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Stryker and Bradley, active defense modernization program disrupted in US

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It became known about the postponement of the execution program for the modernization of American armored vehicles. We are talking about the program, which meant equipping the Stryker wheeled armored vehicles, as well as the Bradley BMP with modern anti-ballistic missile defense systems. According to the American media, citing representatives of the Pentagon, the modernization program is in fact disrupted - its implementation is already late for 8 months, and, apparently, this is not the limit.


Stryker and Bradley, active defense modernization program disrupted in US

Iron Curtain on BTR Stryker (USA)


Stryker armored vehicle modernization program manager Colonel Glenn Dean in an interview with the portal Defense News reports that program execution slip is related to several factors. One of these problems is associated with underfunding. It’s hard to imagine, but with the almost 700 billionth US military budget, programs are discovered that are not implemented due to lack of funds.

It turned out that the company, which acted as a contractor for equipping armored vehicles of the US Army with modern radars to track "rocket activity", announced "making changes to the design of the radar and the need for additional testing." This led to an increase in the timing of the introduction of anti-missile systems, as well as to the fact that the program began to go beyond the original budget.

It is reported that the Pentagon agreed not to force the events - they gave the contractor time to "re-equip the radar."

However, later it turned out that the missile defense system itself for armored vehicles, of which the new radars are a part, was initially “raw” in terms of the effectiveness of the program components. A contractor simply went to the trick - having received as a result the opportunity to refine the system, as well as to inflate the cost after the conclusion of the contract.

It is known that initially the modernization program for American armored vehicles involved the use of Israeli active defense systems "Trophy" from "Rafael" for tanks "Abrams", "Iron Fist" (IMI) from IMI for the Bradley BMP, as well as the American Iron Curtain system (Iron Curtain) for the Stryker armored vehicles. All of these missile defense systems had to go through software upgrades and improve efficiency.
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  1. Berber
    Berber 30 January 2018 13: 00
    +4
    Megaraspil continue. The US will devour itself if there is no external supply.
    1. Reserve officer
      Reserve officer 30 January 2018 13: 07
      +3
      "... one of these problems is related to underfunding ..."

      Who would doubt that.
    2. Giant thought
      Giant thought 30 January 2018 13: 09
      +1
      Absolutely, money is not important, but their quantity, so cunning guys from the American military industry do not miss the chance to get more bucks in their pockets.
      1. PalBor
        PalBor 30 January 2018 13: 57
        +2
        Quote: Giant thought
        Absolutely, money is not important, but their quantity, so cunning guys from the American military industry do not miss the chance to get more bucks in their pockets.

        Interestingly, they keep salvage in Russian banks?
        1. Paranoid50
          Paranoid50 30 January 2018 14: 12
          +6
          Quote: PalBor
          they keep salvage in Russian banks?

          Duc, who would doubt it. yes Like the entire corrupt oligarchic clique in the United States, it is exclusively in the Rossiya Bank. And they are shamelessly investing state money in Russian “securities”, while ordinary people are impoverished. Oh, the Republicans brought the country ... Where does the NSA look? am Well, nothing, the next election is just around the corner - vote for Clinton (she won’t let her steal, and finally put the Russians in her place) and make the states great again !!! wassat
    3. Monos
      Monos 30 January 2018 13: 14
      +4
      Well, in general, everyone has their own problems. I am glad that not only with us. smile
      1. Berber
        Berber 31 January 2018 09: 06
        0
        I would say especially pleased that the cut is not on our scale.
    4. Alex_Rarog
      Alex_Rarog 30 January 2018 13: 30
      +2
      Damn sawing on the carry, well, this is quite game ...
    5. Professor
      Professor 30 January 2018 15: 06
      +4
      Quote: BerBer
      Megaraspil continue. The US will devour itself if there is no external supply.

      Definitely megaraspil. As you know, American generals and the military-industrial complex turned up pitchforks in Spain, children in London, and lovers (almost wrote in Miami) in Sochi.
      1. Berber
        Berber 31 January 2018 09: 07
        0
        Mistresses in Sochi is cool. laughing
      2. stone
        stone 31 January 2018 11: 05
        +1
        And sons are top managers of the largest banks and companies in the military-industrial complex lol
        1. Professor
          Professor 31 January 2018 11: 07
          +3
          Quote: stone
          And sons are top managers of the largest banks and companies in the military-industrial complex lol

          ... as the soldiers at their generals' dachas in Arizona, the farm laborers.
  2. The Grubby
    The Grubby 30 January 2018 13: 02
    0
    that the company, which acted as a contractor to equip the US Army armored vehicles with modern radars to track "making changes to the radar design and the need for additional testing"


    But what kind of candy should be at the output laughing
  3. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 30 January 2018 13: 03
    +3
    However, later it turned out that the missile defense system itself for armored vehicles, of which the new radars are a part, was initially “raw” in terms of the effectiveness of the program components. A contractor simply went to the trick - having received as a result the opportunity to refine the system, as well as to inflate the cost after the conclusion of the contract.
    Illustration to the question of the effectiveness of the market model in front of command-planning methods in the development of technology
  4. DM51
    DM51 30 January 2018 13: 14
    0
    The Americans have a simple recipe for adopting weapons: point one; if it doesn’t work, give me some more money. Point Two; if this time also fails, see point one
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS 30 January 2018 17: 23
      +2
      Quote: DM51
      The Americans have a simple recipe for adopting weapons: point one; if it doesn’t work, give me some more money. Point Two; if this time also fails, see point one

      Sorry, isn’t it the same with us? Or do you firmly believe that once you gave money to a project of the same Almaty, that's all? Why are we looking at their garden and laughing like macaques, if everything is the same with us? Or do corruption cases regularly come up on defense orders with us?
      1. DM51
        DM51 1 February 2018 06: 30
        +1
        Quote: NEXUS
        Quote: DM51
        The Americans have a simple recipe for adopting weapons: point one; if it doesn’t work, give me some more money. Point Two; if this time also fails, see point one

        Sorry, isn’t it the same with us? Or do you firmly believe that once you gave money to a project of the same Almaty, that's all? Why are we looking at their garden and laughing like macaques, if everything is the same with us? Or do corruption cases regularly come up on defense orders with us?

        Everything is true about corruption and about money, there is only one small difference that fundamentally distinguishes us from the Americans: the budget for the Armed Forces, the states bathe in money and practically do not refuse anything to themselves spending huge amounts on dubious projects that are constantly fueled by money and then they close, but we live in a budget deficit and of course we can’t afford such luxury - underfunding of the Russian defense industry is a common thing, which can’t be said about the states
  5. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 30 January 2018 13: 39
    +1
    They mount the trophies on the Abrams successfully.
    One regiment has already received AZ.
    1. Ierarh
      Ierarh 30 January 2018 13: 45
      +2
      Yes-ahh ... It seems to me that America is where we were at the end of 80's. This can not but rejoice ...
      1. Professor
        Professor 30 January 2018 15: 10
        0
        Quote: Ierarh
        Yes-ahh ... It seems to me that America is where we were at the end of 80's. This can not but rejoice ...

        Yeah. In Afghanistan they are CEP.
    2. abc_alex
      abc_alex 31 January 2018 14: 47
      0
      Ours are also successfully mounting both the Shtor and the Arena, only the tank at the same time becomes dangerous for the surrounding infantry. Yes, one more subtlety, “Blind” and “Arena” are developed in a gas station, and not bought in Israel :)
  6. Dormidont
    Dormidont 30 January 2018 14: 49
    +1
    A trifle, but nice
  7. grandfather_Kostya
    grandfather_Kostya 30 January 2018 19: 09
    0
    I looked at the picture, and saw only protection from a grenade flying in the side. But what about the homing cluster munitions falling from above?
  8. Graz
    Graz 30 January 2018 23: 44
    0
    norms, let their defense gobble up all social programs
    Carthage must be destroyed!
  9. abc_alex
    abc_alex 31 January 2018 14: 50
    0
    It turned out that the company, which acted as a contractor for equipping armored vehicles of the US Army with modern radars to track "rocket activity", announced "making changes to the design of the radar and the need for additional testing." This led to an increase in the timing of the introduction of anti-missile systems, as well as to the fact that the program began to go beyond the original budget.


    As the classic of the post-Soviet political satire used to say: "This has never happened, and again the same thing!" :)