The vast majority of the U.S. Army”s Bradley Fighting Vehicles cannot be fitted with a new Israeli-made active protection system for one simple reason—they cannot generate enough power to operate it. The Service is in the process of upgrading a number of Bradleys to a new configuration with an auxiliary power unit that will enable
Back in the 1990s, I recall reading Tom Clancy’s loving paean to the M1 Abrams, Armored Cav, in which he related that the unkillable tank had never been knocked out by hostile fire. The Abrams’ 120-mm cannon effortlessly peeled the turrets off of T-72 tanks in the Gulf War, while Russian anti-tank missiles and 125-mm
The U.S. Army has begun testing the newest ballistic, Low-Altitude Drone Enga gement, or BLADE, prototypes mounted on a Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicle, according to a recent U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center news release. The BLADE can detect, track, identify, and take down drones with electronic attack, according to the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center.