Soldiers assigned to 2d Cavalry Regiment move around a tank during a squad fire range, used to train Soldiers in squad fire movement drills while assaulting objectives, at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Dec. 3, 2014.
HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Jan. 25, 2009) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 place dirt into Hescoe protective barriers utilizing an up-armored excavator at a forward operating base. NMCB-7 is deployed to Afghanistan to provide contingency construction support to Alliance forces supporting NATO International Security Assistance Forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael B. Lavender/Released)
US Plans Radical Upgrade of Stryker Brigades If the US Army can manage to keep its future budgets in line with current projections, the service will transform all nine of its Stryker brigades into the heavily armored “double V-hull” (DVH) configuration. The Army already fields two DVH brigades while a third is in the works […]
A U.S. Army Ranger with the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment scans his sector during a live-fire exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014. The Rangers were conducting training to maintain their tactical skills and overall proficiency. (DoD photo by Pfc. Sean Carlos, U.S. Army/Released)
1st Armored BCT, 4th Infantry Division, is converting to Stryker: New Stryker vehicles arrive at Fort Carson “This is a great day for 1st Brigade 4th Infantry Division,” said Col. David Hodne as he surveyed a railyard packed with the new vehicles. Hodne’s brigade is trading M-1 tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles for the lighter […]
The end of the tank? The Army says it doesn’t need it, but industry wants to keep building it. This article oversimplifies a lot of things about tanks and jumps to a lot of conclusions about their obsolescence, but it does contain a lot of interesting information about the state of the armor-building industry. BAE: […]
US military chops up $1-million vehicles A lot of folks were concerned that the military was overbuying the MRAPs by a pretty significant margin. It costs about $12,000 to crunch and dispose of a single MRAP here, said Mark E. Wright, a Defense Department spokesman. To ship one back to the U.S. and rebuild it […]