar o nosso comportamento tático ou pôr em causa a coesão de uma unidade ou mudar o que quer que seja para acomodar diferenças de género enquanto estamos em ambiente operacional." Assim, as três primeiras mulheres que entraram no batalhão em janeiro vão comer, dormir e treinar com os elementos masculinos. Para o comandante do batalhão, tenente-coronel Reginald McClam, "quando fiz o juramento de oficial não disse que ia comandar marines homens ou marines femininos, nem marinheiros ou marinheiras. Afirmei apenas que ia comandar marines".

Longe vão os tempos em que a questão das mulheres em situação de combate era um tema profundamente controverso. Como o demonstra o caso fictício retratado no filme de 1997 G.I. Jane, protagonizado por Demi Moore.

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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Fevereiro 19, 2017, 04:07:18 pm
Compilation of US Army Special Forces Green Berets in Action During Exercises

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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Fevereiro 20, 2017, 02:15:40 pm
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Fevereiro 24, 2017, 03:35:23 pm
Citação de: 82nd Airborne Division
An important stage in our history has come to an end. The Pathfinders are gone.
Born of the catastrophic airborne assaults in Sicily in WWII, the Pathfinders were critical to the Division's mission in St. Mere Eglise on D Day.
The last of out Pathfinders returned from Djibouti earlier this month and yesterday our Pathfinder company deactivated. F Company, 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, was the Army's last remaining Pathfinder company.
Our Pathfinders will remain an important part of our rich heritage. We will pay tribute to the legacy of the Pathfinder in an upcpoming episode of the All American Legacy Podcast.

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Enviado por: perdadetempo em Março 18, 2017, 10:04:49 pm
Estrutura e tabela de equipamentos das Brigadas de Infantaria, Mecanizada e Striker na versão proposta para o ano de 2012.
Para para quem queira ter uma ideia da quantidade de veículos, equipamento e pessoal daquelas organizações. (

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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Abril 05, 2017, 02:08:10 pm
US Army Considers Adopting an Interim Battle Rifle in 7.62 NATO

According to multiple sources, what started out as a directed requirement for a 7.62 NATO Designated Marksmanship Rifle for issue to Infantry Rifle Squads has grown in scope to increase the Basis of Issue to all personnel in Brigade Combat Teams and perhaps beyond. The genesis of this requirement is overmatch. The troops feel like they’re in a street fight with a guy with longer arms. The 7.62x54R cartridge gives the enemy those longer arms.

Consequently, the Army wants to enable the rifleman to accurately engage targets at a further range than the current 5.56mm. Although at this point, I’ll keep that exact exact distance close to the vest. The goal here is to foster a dialogue about the 7.62 requirement in general, and not offer operational specifics.

It’s important to establish right up front that 7.62mm is not the Army’s end goal. The “Interim” component of this capability’s name relies on a plan to eventually adopt one of the 6.5mm family of intermediate calibers. Currently, elements of the Army are evaluating .260, .264 USA and .277 USA. The .260 is commercially available while .264 USA and .277 USA are developments of the Army Marksmanship Unit. Unfortunately, the US Army doesn’t plan to conduct an intermediate caliber study until the early 2020s. That’s why they want to adopt 7.62mm now. The idea is to adopt the Battle Rifle to deal with a newly identified threat with what’s available now, and transition the fleet to an intermediate caliber cartridge, once its selected. Additionally, the transition to this proposed intermediate caliber cartridge is possible from a 7.62 platform. Such a transition is all-but-impossible with the current 5.56 receiver sets.

The path of least resistance may well be to adopt an existing 7.62mm Government Off The Shelf (GOTS) weapon. It means less oversight and is quicker to put in action. There are currently four options, although the first one I’ll mention hasn’t even been discussed.


First up is the M14 Enhanced Battle Rifle. This option, isn’t even really an option. Brought back into limited service during the early years of the war, it suffers from numerous shortcomings. However, it did validate the need for a 7.62 rifle option.


Second, is the Mk17 SCAR-H. Built by FN, and designed to meet USSOCOM’s SOF Combat Assault Rifle requirement, it is a modular platform with a simple swap from one caliber to another. This makes it very attractive for a planned transition to a new cartridge. However, the platform was adopted after a competition between 5.56 weapons and was not evaluated for adoption against other weapons in its 7.62 configuration. USSOCOM recently removed all of its SCARs from service so they are there for the taking. Unfortunately, it’s not a panacea. There aren’t nearly enough in inventory so the Army would have to buy more, but that’s true of any of the GOTS options. Finally, the Mk17 uses a proprietary magazine, adapted from the FN FAL which is less than ideal.


The third option is is the M110 Semi-Auto Sniper System. Currently in service with the Army as a Sniper weapon, it is manufactured by Knight’s Armament Co. As a system, SASS comes with a rather expensive optic and some other accessories not for general issue. On the plus side, it has been adopted by numerous other user groups and a multitide of variants are readily available. It uses what most believe is the best of the 7.62 AR-style magazines and is considered industry standard.


The final GOTS option is the newly adopted M110A1, Compact Semi-Auto Sniper System. Manufactured by H&K, it is a variant of their HK417 platform, or more specifically, an Americanized G28 sniper rifle. It utilizes a piston system which many prefer over the M110’s M4-style direct impingement gas operating system. However, as a weapon system, it incorporates an expensive optic and a rather unconventional suppressor system. Additionally, it uses a proprietary magazine. Essentially, it would need to be “dumbed down” for general issue.

It’s important to note that if any of one these platforms is adopted for this role, it will require some changes as mentioned above becuase they were all adopted for other requirements.

However, the Army may evaluate these GOTS platforms and determine that none of them meet their requirement. In this case they may very well issue an RFP to industry. There are definite long-term advantages to this course of action. For example, the Army can get exactly what they want, rather than adapting a weapon originally procured for another purpose. Additionally, the Army can leverage the latest in small arms technology such as the new short frame receivers. Interestingly, these may well turn out to be more appropriate for use with an intermediate caliber cartridge.

In order to take full advantage of the range of the 7.62 cartridge, the current draft requirement for the IBR calls for a 1×6 variable optic.

Obviously, a transition to the heavier 7.62 cartridge means a reduction in the basic load of the Soldier, to just under half of the current 210 rounds. That is a serious consideration; perhaps the most important for Army leaders to contemplate. Obviously, transition to the intermediate caliber cartridge will mean more bullets per Soldier, but there must be continued development of polymer cases or telescoping rounds to take fully realize this increase in lethality.

Other factors to consider are the additional weight and recoil of a 7.62mm Battle Rifle. Let’s face it, the military transitioned from the M14 to the M16 for multiple reasons, and one of those was weight savings. Soldiers are also going to require additional training to take full advantage of the new capability. Increased engagement distances also mean Soldiers will require access to longer marksmanship ranges.

Additionally, word is that the Army desires a sub-MOA gun. If this is true, they are setting themselves up for failure because M80 Ball is not sub-MOA ammunition. Even the M110 is required to often 1.3 MOA accuracy. Something similar occurred in USSOCOM’s Precision Sniper Rifle program where the ammo was not spec’d to the same level of the rifle which fired it. If the Army tests any of these rifles, even if built to deliver sub-MOA precision, with an ammunition which delivers 2-3 MOA, they will get 2-3 MOA results. It’s the old story of the weakest link, and the capability will be considered a failure because all of the variables weren’t considered. You want an accurate rifle? Make sure you use accurate ammunition.

Then, there’s this whole ‘interim’ concept. Too many times I’ve seen capabilities that were sold initially as an interim and ended up never being replaced with the proposed final capability. There’s always a chance our Soldiers could get stuck with a 7.62 rifle if the planned caliber study doesn’t pan out or worse yet, DoD faces another budget challenged situation similar to the sequester. As we’ve learned, we go to war with the Army we have, not the one we wish we had.

While the change to the intermediate cartridge could be accomplished with bolt and barrel swaps, which is less expensive than completely new rifles, the Army will still need to transition to a new ammunition. That would be two ammunition transitions in less than a decade and three within 15 years, if you consider M855A1.

To be sure, this is a very exciting opportunity for the US Army. It could well mean the first major upgrade to the Soldier’s individual weapon in half a century. My concern, as always, is that the Army doesn’t rush into something it will regret, and that it creates a realistic requirememt, having considered all factors, including ammunition and magazines, which continue to plague the M4. As the DoD budget grows over the next few years, there will be money enough to make rash as well as bad decisions.

On the other hand, there will be institutional momentum against this concept. The Army must not let those voices drown out the requirement to overmatch the reach of our enemies on the battlefield. If the requirement is valid, then it must be supported. The rifle is the most basic weapon in the Army’s inventory.

Instead, the Army must navigate the middle path, carefully considering its near and long-tern requirements. The M16/M4 with its 5.56mm caliber have been in service for over 50 years. The next rifle may well be in service just as long. Or, until Phased Plasma Rifles, in the 40-watt range are available.

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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Maio 05, 2017, 04:45:26 pm
Isto seria a Aero-Mecanização da Divisão Aerotransportada, mas já vi videos onde via-se que esse é o objectivo final do Exército Norte-Americano.

The Army's 82nd Airborne is preparing to use a Marine vehicle for airdrops

By: Todd South, April 28, 2017 (Photo Credit: Spc. Ryan Mercado/Army)

For what’s likely the first time in history, the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division is having Marine armored vehicles modified for airdrops as the paratroopers consider adding the vehicle to their Global Response Force toolkit.

Last year and earlier this year, soldiers with the 82nd Airborne's 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment conducted simulator training with Marines at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, hands-on driver training at Camp Pendleton, California, and maintenance training at Fort Lee, Virginia, said Capt. John Moore, a spokesman for the division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team. 

The paratroopers like the Light Armored Vehicle 25 for its lighter weight — compared to the Army's Strykers — and superior firepower as compared to what they have on hand at the division, Moore said. He declined to comment on the number of vehicles or airdrop testing but did say that the airdrop ability would be a “significant capability increase.”

The 82nd is part of the Global Response Force, with units ready to deploy to contingencies around the world on short notice. Under the mission, a battalion-sized element must be able to deploy within 18 hours, with others following soon after. 

The LAV is an eight-wheeled vehicle that weighs 31,000 to 38,000 pounds, depending on the variant. The models being tested by the 82nd Airborne have a 25 mm gun. The vehicles also use a three-person crew and can carry an additional six troops, according to General Dynamics Land Systems data.

The Marines have sent four LAVs for testing and training by soldiers at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, said John Myers, the deputy program manager for the Marines' LAVs. Three other LAVs are at General Dynamics, the private company that produces the LAV and Stryker, where they are being modified for air drops, he said. 

General Dynamics Land Systems has already delivered one of the modified LAVs and expects to have the other LAVs ready in the next few months for a scheduled air drop, likely at Fort Bragg, in November, said Michael Peck, director of the company’s Enterprise Business Development.

This is the first time Peck knew of, he said, that any military client requested the LAV be used in an airdrop. But the company did its own successful airdrop tests of both the LAV and the Stryker in the early 2000s.

No clients had made requests for the modifications until now, Peck said. Most of their foreign nation clients use the LAV variants for homeland defense and don’t have a need for airborne operations.

Peck said that the modifications require chassis work that involves parachute rigging attachments. The work takes about one month per vehicle. 

He said that four LAVs or three Strykers, depending on the model, could fit into a C-17.

Interestingly, the LAV was originally going to be provided for both the Army and Marines when the Department of Defense began exploring the vehicle as an option. However, the Army opted out of the LAVs at the time.

The Army has expressed interest in taking up to 60 LAV-25s, contingent upon test results, said Barb Hamby, spokeswoman for Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, Virginia.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Maio 30, 2017, 10:43:15 am
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Enviado por: mafets em Julho 10, 2017, 01:27:15 pm (
Exército dos EUA tentam localizar mais de US$1 Bilhão em armas e munições "extraviadas" no Iraque

Essa notícia já circula por diversos meios de comunicação pelo mundo na última semana, mas só agora foi confirmada de maneira oficial pela redação da Orbis Defense, com a ajuda de nossos colaboradores na Europa e EUA. O Exército dos EUA perdeu o controle de mais de US $ 1 bilhão em armas e outros equipamentos destinados a aliados locais que combatem o Estado Islâmico (ISIS / ISIL) no Iraque, incluindo um grupo iraniano de combatentes xiitas, revela um relatório oficial do DoD - Departement of Defense dos USA, obtido pela Organização "Anistia Internacional" através de uma ação formal de pedido de informações, garantida pelo Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) realizada por Patrick Wilcken, investigador de direitos humanos e controle de armas da "Amnistia Internacional".

Somente no ano fiscal de 2015 (Governo Obama), que inclui o tempo coberto pela auditoria do governo, o Congresso dos EUA destinou US $ 1,6 bilhão em armas para grupos que alegadamente efetuam a luta contra o ISIS e contra o governo da Síria. Desde 2016 ocorre uma auditoria para a tentativa de descobrir o paradeiro de todos esses equipamentos.

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Enviado por: HSMW em Julho 16, 2017, 04:12:26 pm
US Army Tests The World Most Quiet Military Vehicle: Chevrolet Colorado ZH2
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Agosto 11, 2017, 12:52:27 pm
O futuro das Forças Especiais Norte-Americanas:

Intermediate Caliber Sniper Rifle/Carbine Fielding - 6.5mm

Ou seja, enquanto que o Exército comum vai armar algumas das suas forças com uma nova espingarda-automática 7.62x51mm, as SF e outras unidades do Comando de Forças Especiais vão substituir as suas M4A1 por outra em 6.5mm (não sabemos qual).
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Enviado por: Menacho em Agosto 17, 2017, 08:00:42 am
O futuro das Forças Especiais Norte-Americanas:

Intermediate Caliber Sniper Rifle/Carbine Fielding - 6.5mm

Ou seja, enquanto que o Exército comum vai armar algumas das suas forças com uma nova espingarda-automática 7.62x51mm, as SF e outras unidades do Comando de Forças Especiais vão substituir as suas M4A1 por outra em 6.5mm (não sabemos qual).

Parece ser que apuestan por el IAR de HK, o de Colt en calibre 6,5:


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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Outubro 06, 2017, 04:02:16 pm
US Army M1A2 Sep V2 MBT tanks fitted with Israeli Trophy active protection system

The US Army has finally decided to install the Israeli-made Trophy active protection system on M1A2 Abrams SEP V2 main battle tank (MBT)in response to an urgent request. In September 2017, United States governments has published a contract to its official website announcing a contract for General Dynamics Land Systems Inc. to integrate Trophy on an Armor Brigade Combat Team’s M1A2 SEPv2 MBTs.

Rafael Trophy active protection system mounted on Abrams M1A2 main battle tank

Israel army has been deploying the Trophy active protection systems on its Merkava IV tanks since 2009. It has also been installed on the Namer heavy infantry fighting vehicle and the Eitan, a new wheeled armored personnel carrier set to be introduced into Israeli infantry battalions next year.

Trophy is a situational awareness and Active Protection Hard Kill (HK) System (APS) which is available in three main configurations: HV (Heavy armored Vehicle), MV (Medium and Light Armored Vehicle) and LV (Light Armored Vehicle). Both configurations dramatically boost the force’s survivability, and provide a vital add-on capability for the maneuvering combat teams.

Trophy-HV protects heavy (>30 ton) and medium weight (>15 ton) armored vehicles from a wide variety of threats ranging from rockets, ATGMs (Anti-Tank Guided Missiles) and platform-fired High-Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) rounds. Trophy-HV offers 360° protection in azimuth, as well as extensive elevation coverage, while maintaining a pre-defined safety zone for friendly troops on the ground. The neutralization process is initiated only if the threat is about to hit the vehicle.

The first battlefield success of the Trophy occurred on March 1, 2011, when the system knocked out a rocket-propelled grenade fired at close distance to an IDF (Israeli Defense Force) Merkava Mark-IV tank close to the Gaza border. The Trophy system was also effective during other operations, including Operation Protective Edge in 2014, when no Israeli tanks were lost in Gaza.

sraeli army Merkava IV main battle tank equipped with Rafael Trophy active protection ystem (Photo source Rafael)
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Outubro 10, 2017, 12:25:36 pm
O que se projecta para o futuro:

*Long-Range Precision Fires: missiles that can fire 400 kilometers, to replace ATACMS.

*Next-Generation Combat Vehicles. The Army is looking for a heavily armed, super-mobile, optionally unmanned vehicle.

*Helicopters and vertical lift aircraft of various sizes and shapes. These, too, shall be “manned, unmanned, and optionally-manned” as well as survivable.

*A communication network that works amid heavy jamming and electronic warfare.

*Better defenses against missiles and drones.

*Better soldier-worn sensors, body armor, and “load-bearing exoskeletons,” as well as other tech for dismounted soldiers, under the category of ‘soldier lethality.”
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Outubro 12, 2017, 03:55:02 pm
Exclusive: Former West Point professor’s letter exposes corruption, cheating and failing standards [Full letter]

The following letter was written by retired LTC Robert M. Heffington as an open letter. Heffington was an assistant professor at West Point for several years, until this past August.

The letter has been circulating for a few days in private among the military.

Heffington confirmed to American Military News on Wednesday that he did write the letter, and he sent a signed copy.

He wrote the letter in light of recent media coverage of 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone, a West Point graduate and infantry officer who recently came under fire for his public advocacy and support of socialism and communism, and being an “official socialist organizer” of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

The broader conversation that has been taking place in the military community now is what exactly went on – and goes on – at West Point that a graduate such as Rapone would feel so strongly empowered to apparently be a socialist and/or communist and spread these doctrines.

Heffington says the Military Academy turned a blind eye to Rapone’s behavior and his “very public hatred” of West Point. While this doesn’t mean leaders at West Point defend Rapone’s views, it means that West Point’s senior leaders “are infected with apathy: they simply do not want to deal with any problem, regardless of how grievous a violation of standards and/or discipline it may be,” Heffington writes.

Rapone was recently discovered to be a communist propagandist and “official socialist organizer” of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) after he posted a photo to Twitter of himself in support of professional football player Colin Kaepernick, where he is seen in his West Point uniform at graduation holding his cap that contains a piece of paper that says “Communism will win.”

Rapone’s social media was filled with up to hundreds of posts, messages and photos that were being circulated around the military and civilian communities. His Twitter account is now set to protected, and his Instagram account has been taken down. His Facebook, where he goes under Giuseppe Impastato, is private.

Rapone had also posted a second photo of himself in uniform, and he is seen wearing a Che Guevara T-shirt underneath his uniform jacket. Guevara was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary who believed the poor people of Latin America would be saved by communism.

Rapone is a 2LT (Second Lieutenant) and an infantry officer in the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, N.Y. He has deployed to Afghanistan and received a combat infantryman badge (CIB).

Rapone has been widely criticized on the internet – and so has West Point, for seemingly allowing this behavior and appearing to turn a blind eye to an apparent communist who espouses many things the U.S. Military and the United States fight against. West Point has said that Rapone’s actions “in no way reflect the values of the U.S. Military Academy or the U.S. Army.”

In Heffington’s letter, he says the most recent coverage of Rapone only highlights a “disturbing trend” that he has observed over several years of being on the faculty at West Point, which are “fundamental changes […] that have eroded it to the point where I question whether the institution should even remain open.”

The following is Heffington’s letter in its entirety:

Dear Sir/Ma’am,

Before you read any further, please understand that the following paragraphs come from a place of intense devotion and loyalty to West Point. My experience as a cadet had a profound impact upon who I am and upon the course of my life, and I remain forever grateful that I have the opportunity to be a part of the Long Gray Line. I firmly believe West Point is a national treasure and that it can and should remain a vitally important source of well trained, disciplined, highly educated Army officers and civilian leaders. However, during my time on the West Point faculty (2006-2009 and again from 2013-2017), I personally witnessed a series of fundamental changes at West Point that have eroded it to the point where I question whether the institution should even remain open. The recent coverage of 2LT Spenser Rapone – an avowed Communist and sworn enemy of the United States – dramatically highlighted this disturbing trend. Given my recent tenure on the West Point faculty and my direct interactions with Rapone, his “mentors,” and with the Academy’s leadership, I believe I can shed light on how someone like Rapone could possibly graduate.

First and foremost, standards at West Point are nonexistent. They exist on paper, but nowhere else. The senior administration at West Point inexplicably refuses to enforce West Point’s publicly touted high standards on cadets, and, having picked up on this, cadets refuse to enforce standards on each other. The Superintendent refuses to enforce admissions standards or the cadet Honor Code, the Dean refuses to enforce academic standards, and the Commandant refuses to enforce standards of conduct and discipline. The end result is a sort of malaise that pervades the entire institution. Nothing matters anymore. Cadets know this, and it has given rise to a level of cadet arrogance and entitlement the likes of which West Point has never seen in its history.

Every fall, the Superintendent addresses the staff and faculty and lies. He repeatedly states that “We are going to have winning sports teams without compromising our standards,” and everyone in Robinson Auditorium knows he is lying because we routinely admit athletes with ACT scores in the mid-teens across the board. I have personally taught cadets who are borderline illiterate and cannot read simple passages from the assigned textbooks. It is disheartening when the institution’s most senior leader openly lies to his own faculty-and they all know it.

The cadet honor code has become a laughingstock. Cadets know they will not be separated for violating it, and thus they do so on a daily basis. Moreover, since they refuse to enforce standards on each other and police their own ranks, cadets will rarely find a cadet at an honor hearing despite overwhelming evidence that a violation has occurred. This in tum has caused the staff and faculty to give up even reporting honor incidents. Why would a staff or faculty member expend the massive amount of time and energy it takes to report an honor violation-including writing multiple sworn statements, giving interviews, and testifying at the honor hearing-when they know without a doubt the cadet will not be found (or, if found, the Superintendent will not separate the cadet)? To make matters worse, the senior leadership at West Point actively discourages staff and faculty from reporting honor violations. l was unfortunate enough to experience this first hand during my first tour on the faculty, when the Commandant of Cadets called my office phone and proceeded to berate me in the most vulgar and obscene language for over ten minutes because I had reported a cadet who lied to me and then asked if “we could just drop it.” Of course, I was duty bound to report the cadet’s violation, and I did. During the course of the berating I received from the Commandant, I never actually found out why he was so angry. It seemed that he was simply irritated that the institution was having to deal with the case, and that it was my fault it even existed. At the honor hearing the next day, I ended up being the one on trial as my character and reputation were dragged through the mud by the cadet and her civilian attorney while I sat on the witness stand without any assistance. In the end, of course, the cadet was not found (despite having at first admitted that she lied), and she eventually graduated. Just recently a cadet openly and obviously plagiarized his History research paper, and his civilian professor reported it. The evidence was overwhelming-there was not the slightest question of his guilt, yet the cadet was not found. The professor, and indeed all the faculty who knew of the case, were completely demoralized. This is the new norm for the cadet honor system. In fact, there is now an addition to the honor system (the Willful Admission Process) which essentially guarantees that if a cadet admits a violation, then separation is not even a possibility. In reality, separation is not a possibility anyway because the Superintendent refuses to impose that sanction.

Academic standards are also nonexistent. I believe this trend started approximately ten years ago, and it has continued to get worse. West Point has stated standards for academic expectations and performance, but they are ignored. Cadets routinely fail multiple classes and they are not separated at the end-of-semester Academic Boards. Their professors recommend “Definitely Separate,” but those recommendations are totally disregarded. I recently taught a cadet who failed four classes in one semester (including mine), in addition to several she had failed in previous semesters, and she was retained at the Academy. As a result, professors have lost hope and faith in the entire Academic Board process. It has been made clear that cadets can fail a multitude of classes and they will not be separated. Instead, when they fail (and they do to a staggering extent), the Dean simply throws them back into the mix and expects the faculty to somehow drag them through the academic program until they manage to earn a passing grade. What a betrayal this is to the faculty! Also, since they get full grade replacement if they must re­take a course, cadets are actually incentivized to fail. They know they can re-take the course over the summer when they have no other competing requirements, and their new grade completely replaces the failing one. ST AP (Summer Term Academic Program) is also now an accepted summer detail assignment, so retaking a course during the summer translates into even more summer leave for the deficient cadet.

Even the curriculum itself has suffered. The plebe American History course has been revamped to focus completely on race and on the narrative that America is founded solely on a history of racial oppression. Cadets derisively call it the “I Hate America Course.” Simultaneously, the plebe International History course now focuses on gender to the exclusion of many other important themes. On the other hand, an entire semester of military history was recently deleted from the curriculum (at West Point!). In all courses, the bar has been lowered to the point where it is irrelevant. If a cadet fails a course, the instructor is blamed, so instructors are incentivized to pass everyone. Additionally, instead of responding to cadet failure with an insistence that cadets rise to the challenge and meet the standard, the bar for passing the course itself is simply lowered. This pattern is widespread and pervades every academic department.

Conduct and disciplinary standards are in perhaps the worst shape of all. Cadets are jaded, cynical, arrogant, and entitled. They routinely talk back to and snap at their instructors (military and civilian alike), challenge authority, and openly refuse to follow regulations. They are allowed to wear civilian clothes in almost any arena outside the classroom, and they flaunt that privilege. Some arrive to class unshaven, in need of haircuts, and with uniforms that look so ridiculously bad that, at times, I could not believe I was even looking at a West Point cadet. However, if a staff or faculty member attempts to correct the cadet in question, that staff/faculty member is sure to be reprimanded for “harassing cadets.” For example, as I made my rounds through the barracks inspecting study conditions one evening as the Academic Officer in Charge, I encountered a cadet in a company study room. He was wearing a pair of blue jeans and nothing else, and was covered in tattoos. He had long hair, was unshaven, and I was honestly unsure ifhe was even a cadet. He looked more like a prison convict to me. When I questioned what he was doing there, he remained seated in his chair and sneered at me that he “was authorized” because he was a First Class cadet. I proceeded to correct him and then reported him to the chain of command the next morning. Later that day I received an email from the Brigade Tactical Officer telling me to “stay in my lane.” I know many other officers receive the same treatment when attempting to make corrections. It is extremely discouraging when the response is invariably one that comes to the defense of the cadet.

That brings me to another point: cadets’ versions of stories are always valued more highly by senior leaders than those of commissioned officers on the staff and faculty. It is as if West Point’s senior leaders believe their job is to “protect” cadets from the staff and faculty at all costs. This might explain why the faculty’s recommendations are ignored at the Academic Boards, why honor violations are ignored (and commissioned officers are verbally abused for bringing them to light), and why cadets always “win” when it comes to conduct and disciplinary issues.

It seems that the Academy’s senior leaders are intimidated by cadets. During my first tour on the faculty (I was a CPT at the time), I noticed that 4th class cadets were going on leave in civilian clothes when the regulation clearly stated they were supposed to be wearing a uniform. During a discussion about cadet standards between the BTO and the Dept. of History faculty, I asked why plebes were going on leave in civilian clothes. His answer astonished me: “That rule is too hard to enforce.” Yet West Point had no problem enforcing that rule on me in the mid-1990s. I found it impossible to believe that the several hundred field grade officers stationed at West Point could not make teenagers wear the uniform. This anecdote highlights the fact that West Point’s senior leaders lack not the ability but the motivation to enforce their will upon the Corps of Cadets.

This brings me to the case of now-2LT Spenser Rapone. It is not at all surprising that the Academy turned a blind eye to his behavior and to his very public hatred of West Point, the Army, and this nation. I knew at the time I wrote that sworn statement in 2015 that he would go on to graduate. It is not so much that West Point’s leadership defends his views (Prof. Hosein did, however); it is that West Point’s senior leaders are infected with apathy: they simply do not want to deal with any problem, regardless of how grievous a violation of standards and/or discipline it may be. They are so reticent to separate problematic cadets (undoubtedly due to the “developmental model” that now exists at USMA) that someone like Rapone can easily slip through the cracks. In other words, West Point’s leaders choose the easier wrong over the harder right.

I could go on, but I fear that this letter would simply devolve into a screed, which is not my intention. I will sum up by saying this: a culture of extreme permissiveness has invaded the Military Academy, and there seems to be no end to it. Moreover, this is not unintentional; it is a deliberate action that is being taken by the Academy’s senior leadership, though they refuse to acknowledge or explain it. Conduct and behavior that would never be tolerated at a civilian university is common among cadets, and it is supported and defended by the Academy’s senior leaders in an apparent and misguided effort to attract more applicants and cater to what they see as the unique needs of this generation of cadets.

Our beloved Military Academy has lost its way. It is a shadow of what it once was. It used to be a place where standards and discipline mattered, and where concepts like duty, honor, and country were real and they meant something. Those ideas have been replaced by extreme permissiveness, rampant dishonesty, and an inexplicable pursuit of mediocrity. Instead of scrambling to restore West Point to what it once was, the Academy’s senior leaders give cadets more and more privileges in a seeming effort to tum the institution into a third-rate civilian liberal arts college. Unfortunately, they have largely succeeded. The few remaining members of the staff and faculty who are still trying to hold the line are routinely berated, ignored, and ultimately silenced for their unwillingness to “go along with the program.” The Academy’s senior leaders simply do not want to hear their voices or their concerns. Dissent is crushed-I was repeatedly told to keep quiet at faculty meetings, even as a LTC, because my dissent was neither needed nor appreciated.

It breaks my heart to write this. It breaks my heart to know first-hand what West Point was versus what it has become. This is not a “Corps has” story; it is meant to highlight a deliberate and radical series of changes being undertaken at the highest levels of USMA’ s leadership that are detrimental to the institution. Criticizing these changes is not popular. I have already been labeled a “traitor” by some at the Academy due to my sworn statement’s appearance in the media circus surrounding Spenser Rapone. However, whenever I hear this, I am reminded of the Cadet Prayer:

” … suffer not our hatred of hypocrisy and pretense ever to diminish. Make us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong, and never to be content with a half-truth when the whole can be won. …that scorns to compromise with vice and injustice, and knows no fear when truth and right are in jeopardy.”

West Point was once special, and it can be again. Spenser Rapone never should have been admitted, much less graduate, but he was-and that mistake is directly attributable to the culture of permissiveness and apathy that now exists there.

Sincerely and Respectfully,

Robert M. Heffington

LTC, U.S. Army (Retired), West Point Class of 1997
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Outubro 24, 2017, 03:21:08 pm
Field Manual 3.0 
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Enviado por: HSMW em Outubro 24, 2017, 09:26:19 pm

U.S. Army Soldiers Conduct Platoon Live-fire Exercise in Germany
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Outubro 25, 2017, 12:09:01 pm
Army’s next-gen tank will be see-through with advanced sensors
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Outubro 31, 2017, 05:20:59 pm
US Army to issue RFP for lightweight armoured combat vehicle


MPFThe MPF is being procured as a replacement for the M551 Sheridan armoured reconnaissance/airborne assault vehicle. Credit: US Army photo by John Snyder.
The US Army is to issue a request for proposal (RFP) for the acquisition of a lightweight, armoured combat vehicle known as the mobile protected firepower (MPF).

The MPF is being procured as a replacement for the M551 Sheridan armoured reconnaissance / airborne assault vehicle, which was withdrawn from regular service in 1996.

A draft (RFP) was issued in September and feedback from potential MPF contractors was received this past week.

The final RFP is expected to be issued in mid-November this year.

US Army Ground Combat Systems programme executive officer major general David Bassett said: “We’re looking at awarding a contract in early FY19.

“We expect to be delivering prototypes off of that programme effort within 15 months of contract award, and getting it in the hands of an evaluation unit six months after that: rapid.”

To be used by infantry brigade combat teams (IBCTs), the MPF vehicle will offer long-range direct-fire capability for forcible entry and breaching operations.

“We expect to be delivering prototypes off of that programme effort within 15 months of contract award.”

Requirements for the MPF are designed to enable freedom of movement and action for IBCTs, to expand lodgement and prevent counterattack, to defeat local fortifications, point defences and blocking positions, and maintain the momentum of attack.

The vehicle with substantial armour protection is expected to have a 105mm gun on top such as the original Abrams tank.

The MPF may eventually replace the Abrams tank and Bradley, the US Army stated.

Weighing between 25t and 35t, the MPF is expected to be much lighter than a tank.

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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Outubro 31, 2017, 06:40:23 pm
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Novembro 02, 2017, 03:16:32 pm

A few days before AUSA 2017 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced it would developed prototypes for the MPF programme. The company will work together with ST Kinetics and CMI Defence. SAIC will base its offer on ST Kinetics’ Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle (NGAFV) chassis. It will be most likely equipped with CMI Defence’s Cockerill 3105-series turret. General Dynamics Land Systems and BAE Systems are also competing. (Photo: Robert Czulda)
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Dezembro 14, 2017, 11:48:06 am
Careerism, cronyism, and malfeasance in the Special Warfare Center

The following email titled “Careerism, Cronyism, and Malfeasance in SWCS: The End of SF Capability” was sent via a mass blast through Special Operations Command (SOCOM) yesterday.  The email was penned by a Special Forces instructor at Fort Bragg who is dismayed by slipping standards and careerism, providing a damning critique of what has been an ongoing issue as the Special Warfare Center and School for over a decade.

In the past SOFREP has published other anonymous (but verified) emails written by active duty Green Berets and Navy SEALs.  We will continue to do so as SOFREP is founded by two former Non-Commissioned Officers who strongly believe that the senior enlisted men of the Special Operations community need to have their voices heard above the careerism and cronyism that infects our community.  As soldiers, we tend to get weepy over power point slides detailing service members who commit suicide or fall into substance abuse issues but if we want to know what the root cause is, we should look no further than the below email.  Our young men and women need strong leaders, not hand holding or kid gloves as we prepare them for war.

SOFREP reached out to USASOC for their comment regarding this email but they did not reply prior to this article being published.

To our fellow Active Duty and Veteran Green Berets,

Our Regiment has a cancer, and it is destroying the SF legacy, its capability, and its credibility.

SWCS has devolved into a cesspool of toxic, exploitive, biased and self-serving senior Officers who are bolstered by submissive, sycophantic, and just-as-culpable enlisted leaders. They have doggedly succeeded in two things; furthering their careers, and ensuring that Special Forces more prolific, but dangerously less capable than ever before. Shameless and immodest careerism has, in no uncertain terms, effectively destroyed our ability to assess, train, and prepare students, or to identify those students that pose very real risk to Operational Detachments. I cannot stress how systematic and severe the effects on the force will be if the standards, recently implemented here in the Special Forces Qualification Course, remain in place.

We consistently and concretely identify dozens of graduates every year who are incapable of ever being ‘value-added’ to ODA’s yet are pushed forward to you. THAT NUMBER IS SET TO RISE DRAMATICALLY in the very near future. To clarify, we instructors recognize that none of us graduating the Q-Course were fully competent Green Berets when we first arrived to our teams. We are also acutely aware that senior generations derisively judging their juniors is a tradition as old as humanity. So this address is not being written because ‘cherries are so much more cherry than we were when we were cherries’. We do not expect them to be assets yet, we only expect that they possess the basic qualities necessary to become assets. I am asking for 20 minutes of your time because many students graduating the Q-course now do not possess those qualities and, from this moment forward, determining if ANY students possess them is not possible. The actions of SWCS leadership have created a new era of Special Forces that are; increasingly incapable of actualizing SOF attributes; markedly and demonstrably weaker; and quantifiably projecting measurable risk and liability onto the teammates with which they serve. Before this paradigm shift, cadre due diligence was capable of some risk mitigation in these aspects. We could, did, and often still do reach back to teams and prepare them for those [inevitable] outliers that slip through the course unimpeded due to cronysim, nepotism, or malfeasance. But the recent systematic dismissal of course standards and continous violation of regulations at the Training Group and SWCS echelons makes student failure nigh impossible. Assessing, Identifying, and mitigating prolonged individual performance has historically been a cornerstone of the pipleline. That has been provably replaced with willful mediocrity. This climate has been empowered by a feckless, selfish, and recreant command ideology, set into motion by MG Linder and COL Lock, and actualized by MG Sonntag, CSM Arrowsmith, COL Kornburger, and CSM Berkibile.

In the last 24 months, Commanders and/or Sergeants Major at the Group and SWCS level have systematically removed numerous fundamental SF standards, lowered and undermined the grading metrics for others, all while simultaneously ensuring that a gagged cadre population was expressly prohibited from holding students accountable for their academic, physical, and character performance. Obviously, this concerns those of us whom are returning to Group. We have an understandably vested interest in developing the best new teammates we possibly can, for we will be serving alongside them. The issue is that career-focused leaders, far removed from team life, have no ‘skin in the game’ and thus do not concern themselves with the problems inherent in employing subpar soldiers in a no-fail environment: where individual limitation creates team-wide catastrophe, often with international repercussions. Their responsibilities involve ensuring that yearly graduation quotas are met and that political agendas are enforced. They do not concern themselves with ensuring that students are capable of surviving the rigors of combat, and in all fairness they shouldn’t. That is the cadre’s mantle to bear. Ignorance of their interference in this endeavor might be forgivable, but they have been told by the operational force numerous times what issues these policies would create, and chose career progression instead.  As you will read, this moral cowardice started in the preceding command, and is shared by every current Commander and Sergeant Major at the Group and SWCS level. When one of our cadre addressed these concerns (with examples) directly to the SWCS leadership in an open forum, CSM David Gibb’s (at the time the SWCS CSM) response was verbatim:

“We push some of these issues forward [to the Regiment] because we believe that the Groups can succeed in fixing those problem graduates when they arrive. That is an amount of risk we willingly accept, because after all it’s much easier to get a tab removed at Group if he doesn’t pan out, than to risk relieving what’s basically a fully qualified student who might have been able to fix himself and become a solid Green Beret.”

Specifically, he was defending the decision to graduate a student that had failed the final graduation SFPA (Special Forces Physical Assessment) five times on the 40-minute 5-mile run. He finally passed on the 6th attempt: coming in 12 seconds under time, and 4 attempts past the mandatory 1-year relief dictated by regulation. Over 100 of your current teammates heard this exchange during at SLC in 2016, and can bear witness. A senior E-9, with approximately 20 years in SF, unashamedly acknowledged that reducing, and then ignoring course standards is a perfectly acceptable philosophy to embrace in pursuit of graduation numbers. His response embodied everything that is wrong with SF leadership today. Standards are being drastically reduced, and they are being done so to achieve a very acute goal, one that does not benefit or enhance the force.

So here we are, the trainers, hoping to illuminate to you, the operational force, the severity of this issue. Below, we’ve illustrated a variety of truths to fully encompass the selfish and careerist nature of the leadership that is injecting poison into the SF foundation. This does not capture everything, only the most recent events, and should sufficiently capture the essence of the systematically detrimental change and malfeasance occurring in the SFQC. Deducing their impact on the unit is easy to the operational soldier. Unfortunately it is not to Senior leaders. So, help us to affect change. This plea is on behalf of a clear majority of your brothers who have no real power to affect change on their own. Cadre hands are increasingly tied, and yet they are regularly, randomly castrated as scapegoats for a command that often confuses blind, knee-jerk reactions with due process. SF legitimacy is fading at the hands of self-serving careerism. Commanders truly want to be recognized and rewarded for the milestones they are achieving. Please accommodate them. Spread this message, publish it, share it online, go to the press, and send it to congress. If these “leaders” so desire the recognition for what they are doing, then let us ensure they receive all of it.

I completely understand that some of those reading up to this point may be skeptical. It sounds overly dramatic, tinged with emotion, and can easily be brushed off as the ranting of some scorned, disgruntled has-been who had a bad run-in with a senior leader too many times. Here are the facts, so you can make that decision for yourself. Every single one of you out there in Group knows a brother-in-arms or 2 doing time in SWCS, if your don’t believe me, give any one of us a ring…


We work in 1st SWTG(A) at USAJFKSWCS. There are currently about 900 GB’s on the roster, and we account for and/or train every single one of the (roughly) 2200 students currently in the Q-course. As a refresher for those of you who have been away for a while, here is a breakdown of what were (key word) the major training requirements that students were were to pass to graduate each phase of the SFQC after getting selected.

o CLT: Graduate to move into the pipeline

o Special Forces Orientation Course (SFOC): Pass Phase 1
-Pass Land Navigation
-Pass Swim test
-Pass 12-mile ruck march (55 lbs dry in under 3 hours)
-Pass SFPA(57 push-ups, 66 sit-ups, 5-mile run in under 40 minutes, 1 rope climb w/25lbs vest)

o Small Unit Tactics (SUT)/SERE Pass phase 2

o MOS                                             Pass phase 3
o ROBIN SAGE                             Pass phase 4
o LANGUAGE                               Pass phase 5

-Earn a 1+/1+ OPI in target language
-Pass graduation SFPA



o The SFOC SFPA and the LANGUAGE SFPA are the only physical requirements enforced in the SFQC, as in they are the only PT events they can be relieved for.

o Failure of any 1 event on the SFPA is a recycle of that phase. Failure on any retest is by-regulation at least an automatic 1-year relief from the SFQC.

o Relief boards are held for all academic or attribute failures in all phases. Even if a relief is mandated by regulation, every instructor must justify why a student warrants relief or retention (e.g. 3x UXO failure, 6x late to formation, any SOF attribute violation, etc.). At the relief board, 15+ instructors and the Battalion Command team review every case, and debate what the punishment should be, and after everyone says their piece, the Battalion Commander makes his decision. Any appeals go directly to the Group Commander, and ALL NTR’s go to the Group Commander.

o Keep in mind, the SFQC goal for graduating Special Forces Green Berets is 550 Active Duty Enlisted (ADE) every year. More importantly, the SFQC produces on-average between 400-470 ADE annually. This is…very important to say the least.


Help us fix this mess. The Regiment’s legacy depends on it.

A concerned Green Beret,

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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Dezembro 14, 2017, 04:47:32 pm
2018 fact book United States Special Operations Command

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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Janeiro 20, 2018, 01:00:16 pm
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Fevereiro 10, 2018, 05:14:26 pm
Para mim estas imagens são quase um paradigma do que serão os próximos anos, viaturas blindadas já antigas, constantemente modernizadas e com placas reativas e APS.


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Enviado por: HSMW em Fevereiro 10, 2018, 06:11:33 pm
Cada vez menos peso e blindagem e evolução nos APS. (Active Protection System)

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Enviado por: HSMW em Março 10, 2018, 02:49:01 pm
Já viram esta emboscada a SOF no Níger? Foi em Outubro do ano passado mas agora surgiram as filmagens.

A reportagem.

Versão alongada em que substituíram aquela musica islâmica do costume...

Resumo. Faz-me confusão enviar forças para cenários deste tipo sem apoio aéreo.
Que sirva de lição para as nossas operações na RCA.

Em gráfico no liveleak:
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Abril 17, 2018, 02:49:27 pm
US Army conducts low-velocity airdrop tests of GMV 1.1


The US Army Operational Test Command’s (USAOTC) Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate (ABNSOTD) has carried out low-velocity airdrops of the Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1 (GMV 1.1).

The vehicle is designed to provide support and tactical mobility to special operations troops in both urban and non-urban environments across all military operations and terrain profiles.

It can be transported using the army’s CH-47 Chinook helicopter, as well as the US Air Force (USAF) C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster III heavy-lift aircraft.

Special forces weapons sergeant 1st class Juan Cruz said that the operational testing of the vehicle is about the US troops.

“The vehicle is designed to provide support and tactical mobility to special operations troops in both urban and non-urban environments.”
Cruz said: “It’s about making sure that the GMV 1.1 is effective and suitable for the environments that these highly trained warfighters train and fight in.”

While the initial airdrop of GMV 1.1 was conducted out of the US Marine Corps C130J Hercules aircraft, other aerial support for the vehicle will be carried out by USAF or US Navy aircraft.

ABNSOTD Test Division chief lieutenant colonel Greg Oquendo said: “We test and assess army, joint, and multi-service airborne and airdrop related warfighting systems in realistic operational environments, using soldiers to determine whether the systems are effective, suitable, and survivable.

“Every piece of equipment soldiers use has been independently tested and evaluated to meet current and future army needs and requirements.

“The GMV 1.1 will be become the standardised special operations combat vehicle with the operational flexibility to support the SOF core activities of direct action, special reconnaissance, unconventional warfare and counterinsurgency operations.”
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Enviado por: LM em Abril 17, 2018, 03:39:03 pm
Já viram esta emboscada a SOF no Níger? Foi em Outubro do ano passado mas agora surgiram as filmagens.

Fui investigar esta emboscada depois de ter visto o "Chain of Command" no canal do National Geographic... há um episódio com as tropas que foram emboscadas, dias antes. 
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Abril 19, 2018, 02:47:52 pm
A Proposed Airborne Light Armored Infantry Force : A New Joint Operational Capability

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Enviado por: Lusitan em Abril 20, 2018, 10:18:59 am
Parece que querem copiar o modelo russo...
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Abril 20, 2018, 10:48:53 am
É uma solução mais mecanizada, algo como já foi descrito de unidades Aero-Mecanizadas. Os Alemães também apostaram na presença de viaturas blindadas no seio dos seus Batalhões de Infantaria Paraquedista, mas de uma forma mais limitada.




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Enviado por: Lusitan em Abril 20, 2018, 12:58:32 pm
Grande parte das forças aerotransportadas russas são mecanizadas. A 31ª Brigada de Guardas é a que mais se assemelha ao modelo ocidental de tropas de infantaria ligeira. Aliás os russo desenvolveram os BMD de propósito para as forças aerotransportadas. Além de várias configurações de apoio destes modelos.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Abril 20, 2018, 04:28:39 pm
Grande parte das forças aerotransportadas russas são mecanizadas. A 31ª Brigada de Guardas é a que mais se assemelha ao modelo ocidental de tropas de infantaria ligeira. Aliás os russo desenvolveram os BMD de propósito para as forças aerotransportadas. Além de várias configurações de apoio destes modelos.

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Enviado por: Lusitan em Abril 23, 2018, 12:06:06 pm
Grande parte das forças aerotransportadas russas são mecanizadas. A 31ª Brigada de Guardas é a que mais se assemelha ao modelo ocidental de tropas de infantaria ligeira. Aliás os russo desenvolveram os BMD de propósito para as forças aerotransportadas. Além de várias configurações de apoio destes modelos.

Bons videos da 31ª!
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Enviado por: perdadetempo em Maio 19, 2018, 01:52:48 am
Já viram esta emboscada a SOF no Níger? Foi em Outubro do ano passado mas agora surgiram as filmagens.

A reportagem.

Versão alongada em que substituíram aquela musica islâmica do costume...

Resumo. Faz-me confusão enviar forças para cenários deste tipo sem apoio aéreo.
Que sirva de lição para as nossas operações na RCA.

Em gráfico no liveleak:

Já saiu o relatório (na verdade apenas um resumo, o relatório completo é secreto) sobre este caso: (

e pelo que se consegue perceber alguém, intencionalmente ou não, teve um lapso que provocou o resultado que se viu. Noutro site os comentários de quem teve acesso ao relatório completo dão a entender isso mesmo. (

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Enviado por: perdadetempo em Maio 19, 2018, 02:06:46 am
Artigo sobre o Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) que apareceu na revista EJERCITOS(Espanha), Dá um resumo da história do programa as características do veiculo assim como a sua situação actual de produção e desenvolvimento. Também tece algumas considerações sobre os veículos MRAP e os problemas da sua utilzação dando como exemplo o Yemen. (

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Enviado por: mafets em Maio 19, 2018, 09:36:09 pm
Já viram esta emboscada a SOF no Níger? Foi em Outubro do ano passado mas agora surgiram as filmagens.

A reportagem.

Versão alongada em que substituíram aquela musica islâmica do costume...

Resumo. Faz-me confusão enviar forças para cenários deste tipo sem apoio aéreo.
Que sirva de lição para as nossas operações na RCA.

Em gráfico no liveleak:

Já saiu o relatório (na verdade apenas um resumo, o relatório completo é secreto) sobre este caso: (

e pelo que se consegue perceber alguém, intencionalmente ou não, teve um lapso que provocou o resultado que se viu. Noutro site os comentários de quem teve acesso ao relatório completo dão a entender isso mesmo. (


Pode ficar pior... (

MONUSCO may lose Rooivalk helicopters

The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) may have to give up its Denel Rooivalk attack helicopters, three of which are currently deployed in Goma by the South African Air Force (SAAF) on behalf of the mission’s Force Intervention Brigade (FIB).

The African Defence Review cited South African National Defence Force (SANDF) sources as saying the United Nations have initiated talks with South Africa regarding the possible repatriation of the three Rooivalks as a cost-saving measure.

MONUSCO is facing a significant cut in its budget following the US decision in 2017 to reduce its funding for peacekeeping operations. Its budget was reduced to USD1.14 billion for 2017–18 from USD1.31 billion. As a result, the United Nations has had to reduce the authorised troop strength of the mission, while looking for other ways to save costs. A UN Secretary General report on MONUSCO dated 2 October 2017 noted that “operational reductions include cuts to air support”.

MONUSCO’s only other attack helicopters are Ukrainian Army Aviation Mi-24s which, while reportedly cheaper to operate than the Rooivalk, lack the latter’s sophisticated sensor suite, so cannot provide the same intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capability or carry out operations at night.



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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Agosto 21, 2018, 03:50:11 pm
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Outubro 19, 2018, 03:31:38 pm
Army to Buy 500 New "Light Tank" Mobile Protected FirePower Vehicles

By Kris Osborn - Warrior Maven

The Army plans to arm its force with more than 500 medium-weight Mobile Protected Firepower combat vehicles engineered to bring heavy fire support, high-speed mobility and warzone protection for fast-maneuvering infantry.

The service plans to pick two vendors in the next few months to build prototype vehicles as an initial step toward having one vendor start full-rate production in 2025.

“Our plan is to award up to two contracts. Each vendor will build 12 vehicles and the we will down select from two to one. When we go into production, we will build 504 vehicles,” David Dopp, Army Program Manager, Mobile Protected Firepower, told reporters at the Association of the United States Army Annual Symposium.

Current Abrams tanks, while armed with 120mm cannons and fortified by heavy armor, are challenged to support infantry in some scenarios due to weight and mobility constraints - such as deploying rapidly by air or crossing bridges in a heavy firefight.

Senior Army leaders say that Infantry Brigade Combat Teams (IBCTs), expected to operate in a more expansive battlespace, will require deployable, fast-moving close-to-contact direct fire support. Service and industry developers say the MPF is being engineered with a medium-class, yet strong 105mm cannon; this will enable attack units to destroy some enemy tactical and combat vehicles as well as infantry formations and some buildings or support structures.

Also, while likely not able to match the speed of a wheeled Stryker vehicle, a “tracked” MPF can better enable “off-road” combat.

An M1A2 Abrams tank can typically be pushed to speeds just above 40mph - yet wheeled Strykers, Humvees and other combat vehicles can easily travel faster than 60mph. Therefore, engineering a vehicle which does not slow down a time-sensitive infantry assault is of paramount importance to MPF developers.

“MPF has to keep up with infantry. We did a lot of tracked and wheeled vehicle studies, and that is what led us to identify it as a tracked vehicle,” Dopp said.

The Army has a near-term and longer-range plan for the vehicle, which Dopp said still needs to integrate the best available Active Protection Systems. Service leaders

“We have a two pronged approach. We are trying to develop systems for the next fight and the fight after next with Next-Gen Combat Vehicle. At the same time, we want to modernize our current fleet to fight any war until we get there,” Maj. Gen. Brian Cummings, Program Executive Officer, Ground Combat Systems, told Warrior Maven in an interview.

Also, rapid deployability is of particular significance in areas such as Europe, where Russian forces, for instance, might be in closer proximity to US or NATO forces.

Tactically speaking, given that IBCTs are likely to face drones armed with precision weapons, armored vehicle columns advancing with long-range targeting technology and artillery, infantry on-the-move needs to have firepower and sensors sufficient to outmatch an advanced enemy.

On mobile protected firepower the Army said it wanted a 105 they were really interested in having alot of firepower down range for those light skinned medium kinds of tactical vehicles.

General Dynamics Land Systems, is one of several industry offerings for the Army to consider. GDLS weapons developers tell Warrior Maven their offering is an evolution of its MPF Griffin I demonstrator vehicle unveiled several years ago.

“We did it with Griffin 1 for Mobile Protected Firepower it was a powerful tool for us to go back and redesign what we thought the Army really wanted,” Michael Peck, GDLS Director of Business Development, told Warrior Maven in an interview.

While many details of the respective industry offerings are not available due to an ongoing competition, Peck did say their GDLS offering incorporates an Abrams turret, weighs roughly 38 tons and uses a crew of four.

Other industry bidders include BAE Systems and SAIC. BAE’s offering is based upon improvements to the Army’s M8 Armored Gun System.

“Our infantry fights in close terrain, urban areas and remote locations, so a smaller lightweight vehicle that still provides superior protection was essential to the design of our MPF offering,” Jim Miller, director of Business Development at BAE Systems Combat Vehicles business, said in a company written statement.

For its vehicle, SAIC has formed an industry partnership; its offering includes an ST Kinetics armored vehicle chassis and a CMI Defense turret, SAIC data says.

The Army’s new lightweight MPF armored vehicle is expected to change land war by outmatching Russian equivalents and bringing a new dimension to advancing infantry as it maneuvers toward enemy attack.

Long-range precision fire, coordinated air-ground assault, mechanized force-on-force armored vehicle attacks and drone threats are all changing so quickly that maneuvering US Army infantry now needs improved firepower to advance on major adversaries in war, Army leaders explain.

Senior Army leaders did not elaborate on any precise weight, but did stress that the effort intends to find the optimal blend of lethality, mobility and survivability. Senior Army leaders, however, ,do say that the new MPF will be more survivable and superior than its Russian equivalent.

The Russian 2S25 Sprut-SD air transportable light tank, according to Russian news reports, weighs roughly 20 tons and fires a 125mm smoothbore gun. It is designed to attack tanks and support amphibious, air or ground operations. The vehicle has been in service since 2005. US Army weapons developers have said their MPF will likely be heavier to ensure a higher level of protection for US soldiers.

When asked if the MPF deployment plans will mirror Army plans to send Strykers to Europe as a deterrent against Russia, Dopp did not rule out the possibility.

“MPF will go to support IBCTs….whatever they encounter,” Dopp said.

Kris Osborn became the Managing Editor of Warrior Maven in August of 2015 . Osborn previously served at the Pentagon as a Highly Qualified Expert with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army - Acquisition, Logistics & Technology. Osborn has also worked as an anchor and on-air military specialist at CNN and CNN Headline News.
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Enviado por: mafets em Outubro 20, 2018, 05:52:31 pm (
10th MTN Soldiers learn how to use new ITWS on M3 Carl Gustaf

New Equipment Trainers of Project Manager Soldier Sensors and Lasers partnered with Project Manager Soldier Weapons and taught 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment Soldiers to use the Integrated Thermal Weapons Sight on the M3 Multi-role Anti-armor Anti-tank Weapon System Carl Gustaf Recoilless Rifle. The ITWS incorporates the AN/PAS-13E Thermal Weapons Sight and the AN/PSQ-23A Small Tactical Optical Rifle Mounted Laser Range Finder. The live-fire training occurred on a range on Fort Drum, New York.

PM SSL is part of Program Executive Office Soldier and equips Soldiers with sensors, lasers and precision targeting devices to dominate the battlefield through improved lethality, mobility, situational awareness and survivability in all operational environments. PM SW is also part of PEO Soldier and equips Soldiers with individual and crew served weapons to dominate the battlefield through improved lethality in all operational environments.

“We had a capability gap in that we could not effectively engage targets at night with the ‘Carl-G’ (M3),” said Capt. Alex Stewart, 2-22 Infantry Assistant Operations and Planning. “I expected our Soldiers to learn how to mount, operate, and make adjustments to the ITWS to give us that capability.”

“Our task, or rather challenge, was not just to train Soldiers to operate the system to engage targets at night,” Captain Stewart said. “It was two-fold: We needed to establish that capability, and equip leaders with the knowledge to train other Soldiers within our anti-tank sections. This training allowed us to do both.”

To train the Soldiers, the NET had two objectives, according to Lonnie Schnepp, Special Operations Training Instructor Lead with PM SSL. The first was to train the Soldiers on how to operate the TWS and the STORM laser range finder, and integrate both of those systems onto the M3.

The second objective, according to Schnepp, was to increase the lethality of the 2-22 Infantry’s AT section. Schnepp said the use of the TWS allows the detection and engagement of targets 24/7 including during limited visibility. Additionally, the TWS AN/PAS-13E variant is equipped with software that allows precise range and aiming calculations when used in conjunction with the STORM.



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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Outubro 23, 2018, 06:17:43 pm
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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Outubro 27, 2018, 05:46:03 pm
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Outubro 31, 2018, 02:44:33 pm
Reactivated unit gives 82nd Airborne an armored component that packs a Marine Corps-style punch

Marines conduct a bridge crossing simulation with Light Armor Vehicles. Soldiers with a recently-reactivated unit in the 82nd Airborne Division will use the Marine LAV for airdrop missions. (2nd Lt. Larry Boyd Jr/Marine Corps)

More than three decades after getting out of the armor business, soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division have reactivated a company that will add Marine Corps armored vehicles to its formation.

Last week, the All American Division reactivated Alpha Company, 4th Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

The unit had been deactivated in 1984 after having served as the United States' only “airborne tank battalion,” according to the Fayetteville Observer.

The unit was active in the division since 1968 and served as an armored unit for airborne forces. It included the M551 Sheridan tank in its arsenal.

But this time around, soldiers will be driving a vehicle in the Marine Corps inventory, the Light Armored Vehicle-25A2. Members of the division began training on and testing the LAVs in 2016, as reported by Marine Corps Times.

Soldiers conducted airdrop tests with the LAV and chose it over the Army’s Stryker vehicle due to its lighter weight, portability and firepower, officials said at the time.

Four LAVs can fit on a C-17, versus only three Strykers. The LAVs being used by the division come equipped with a 25mm cannon.

Across the Army, units have shifted from lighter equipment to heavier, more robust and lethal equipment to counter what has been called a return to “great power competition” with Russia and China.

In September, Army officials announced that it would convert one Stryker brigade combat team to an armored brigade combat team and an infantry BCT to an SBCT by 2020.

That followed a 2017 announcement that the 3rd Infantry Division’s 2nd IBCT would convert to an ABCT.

The changes give the Army a total of 31 BCTs in the regular Army — 11 armored, 13 infantry and seven Stryker. The Army National Guard will retain 27 BCTs — five armored, 20 infantry and two Stryker.

At nearly the same time as these changes are taking effect, U.S. Army Europe is adding 1,500 soldiers to the current 33,000 troops in Germany. Those soldiers will add a field artillery brigade headquarters, two multiple-launch rocket system battalions, a short-range air defense battalion and support to the Army’s footprint in Europe.

The firepower upgrades provide tactical and operational benefits for the core mission of the 82nd Airborne Division’s global response force, which includes providing a quick-reaction force anywhere around the world as needed.

The global response force mission requires a battalion-sized element from the division to deploy within 18 hours anywhere in the world — a scenario experts think could be likely should Russia push into the Baltic states or into the Balkans.

Paratroopers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division celebrated the activation of Alpha Company, 4th Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment on Fort Bragg, N.C. ( Sgt. Jesse Ledger/Army)

Capt. Aram Hatfield and 1st Sgt. James Grimes lead the newly reactivated Alpha Company. They’ll now share a connection with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, who the Fayetteville Observer reports started his career with A Company, 4th Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment as an assistant battalion maintenance officer and platoon leader.

The LAV is an eight-wheeled vehicle that weighs 31,000 to 38,000 pounds, depending its configuration. The vehicles also use a three-person crew and can carry an additional six troops, according to General Dynamics Land Systems.

The Observer reported that airdrop tests had been conducted on the LAV back in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The 82nd also experimented with the LAV-25s during Operation Desert Storm.

General Dynamics conducted its own airdrop tests on both the LAV and the Stryker in the early 2000s, said Michael Peck with General Dynamics.

That required some minor chassis modifications to accommodate parachute rigging attachments. Marines most often deploy with the vehicles loaded aboard ship.

Last year, Marine officials said that the division was interested in obtaining as many as 60 LAVs.

The Marine Corps is in a long-term process of developing a new vehicle to replace the LAV but has not publicly divulged detailed work on the project by the Office of Naval Research.
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Enviado por: mafets em Novembro 02, 2018, 11:30:51 am (

The following military units are headed to the U.S.-Mexico border to meet President Donald Trump’s directive to deploy active duty forces through Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico. DoD now reports more than 7,000 troops will be tasked to support the Department of Homeland Security.



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Enviado por: Viajante em Novembro 30, 2018, 10:12:04 am
Microsoft vai vender 100 mil HoloLens ao exército dos Estados Unidos da América

A Microsoft mudou de forma radical a indústria quando mostrou ao mundo os seus HoloLens. Este capacete de realidade aumentada vem alterar de forma completa a interacção com o mundo e com os computadores.

Focado principalmente na indústria, parece ter agora conseguido um novo espaço. A Microsoft terá conseguido um contrato com o exército dos EUA para a venda de 100 mil HoloLens.


As possibilidades de utilização do HoloLens são imensas e muito focadas na indústria. Dá espaço aos utilizadores para que estes tornem a sua experiência de utilização imersiva, ao mesmo tempo que conseguem ainda ter uma percepção e interagir com o mundo.

Um novo mundo de oportunidades para o HoloLens

Com estas capacidades, tornam-se a ferramenta perfeita para criar cenários de simulação e/ou de treino, sem que exista a necessidade de estar em ambientes reais e, em muitos casos, perigosos ou virtualmente impossíveis de aceder.

Foi precisamente com esta ideia em mente que o exército norte-americano estabeleceu um contrato com a Microsoft, para que o HoloLens seja usado em cenários de simulação, de treino dos soldados e até em cenários de guerra.


Um contrato muito importante para a Microsoft

Este contrato, que a Microsoft agora está a estabelecer com o exército dos Estados Unidos da América é avultado. Estima-se que poderá atingir um valor de 480 milhões de dólares, para a venda dos 100 mil HoloLens.

Para o conseguir, a Microsoft teve de bater alguns concorrentes bem conhecidos. Um deles foi a Magic Leap, muito mais virada para o mercado de consumo. A grande vantagem da Microsoft e do HoloLens é o seu foco na indústria.


Exército dos Estados Unidos da América tem versão especial

Sabe-se também que estes dispositivos que vão ser vendidos vão variar dos atuais HoloLens. Vão ter formas mais adaptadas aos campos de batalha e vão estar equipados com visão nocturna e sensores de calor. A Microsoft espera fornecer já, em apenas 2 anos, mais de 2500 unidades deste equipamento.

As relações das grandes empresas tecnológicas com as forças militares têm-se estado a fortalecer, mesmo com toda a reacção negativa de toda a opinião pública norte-americana e até dos funcionários destas mesmas empresas.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Dezembro 07, 2018, 03:57:51 pm
he Pentagon is reviewing the special operations community after a series of high-profile scandals

This fall has been rough for headlines involving special operations troops.

Two Navy SEALs and two Marine Raiders face murder charges in the death of a Green Beret last year in Mali. Meanwhile, a Navy SEAL is under investigation for murdering an Iraqi detainee, and a dozen of his colleagues could be called as witnesses.

Now, after U.S. Special Operations Command has been entrenched in the Global War on Terror for going on two decades, Congress is calling on a Defense Department review of the entire organization, from its operational load to ― notably ― the state of its professionalism and ethics programs.

The most recent National Defense Authorization Act points to “growing congressional concern with misconduct, ethics, and professionalism," according to a Congressional Research Service report published in late October.

“That review is ongoing right now,” a defense official told Army Times on Wednesday.

Senior leaders within the Army have also taken notice, pushing out guidance ahead of DoD’s official report back to Congress.

In a Nov. 29 memo to the force, Army Special Operations Command boss Lt. Gen. Francis Beaudette called on his troops to take a hard look at themselves.

“Recent incidents in our formation have called our ethics and professionalism into question, and threaten to undermine the trust bestowed on us by the American people and our senior leadership,” he wrote.

Two Marine Raiders and two Navy SEALs have been charged in the murder of Green Beret Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar. The Defense Department is reviewing ethics and standards issues in its special operations community. (Army)
Leaders need to set a tone in their units that enables soldiers and civilians to make the right decision “left of bang,” before they’ve done something they can’t take back and have to face consequences.

“If we fail to meet the high standards expected of us, we fail in our duty to the nation,” he wrote.

Blockbuster stories like murder and corruption abroad have gotten major press attention, but further down in the weeds, there are countless stories of individual misconduct in operators' personal lives.

Just this year, Army Special Forces soldiers have been charged with attempting to smuggle cocaine back from Colombia, the murder of an estranged wife, the sexual assault of a family friend, and the rape of two young girls. Three of those four cases came out of 7th Special Forces Group at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

The NDAA directs the office of the secretary of defense to study professional and ethics standards for SOCOM and its component commands, as well as those within each of the services available to their respective special operations troops.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Dezembro 18, 2018, 05:54:42 pm
Army picks two companies to build prototypes for a new cannon-toting vehicle to back up infantry
By: Todd South

General Dynamics’ offering for the Army’s Mobile Protected Firepower combines a version of its latest Abrams turret with a chassis that leverages experience from the United Kingdom’s AJAX program. (Richard Watt/British Ministry of Defence)

The Army has selected two companies to provide prototypes of a new armored, tracked vehicle to give infantry units necessary firepower

Both Michigan-based General Dynamics Land Systems and BAE Systems will have the next 14 months to build and begin delivering 12 prototypes of the Mobile Protected Firepower vehicle.

BAE Systems will build an M8 Buford Armored Gun System with new capabilities and components.

GD submitted an offering that puts a version of its latest Abrams turret together with a chassis that uses past work on the United Kingdom’s AJAX program.

The ultimate product will be either a 105- to 120mm cannon and a tracked vehicle that can withstand a classified level of enemy fire.

At least two of the vehicles should be able to fit into the back of a C-17 aircraft.

The need is aimed at near-peer threats.

Brig. Gen. Ross Coffman, director of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team, said that the current and future battlefield will challenge the firepower of the infantry.

Right now, Infantry Brigade Combat Teams have artillery to knock out secured enemy positions.

“But there’s no precision munition to remove bunkers from the battlefield, to shoot into buildings in dense urban terrain,” Coffman said.

The MPF vehicle and weapon will be used to “disrupt, break in and breach those secure defensive zones,” Coffman said.

The requirement first emerged in the Army’s vehicle modernization strategy in late 2015

BAE System will build an M8 Buford Armored Gun System with new capabilities for its prototype for the Army's Mobile Protected Firepower vehicle. (BAE Systems)

The target was to give IBCTs a protected, long-range, cyber-resilient, precision, direct-fire capability for early or forcible entry operations.

In February, GD and BAE, along with SAIC partnering with Singapore’s ST Engineering and CMI Defense, all submitted proposals.

The SAIC team combined CMI’s Cockeril 3105 turret with ST Engineering next-generation armored fighting vehicle chassis.

Officials would not discuss the reasons behind the selection. They expect a final decision to be made by fiscal year 2022. Fielding to the first units is expected by fiscal year 2025.

The MPF is under the Army’s NGCV CFT program, which is overseen by the Army Futures Command.

The plans are for roughly 54 vehicles, initially. They will build 26 first, with an option to build 28 more and retrofit eight prototype vehicles.

For the existing vehicle fleet, there’s another program that’s been conducting recent testing to also enhance the combat vehicle firepower and protection.

The Army chose to evaluate two Active Protection Systems at a November live-fire rodeo, looking at whether either system could work as an interim protection system for one of its combat vehicles.

The APS will also go onto the MPF vehicle in development at this time.

The Israeli-made Trophy VPS by Rafael, a slimmer edition of the Trophy System already on the Abrams tank, and the German-made Active Defense System by Rheinmetall got a chance to showcase their products' abilities atop Strykers at the live fire, according to Military Times sister publication Defense News.

Rheinmetall partnered with Michigan-based Unified Business Technologies. They’ve dubbed their system “Strike Shield.”

Army representatives saw the Trophy VPS on a Bradley Fighting Vehicle at a demonstration in Israel in August, Defense News reported.

Earlier this year, the Army awarded a $193 million contract to Leonardo DRS for its Trophy APS on the M1 Abrams tank.

The program conducted four “soft kill” demonstrations using virtual threats with the system and controller.

The APS is an interim solution as the Army develops its Modular Active Protection System as part of a larger suite of Vehicle Protection Systems.

In late 2018, developers with the Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center completed successful testing on the MAPS.

The MAPS base kit is an array of sensors and countermeasures used with the Modular Active Protection Systems Controller, giving vehicle crews a single solution to run APS for incoming threats such as enemy drones or anti-tank weapons.

Bill Beyer, MAPS Virtual Demonstrator lead, said in release following MAPS testing that the base kit would move into the vehicle program portfolio by mid-2019.

Rafael was selected to provide its Trophy APS for the Abrams while IMI, also an Israeli company, has put forth the Iron Fist for the Bradley.

Participants didn’t fully install their systems on the vehicle. They put up mock rigs for testing in front of Strykers mounted their system on a Stryker.
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Enviado por: mafets em Dezembro 20, 2018, 10:28:44 am
Entretanto nos EUA...  :-P ;) (

The leader of an armory heist that brought in a major haul, including machine guns, grenade launchers, rifles, pistols, night vision goggles and various other items, was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison, a Department of Justice release said.

Brandon Shane Polston, 33, admitted that on Thanksgiving Day 2017, he jumped the fence at an Army National Guard base in Lancaster, South Carolina, and entered the armory when he realized one of the building’s doors was unlocked and nary a soul was present.

With the military armament world as his oyster, Polston proceeded on his very own unlimited minute-shopping-spree jaunt through the aisles, except instead of filling a cart to the brim with food or toys, he accumulated weapons to sell for cash, cocaine and some of that ol' fashioned, South Carolinian meth.

“Gear adrift,” as the saying goes.

Polston then hid the stolen arsenal in some nearby woods before transporting select items to a motel for individual sales and trades, the report said.

Some of those transactions included:

Trading (1) 9mm pistol for heroin, which he then gave to a friend
Selling (2) M16s for cash, cocaine and marijuana
Selling (1) M16 to a woman for methamphetamine
Polston may have even gotten away with it had it not been for a generic traffic stop a few nights later, when an officer from the Lancaster Police Department pulled over a vehicle driven by Kimberly Denise Cannon, 40, after observing her tossing trash from the car.

Cannon and Austin Lee Ritter, 23, were assisting Polston with the transport and sales of the arsenal.

While preparing to confront Cannon about the environmental dangers of littering, the officer noticed the abundant weapons cache the 40-year-old was transporting. Among the items recovered by the officer were:

(1) M249 Squad Automatic Weapon light machine gun

2) M16 rifles
(1) M203 grenade launcher
(1) set of NVGs
(2) Beretta M9 pistols
... and a partridge in a pear tree.


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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Janeiro 16, 2019, 06:00:28 pm
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Fevereiro 05, 2019, 03:01:38 pm
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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Março 05, 2019, 02:08:47 pm
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Março 28, 2019, 11:53:39 am
NGCV: Hard Choices In Bradley Replacement, RFP Out Friday
The Army will sacrifice some protection to fit two NGCVs on one Air Force C-17.
on March 27, 2019

HUNTSVILLE: The Army’s willing to make some tough tradeoffs to move fast and replace its 1980s-vintage M2 Bradley troop carrier. The service will issue a formal Request For Proposals Friday for a new Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV).

After industry warned the service that its original vision was too ambitious to build, Brig. Gen. Ross Coffman said here this morning, the Army made a difficult compromise: reduce the required protection to keep the vehicles small and light enough to fit two on the Air Force’s workhorse C-17 jet transport.

Contractors must submit prototype vehicles (blandly called “bid samples”) to be tested this fall.

The OMFV will have an add-on armor “b-kit” that can be shipped separately and installed by troops in the war zone, if commanders think the threat is great enough, Coffman told reporters at the Association of the US Army’s annual conference here. But the baseline OMFV will weigh roughly as much as the Bradley, about 33 tons in the latest version, which also fits two per C-17. That’s a weight target all three publicly proclaimed contenders — the BAE CV90, General Dynamics Griffin, and Rheinmetall-Raytheon Lynx — should all be able to meet.

By contrast, two cancelled prior programs either went too high or too low. The Ground Combat Vehicle would have weighed as much as an M1 Abrams, which fits one per C-17. The infamous Future Combat Systems tried to cram all its capabilities into a turboprop C-130, which can take off — barely — with 20 tons aboard.

“We went to school on our past failures as a service,” said Coffman, who heads the Army’s Cross Functional Team for Next Generation Combat Vehicles (NGCV), the service’s No. 2 modernization priority after long-range artillery. “You can write a requirement that is unattainable, and that’s why at least one major, major, major program for the United States army failed previously.”

A single C-17 (right column) can carry 1 M1 Abrams main battle tank, two M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, or three partially disassembled AH-64 Apache helicopters. SOURCE: Lockheed Martin

No Blood For Unobtainium

Many in the defense industry were clearly anxious this latest attempt to replace the Bradley might go the way of its two predecessors and be canceled. A complaint that the OMFV requirements were unachievable was the first thing I heard on arrival in Huntsville for the conference — before I even left the airport — and the concern came up as a question for the first Army speaker, Futures Command chief Gen. John “Mike” Murray, who deferred to Coffman. Coffman and his team are confident they’ve solved that problem.

The plan was always to start with a highly ambitious draft requirement, then get industry feedback and dial back where necessary, Coffman said. If you start out too modest, he said, you don’t push industry to its utmost, so you might never find out they could have given you something better if only you’d asked. The whole point of writing a draft is to revise it, after all, and the whole point of releasing a draft for comment is to pay attention to the comments you get instead of ignoring them.

The problem was two-fold, Coffman said. One issue was sheer weight. The draft requirement called for so much protection on the baseline vehicle (as opposed to the bolt-on b-kit) that the OMFV came in too heavy for the C-17. The other issue was height, since ground clearance — the distance between the ground and the bottom of the hull — is the first line of defense against roadside bombs and land mines: The OMFV would’ve been too tall.

“There’s the triad, right: lethality survivability and mobility,” Coffman said. “We want two OMFVs per C-17. If you push the survivability standard so high, then you need incredible armor protection, you need incredible height of the vehicle, based on blast.”

Experimental robotic M113 armored vehicle (with human monitor aboard for safety) at Camp Grayling in 2017

More Compromises: From Guns To Robotics

The Army’s making other compromises to get the Bradley replacement faster and on budget. As previously announced, the service won’t require the vehicle to transport a full nine-soldier infantry squad, something the Bradley can’t do either but was a major driver of the cancelled Ground Combat Vehicle’s tremendous size.

Offensively, the service wants the OMFV to carry a 50mm cannon — the “objective requirement” — but it will accept 30 mm — the “threshold requirement.” (The current Bradley’s gun is 25 mm). That said, Coffman added, if a company comes in with a 30mm weapon, “they have to show us a path to 50.”

The Army will also accept a second-generation FLIR (Forward Looking Infra-Red) sight — found on many vehicles today — rather than waiting for third-gen FLIR, but again it wants to be able to upgrade later.

Defensively, the vehicle will also have the Army’s new Modular Active Protection System (MAPS), meant to disable incoming anti-tank missiles and rockets before they ever hit the armor. While the Army’s urgently adding off-the-shelf active protection like Rafael’s Trophy and IMI’s Iron Fist to its existing vehicles, it doesn’t want to be tied to any one contractor in the future. So MAPS is meant to be a plug-and-play open architecture that can easily be upgraded with new sensors, jammers, and “hard kill” mini-missiles, mixing and matching the best technologies available from any vendor.

The potential for future upgrades is especially critical because present-day active protection systems can’t stop everything a Russian or Chinese tank can shoot at you.

Today’s APS does pretty well against the most powerful weapons most guerrillas can muster: unguided rockets (RPGs) and anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), which both rely on high explosive warheads to breach the target’s armor. But modern APS can’t stop high-velocity solid shot, the so-called “long-rod penetrators” — essentially, giant steel darts with needle-like tips — that penetrate armor by applying tremendous kinetic energy to a single point.

How the Trophy Active Protection System works (Rafael graphic)

“You have RPGs, you’ve got missiles, and then you have long-rod penetrators,” Coffman said. “Our APS are going to have to defeat all of those three in the future, the third being the hardest.”

Overall, one thing the Army will not compromise on its upgradeability: The initial OMFV must have plenty of room for growth. “We’re not willing to take risk in our ability to have multiple increments of this vehicle,” Coffman said.

The other thing the Army won’t compromise, despite the tradeoffs to fit into the C-17? Protection for the soldiers aboard the vehicle.

“Survivability of our soldiers is paramount,” Coffman said. “It’s No. 1.”

While Coffman didn’t say this explicitly, survivability of the soldiers is distinct from the survivability of the vehicle itself. If the OMFV is totaled but everyone walks out of the wreckage alive, that’s a win.

In this wider understanding of survivability, the best way to protect the troops is to take them out of the vehicle altogether. That’s a big part of why the Bradley replacement will be the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle. Coffman’s NGCV team is also working on completely unmanned Robotic Combat Vehicles, with the first platoon-sized experiment — four robots and two manned command vehicles — scheduled for next year.

These aren’t sci-fi killer robots, however. At least initially, “unmanned” will mean “remotely controlled,” with two human operators — a driver and a gunner/sensor operator — teleoperating each unmanned machine. Over time, however, the Army expects to upgrade as technology improves, first getting down to one human remote-controlling one unmanned vehicle, then having one human supervise multiple robots. But the Army never wants to take the human out of the loop, so keeping communications open between man and machine is critical.

Current encrypted radio technology can communicate over about 20 kilometers (12.5 miles), Coffman said. It doesn’t yet have the massive bandwidth required to relay video of an unmanned vehicle’s surroundings, but he’s confident he and Army Futures Command‘s other Cross Functional Teams — the network, long-range firepower, et al. — can overcome that limitation.

“While it’s going to require a bigger pipe, I think technology’s going to get us to about 18 kilometers [11 miles],” Coffman said. That stand-off distance, he said, “when you combine it with all the CFT efforts, is about what we need to continue to fight the way we want to fight and to protect our soldiers.”
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Abril 04, 2019, 03:47:18 pm
Sub Compact Weapon Production-Other Transaction Agreement

Contractor Awarded Name: B&T USA LLC

The P-OTA is awarded based upon successful completion of the prototype project proposed by B&T USA LLC in response to Sub Compact Weapon (SCW) Prototype Opportunity Notice: W15QKN-18-R-032M, evaluation of testing results, and subsequent updated proposal request letter for Follow-on Production Award. The purpose of this P-OTA is to purchase 350 SCWs, with an option for additional quantities of up to 1,000 SCWs, with slings, manuals, accessories, and spare parts.


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Enviado por: NVF em Abril 04, 2019, 06:55:17 pm
Entretanto, em Portugal, cogita-se a introdução do P-UTA.  :mrgreen:
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Enviado por: Vitor Santos em Abril 04, 2019, 07:50:47 pm
Operadores Especiais dos EUA Querem Novos Veículos Blindados

Os veículos blindados leves ofereceriam às forças de operações especiais um meio de locomoção mais protegido, especialmente durante um conflito de grande escala


O Comando de Operações Especiais dos Estados Unidos estabeleceu os primeiros requisitos básicos para um novo veículo blindado leve para dar às forças americanas de elite mais proteção, poder de fogo e mobilidade até mesmo em seus caminhões mais resistentes a minas. Estes substituiriam uma frota obscura de veículos blindados de rodas de design austríaco que a Força Delta do Exército dos EUA , entre outros, utilizou nas últimas duas décadas. Eles também poderiam substituir os veículos blindados Stryker atribuídos ao 75º Regimento Ranger, que fez uma aparição notável no norte da Síria dois anos atrás.

Logan Kittinger, Gerente de Programa Adjunto do Comando de Operações Especiais (SOCOM) da Família de Veículos de Operações Especiais (FOSOV), revelou pela primeira vez o programa de Sistema de Mobilidade Terrestre Blindado de Próxima Geração (AGMS) na Conferência Anual de Veículos Rodados Táticos da Associação Nacional da Indústria de Defesa (NDIA). 4 de fevereiro de 2019.

O briefing de Kittinger refere que a SOCOM espera continuar a desenvolver os requisitos para o novo veículo blindado, bem como verificar quais as opções existentes disponíveis, até 2020. No entanto, descreve algumas das principais características que as forças de operações especiais já estão a procurar.

O projeto final terá que ser capaz de transportar entre nove e 10 passageiros e ter capacidade total de carga de 4.500 libras ou mais. O veículo também terá que caber dentro de uma aeronave de transporte da série C-130 .


Isto é similar em muitos aspectos ao AGMS existente, que é uma variante do veículo blindado leve Pandur I 6x6 que o conglomerado austríaco Steyr-Daimler-Puch Spezialfahrzeuge, ou SSF, desenvolveu pela primeira vez nos anos 80. Estes veículos têm uma tripulação de dois e podem transportar sete pessoas adicionais. Eles têm um peso bruto de cerca de 30.000 libras e também são C-130 transportáveis.

Além disso, os requisitos para o AGMS da Próxima Geração exigem uma “capacidade de armamento pesado” não especificada usando uma estação remota de armas e um desejo de “melhor consciência situacional”. Embora não sejam específicos, ambos apontam para uma demanda por operadores especiais. capaz de operar efetivamente dentro dos limites do veículo com suas escotilhas fechadas.

Isso seria um grande impulso na capacidade dos veículos existentes, que possuem uma torre aberta e visibilidade limitada para qualquer pessoa dentro do veículo. A configuração AGMS atual tem a opção de montar uma cúpula de vidro blindado totalmente fechada para o motorista, que oferece proteção adicional e melhor visibilidade para operações com a escotilha aberta, mas isso ainda exige que o indivíduo fique mais exposto do que seria se estavam andando totalmente fechados com o corpo blindado do veículo.

Uma estação de armas remotas com um sistema de alvo eletro-ótico e infravermelho também ofereceria a capacidade de uma consciência situacional adicional enquanto operando em uma configuração abotoada, mas apenas na direção que a torre está enfrentando. Óticas adicionais, ou até mesmo um sistema de visão remota mais avançado, consistindo de câmeras colocadas ao redor do veículo, ofereceriam visibilidade adicional. Isso seria valioso, especialmente em um ambiente urbano, onde ameaças podem surgir rapidamente para atacar um ponto cego de uma ou mais direções antes de voltar atrás.

A conscientização situacional aprimorada também pode envolver a instalação de comunicações aprimoradas e recursos de rede. Isso permitiria que a tripulação compartilhasse rapidamente informações sobre sua posição, movimentos do inimigo e outros itens de interesse para construir uma imagem melhor do campo de batalha ao redor deles.

Uma estação remota de armas pode ser um caminho fácil para adicionar mais poder de fogo. O AGMS original só pode transportar uma arma pesada, como uma metralhadora M2 de calibre .50, um lançador de granadas automático de 40 mm Mk 19 ou um lançador de mísseis antitanque TOW de cada vez. A partir de 2017, pelo menos um deles recebeu uma estação remota de armas própria.

Mas o Exército dos EUA está agora no processo de colocar em campo estações de armas remotas mais novas e ainda relativamente leves que combinam um M2 ou um Mk 19 com um lançador de mísseis antitanque Javelin. Dependendo do desenho exato que a SOCOM escolher para o seu futuro veículo, pode vir equipado com um canhão automático ligeiro.


Mas, se nada mais, o programa AGMS de Próxima Geração oferece à SOCOM a chance de obter um veículo blindado leve mais moderno em geral e potencialmente expandir o tamanho da frota para o que é uma capacidade de nicho no momento. Até que as forças de operações especiais dos EUA começaram a receber a primeira geração de caminhões blindados protegidos contra emboscadas resistentes a minas (MRAP) em meados dos anos 2000, os veículos AGMS baseados em Pandur eram o meio mais pesado e melhor protegido para essas forças de elite.

O histórico exato do AGMS é um tanto obscuro, assim como o de seu principal operador, a Força Delta. A experiência da unidade na Somália em 1993, especialmente durante a corrida na capital do país, Mogadíscio, em 3 a 4 de outubro de 1993 , foi quase certamente um fator contribuinte em sua decisão de adquirir um veículo blindado leve.

Este evento, no qual homens da milícia somali derrubaram notavelmente vários helicópteros Black Hawk, resultou em bolsões de operadores Delta e outras forças de operações especiais americanas espalhadas pela cidade. Tentativas de usar helicópteros adicionais e um comboio de veículos não blindados falharam e os Estados Unidos tiveram que recorrer à força das Nações Unidas no país, que incluía contingentes com veículos blindados leves, para obter assistência.

Blindados malaios 4x4 Condor na Somália em 1992 ou 1993. Os condores faziam parte da força que, em última análise, ajudou a resgatar operadores especiais americanos durante a Batalha de Mogadíscio em 3 e 4 de outubro de 1993.

Em 1999, o Exército concedeu um contrato de US $ 51 milhões para a AV Technology, trabalhando com a General Dynamics Land Systems e a SFF, para até 50 AGMS. Esta equipa de empresas teria entregue apenas 12 dos veículos ao abrigo deste contrato em 2000. A SOCOM recebeu então uma segunda parcela de 11 veículos em 2006.

A Força Tarefa Wolverine, com a Força Delta na liderança, usou o AGMS junto com vários outros veículos nos estágios iniciais da invasão do Iraque em 2003, de acordo com os Veículos de Operações Especiais de Patrulha de Leigh Neville : Afeganistão e Iraque . A AGMS estava envolvida na infame missão de recuperar a soldado do Exército dos EUA, Jessica Lynch, depois que seu comboio foi emboscado por forças iraquianas em 23 de março de 2003, durante a Batalha de Nasiriyah .

Os veículos continuaram a ser usados ​​na ocupação do Iraque liderada pelos americanos, apoiando operações para deter insurgentes de alto valor.

Um AGMS é visto por volta das 2:05 no tempo de execução desta montagem de clipes da missão para recuperar a soldado do Exército dos EUA, Jessica Lynch, do Hospital Saddam em Nasiriyah em 1 de abril de 2003

Mas mesmo com a adoção de MRAPs cada vez mais capazes, o AGMS continua sendo um dos veículos mais fortemente blindados e orgânicos para a comunidade de operações especiais e é certamente um dos mais capazes de operar fora de estrada. Os únicos outros veículos blindados tradicionais em serviço com as forças de operações especiais dos EUA são os 8x8 Strykers dentro do 75º Regimento Ranger, que a unidade recebeu a partir de 2005 .

Esses Strykers continuam a oferecer uma capacidade importante para unidades de operações especiais, especialmente quando operam em áreas onde há um risco maior de encontrar forças convencionais com armas mais pesadas. Em 2017, os Rangers enviaram os veículos para a área em torno da cidade de Manbij, no norte da Síria .

Ranger Strykers perto de Manbij em 2017

Lá eles ajudaram a manter um amortecedor entre as tropas turcas e as forças curdas apoiadas pelos EUA, além de oferecer proteção adicional contra possíveis ataques de elementos alinhados com o ditador sírio Bashar Al Assad. Embora não tenha sido amplamente divulgado na época, pelo menos dois AGMS também foram vistos na Síria em 2017.

Com os militares dos EUA reorientando-se para a preparação de conflitos em larga escala contra concorrentes de “grande poder”, como Rússia e China, poderia haver uma demanda crescente por esse tipo de veículo blindado dentro da comunidade de operações especiais dos EUA. A crescente preocupação com a possibilidade de um grande confronto armado após a invasão da Ucrânia na região da Criméia, em 2014, já levou a um renascimento de veículos blindados entre as unidades americanas convencionais.

Nada disso é para dizer que as forças de operações especiais estarão lançando ataques blindados completos no futuro. Mas um AGMS da Nova Geração forneceria a eles melhor proteção e poder de fogo que poderiam ser úteis para conduzir operações de guerra não convencionais contra oponentes mais convencionais , bem como apenas executar movimentos gerais à margem de qualquer conflito grande futuro.


Embora seja muito cedo para dizer em que veículos a SOCOM poderá estar interessada para o seu próximo veículo blindado ligeiro, poderá fazer sentido nesse ínterim simplesmente adquirir Strykers adicionais. Esses veículos estão em produção e se beneficiaram de uma variedade de upgrades financiados pelo Exército .

Outra opção pode ser adquirir veículos LAV-25 8x8 mais leves do Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais dos EUA. A 82ª Divisão Aerotransportada do Exército já seguiu esse caminho como parte de seu esforço para adicionar mais proteção e poder de fogo durante as operações aéreas.

Ambos os veículos são significativamente maiores que o Pandur, o que pode torná-los menos atraentes como substitutos diretos do AGMS. Um novo veículo com uma pegada similar ao AGMS existente poderia ter a vantagem de poder operar de maneira mais discreta que um projeto maior, bem como manobrar através de espaços mais apertados, especialmente em um ambiente urbano. Um veículo mais leve também pode ser mais fácil para as forças de operações especiais suportarem logisticamente, especialmente durante operações de longa duração separadas das linhas de suprimento mais estabelecidas.

Independentemente disso, a SOCOM diz que quer iniciar formalmente o processo de aquisição do Next Generation AGMS entre 2022 e 2023. Será interessante ver como os requisitos e expectativas da comunidade de operações especiais para seu próximo veículo blindado leve evoluirão e se solidificarão nos próximos anos.

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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Maio 20, 2019, 06:43:21 pm
Título: Re: Exército dos EUA
Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Maio 22, 2019, 12:18:43 pm
U.S. Special Operators Will Soon Be Using This 6.5mm "Assault" Machine Gun

The gun offers better range and accuracy over smaller belt-fed squad automatic weapons.


FN America has unveiled a prototype of its new Mk 48 Mod 2 machine gun in the 6.5mm Creedmoor cartridge, which it developed in response to a U.S. Special Operations Command requirement. American special operations forces are interested in acquiring an “assault” machine gun in this caliber, which would offer better range than existing weapons that use the smaller 5.56x45mm cartridge, but would still be lighter than more traditional light machine guns.

The American subsidiary of Belgian gunmaker FN Herstal revealed the Mk 48 Mod 2 for the first time at the National Defense Industry Association’s annual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), which began on May 20, 2019. The machine gun is also available chambered for the 7.62x51mm cartridge, just like the previous Mod 0 and Mod 1 variants.

FN debuted the 7.62x51mm Mod 2 version last year, which includes a number of other upgrades over the earlier models, including an improved buttstock with an adjustable cheek rest, a new handguard and bipod assembly, revised charging handle, and a number of internal refinements. “Once development is complete, existing Mk 48 Mod 1 models can be configured at the armorer level to the Mod 2 variant or newest [6.5mm Creedmoor] caliber with the addition of the upgrade kit and barrel conversion,” according to an official press release.

U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), through the U.S. Navy’s Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division in Crane Indiana, also known simply as NSWC Crane, has been looking into a 6.5mm machine gun since at least 2016. At that time, a number of different specific cartridges were under consideration, including 6.5mm Creedmoor, .260 Remington, and .264 USA, the latter being a round that the U.S. Army developed internally for its Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU).

The ostensible goal of the smaller assault machine gun program is to give special operators an improved means of hitting targets that are out of range of 5.56x45mm weapons, such as the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) and its special operations specific variants, but without the weight and bulk of a 7.62x51mm light machine gun. NSWC Crane is also leading the development of a larger .338 caliber machine gun, which would fill a similar intermediate role, but between 7.62x51mm weapons and the venerable .50 caliber M2 “Ma Deuce.”

There had also been talk in the past about the possibility of a belt-fed weapon optimized for very close range using a specialized cartridge, such as the .300 Blackout cartridge, a round you can read about in more detail here. At the time of writing, NSWC Crane had not yet responded to our queries for information about the status of that development.

A 2016 NSWC Cranebriefing slide mentioning a short-range belt-fed weapon potentially chambered in .300 Blackout.

Choosing the Mk 48 series as a starting place for the 6.5mm assault machine gun makes good sense. The original Mk 48 Mod 0, which special operations forces first began using in 2003, was already supposed to offer a lighter weight 7.62x51mm weapon to fill the same general operational need.

Regular U.S. military units also subsequently began using the Mk 48s, which are around 10 pounds lighter than the U.S. Army’s standard M240B infantry light machine gun. That service even developed a backpack-mounted ammunition system for the weapon, akin to ones seen in Hollywood action flicks, such as Predator, for dismounted patrols, which also made its way into special operations use.

A US Navy SEAL carries a Mk 48 Mod 1 with a "Predator-style" backpack-mounted ammunition system.

nfortunately, the original guns were so light that they would suffer a loss of accuracy during sustained firing due to the severe recoil. There were also overheating and reliability problems, all of which prompted the development of the improved Mk 48 Mod 1 variant. It is probable that the smaller 6.5mm cartridge may further help mitigate any remaining issues.

The 6.5mm Creedmoor cartridge also actually offers better range than the larger 7.62x51mm. As a result, SOCOM is separately in the process of developing a designated marksman rifle using this round, which will give operators improved capabilities over existing weapons of that type without having to employ a true sniper rifle.


Having a new designated marksman rifle and an assault machine gun that use the same cartridge could be very valuable, especially for special operators during long-duration missions or in emergency situations where they might need to share ammunition in a pinch. There could be interest in a 6.5mm Creedmoor battle rifle in the future, or a conversion kit for the existing 7.62x51mm Mk 17 Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle-Heavy (SCAR-H), but there are no such plans at present.

Since FN’s gun is simply another variant in the Mk 48 line, SOCOM will have the option of simply rechambering its inventory of those guns to fire the 6.5mm round, rather than buying new weapons. This could also help ease logistical strains depending on how much of the 6.5mm version has in common with other Mod 2s or earlier variants.

Belted 6.5mm Creedmoor. That’s something you don’t see every day... — Scott Gourley (@ScottGourley1) March 25, 2019

Using the Mk 48 as a starting place will also ease training requirements, since the gun has many of the same basic controls and features as earlier versions. All of this will help make the Mk 48 Mod 2 a particularly cost-effective development.

As of 2018, SOCOM expected the development of the weapon to wrap up some time this year. The goal is for special operators to begin receiving their new 6.5mm assault machine guns by the end of 2019.
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Enviado por: dc em Maio 22, 2019, 01:19:05 pm
Poderá este calibre um dia tornar-se o novo calibre standard da Nato?
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Enviado por: NVF em Maio 23, 2019, 01:09:30 am
Se for esse o caso, só vem reforçar o quão acertada foi a escolha das espingardas e metralhadores FN para o Exército.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Maio 23, 2019, 10:49:43 am
Poderá este calibre um dia tornar-se o novo calibre standard da Nato?

Esta aquisição é só para as unidades do "U.S. Special Operations Command", por isso é preciso ter calma e ver o que o Exército Norte-Americano está a fazer para perceber qual poderá ser o futuro.

É nisto que eles estão a apostar em força:
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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Junho 04, 2019, 04:05:42 pm
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Enviado por: mafets em Junho 26, 2019, 09:20:30 am

Did you know that the Army’s 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, is the world's first Apache unit to permanently install skis on its birds? The 400 lb skis are designed to enable the AH-64 to negotiate the snowy terrain of Alaska and make rapid forward deployment easier. — com United States Army e AH-64 Apache.

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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Julho 20, 2019, 12:51:20 pm
MYSTERY RANCH Jump Pack System


Here is the complete line of MYSTERY RANCH jump packs. Developed several years ago working closely with the MFF community, the packs cover the gamut of sizes. The smallest of the line up is the JUMP RATS, a rapid-access trauma bag, then JUMP KOMODO assault pack at 45 liters, followed by the OVERLOAD, weapons carry pack, and finally the 80-liter JUMP MOUNTAIN RUCK – standard issue for several elite units, domestic and International.

MYSTERY RANCH has always focused on making packs that carry well first and foremost, then balance between lightweight and durability relative to the end users’ needs. The jump packs are constructed so they carry weight just like their non-jump counterparts, with only a 4 ounce weight penalty.

Characteristics of each jump pack come down to construction details.



During our design process, we concentrated on every construction method and detail to assure quick rigging, derigging, safe flight, and fast movement off the X.


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Enviado por: goldfinger em Julho 25, 2019, 06:55:09 am
Empiezan a llegar a Europa los primeros M1 Abrams con Trophy:



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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Agosto 14, 2019, 04:10:08 pm
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Agosto 16, 2019, 11:31:08 am
Para relembrar:

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Enviado por: AtInf em Setembro 09, 2019, 08:26:27 pm
Novo calibre...Novos brinquedos

Army Picks Gunmakers for Next Test Phase of Future Infantry Weapons (

General Dynamics-OTS Inc.

Sig Sauer (

Textron+H&K (
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Setembro 12, 2019, 04:26:03 pm
O futuro?
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Enviado por: Camuflage em Setembro 14, 2019, 08:21:15 pm
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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Setembro 28, 2019, 05:36:24 pm
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Enviado por: ricardonunes em Outubro 17, 2019, 07:47:55 am

2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division arrived in Vlissingen, Netherlands beginning a nine-month rotation as part of the regionally allocated forces supporting Atlantic Resolve. This is the fifth rotation of an armored brigade deployment to Atlantic Resolve.

2ABCT, based out of Fort Hood, Texas, deployed with approximately 3,500 soldiers, 500 tracked vehicles and 1,200 wheeled vehicles.
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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Outubro 17, 2019, 12:08:44 pm
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Enviado por: zocuni em Novembro 10, 2019, 12:54:29 pm
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Enviado por: Lusitano89 em Janeiro 24, 2020, 09:20:13 pm
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Janeiro 28, 2020, 03:29:49 pm
Bradley Replacement: Did Army Ask For ‘Unobtainium’?

General Dynamics’ cancelled OMFV prototype could only meet the requirement for armor protection by growing too heavy to meet the requirement for air transport, sources say. So which will the Army give up?

WASHINGTON: For the third time in 11 years, the Army’s attempt to replace the 1980s-vintage M2 Bradley ran afoul of the age-old tradeoff between armor and mobility, several knowledgeable sources tell Breaking Defense.

The General Dynamics prototype for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle – the only competitor left after other companies bowed out or were disqualified – was too heavy to meet the Army’s requirement that a single Air Force C-17 cargo jet could carry two complete OMFVs to a war zone, we’re told. But the vehicle had to be that heavy, GD’s defenders say, to meet the Army’s requirement for armor protection.

Now, the Army hasn’t officially said why it cancelled the current OMFV contract. Senior leaders – Chief of Staff, Gen. James McConville; the four-star chief of Army Futures Command, Gen. Mike Murray; and the civilian Army Acquisition Executive, Assistant Secretary Bruce Jette – have all publicly acknowledged that the requirements and timeline were “aggressive.” (Yes, all three men used the same word). Jette was the most specific, telling reporters that one vendor – which, from the context of his remark, could only be GD – did not meet all the requirements, but he wouldn’t say which requirements weren’t met.

So, while we generally avoid writing a story based solely on anonymous sources, in this case we decided their track records (which we can’t tell you about) were so good and the subject was so important that it was worth going ahead.

“Industry told the Army the schedule was ‘unobtainium,’ but they elected to proceed anyway,” one source told us: That’s why the other potential competitors dropped out, seeing the requirements as too hard to meet. In particular, the source said, “industry needs more time to evaluate the trade [offs] associated with achieving the weight requirement.”

With more time, industry might have been able to refine the design further to reduce weight, redesign major components to be lighter, or possibly – and this one is a stretch – even invent new stronger, lighter materials. But on the schedule the Army demanded, another source told us, reaching the minimum allowable protection without exceeding the maximum allowable weight was physically impossible.

Why This Keeps Happening

The Army’s been down this road before and stalled out in similar ways. The Ground Combat Vehicle was too heavy, the Future Combat Systems vehicles were too light; “just right” still seems elusive.

In 2009, Defense Secretary Bob Gates cancelled the Future Combat Systems program, whose BAE-designed Manned Ground Vehicles – including a Bradley replacement – had been designed to such strict weight limits that they lacked adequate armor. The Army had initially asked for the FCS vehicles to come in under 20 tons so one could fit aboard an Air Force C-130 turboprop transport. After that figure proved unfeasible, and the Air Force pointed out a C-130 couldn’t actually carry 20 tons any tactically useful distance, the weight crept up to 26 tons, but the added armor wasn’t enough to satisfy Gates’ concerns about roadside bombs, then taking a devastating toll on US soldiers in Iraq.

Four years later, amidst tightening budgets, the Army itself gave up on the Ground Combat Vehicle, another Bradley replacement, after strict requirements for armor protection drove both competing designs – from General Dynamics and BAE Systems – into the 56-70 ton range, depending on the level of modular add-on armor bolted onto the basic chassis. (A much-publicized Governmental Accountability Office study claimed GCV could reach 84 tons, but that was a projection for future growth, not an actual design).


Not quite nine months ago, after getting initial feedback from industry on the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, the Army made the tough call to reduce its protection requirements somewhat to make it possible to fit two OMFVs on a C-17. If our sources are correct, however, it didn’t reduce the armor requirement enough for General Dynamics to achieve the weight goal.

One source says that two of the General Dynamics vehicles would fit on a C-17 if you removed its modular armor. The add-on armor kit could then be shipped to the war zone on a separate flight and installed, or simply left off if intelligence was sure the enemy lacked heavy weapons. But the requirements didn’t allow for that compromise, and the Army wasn’t willing to waive them, the source said, because officers feared a vehicle in the less-armored configuration could get troops killed.

Other Options

Now, there are ways to protect a vehicle besides heavy passive armor. Some IEDs in Iraq were big enough to cripple a 70-ton M1 Abrams. Russian tanks get by with much lighter passive armor covered by a layer of so-called reactive armor, which explodes outwards when hit, blasting incoming warheads before they can penetrate. Both Russia and Israel have fielded, and the US Army is urgently acquiring, Active Protection Systems that shoot down incoming projectiles.

The problem with both reactive armor and active protection is that they’re only proven effective against explosive warheads, like those found on anti-tank missiles. They’re much less useful against solid shells, and while no missile ever fielded can use those, a tank’s main gun can fling solid shot with such force that it penetrates armor through sheer concentrated kinetic energy.

(Protecting against roadside bombs and land mines is yet another design issue, because they explode from underneath, but it’s no longer the all-consuming question it once ways. Advances in suspension, blast-deflecting hull shapes, and shock absorption for the crew have made even the four-wheeled Joint Light Tactical Vehicle remarkably IED-resistant and pretty comfortable).

If the Army were willing to take the risk of relying more on active protection systems, or give industry more time to improve active protection technology, it could reduce its requirements for heavy passive armor. Or the Army could remove the soldiers from its combat vehicles entirely and operate them with a mix of automation and remote control, which would make crew protection a moot point. In fact, the service is investing in lightly-armored and relatively expendable Robotic Combat Vehicles – but it still sees those unmanned machines as adjuncts to humans, not replacements. As long as the Army puts soldiers on the battlefield, it will want the vehicles that carry them to be well-protected.

Alternatively, the Army could drop its air transport requirements and accept a much heavier vehicle. Israel has already done this with its Namer troop carrier, a modified Merkava heavy tank, but then the Israel army doesn’t plan to fight anywhere far away. The US, by contrast, routinely intervenes overseas and has dismantled many of its Cold War bases around the world. Air transport is a limited commodity anyway, and war plans assume most heavy equipment will either arrive by sea or be pre-positioned in warehouses on allied territory. But the Army really wants to have the option to send at least some armored vehicles by air in a crisis.

If the Army won’t give ground on either protection or transportability, then it faces a different dilemma: They need to either give industry more time to invent something revolutionary, or accept a merely evolutionary improvement.

“We’re going to reset the requirements, we’re going to reset the acquisition strategy and timeline,” Gen. McConville said about OMFV on Tuesday. But, when he discussed Army modernization overall, he repeatedly emphasized that “we need transformational change, not incremental improvements.

“Transformational change is how we get overmatch and how we get dominance in the future,” the Chief of Staff said. “We aren’t looking for longer cords for our phones or faster horses for our cavalry.”
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Enviado por: goldfinger em Fevereiro 26, 2020, 01:11:27 pm
Se filtran las primeras imágenes del futuro obús del US Army capaz de alcanzar las 1.000 millas


El US Army parece haber revelado accidentalmente la primera imagen del futuro SLRC o Strategic Long Range Cannon Cañón Estratégico de Largo Alcance) como parte de una presentación que se estaba llevando a cabo durante una reunión entre militares de los EE. UU. y el Reino Unido como parte del US-UK Modernization Demostrantion Event.

Las imágenes aparecieron en un post subido a la red social LindedIn por el Laboratorio de Investigación CDCC del US Army acerca del evento del que hemos hablado y que se celebró en suelo estadounidense el 20 de febrero, concretamente en el Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

Respecto al Cañón Estratégico de Largo Alcance (SLRC) está compuesto por un arma, una cabeza tractora, un remolque, un proyectil y una carga de propulsión capaz de realizar disparos masivos a distancias estratégicas para operaciones en múltiples dominios. Su tripulación sería de 8 personas.

El Mando de Futuros gestiona los Seis Grandes (Big Sixs), cuya denominación es un guiño a los Cinco Grandes de la doctrina de la Batalla AireTierra (Bif Five; AirLand Battle Doctrine), que fueron el carro de combate Abrams, el vehículo de combate de infantería Bradley, el helicóptero de ataque Apache, el helicóptero utilitario Black Hawk y el sistema de defensa aérea Patriot.

Por su parte, los seis grandes consisten en otros seis mandos que están liderados por un general de brigada cada uno y son:

Fuegos de precisión de largo alcance (LRPF);
Vehículos de combate de siguiente generación (NGCV);
Future Vertical Lift (FVL)(Helicópteros);
Capacidades red (Network)
5) Defensa antiaérea y antimisil (AMD)
6) Letalidad del soldado (Soldier Lethality).
Respecto a los fuegos de precisión de largo alcance (LRPF), el propio US Army, a través del general al mando del Mando de Futuros, ha declarado que el LRPF es su prioridad de entre los seis grandes. La guerra terrestre estará dominada por la competición de salvas de municiones de precisión de larga distancia para destruir buena parte de la fuerza enemiga, Como los norteamericanos llevaban desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial dando por sentada la superioridad aérea, habían descuidado el alcance de sus fuegos de artillería.

Ahora no es que la aviación no pueda hacer interdicción sobre el campo de batalla y dar apoyo aéreo, sino que ni siquiera el ejército norteamericano podrá hacer contrabatería contra una artillería enemiga capaz de hacer fuegos de precisión de largo alcance, dejando en gran desventaja a las fuerzas terrestres norteamericanas.

De ahí que el US Army necesite potenciar el alcance de su artillería e incluso abogue por los fuegos profundos de alcance operacional, como el programa PRSM, de 499 kilómetros de alcance (aunque ampliable en caso que se suspenda la aplicación del tratado INF); o que doble el alcance los cohetes de artillería GMLR con la versión ER. En una de los imágenes que acompañan el artículo puede observarse la panoplia presente y futura de la artillería del US Army, que incluye misiles hipersónicos de alcance hasta las 1.400 millas, e incluso un cañón con alcance máximo de nada menos que mil millas del que al fin hemos podido ver lo que parece una primera imagen.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Fevereiro 26, 2020, 02:30:56 pm
Leaked Images Show the Army’s Mind-Bending New Super Gun

The Strategic Long Range Cannon has a range of over 1,000 miles.

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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Março 04, 2020, 12:23:57 pm
Proposta da Boing para o programa "Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft", é um helicóptero tem um único motor General Electric T901, com entrada de ar no lado direito da fuselagem.

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Enviado por: Camuflage em Março 19, 2020, 10:57:26 pm
O novo teste físico que passará a vigorar a partir de outubro deste ano para entrada no exército dos EUA:
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Fully-Geared Green Berets Compete in Off-Road Race








As viaturas são os Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1

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Enviado por: Red Baron em Abril 16, 2020, 11:50:35 pm
Boeing delivers 500th Apache Guardian

Boeing has announced the delivery of the 500th AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopter from its production site in Mesa, Arizona.

Boeing has delivered 500 AH-64E helicopters to the US Army and eight international customers, including Taiwan (pictured). (Republic of China Army)Boeing has delivered 500 AH-64E helicopters to the US Army and eight international customers, including Taiwan (pictured). (Republic of China Army)

The milestone, announced on 16 April, includes all helicopters that have been handed over to the US Army and international customers since deliveries began in 2011.

Entre 500 não se arranja uns 6 para nós?
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It's a jungle warfare course unique in the nation and it's hidden in central Oahu


WAHIAWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hidden in central Oahu is a military range run by the Army's 25th Infantry Division. The focus: Teaching soldiers jungle warfare.

"A lot of the training we provide is realistic and is applicable in the event that they ever have to find themselves operating in a jungle environment," said staff Sgt. Michael Johnson, an instructor who teaches soldiers a skill-set the Army once valued then abandoned.

Lightning Academy Commander Capt. Matthew Jones said since the United States has been militarily involved in the Middle East, "we kind of lost our fundamentals and our knowledge about how to fight in a jungle."

But since 2013, the military has pivoted back to jungle training.

The 25th Infantry Division's Jungle Operations Training Course is the only one of its kind on U.S. soil.

Soldiers learn to traverse mountainous terrain, and slog through streams.

"Not only is the enemy a threat, the environment's a threat, too," Johnson said.

By Jim Mendoza | May 12, 2017 at 9:33 PM HST - Updated August 12 at 3:30 AM
WAHIAWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hidden in central Oahu is a military range run by the Army's 25th Infantry Division. The focus: Teaching soldiers jungle warfare.

"A lot of the training we provide is realistic and is applicable in the event that they ever have to find themselves operating in a jungle environment," said staff Sgt. Michael Johnson, an instructor who teaches soldiers a skill-set the Army once valued then abandoned.

Lightning Academy Commander Capt. Matthew Jones said since the United States has been militarily involved in the Middle East, "we kind of lost our fundamentals and our knowledge about how to fight in a jungle."

But since 2013, the military has pivoted back to jungle training.

The 25th Infantry Division's Jungle Operations Training Course is the only one of its kind on U.S. soil.

Soldiers learn to traverse mountainous terrain, and slog through streams.

"Not only is the enemy a threat, the environment's a threat, too," Johnson said.

To maneuver through the jungle, soldiers learn to overcome obstacles. The mobility training includes rappelling down cliffs, including a 75-foot drop.

"Not only are they learning a valuable skill of being able to rappel, they also get a little confidence boost that eliminates that fear of heights," Johnson said.

Water training forces participants to cross rivers over ropes or on packs and ponchos fashioned into flotation devices.

There's a combat course, too, and soldiers also learn basic survival skills, like trapping food, purifying water, and starting a fire.

Instructors incorporate techniques learned at jungle training sites in France and Brazil.

"Part of our mission is to serve as the U.S. Army's premier Pacific training venue," Jones said.

The soldiers who enroll are mostly from the 25th Infantry Division, but members of other military branches and instructors from jungle schools in other parts of the world have gone through the three-week training, which is no walk in the park.

"There's surprise at how hard it is," Jones said.

For now, jungle training is voluntary and participants either pass or fail.

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Enviado por: HSMW em Maio 04, 2020, 05:44:02 pm

As dificuldades para substituir os antigos SDA.
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US Army Conduct Airdrop Road Tests of Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)

US Army Conduct Airdrop Road Tests of Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (Picture source: U.S. Army)

U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers are in the final phases of airdrop testing five configurations of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). The JLTV Family of Vehicles is a joint military program that will partially replace the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) once fielded. During the test, Soldiers from A Company, 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, rigged, airdropped, and recovered the JLTVs on the drop zone along with the U.S. Army Operational Test Command’s (OTC) Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate (ABNSOTD).


The test team is conducting 15 low-velocity airdrops of the vehicle, three drops per configuration. The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) air drop testing began with Soldiers taking operators and new equipment training by trainers from Oshkosh, the vehicle manufacturer. During the JLTV operator’s training, paratroopers were trained in vehicle operation, employment, troubleshooting, and maintenance. New equipment training ensures paratroopers are adequately trained to operate the vehicle under test. Once testing begins, the paratroopers are capable of acting as both operators and maintainers of the vehicle.


The U.S. Army is now looking for contractors to develop a new airdrop system that would allow delivery of up to four JLTVs on a single aircraft. The current C-17 aircraft capability enables delivery of up to eight HMMWVs on a single aircraft, but due to the larger size and weight of the JLTV, it is currently limited to two vehicles per C-17 using the conventional Low Velocity Airdrop System (LVADS) capability which comprises parachute extracted airdrop from the airdrop rail/lock system using a standard, 24-foot, Type V airdrop platform. JLTV C-17 Gravity Airdrop System (GADS) capability will enable airdrop of four JLTVs per C-17 transport plane.


The U.S. Army Operational Test Command’s (OTC) uses typical Soldiers to determine whether the systems are effective, suitable, and survivable. The Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate (ABNSOTD) works with test units to incorporate the system under test into their actual missions and training requirements. Its Maneuver Sustainment and Support Test Directorate, a combined 58,000 JLTVs will be purchased by the Army and Marine Corps once all stages of testing are completed and the vehicle is approved for production and fielding. To provide airdrop certification of all airborne and airdropped equipment, ABNSOTD executes and reports on its operational tests and field experiments, which impacts doctrine, training, organization and materiel.

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Enviado por: tenente em Maio 20, 2020, 10:31:49 pm
US Army Examines Patria NEMO 
Patria Oyj (Helsinki, Finland) announced on 19 May it has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center to determine feasibility of incorporating a turreted, breech-loaded 120mm mortar weapon system into US mortar carriers.

( (                      NEMO firing trials mounted on a Patria AMV. (Photo: Patria)

The scope of the agreement is to assess the capabilities of Patria’s NEMO mortar system, its compatibility with US mortar carrier platforms and fire control systems as well as to evaluate the use of current US 120mm mortar ammunition in a breech-loaded mortar, such as the NEMO.

This agreement is a continuation of the service’s effort to provide Armored and STRYKER Brigade Combat Teams with rapid, precise indirect and direct fire capability in circumstances in which the operating crew is well protected and its physical burden significantly reduced. In late 2018, the army published a market survey to identify capable sources to develop and produce the 120mm Mortar Future Indirect Fire Turret (FIFT). Patria answered the market survey based on NEMO.

Patria’s NEMO is a turreted, remote-controlled 120mm mortar system with both direct and indirect fire capability, capable of executing up to six-grenade multiple rounds simultaneous impact fire missions. In addition to being highly protected, it is light, compact and easily installed on light, tracked chassis, wheeled armored vehicles or naval vessels.

“The agreement between the US Army and Patria exemplifies the capability leap that modern turreted mortar systems can introduce to armed forces and illustrates Patria’s leading role in this technology area. It is also [a] logical continuation to the cooperation between Patria and the US government that began with Patria NEMO sales to a third country through a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme,” commented Jussi Järvinen, President of Patria’s Land Business Unit.
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Enviado por: Vitor Santos em Maio 21, 2020, 10:03:26 pm
Some Soldiers Now Authorized to Wear the New Army Jungle Tab

Lt. Col. John Stephenson, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii, completed the five-day Jungle Operations Training Executive Course at Schofield Barracks in January. (U.S. Army)

The U.S. Army has finally approved an official tab for soldiers who sweat their way through the Jungle Operations Training Course (JOTC).

Eighth Army soldiers serving in the Pacific area of operations are now authorized to wear the jungle tab upon graduating from the 20-day JOTC, which focuses on small-unit tactics, waterborne operations and survival in the thick, insect-infested jungles of Hawaii, according to a recent service news release.

During the Cold War, JOTC was located in the jungles of Panama, but it closed in 1999 when the United States returned the land to Panama. Currently, JOTC -- which was stood up by the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks about seven years ago -- is open to all soldiers, but priority is given to troops serving with U.S. Army Pacific Command.

The jungle tab evolved from a jungle expert patch, which later became the jungle expert tab -- both of which saw limited wear. The wear regulations for the new jungle tab are part of a policy that Gen. Paul LaCamera, USARPAC commander, signed in February, according to the release.

The new policy also allows soldiers serving in the Pacific area to wear the Arctic tab after completing the Northern Warfare Training Center's Cold Weather Leaders Course and the Cold Weather Orientation Course, the release states.

Similar to the Ranger tab, the jungle and Arctic tabs will be worn on the left sleeve of the Operational Camouflage Uniform, directly over the unit patch, according to the release. The tabs are not authorized for wear while serving in a temporary duty assignment outside the USARPAC area of operations or while serving on deployment.

During JOTC, soldiers learn to live in the jungle and navigate steep, rugged terrain under hot and humid conditions.

About 30 to 40 percent of the students do not finish the course, Capt. Matthew Jones, then commander of the course, said in a 2017 Army news release describing JOTC.

Soldiers learn basic jungle survival skills such as building shelters from natural materials and crossing water obstacles, according to the 2017 release. The thick vegetation forces small units to move in single file rather than the traditional wedge formation.

"There are long movements over steep terrain," Jones said in the release. "And if you get wet the first day, you'll be wet for the next five days. It wears on you. People drop out."

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Enviado por: Vitor Santos em Junho 30, 2020, 07:10:26 pm
US Army $214 Million Order Launches Production of Infantry Squad Vehicle


The U.S. Army today announced it has selected GM Defense, LLC, Detroit, Mich., to produce the Infantry Squad Vehicle, or ISV, to motorize Infantry Brigade Combat Teams. It is based on the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 architecture, which will derive 90 percent of its parts from commercial-off-the-shelf components. Delivery of this modernized capability is slated to begin with the 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, as the designated First Unit Equipped next winter. The contract is valued at $214,297,869 and the U.S. Army intends to purchase 649 vehicles.

The ISV program provides IBCTs an additive lightweight vehicle to move Soldiers and their equipment quickly over complex and difficult cross-country terrain. The U.S. Army can deliver the vehicle to the field by airdrop or helicopter, which increases the flexibility of Soldiers on the move. ISVs will provide greater mobility to IBCTs, as they are designed to move across restrictive terrain, allowing Soldiers to close on objectives with less fatigue and greater readiness.


This is the second important production contract award for Army light tactical wheeled vehicle modernization programs of record in the last year. The Army announced in June 2019 the production contract of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. JLTV is modernizing the U.S. Army’s and U.S. Marine Corps’ light tactical wheeled vehicle fleets with a leap-ahead balance of payload, performance and protection.
The ISV’s basic operational capabilities include:
· Nine-man squad carrying capability
· Payload of 3,200 lbs.
· External sling load by a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter
· Internal load/external lift by CH-47 Chinook helicopter
· Low-velocity air drop by fixed-wing C-130 or C-17 transport aircraft
· Exceptional mobility over all terrains.


The comprehensive team responsible for bringing the ISV program to production contract award involves not only Army acquisition professionals, but also relevant stakeholders representing the Army’s funding and testing communities, Army Futures Command, and Forces Command. Soldier evaluation via user-acceptance efforts has been a key element of the ISV program from the outset, and has helped compress the time it takes to field a modernized capability that meets infantry Soldiers’ needs.

The Infantry Squad Vehicle program has focused on meeting the Army’s emphasis on enhancing Infantry Soldier mobility and survivability by rapidly fielding modernized capabilities. Our product management team for Ground Mobility Vehicles undertook a great challenge to develop a strategy using experimentation and technical demonstrations to streamline the ISV acquisition process. Using normal acquisition processes, it could have taken as many as 36 months.


The ISV acquisition strategy was structured to promote the highest level of competition possible, including affordability. Due to competition, the program office will realize a reduction from the original independent government cost estimate for the program. This provides best value to American taxpayers. What’s more, a senior Army officer who has commanded at all levels in an IBCT was tapped to serve as the ISV program’s Source Selection Authority.

The U.S. Army’s product lead for Ground Mobility Vehicles, PEO CS&CSS, the next steps in the ISV program include GM Defense delivering eight ISVs to Aberdeen Test Center in Maryland within four months. The U.S. Army will conduct tailored production qualification testing to address the vehicles’ ability to meet the performance specifications in areas not previously tested. The ISV will also undergo transportability certification, which includes low-velocity air drop and helicopter sling loading. Next summer and fall, the Army will hold an initial operational test and evaluation.

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Enviado por: Vitor Santos em Julho 01, 2020, 02:19:42 am
US Army Tests Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular (ENVG-B)


The U.S. Army this month tested groundbreaking new enhanced night-vision goggles complete with an “augmented reality” feature that military leaders say will prove invaluable in combat. Soldiers at Georgia’s Fort Benning — part of the U.S. Army Futures Command’s Soldier Lethality Cross Functional Team — tested the new device, known as the “Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular,” or ENVG-B. The goggles already were outfitted with dual thermal and infrared sensing capabilities to deliver greater clarity to soldiers in the field, particularly in situations where their vision is compromised by weather or other factors.

The goggles now have been equipped with game-changing 21st-century features, including “augmented reality capabilities” and a display that integrates wirelessly with a soldier’s weapon. Officials say the features not only will give soldiers a much greater picture of the field of battle by providing map overlays and other technological aids, but also could allow them to “detect and even fire on a target around an obstacle. Soldiers tested the new systems during field training exercises this month. The training included a week of marksmanship training on the range, a week of nighttime situational training exercises, and a 72-hour field training exercise.


L3Harris Technologies has delivered 656 combat-ready Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (ENVG-B) systems to the US Army as part of a contract. The delivery is part of the initial order received by the company in 2018 under the $391m ENVG-B directed requirement contract from the US Army.
In 2019, L3Harris Technologies Completes Sale of Harris Night Vision Business to Elbit Systems of America. Following the delivery, the first unit of the army is fully equipped with next-generation night vision technology. The technology enhances the soldier’s ability to locate and engage threats. It gives access to the common operating environment imagery.

The ENVG-B includes a new high-resolution display and an embedded soldier wireless personal area network, rapid target acquisition and augmented reality algorithms to interface with the U.S. Army’s Nett Warrior. The complete system will interface with the Army’s family of weapon sights, while enhancing interoperability and data sharing. The ENVG-B is the Army’s first heads-up display that is both day and night capable. Soldier feedback to developers also enables users to either flip the goggles to a single eye for a different vision field and to move them sideways when not in use, rather than only overhead.

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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Agosto 01, 2020, 12:24:19 pm
Exclusive Interview with US Army Next Generation Squad Weapon Program Leaders

TFB had the pleasure of speaking with Lt. Col. Jason Bohannon, Product Manager – Next Generation Weapons, and Matthew Walker, Capabilities Developer, Soldier Lethality Cross Functional Team at U.S. Army Futures Command, to discuss the program, the weapons and the challenges ahead.


FB: So expanding on that, can you comment on the types of units those involved are drawn from?

Walker: “Those involved are a broad, diverse group, with guys drawn from the line divisions, Special Operations Command and the Marines. The guys who we’re looking for to provide feedback are all senior but don’t get me wrong, there is an inclusion of younger guys … who definitely have input to make since training is such an important aspect of how well a person does with these new capabilities. Take the fire control unit; It benefits a sub-standard shooter and also benefits an expert marksman. We can see analytically that the fire control unit improves both. We’re not trying to replace training, obviously, but it’s a sliding scale, the more trained you are the better you can make use of the capabilities of the NGSW …”

TFB: As the program goes forward, will both weapon systems be selected from one manufacturer, or is there potential to take an NGSW-R from one and an NGSW-AR from another, providing ammunition commonality was feasible? Is there flexibility for this kind of outcome built into the procurement plan?

Bohannon: “Right now, the plan is to choose the rifle and automatic rifle from the same vendor. We’re fully funded, and the requirements are pretty stable to achieve that. However, I would say we maintain some flexibility. At the end of the day, if it was decided that there was an alternative solution, we might approve one gun and continue on a separate path for another. Soo there is flexibility for an off-ramp, but right now everyone is planning for one vendor.”

TFB: Is there similar flexibility to use one manufacturer’s ammunition plan with another manufacturer’s weapon design?

Bohannon: “Ultimately, that comes down to the selection criteria. We have to weigh the benefits and weaknesses of the rifle, the automatic rifle, the manufacturing capability and special license agreements.”


US Army Graphic showing the two NGSW Fire Control Unit candidates from Vortex and L3Harris (US Army)

TFB: In terms of the NGSW Fire Control Unit, when are the prototypes from the recently awarded contracts for NGSW-FCUs set to join the Soldier Touch Points process?

Bohannon: “The very first thing we did once the award was official was give (vendors) access to high-quality shooters. So we took both of those vendors [Vortex & L3Harris] to Fort Benning, Georgia, and Soldiers from the Army Marksmanship Unit, 75th Rangers and conventional forces gave feedback on things like reticle patterns, menus, button placement, etc. We provide the range, the marksmen and the safe conditions for feedback and the vendors can spend the week collecting feedback that we expect they will include in their design process. That’s something that traditionally isn’t done, but it’s worked well for us. We did the same thing at the beginning of the competition last year; As soon as we down-selected, we took the guns down to Fort Bragg. It was very beneficial.”

TFB: For the FCU, were there only two slots planned for the down-selection?

Bohannon: “We planned to select up to two. We could have gone with just one, but we had two really solid submissions. We really hoped to see a competitive environment… and I think we have that in both the fire control unit and the weapons competition.”

TFB: Can you comment on the environmental aspects of the polymer-cased ammunition used by 2 of the 3 ammunition entries? Are the potential environmental impacts of this something that the Army has considered? Has the potential pollutant effect of polymer been factored into the program?

Bohannon: “You’re the first person to ask me about that! The Army over time has always sought to minimize environmental impacts where possible. We took lead out of the M855A1, so there is always a desire to reduce negative environmental impacts.  At the same time, you’ve got to balance that with soldier load and capitalizing on emergent technologies. So for the last two years, offices around the Army have been exploring alternatives to the traditional brass case, and we’ve seen some really innovative efforts.”

Matt Walker: “The desire to eliminate toxic products from being used by Soldiers is something that in the last two decades the Army have been making big strides. That hasn’t always been the case. There’s probably less of an impact from polymers than there is from injecting all those metals into the environment. We’re trying now to remove residual lead from primers, too.”

The Textron NGSW-AR at the range – Soldiers from 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Regiment (Chosin), 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, participate in the testing of Next Generation Weapon Systems aiming to replace the M4 and the M249 at Fort Drum, New York. (photos by Sgt. Cody W. Ewing)

TFB: In turn, how do you mitigate complex and harsh environments impacting ammunition with not traditional components like polymer?

Walker: “Plastic and polymer is relatively inert and doesn’t really interact with the environment.”

Bohannon: “We’ll be doing the same testing that we would on brass cases, so we’ll take them to extreme hots and colds. We’re really trying to stress these systems to the point of failure, so we know where their left and right limits are, and ultimately the Soldier Lethality Cross Functional Team and Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning will be able to determine if that performance is acceptable for an Infantryman that has to operate in extreme environments.”

TFB: Moving away from the environmental considerations, NGSW-AR has been positioned as a replacement for the M249 SAW, but with 6.8mm GP potentially outperforming M80A1 and XM1158 in terms of velocity and penetration. Will it also replace the 7.62x51mm M240?

Walker: “There’s an awful lot of discussion about that. When we talk about the range and energy at range and the ability to make use of that energy against a target, 6.8 GP is definitely showing itself to be pretty capable of being competitive against the 240 machine gun. There’s work to be done. This is obviously the first entry into this next growth area of small arms. As we take this step with these weapons into the next growth area, because remember some of those systems – the M16, M4, M27 – have had fifty years of evolutionary improvement, The NGSW are just the first step, so we don’t even know what they’ll look like in 10-15 years from now. So maybe we’ll replace the 240, or maybe there’s another program down the line that’s a more robust approach, perhaps a little heavier, a little bit longer barrel, maybe weighs a few pounds more… and maybe we would be able to go to a common cartridge for the entire platoon, which obviously, logistically would be beneficial. Actually, we’ve had this discussion with a couple of corps commanders who asked the exact same question: Are we looking to replace something in the weapons squad? Are we looking at increased capability? That remains to be seen.”

TFB: Is the performance specification for the 6.8mm GP-based rounds still in flux? Can we get confirmation of projectile weight and minimum expected velocity?

Bohannon “We’re still not giving out any data with regard to velocity or effects of the system. Like all of our rounds, they started out at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant and throughout time, they continue to get better and better in terms of tolerances and variances. So it’s going to outperform anything on the battlefield today, and it’s going to continue to evolve, become more and more accurate the more rounds that Lake City builds. To date, they’ve manufactured almost a million projectiles.”

TFB: What is the expected role of the M4 after NGSW weapons begin to be fielded? Will it fill an M1 Carbine-esque echelon role or gradually be phased out entirely?

Walker: “Vietnam was the last time we really had the separation of weapon types between the Close Combat Forces. While most engagements are somewhere between 150 and 250 meters, there’s really not a lot of long range shots.  But there is a need, in our view, for the close combat Infantryman to have a weapon that affords him the capability specifically against near-peer threats to still reach out and touch somebody at range. The M4 will remain in the force in Brigade Combat Teams. The NGSW-AR will replace the M249s in the [Squad Automatic Weapon] role, but the 249s in the LMG role – those will stay in light machine gun roles where they’re equipped with a longer barrel, etc.”

TFB: Integrated powered rails are a desire for the successful weapons. What sorts of accessories is the Army seeking to power with the rail, and what is an acceptable weight to lethality increase ratio?

Bohannon: “That’s a good question; we debated with that. We looked at what we need to do to just add the rail itself – the Picatinny smart rail; you’re not really adding weight. It’s when you start running a conduit or any kind of batteries. But the ability for that rail to either pass power or data through is an attempt to create a kind of open architecture on the weapon system. Once that open architecture exists, a market space exists, so like laying fibre optics in your house before you had Fios. At the end of the day, this gun has to do a few things: it has to kill; it does not have to pass data and power to be successful. But that is something we can continue working. We really wanted the vendors to think through how they would do it at the earliest stages of development.”

TFB: Has the Covid-19 pandemic had any impact on the program? Have there been any major delays to the evaluation process? Can we expect to see the awarding of final contracts delayed?

Bohannon: “It’s been a tough couple of months that have forced the team to re-plan and stay in a reactive state. There was no pause, we had to adapt. We did see some sub-suppliers that had issues and we had to delay the technical testing by 30 days. Then we found ways to restructure deliveries downstream and restructure testing in order to sustain a six month timeline before the record test. Overall, we’ve had no slip of the program delivery date but it’s an aggressive schedule. We’ve been able to accomplish this through an adaptive team of professionals that talk regularly with the vendors, sometimes a few times a week. We treat it as a partnership.”

TFB: What are the immediate program priorities at the moment?

Bohannon: “We’re going to be in this development for the next year. Prototype test #2 is scheduled to start next year in the spring of ’21; that’s the record test. Everything we’re doing this summer is the diagnostic test. The vendors will receive the raw data from that, to preposition them to be as competitive as possible next year.”

TFB: Finally, could you elaborate on what the biggest challenges the NGSW concept faces before it becomes a mature weapon system?

Walker: “All of the weapons I’ve fired are capable, and all of them, in their own way, are ingenious or novel. Also, there’s an awful lot of attributes that have been added ergonomically that only a person that uses a weapon as the tool of their trade would appreciate – things being where they’re supposed to be, so you can operate them quickly. Over time, some weapons have not afforded that. We’re now seeing that Soldiers system concept – designing things as a system, not trying to integrate features once they finally arrive with the Soldier. To make industry bring to the table a consolidated approach for their system. You’ll remember with the Modular Handgun System a couple of years ago … we did not define the calibre, we just said ‘It has to be able to do this …’, and we were willing to adapt in the event vendors brought forward something better. It’s just a different way over the last six to eight years, of doing acquisition. There have been a lot of bruises and scrapes and bumps over time, but some of the biggest challenges are just going to be gaining consensus and making an informed decision.”

Bohannon: “When I boil my job down, it really comes down to managing risk and there’s risk associated with all programs. I look at money, requirements and authority.  When we started this program a couple of years ago, there were a lot of unfunded requirements, and Army was still trying to decide if it was going to accelerate the rifle and treat this as a systems approach with the fire control unit.  Now we’re fully funded. I’m pretty fortunate, there are very few PMs in the world that have a good requirement and have a good relationship with the requirement’s developer… Matt and I have worked for years together, and we’ve debated small arms developments dating back to the 1950s, the Special Purpose Infantry Weapon and all the subsequent developmental efforts.

“There are mitigations that we applied to this program that at a strategy level didn’t exist for really big efforts. For instance, the Future Combat Weapon or OICW, these were large scale developmental programs that really shot for the moon. Ours was banded by five years and five years and had heavy vendor input because we believed if it couldn’t be developed in five years, it would be too hard to maintain momentum and support. We completed a series of market research days with industry. We had classified market research days, we hosted vendors at Fort Benning and Picatinny Arsenal to discuss some really hard challenges, they were difficult conversations for us to have. Jumping forward to today, we have a very healthy competition going, so I believe that the Army has learned from the issues of the past and pivoted to this new way of doing acquisition. We are using middle-tier acquisition authority, which is not typical, we’re not using a traditional DoD requirement documents. Like all programs, when you’re doing something hard, you’re going to have some road bumps along the way but this method should give the Army flexibility and I think ultimately this is the way we should be doing business.”

The Next Generation Squad Weapon program is one of the U.S. Army’s top modernization priorities, and we will continue to follow its progress over the next 12 months as the testing continues and a vendor is selected. NGSW could herald some major shifts in small arms development, and we’re grateful to Lt. Col. Bohannon and Mr. Walker for taking the time to speak with us and give us some insight into the program.

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Enviado por: Lightning em Agosto 05, 2020, 12:25:31 am
A primeira mulher a usar a boina verde e a integrar a força de elite do exército dos EUA
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Enviado por: HSMW em Agosto 08, 2020, 10:00:53 pm

Special Forces candidates assigned to the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School lead mules down a path as part of a long-distance movement during the final phase of field training known as Robin Sage in central North Carolina, June 7, 2020.
Robin Sage is the culmination exercise for Soldiers in the Special Forces Qualification Course and has been the litmus test for Soldiers striving to earn the Green Beret for more than 50 years. Soldiers are evaluated on various skills required to not only successfully operate on a Special Forces Operational Detatchment Alpha, but on the battlefields of today and tomorrow.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Outubro 13, 2020, 04:13:36 pm
AUSA 2020: Bell to begin building 360 Invictus imminently
by Pat Host

Bell will start building its 360 Invictus helicopter this week. The company is developing the 360 Invictus for the US Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft-Competitive Prototype (FARA-CP) programme, according to a company official.

Chris Gehler, Bell FARA vice president and programme director, told Janes on 8 October ahead of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual trade show that Bell has already begun building gearboxes, rotor pieces, and airframe structure for the 360 Invictus. Bell is about to begin building the rotor blades for the aircraft and has already started manufacturing main rotor blade extensions. The company, he said, has already built blades that it used to performed process verification and destructive testing.

Artist’s illustration of Bell’s 360 Invictus (foreground) for the US Army’s FARA-CP programme and V-280 Valor tiltrotor for the service’s FLRAA effort. Bell wants the 360 Invictus ready to fly by the fourth quarter of 2022. (Bell)

Many of the 360 Invictus’ drive system and rotor components are in manufacturing and nearing completion. Gehler expects most of the drive system and rotor components to be completed by December. This is because Bell traditionally prioritises building the gearboxes and rotor system first to test them in a drive system test lab to reduce future maintenance. Bell will build the 360 Invictus in Amarillo, Texas.

Bell intends to have the 360 Invictus assembled by the third quarter of 2022 for a ground run in the same timeframe. Bell wants the aircraft ready for its first flight in the fourth quarter of 2022.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Outubro 20, 2020, 03:02:18 pm
BAE Systems Offers Archer Wheeled Howitzer for U.S. Army’s 155 mm Gun System
(Source: BAE Systems; issued October 19, 2020)

Developed by BAE Systems' Bofors subsidiary for the Swedish Army, Archer is a fully automated, truck-mounted 155mm self-propelled howitzer designed to “shoot and scoot” in less than one minute after receiving an order. (BAE photo)

WASHINGTON --- BAE Systems has proposed its ARCHER howitzer in response to the U.S. Army’s request for proposals for a 155 mm wheeled gun system. ARCHER is a fully automated weapon system that provides highly responsive and versatile fire support to troops in combat.

BAE Systems is offering ARCHER for participation in the Army’s plans to conduct a “shoot off” evaluation early next year at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. The Army’s RFP, released on July 30, looks to evaluate mobile howitzers in support of future Army requirements. ARCHER is already in service with the Swedish Army with the highest technical and manufacturing readiness levels.

“ARCHER is a mature, proven system that can quickly get into the fight and strike enemy targets at long ranges, with a high rate of fire and very fast displacement times, and is made for combat against large power adversaries,” said Chris King, director of business development at BAE Systems. “With a fully automated system, soldiers can execute their mission with minimal physical exertion and time, while remaining under cover in the armored cabin. The cab protection, fast shoot and scoot times and its extended range all enhance survivability and sustain fire support in harsh combat conditions.”

ARCHER brings a single, fielded package of capabilities that would provide U.S. soldiers with responsiveness and flexibility that far exceed current capabilities. ARCHER is typically operated by a crew of three to four soldiers but can be operated by only one.

ARCHER can fire within 30 seconds of receiving an order. It can then depart its firing position within 30 seconds, minimizing the enemy’s ability to effectively return fire. Its magazine carries 21 rounds and can unload all of them in less than three minutes.

ARCHER can fire the BONUS anti-armor munition up to 35 km, conventional munitions up to 40 km, and currently fielded precision-guided munitions like Excalibur in excess of 50 km. BONUS and Excalibur are currently in the U.S. Army’s inventory.

ARCHER is manufactured by BAE Systems Bofors, which is based in Karlskoga, Sweden.
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Enviado por: tenente em Outubro 28, 2020, 08:45:57 am
US Army gets first Infantry Squad Vehicle from GM Defense

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GM Defense LLC, a subsidiary of General Motors, delivers the first Infantry Squad Vehicles (ISV) — light and agile all-terrain troop carriers based off the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 midsize truck architecture — to the U.S. Army on Oct. 27, 2020, in Milford, Mich. (GM Defense)

WASHINGTON — GM Defense delivered its first Infantry Squad Vehicle to the U.S. Army in an Oct. 27 ceremony at its proving grounds and production facility in Milford, Michigan, just 120 days after being chosen to build the new troop carrier.

The Army awarded the company a $214.3 million contract to produce 649 vehicles by the end of fiscal 2024. The service is planning to procure a total of 2,065 ISVs.

Designed to carry a nine-soldier squad, the ISV was specifically put together to be light enough to be sling loaded from a UH-60 Black Hawk and small enough to fit inside a CH-47 Chinook, to provide maximum flexibility for deployment.

GM’s design is based off the company’s 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 midsize truck and uses 90 percent commercial parts including a 186-horsepower, 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine and performance race components. It also features a custom rollover protection system.

While the first low-rate initial production vehicles — 27 in total — will be built in Michigan, GM has a long-term plan to move its ISV manufacturing to Morrisville, North Carolina, where it is standing up a facility to manage its higher volume ISV production.

The Army first identified a need for a light infantry vehicle in 2015 when its most recent combat vehicle strategy was released, but nothing materialized until Congress forced the Army to launch the competition as part of the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act. The Army awarded $1 million contracts to three teams in August 2019 to develop offerings — GM Defense, a team of Oshkosh Defense and Flyer Defense LLC and an SAIC and Polaris team.

“One hundred and twenty days from contract award to delivery is a significant milestone, and I am very proud of the team for this accomplishment,” David Albritton, president of GM Defense, said in a statement. “We’re leveraging General Motors' engineering prowess and immense manufacturing capabilities to bring transformative solutions to the military vehicle market. Our initial success with the ISV shows our commitment to our customer and highlights our unique right to win in the military mobility market.”

GM Defense has a “very, very talented team," Albritton said during the ceremony, and “their innovation, attention to detail, flexibility when incorporating soldier feedback during testing and a magnitude of other factors helped us to win this ISV contract and gives me great hope for how we will tackle other pursuits in the future.”

The first vehicles will be going to the 1st Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division, but ultimately 11 IBCTs will be outfitted with 59 vehicles each under the first contract covering the 649 ISVs.

The vehicles are slated to go through tests in the coming year, including further analysis of its air-deployable capability, as well as verification the maintenance manuals are complete. The first unit equipped will take the ISV through an initial operational test and evaluation.

With the success of the ISV, GM Defense is setting its sights on other opportunities with the Army and other military services.

“We have a strong interest in the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Program,” Albritton said. The Army is planning to re-compete for the JLTV and for new Humvees to round out the tactical vehicle fleet.

“If you look at the size and scale of this program, obviously, this is closer to a commercial-size vehicle, but as you step up in class and step up in weight, we believe we have a right to win in vehicles sizes of that size,” he added.

“That doesn’t limit us there, as well. There are only a few ground vehicle programs across the [Defense Department] right now, but we believe that other than doing a fully integrated vehicle like we do on ISV or what we potentially could do on JLTV in partnership with other companies, we can look at programs like the Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle for the U.S. Marine Corps, or we can look at the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle," Albritton said. “But if you think about power and propulsion solutions, you think about light weighting, think about cybersecurity, there’s other types of capabilities that we can apply in partnership on a variety of platforms as well.”

GM spent several recent years helping the Army evaluate a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle using a ZH2 Chevy Colorado and the Army is now taking some renewed steps at getting after an electric vehicles in its fleet to include the pursuit of an electric light reconnaissance vehicle.

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Enviado por: LM em Novembro 02, 2020, 03:25:45 pm
US Army Confronts ‘Worrisome Erosion in Overmatch’ With New High-Tech Equipment
The military is ramping up development of next-gen close quarters combat gear to maintain battlefield dominance. (

Next Generation Squad Weapons

Set to replace the M249 and M4A1, which fire 5.56 mm rounds, the NGSW under development with industry partners shoots 6.8 mm rounds, providing enhanced firepower to frontline warfighters.

During his presentation in the video, Maj. Wyatt Ottmar explained, “Near-peer adversaries continue to acquire and develop capabilities that counter army squad weapons and ammunition, reducing, and in some cases negating, our combat overmatch.”

The more powerful, versatile NGSW is a next-gen warfare weapon slated to hit the field in late 2022.

Soldiers using Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) in training.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Novembro 27, 2020, 04:57:54 pm
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Dezembro 12, 2020, 03:05:47 pm

U.S. Army’s Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) Program Enters Soldier Evaluation Phase

The U.S. Army’s Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) program is entering the Soldier evaluation phase with the arrival of prototype vehicles.

Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne will soon get the chance to do something no U.S. infantry Soldier has done in 26 years – employ a dedicated mobile, direct fire vehicle platform against hardened positions, dismounted personnel and light armored vehicles.

According to an Army statement released on Dec. 11, the first of several pre-production MPF ground combat platforms are being delivered to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina to be used for the Soldier Vehicle Assessment (SVA).

“We are incredibly excited to see the MPF platform entering into this phase,” said Brig. Gen. Glenn Dean, the program executive officer for Ground Combat Systems. “MPF represents an innovative and aggressive approach to system acquisition. The beginning of our SVA in January illustrates how hard the teams are working to keep the major events of this program on schedule.”

Currently the Army’s Infantry Brigade Combat Teams (IBCT) do not have a combat vehicle assigned that is capable of providing mobile, protected, direct, offensive fire capability. With the MPF program, the Army is seeking to provide IBCTs with their own organic lethality platforms to ensure overmatch against peer and near peer threat.

The MPF solution is an integration of existing mature technologies and components that avoids development which would lengthen the program schedule. The priority has always been to field this new critical capability soonest, but the MPF will also be capable of accommodating additional weight and spare electrical power to support future growth.

The SVA is on track to commence on Jan. 4, 2021. It will be conducted at Fort Bragg and will run through June 2021. During that time, Soldiers will use the MPF prototypes to conduct a wide variety of operational scenarios. The SVA is an operational assessment rather than a formal test event, and it will directly inform the development of tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP) of this new capability for the IBCT.

The competitive phase of the program is scheduled to conclude with the selection of a single materiel solution and transition into production near the end of fiscal year 2022.
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Dezembro 26, 2020, 11:46:01 am

The first RCV-L prototype delivered to the US Army in November.

M5 Ripsaw from Howe and Howe Technologies, a division of Textron, is the winner for the RCV-Medium (RCV-M) competition.

Agora falta selecionarem o RCV-Heavy.
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Enviado por: goldfinger em Janeiro 07, 2021, 08:16:19 am

Final Trophy APS Delivered to US Army
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Enviado por: Cabeça de Martelo em Janeiro 28, 2021, 11:54:34 am
Russian missile system spirited out of Libya by US

The US secretly flew a Russian-made Pantsir missile launching system to Germany

A truck-mounted Russian air defence missile system captured on a Libyan battlefield was flown intact to a US air base in Germany in a covert mission, The Times has learnt.

The operation was ordered amid concerns that the Pantsir S-1 missile battery, which can easily bring down civilian aircraft, could fall into the hands of militias or arms smugglers in the war-torn north African country.