Quick overview of the U.S. Armys future dream weapons program

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 Quick overview of the U.S. Armys future dream weapons program


Recently, the US Army has released details of its future weapons development plan. The American Army Association website displays its long-range precision firepower project (LPRF) in its 2018 global force seminar section. The project consists of the land based anti ship missile project (LBASM), the single multipurpose attack missile project (SMAM), the multi missile synchronous combat Technology (MSET), the extended range artillery project (RECA), the low cost tactical increase missile project (LC-TERM) and so on. At the same time, the Army Science and technology project planning program issued by the United States Army, the next generation of combat vehicles, air defense anti missile system and electronic network warfare technology are also in the list. What are the development goals of these various projects? What are the objectives of the US Army? And listen to the author for your brief analysis. Of the six modernization priorities developed by the US Army, the remote precision fire program (LPRF) ranks first. The project proposes a land base anti ship missile project (LBASM), a single multipurpose attack missile project (SMAM), a multi missile synchronous combat technique (MSET) and a low cost tactical increase missile (LC-TERM), which will be of great significance to the existing US Armys existing Firepower Strike Capability and scope. Among them, the land based anti ship missile project aims at developing an anti-ship missile launched from the US Armys active M270 and M142 multi launch rocket launcher. This kind of missile may be a newly developed ballistic missile, or a land based version of the US active cruise missile. The single multipurpose attack missile project (SMAM) and multi missile synchronous combat Technology (MSET) are similar to a multi-functional unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system that can make up a cluster. This system can not only carry out reconnaissance and surveillance tasks, but also carry out suicide attack on the target of sea, land and air battlefields. It is cheap and efficient and simple. The low cost tactical missile program (LC-TERM) is an extension of the former Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) project, which plans to develop low cost missiles with an existing low cost rocket engine to hit the pilot Treaty (499 km) to extend the maximum range of the U. S. Armys remote fire system. The general characteristics of these four weapon systems are to provide a low cost and incremental mode for the development of the US Armys firepower system. These R & D projects only include fewer new technologies and a large number of technologies and components that are now mature, so that the R & D cycle and cost of the project can be controlled within a certain range, reducing the armys military burden and forming the fighting capacity quickly. However, these seemingly urgent projects can greatly expand the hard kill capability of the US Army once they are put into use. The low cost tactical increase missile can extend the ground tactical attack range of the United States Army to nearly 500 kilometers, and the range is several times the ground fire system of the most far range of the army, while the land based anti ship missile project provides the US Army with the anti ship capability, the army extension distribution and the air sea. In the joint operation, the one slice of soup from the naval and air forces tasks has a significant effect. In addition to the weapon system that has the incremental significance, the US Army Weapon Research and development project also includes many weapons systems that are designed to replace the armys existing equipment. Although the ground combat equipment of the US Army is still not inferior to any of its rivals, it is worth noting that most of the heavy equipment installed by the US Army is still the product of the cold war. M1 system main battle tanks and M2/M3 infantry fighting vehicles have been in service for more than 30 years. The M109 series self propelled howitzer is a veteran soldier who participated in the Vietnam War. Although many technologies have been upgraded, the capability of the existing equipment has been greatly improved compared with the prototype, but the potential of the above ground combat platform has also been exhausted. At the same time, Russia, Germany and other large ground combat equipment R & D countries have already started the next generation of tank armored vehicles and artillery research and development. If we do not catch up in time, the US Army may lag behind in this field. Driven by this sense of crisis, the United States Army integrated the next generation of ground combat equipment research results for the next generation, and proposed the next generation of combat vehicles, extended artillery and Tactical UAV. The characteristics of these projects are to extend the range accuracy of weapon platforms, improve the level of unmanned operation of equipment and enhance the integration ability of weapon platforms. The next generation of combat vehicle projects proposed by the United States Army include unmanned tanks weighing about 27 tons, new infantry chariots weighing about 40 to 50 tons, maneuvering artillery systems weighing about 15 to 25 tons, and unmanned anti armored missile launchers weighing about 10 tons. The above weapons and the extended range artillery project will enhance the performance of the US direct sight / interposition gun system. At the same time, the ground combat equipment system composed of heavy infantry chariot, light untank, mobile antitank platform and remote mobile artillery platform may rebuild the battlefield form, mode of engagement and tactical principles of army mechanized operations, and then establish intergenerational advantages for potential rivals on the ground battlefield. Of course, the emerging anti missile, electronic and network operations in recent years are also the focus of the US Armys equipment development plan. In the future air defense and antimissile system proposed by the United States Army, low cost long distance air defense system and mobile air defense technology system will become the main equipment for future field air defense operations of the United States Army, and the UAV system, various high-energy laser weapons systems and new command and control and intelligence surveillance systems will also be used as new field anti missile combat operations. The force will join the US Army in the future. In the field of electronic warfare equipment, the United States Army has focused on the integration of artificial intelligence technology into the existing army electronic equipment system, and plans to improve the battlefield communications, positioning and navigation capabilities of the army units. In the field of network equipment, the US Army plans to focus its recent development on the development of network defense tools, and also to further introduce commercial systems to develop the armys network warfare capabilities. Looking at the weapons development plan above, it is not difficult to see that the United States Army is seeking to get rid of the mire of the war against terrorism for more than ten years and return to the track of building the capability of the future conventional ground war. At the same time, the US Army also hopes to seize the commanding heights of the future army equipment technology and even the ground combat form by developing these dream weapons. In addition, as an important means for the army and the sea and air force to compete for military resources and funds, the advanced weapons projects of the sense of existence of the army will also show the value of the army in the Ministry of defense and the Congress. The US Army is now leading the next generation of ground weapons research and development, and in the foreseeable future, the competition of countries in this field will be more intense. (Ma Qifei) the source of this article: Reference News Editor: Lee Ying Ying _NBJS5961 Looking at the weapons development plan above, it is not difficult to see that the United States Army is seeking to get rid of the mire of the war against terrorism for more than ten years and return to the track of building the capability of the future conventional ground war. At the same time, the US Army also hopes to seize the commanding heights of the future army equipment technology and even the ground combat form by developing these dream weapons. In addition, as an important means for the army and the sea and air force to compete for military resources and funds, the advanced weapons projects of the sense of existence of the army will also show the value of the army in the Ministry of defense and the Congress. The US Army is now leading the next generation of ground weapons research and development, and in the foreseeable future, the competition of countries in this field will be more intense. (Ma Qifei)