We created a 2019 progress update on the latest NGCV modernization and acquisition developments. As well as a breakdown of:
- The latest news in artificial intelligence, active protection systems, and robotics
- Modernization & procurement highlights from the DoD's FY19 budget
- Recently awarded & active NGCV opportunities
To successfully build the NGCV by 2035, several new and promising technologies are being applied in the combat vehicles space. Among these promising technologies, artificial intelligence, active protection systems (APS), and robotics are scheduled to be implemented in the near future. In addition to looking at the latest technologies, we also highlighted the largest procurements in the Department of Defense's FY19 budget request, as well as all of the active NGCV opportunities.
Overcoming the "Heavy" Price of More Armor: Interim Solutions for Tank and Fighting Vehicle Vulnerabilities
After focusing on counterinsurgency and asymmetric warfare in the Middle East, Africa and Southwest Asia for nearly two decades, the U.S. military is changing the way it will fight in the next 30 years. The rise of China as a global competitor and Russia’s increasing belligerence in the regions around the Baltic and Black seas, have U.S. military planners – especially in the Army – rethinking their procurement needs, including what kind of armored ground combat vehicles will be needed. Download this article to learn more about the Army's plans to find interim solutions for tank and fighting vehicle vulnerabilities.
In this interview, Dr. Robert Sadowski, Chief Roboticist, US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center, shares insight on autonomous vehicles in defense, defense applications and more.
Dr. Robert W. Sadowski is a member of the Scientific and Professional (ST) cadre of the Senior Executive Service and serves as the Robotics Senior Research Scientist within the Research, Technology and Integration Directorate at the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, MI. Recently selected to this position after a long career within the Army culminating as an Academy Professor and Electrical Engineering Program Director in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the United States Military Academy where he was instrumental in developing the Academy's robotics program, facilities, and outreach. He also has over forty months of operational experience in Southwest Asia in a variety of leadership, staff, and engineering positions including Iraq and recently Afghanistan.