Stop Upgrading: Buy 21st Century Equipment

Introduction

Remotely-piloted aircraft (RPA), i.e., drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), revolutionized how the U.S. military conducts military operations against insurgents and terrorists. This revolution resulted from an early outside push from Congress and a change to U.S. foreign policy (namely, the prioritization of counterterrorism).1 The RPA revolution substantially changed the U.S.

Trump: U.S. to Invest $6 Billion in Abrams Upgrades

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Trump: U.S. to Invest $6 Billion in Abrams Upgrades

Investing in the “legendary” M1 Abrams tank is “at the heart” of the U.S. military’s rebuilding effort, President Donald Trump said during a visit to the Lima Army Tank Plant in Ohio.

Trump added that planned upgrades to the tank will keep production of the legacy vehicle “thundering down the assembly line.”

Report: Army Ground Systems Losing Edge

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Report: Army Ground Systems Losing Edge

Jan. 25, 2017

While the Abrams Main Battle Tank and Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle remain powerful and capable armored ground combat platforms, a new  Congressional Research Service report says other nations are closing the capabilities gap.