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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2018 12:39 p.m. PST

… Protected Firepower-2020.

"New Army Mobile Protected Firepower Vehicle Designed to Outmatch Russian Equivalent

The US Army plans to build prototypes in the next several years of a new lightweight Mobile Protected Firepower armored vehicle 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…"
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Lion in the Stars09 Jan 2018 4:15 p.m. PST

So, back to the old M8 Armored Gun System, with maybe a detour past the XM1202 Mounted Combat System.

With better sensors.

bsrlee10 Jan 2018 7:22 a.m. PST

Maybe they should ask the Ukrainians how well light armoured vehicles fared when on the receiving end of the Russian hyper-baric warhead missiles and artillery. I think they lost several battalions to 'not-fired-by-us' Russian bombardments.

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