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Tango0107 Jan 2019 4:12 p.m. PST

… Future Infantry Fighting.

"The Army is vigorously pursuing a new combat vehicle able to launch attack drones, carry longer-range TOW missiles, fire a 50mm cannon and operate "optionally-manned" technology, according to initial requirements outlined by service weapons developers.

The Optionally Manned Vehicle, an infantry fighting vehicle, is intended as a high-tech, more mobile and more lethal Bradley. The Army is already working closely with industry on accelerated plans to plans to engineer a mobile infantry carrier able to deploy quickly, traverse rough terrain, keep pace with maneuvering infantry and yet also operate with sufficient protection necessary to thwart the most advanced enemy attacks…."
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Tgunner07 Jan 2019 5:38 p.m. PST

Pretty interesting. Especially when you consider the capabilities that the Coyote drone brings to it. But it feels like the infantry dismounts are becoming something of an afterthought…

FoxtrotPapaRomeo07 Jan 2019 5:44 p.m. PST

TGunner, "But it feels like the infantry dismounts are becoming something of an afterthought" Maybe they are …. Optionally Manned Vehicle if used unmanned saves three soldiers. Maybe as a drone carrier, it packs a great deal more punch than the remaining 6-8 infantrymen.

Personal logo jhancock Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2019 7:17 p.m. PST

Another step closer to Skynet!

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2019 11:35 p.m. PST

A Puma by another name.

Tango0108 Jan 2019 12:42 p.m. PST



Lion in the Stars08 Jan 2019 4:25 p.m. PST

Hopefully the Army rips out that 5.56mm MG and puts a 7.62mm in it's place.

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