US Military Updates & Discussions

_Anonymous_

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UK itself has some few 100 tanks where battle readiness & inadequate number of tanks , artillery etc have long been questioned among others by Parliament & has been part of the long standing demands of the RA & it'd be donating tanks to Poland !!

I sincerely hope this isn't another of BoJo's con games given the Poles aren't considered the brightest of the lights out there especially in eastern Europe.
 
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Soldier35

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The famous American M-16 rifle, which has been in service for many years, is becoming a thing of the past. It will be replaced by the new XM5 assault rifle of the German company Sig Sauer, which has its own branch in the United States. The M249 machine gun will also be replaced, it will be replaced by the XM250 light machine gun of the same company. One of the main reasons for the rearmament is the weak penetration characteristics of the 5.56 mm caliber cartridge, as a result of which the M249 machine gun and the M-16 rifle began to poorly penetrate modern army bulletproof vests. The characteristics of the XM5 are still unknown, however, according to experts, they largely correspond to its civilian version - the MCX Spear, that is, the rifle has a length of 80 cm and a weight of 3.8 kg. It uses a two-stage trigger and a 20-round magazine. The assault rifle will be equipped with a silencer as a base, so that future fights will be much quieter. Both models are chambered in .277 with a new 6.8mm cartridge that outperforms previous generations of 5.56 and 7.62mm rounds in terms of lethality and range. The US Army plans to purchase 250,000 XM5 and XM250 units. When entering service, they will receive the designations M5 and M250.

 

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The new 6.8x51mm, aka .277 Fury. More power than the 7.62x51mm.


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U.S. Army getting 30 Tomahawk cruise missiles for the Typhon MRC​


The U.S. Navy has placed an order with Raytheon Missiles and Defense on May 24 to buy Tomahawk Block V cruise missiles and 30 of these missiles will be delivered to the U.S. Army.

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The $217.1 million contract is for 154 full-rate production missiles and 54 missiles will be going to the Marine Corps.

The U.S. Army is developing land-based Tomahawk cruise missile launcher under its Typhon Mid-Range Capability program. Each launcher will be capable of firing four missiles. Each Typhoon battery will have four launchers.
 

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The LRHW Integrated System contractor will integrate Common Hypersonic Glide Bodies (CHGBs) with 2 stage boosters into canisters to create LRHW All Up Rounds (AUR) and a build a prototype LRHW System. A leave behind prototype LRHW system is expected as an Early Operational Capability (EOC). The AUR, with a case diameter of 34.5 inches (0.887 meters), would be launched from a 10 meter long transporter, erector, launcher [TEL] container.

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I think the US should bring back fuel air explosive warheads on artillery rockets and such.