- Dec 4, 2017
What’s happening to Bradley replacement program? Are they going for Puma ? Heard that even German army is not satisfied with it and wants some upgrades in BMS.
Even if it’s only a demonstration, the system represents a significant step up from the lasers the military has had access to in the past.us.yahoo.com
Don't know but the Warrior replacement with CT40 autocannon is looking good should they need a fall-back plan.What’s happening to Bradley replacement program? Are they going for Puma ? Heard that even German army is not satisfied with it and wants some upgrades in BMS.
“We [DARPA] feel it would be inappropriate [to] speak on behalf of the [U.S.] Army with regard to their future [OpFires] plans regarding this ground-launched medium-range hypersonic weapon.
“I can note, however, just this summer we successfully completed full-scale static test firing of a second stage propulsion system that provides a solid-fuel `throttleable’ rocket motor, which can be turned off before burning through all of its fuel, allowing a missile to hit targets located anywhere within a medium-range continuum. This capability, combined with the booster’s volumetric efficiency, will help advance the development of hypersonic missiles that can literally adjust on the fly.
“Data from this and subsequent tests is being used to complete detailed design of the booster that are part of missile fabrication, assembly, and flight testing in the OpFires project’s Phase 3b, currently underway.”
Jared Adams, Chief of Communications, DARPA
I suppose both the F-35 & F-22 are the crowning glory of such advanced thoughts , isn't it Paddy or is this philosophy the benefit of hindsight due to the trials & tribulations in developing & maintaining the aforementioned systems ?
The Linchpin For Army Evolution To Multi-Domain Operations Is Already Here: Gray Eagle - Breaking DefenseWhat Army leaders want out of future battlefield systems is a stable hardware enabled by powerful software that makes it easy to upgrade, integrate accessories and accomplish their tasks.breakingdefense.com