Future Armored Brigade Combat Team Underwhelms In New Analysis

By Sebastian Sprenger / May 1, 2015 at 11:23 AM
A RAND Corp. report says the Army's armored formation of the future would burn more precious fuel on the battlefield but do little to augment the combat punch of today's vehicles. Analysts reached the conclusion after studying the logistics needs and projected combat effectiveness of the Army's "Armored Brigade Combat Team 2020" plans, slated to cost tens of billions of dollars. The service seeks to replace the formation's M113 troop carrier with the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, the humvee with the...

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