The Army will play a major role in America’s new national defense strategy, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Wednesday.
The benefit of the system is the user never needs to unload live ammo in his rifle. They carry a handful or two of the bullet-trap cartridges. The live rounds are caught in the cartridge and the cartridge indicates it’s use with a bulge and a newly exposed warning sticker. Even if the unit is fired without a cartridge, Cardinal says, there is a little danger since there is a hole in the end of the projectile to allow the escape of a live round. The projectile can be fired slick for tripwire detection or with metal or polymer grapplers attached to uncover command wires.
Plasan’s FlexFence feels like a smooth leather seat, but this new protection system is designed to protect vehicles from the dreaded rocket-propelled grenades.
The Army’s top health professional says soldier sleep problems are nothing to snooze at.
The CROWS-in-a-box made its debut at this year’s Association of the United States Army annual meeting.
We caught up with Manfred Hotschek, project manager of security and specialty cars for BMW M GmBh, at an event held last night in D.C. The event was hosted by the O’Gara Group, providers of mobile personal security to clients including the U.S. State Department, U.S. SOCOM and a myriad of other U.S.- and foreign-based government and civilian clients. The event featured a look behind the tinted glass at a couple of O’Gara’s products that showcase their ability to combine high-security, discreet-appearance vehicles with a suite of communication, countermeasure, survival and threat sensing technology. And by discreet, I mean vehicles with a non-tactical appearance. Otherwise, there isn’t anything discreet about a 7-Class Beemer.
The Army is actually working on two MRAP-related studies, one concerning the size of the fleet moving forward, and one “to make a decision on what’s the future of MRAPs,” Fahey said.