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Stephen W. Miller

Stephen W. Miller
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A former US Marine ground combat and aviation officer instrumental in the adoption of wheeled armoured vehicles and manoeuvre warfare. He has extensive hands-on experience in development, acquisition, fielding, support and employment leading land, naval, and air programmes in the US and twenty-four other countries. [email protected]

This Small Mesh Networking Device from goTenna Could Unblock Signal-Denied Warfare Environments

When a squad or small team enters an area with poor communications, their situational awareness and safety becomes subject to a cell or satellite signal that may be unreliable or even nonexistent. As US Marine Corps Maj. General Mark Wise, Assistant Deputy Commandant, Combat Development...

US Army Awards Raytheon $101.3 Million for TOW missiles

The US Army has been aggressively upgrading and improving its inventory of fielded weapons to maintain its edge on the evolving battlefield. The latest move in these efforts is their recent $101.3 million award to Raytheon Land Warfare Systems for tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided...

FN Introduces 6.5mm SAW

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Stephen W. Miller - FN America displayed its MK48 Mod 2 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) prototype chambered for the 6.5mm Creedmoor (CR) round at the recent Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC). The 6.5mm was recently chosen by the US Army as its selected...

Textron shows reconfigurable Light Tactical Vehicle at SOFIC

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Stephen W. Miller, at SOFIC, Tampa, USA - Textron Systems displayed its next generation light tactical vehicle mobility solution for military forces at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC). Referred to as the HAVOC-M, their concept incorporates the experience and innovative technology from its...

Ground Mobility Vehicle Employed in Tactical Exercises

Stephen W. Miller - Combat units of the US Army’s 73rd Airborne Brigade stationed in Italy were the first to employ the new Army Ground Mobility Vehicle (A-GMV1.1) in tactical field exercises while participating in Exercise Immediate Response 19 occurring in Croatia from May...

Silent Running: Nikola’s All-Electric Vehicle

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Undetectable tactical vehicles have distinct advantages in military operations. The Reckless all-electric drive vehicle privately developed by the small US firm Nikola Motor and shown at the recent Association of the United States Army (AUSA) convention whisper quiet with almost no heat signature. It uses...

Amphibious Assault Vehicle survivability upgrade dropped

The US Marines AAV7 Amphibious Assault Vehicle will not receive the upgrades that were planned which would allow it to be a viable combat asset through 2035 until the new Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) can be fielded. On 19 June, the USMC announced its intent...

Surgical Strike Artillery

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Artillery systems, once considered more of an area weapon than a precision tool, are making ‘heads turn’ once again though GPS accuracy, digital target processing and advances in guidance and munitions. Artillery has traditionally held a special place in the combat arms. It is capable...

Future Trends to Watch

A number of trends are influencing the development of future combat vehicles. They will also shape efforts to upgrade existing vehicle fleets in order to extend their capabilities and to allow them to remain relevant as battlefields change. Current trends can perhaps be best be...

Armoured Vehicles – Combat Compendium

Armoured vehicles come in many shapes and sizes, with differing roles. This compendium will examine two categories: armoured fighting vehicles (AFV) used for direct fire and those that also carry infantry into the fight. by Stephen W. Miller The term ‘armoured vehicles’ is a broad one....

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