Army turns to 'common platform concept' for ABCTs

By Connie Lee / October 11, 2016 at 5:39 PM
As the Army continues to explore options for vehicle modernization, the service is turning to a "common platform concept" for its Armored Brigade Combat Teams, according to multiple service officials. During an Oct. 4 media briefing at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting Col. James Schirmer, project manager armored fighting vehicles, pointed out that having a common platform for ABCTs lightens soldiers' physical and cognitive load. "One of the benefits of commonality in the ABCT is if...

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