We took a look at the new technologies that are increasing the U.S. Army's fires capabilities. The Army is currently investing in many new solutions to increase lethality, accuracy and mobility. The 2019 Army ammunition budget allocates more than $376 million toward the purchase of high-explosive and Excalibur rounds, which have been fired more frequently in the fight against the Islamic State than in the previous 40 years.
This eBook covers:
- The Army's Tactical Missile System
- Joint Effects Targeting System (JETS)
- Long-Range Precision Fires
- M1156 Precision Guidance Kits
- M776 Full-Bore Chrome Tubes
- M982 Excalibur Satellite-Guided Heavy Artillery Shells
- Next-Generation Laser-Guided 120MM Mortar System
Despite the rising salience of missile threats, current air and missile defense forces are far too susceptible to suppression. Today’s U.S. air and missile defense (AMD) force lacks the depth, capacity, and operational flexibility to simultaneously perform both missions. Discussions about improving AMD usually revolve around improvements to the capability and capacity of interceptors or sensors. Rather than simply doing more of the same, the joint integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) efforts might be well served by new or reinvigorated operational concepts, here discussed collectively as “Distributed Defense.”
Report courtesy of Dr. Thomas Karako, who will be speaking at the upcoming Future Indirect Fires USA Summit.
Ahead of the summit, we took a look at the U.S. Army's FY19 budget request. The budget reflects a major funding boost compared to recent years and seeks to enhance readiness recovery and fill capability gaps. This infographic is a summary of the FY19 updates made to indirect fire weapons and the associated technologies maximizing the US Army’s fires capabilities.
In this exclusive interview with Brigadier Paul Tennant, Chief Joint Fires and Influence, HQ ARRC NATO, hear first-hand about the future of the joint fires operating environment, the growing reliance on technology for training, the strategic priorities and challenges for NATO, and how allied troops should align their requirements to counter the adversaries' capabilities.
This Global Market Report takes a look at the latest developments from countries from all around the world for 2017-2018, including the U.S. Finland, France, Czech Republic Israel, and more.
The global artillery market, from present day to 2025, is expected to increase by approximately 40% to $5.2 billion. Understandably so, given that over the last decade, artillery has re-established itself as an indispensable tactical instrument, vital for both self-defence and expeditionary warfare. This infographic shares a perspective on changes within the Artillery domain. Survey respondents were asked where operators face the biggest hurdles, the biggest threats on the battlefield, and where they believe investment and improvement should be focused.