Today on ArmyLive, we are highlighting the Army Technology Live blog. Army Technology Live is the official blog of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM). It was created to advance the conversation about Army technologies, inform the public about Army initiatives and showcase the work the Army technology team does to make our Warfighters safer and more effective.
Check out an excerpt from their most recent post, discussing requirements for the Army’s new infantry fighting vehicle:
To meet the challenges faced in the continuously evolving combat environment, Soldiers today need an infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) that provides increased levels of protection capable of full-spectrum operations. To achieve this, the Army is focused on developing a versatile, highly survivable ground combat vehicle that will meet an array of anticipated future requirements.
The Ground Combat Vehicle is a key part of the Army’s combat vehicle modernization effort and intended to be the most adaptable IFV in the ground fleet. It will be designed around a 9-man infantry squad to provide highly protected mobile transport to decisive locations on the battlefield. The GCV will also provide the needed force protection against a full spectrum of operational threats, including improvised explosive devices and landmines. No single tactical vehicle available today can provide this combination of capabilities.
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