Remote combat vehicles to punch as hard as Abrams tanks, says expert


A Maneuver Robotics and Autonomous Systems Live Fire Demonstration takes place Aug. 22, 2017 at the Digital Multi-Purpose Range Complex at Fort Benning, Ga. The Army wants to design a Remote Combat Vehicle like this but much more lethal and maneuverable. (Photo Credit: Patrick A. Albright)

Within five years, the Army would like to start testing remote combat vehicle prototypes which are unmanned, as light and as fast as a Stryker, but provide the same level of firepower as an M-1 Abrams tank, said Maj. Alan L. Stephens.

Stephens, an Acquisition Corps officer at the Mounted Requirements Division of the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, spoke at the Future Ground Combat Vehicles…



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