The Army is investing more and more money in lasers to defeat incoming rockets and enemy drones. Across the Air & Missile Defense (AMD) portfolio, “we put over 50 percent of our S&T (Science and Technology) money going towards directed energy projects,” up from about a third previously, said the AMD modernization director, Brig. Gen.
On display were some of Russia”s most advanced defense systems including Su-30SM, Su-57, MiG-29SMT, and MiG-31K aircraft; Mil Mi-28N attack helicopters; the Korsar strike drone; Kinzhal hypersonic missiles; the BMPT Terminator armored fighting vehicle, an S-400 Triumf long-range anti-aircraft system; and an Arctic variant of the Tor-M2DT anti-aircraft missile system. With Moscow–Washington tensions approaching a
The Army has intensified the training soldiers receive on the FIM-92 Stinger — a man-portable, air defense missile — after nearly 15 years of moving away from the weapon system. The Stinger has been around since the late 1970s, according to the Army. As counterinsurgency became the Army’s primary mission focus, however, training drifted away