Lessons learned. New weapons and equipment for the US Army


U.S. Army updates anti-tank capabilities of platoon level by purchasing M4 CARL GUSTAF grenade launchers


Having learned the lessons of the difficult military campaigns of the early 2000s, the U.S. Army is currently deploying new weapons, equipment and equipment for its soldiers, which will help to significantly increase indicators such as mortality, combat stability and mobility. Through these purchases, the US Army also intends to reduce the load on the soldier and increase digitalization levels in order to maintain its technological advantage over equal rivals.

The American army began ambitious work to modernize in order to maintain its powerful potential and qualitative advantages over potential opponents, for example, China or Russia. As part of this process, the army went through one of its most significant reorganizations over the past 40 years, organizing the Office of Advanced Models of Armaments and Military Equipment (Office of Air Defense Forces), which was given several large-scale modernization tasks.

One of these priorities is to increase the firing efficiency of an individual soldier. To focus on this task, the Office created a special universal group CFT (Cross Functional Team). The main goal of the CFT group is to reduce the inequality of opportunities and provide these 100 thousand soldiers, risking their lives every day, with the right equipment that meets the requirements of a future battle.

The list of soldier modernization is divided into several large priority subsections: clothing and protection, communications, sighting and night vision devices, and weapon systems. One of the main goals of the Army’s POV&VT Directorate is the rapid deployment of innovative technologies in the army in order to eliminate the infamous, time-consuming Pentagon procurement processes, which often impede, rather than facilitate, modernization. Fortunately, army officials acknowledge that state and non-state actors (including corporations) were able to quickly rebuild in order to stay in demand and avoid stagnation and, as a result, negative consequences for the army’s fighting efficiency.

Lessons learned. New weapons and equipment for the US Army
The latest helmet IHPS (Integrated Head Protection System)

Outfit and protection


One of the main programs of the American army in the field of equipment and protection is the new soldier protection system SPS (Soldier Protection System), which is currently supplied to the advanced units. This set of advanced personal protective equipment includes four subsystems, including: TEP body and limb protection (Torso and Extremity Protection); trunk protection VTP (Vital Torso Protection); integrated head protection system IHPS (Integrated Head Protection System); and eye protection TCEP (Transition Combat Eye Protection).

The purpose of the SPS program is to provide soldiers with fire protection weapons and fragments equal or superior to the capabilities of existing body armor and, no less important, less weight. Subsystems are adapted and tuned to various combat scenarios and provide protection for the eyes, head and neck, upper and lower torso. The wearer's limbs and pelvic area, including the femoral artery, are also protected.

“The soldiers in the unit can make various demands,” said Ginger Whitehead from the Office for the Design and Execution of Soldier Equipment Programs (hereinafter referred to as the Office of Soldier Programs) regarding the adaptability of SPS. - I want to wear less, because this threat is specific and I am going to take this risk. Or I'm going to put on everything that I have, because the risk is extremely high, which means a little more weight. But we need protection. The combat equipment of the Soldier Protection System enables us to scale the defense, which we did not have in the past. ”

The TER subsystem from the SPS kit consists of a modular vest made of protective fabric MSV (Modular Scalable Vest) with the possibility of adding a BCS shirt (Ballistic Combat Shirt) to protect your hands, as well as anti-explosion protection of the pelvic part and bulletproof belt, which allows you to distribute the weight from the shoulders to the hips.

According to Whitehead, the MSV vest is the pride of the SPS system, as it expands its capabilities with various protection options and a four-point quick-detachable system, “which is especially important when you are in a burning car or a falling airplane,” she said.

MSV replaces the standard IOTV vest (Improved Outer Tactical Vest) and in its lightest version can be worn covertly under outer clothing. The new bulletproof shirt also replaces the deltoid protection system, which was part of the previous IOTV variant. As Whitehead remarked, this new shirt is the only SPS that is gender-specific, including a V-neckline for women pulling a bun. This is especially important for women in a prone position, as it guarantees the correct operation of the scope. The shirt for women also features shorter sleeves and a wider corset belt at the waist.

Allowing women to take part in hostilities means that the development of SPS outfits should have been appropriate for soldiers of both sexes. In this regard, a transition was made from the mechanism of X-shaped fixation to H-shaped (again for women collecting hair in a bun) plus the choice of sizes of ballistic plates was expanded. According to Whitehead, the increase in the number of plate sizes available to soldiers is “not entirely positive experience gained in Afghanistan and Iraq, where the standard approach of“ one size fits all ”was widely used.

These ballistic plates - front and rear body plates, as well as side plates - form part of the VTP trunk protection system and were supplied by BAE Systems and ZM / Ceradyne for the manufacture of the installation lot. This year, the army tested a lighter version of VTP, although limited information is available. Whitehead said the army is “not quite happy yet,” since the mass production of the new VTP body armor is likely to begin in about a year and a half.

At the end of 2018, the army signed a € 34 million contract with ZM / Ceradyne for the supply of IHPS helmets. This helmet can be equipped with various accessories, for example, jaw protection, a transparent visor, a place for night vision goggles, guides and patch bulletproof inserts to enhance protection.

[quote] "We are quickly moving towards the creation of a complete set of equipment and it is exciting that in the not-so-distant future we will be able to provide soldiers with all the necessary subsystems and, as a result, they will be able to more effectively carry out dangerous and complex tasks," [/ quote]
Said Whitehead.


The new Soldier Protection System (SPS) is currently being supplied to advanced units.

These boots are for the military


Since the beginning of this year, the Soldier Center in Natick has tested under new conditions the new prototypes of Army Combat Boots. Despite the emergence of new technologies and materials, the current generation of DIAs has not changed significantly since 2010, although this could increase the soldier's capabilities as well as the level of comfort.

[quote] "Recently, serious progress has been made in the field of army footwear for the jungle, mountainous terrain and cold climates, but there are great opportunities for improving universal boots designed for new recruits," [quote]
- remarked the head of the DIA program.

After the army polled 14000 soldiers around the world, these developments received a new impetus. The results showed that 50% of respondents would choose finished commercial products, rather than those that were given to them. Although soldiers believe that off-the-shelf boots generally offer better comfort and less time for them to “wear out”, in practice they demonstrate completely unsatisfactory characteristics regarding service life and protection.

The main goal of this program is to reduce the weight of shoes, which was made possible thanks to progress in the field of materials. Reducing the weight of combat equipment, in particular shoes, ensures the maintenance of combat effectiveness and the readiness of soldiers.

In the field of equipment, the army also wants to improve its shaggy-style camouflage suits for snipers. It is planned that the current fire-resistant camouflage suit FRGS (Flame Resistant Ghillie System) as part of the IGS (Improved Ghillie System) program will be replaced by a new, cheaper system with a higher level of modularity. The new camouflage suit will be more breathable than the current FRGS, which is too bulky and gets very hot at high temperatures. It is planned to purchase about 3500 new costumes for regular and special forces.

The Soldier Center and the Office for the Development and Execution of Soldier Equipment Programs also jointly worked on the improved combat equipment for the hot climate IHWCU (Improved Hot Weather Combat Uniform), which is designed to increase the soldier's capabilities - survivability, mortality and safety in extremely hot and humid climates . IHWCU has a reduced drying time due to the fabric, which consists of 57% high-strength nylon and 43% cotton. Next year, the costume will be available to all US Army soldiers as an optional component of equipment.


The combat equipment IHWCU (Improved Hot Weather Combat Uniform) is designed to increase the soldier's abilities - survivability, mortality and safety in extremely hot and humid climates

Weapon


The U.S. Army is in the process of procuring several new weapons systems that will significantly increase firepower in combat at the unit and individual soldier levels. Among them can be called a new rifle, pistol, a system for snipers and shooters of the lowest category, as well as improved anti-tank weapons. The largest and most noticeable is the NGSW (Next Generation Squad Weapons) program, in which the M4 / M4A1 carbine and the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon 5.56x45 mm caliber automatic rifle will be replaced with weapons chambered for a larger caliber. The program provides for the accelerated creation of a prototype and the purchase of the NGSW-Rifle rifle and the NGSW-Automatic Rifle automatic rifle, which can fire a universal cartridge of 6,8 mm caliber.

This transition was launched several years ago due to the fact that the army recognized the negative experience of campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 5.56x45 mm cartridge has several drawbacks, especially when it comes to breaking through a new generation of body armor and the necessary stopping power at long distances. The representative of the American army explained that the 5.56x45 mm NATO standard cartridge ultimately lacks mass, while the larger 7.62x51 mm cartridge does not have the desired aeroballistic characteristics.

“This meant that we needed something from the area of ​​the intermediate caliber,” he said. After several years of scientific research, many of which are still classified, as well as the results of a 2017 study on small arms ammunition SAAC (Small Arms Ammunition Configuration), it was determined that a new military cartridge of 6,8 mm caliber could become optimal decision. The bullet of this cartridge is not only capable of penetrating new generation bulletproof vests, its aeroballistic characteristics determine a more flat trajectory, which increases accuracy at long distances.

Last January, as part of a request for possible prototype development, the army published a more detailed description of the NGSW program. It says that the army will issue orders to three companies for three prototypes of OTA (Other Transaction Agreement), each company will develop two types of weapons. Under each OTA agreement, 53 NGSW-R rifles, 43 NGSW-AR automatic rifles, 845000 rounds, spare parts, test barrels, tools / calibers / accessories, design support will be delivered.

The latter includes two prototype tests — one in May 2020 for three months and in January 2021 for six months — and the so-called “contact points,” when soldiers of existing units will be given the opportunity to test these weapons. In addition to the 6,8 mm bullet, industry is given freedom regarding the type of cartridge case, powder charge and capsule.

For example, Textron Systems was the first to develop telescopic liner technology (this configuration allowed it to reduce weight by 40%), and recently announced that it had supplied a prototype to the Soldier Center as part of the NGSW-Technology program, which is developing technologies for the NGSW weapons complex. Other technologies that could be used include a liner made of lighter materials, such as polymers.

An army spokesman explained that these accelerated prototype developments were aimed at ensuring that industry did most of the work itself and “did not pay attention to directions on how to work.”

The NGSW OTA agreements have in fact passed verification of compliance with standard federal laws; this means issuing a contract for initial production - possibly up to 250000 barrels - which can be signed without further competition. The NGSW program schedule provides for equipping the first unit by the end of 2022.

The army also wants to purchase a fire control system (LMS) for NGSW weapons with the intention of creating a prototype and conducting tests for 14 months. The need for modern SLAs was voiced in the same SAAC study, which identified a caliber of 6,8 mm. It also notes that the LMS will become "the main factor in increasing the overall fire efficiency of the system."

Proposals from the industry were received in November 2019, and competitive samples should be submitted in January of this year. Selected applicants must supply 100 MSAs and associated spare parts and tools that will pass tests and several “touch points”. Request for proposals and subsequent contracts for the production of SLAs can be issued already in 2021, which will coincide with the deployment of NGSW rifles.

In the near future, the army will receive a new 7.62x51 caliber 28x1 CSASS (Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System) sniper rifle based on the Heckler & Koch G2020 rifle, as well as a modification known as the SDM-R (Squad Designated Marksman Rifle). This will satisfy the need for a standard high-precision long-range rifle for infantry, reconnaissance and engineering units. Last year, soldiers from the 5000st Stryker brigade tested the SDM-R rifle, according to which it was decided in XNUMX to supply about XNUMX units to the troops.

Another weapon system is currently being deployed in large quantities - the Sig Sauer M17 pistol and the compact M18 pistol, selected to fulfill the requirements for the 2017 Modular MHS (Modular Handgun System) pistol. In July, it was announced that the M17 / M18 pair, along with their respective Winchester ammunition, was approved by the Soldier Program Office. To date, over 59000 pistols have been delivered and an additional 5 systems will be purchased in the next 7-350000 years. M17 / M18 pistols, replacing the outdated Beretta M9 model, will serve as a defense weapon and an additional weapon system.

As part of the effort to upgrade its anti-tank capabilities of a platoon level, the U.S. Army will also replenish its arsenals with the latest version of the Saab 84-mm CARL GUSTAF recoilless grenade launcher. In February, it was announced that the army and Saab had signed an agreement to supply the latest version of the M4 CARL GUSTAF, which received the designation MZE1 in the US Army. The M4 grenade launcher is lighter than its predecessors, while it is possible to integrate an MSA capable of programming grenades, which significantly increases their fire efficiency and accuracy.


A soldier from the 1st Stryker Brigade fires from the new, newly developed SDM-R sniper rifle (Squad Designated Marksman Rifle)

Aiming systems and night vision


Along with the purchase of a CARL GUSTAF M4 grenade launcher, the U.S. Army is also ready to increase the accuracy and lethality of existing MH options, which still remain in its arsenals, especially in night operations and in conditions of limited visibility. It is planned to install an integrated thermal imaging sight ITWS (Integrated Thermal Weapon Sight) on the CARL GUSTAF grenade launcher. The ITWS scope includes the AN / PAS-13E TWS thermal imager and the AN / PSQ-23A STORM (Small Tactical Optical Rifle Mounted) laser rangefinder. At the end of 2018, in the Fort Drama, the location of the 10th Mountain Rifle Division, the Office of the Soldier Programs conducted live-fire tests. “The integration of TWS / STORM with the MZ grenade launcher provides anti-tank calculation with a new level of mortality, which allows you to accurately hit targets at night, as well as in conditions of limited visibility and even in its absence,” the representative of the Office said.

Under the FWS (Family of Weapon Sights) program, the army will receive thermal imaging sights for its individual, sniper and group weapon systems, respectively FWS-I, FWS-S and FWS-CS. The main idea of ​​the FWS program is to give soldiers a removable thermal imaging sight that can wirelessly transmit images from weapons to ENVG III (Enhanced Night Vision Goggle III) glasses and ENVG-Binocular binoculars; this feature is called “quick target capture”. Leonardo DRS and BAE Systems are the lead contractors in this program.

One of the key priorities of the CFT universal group is the adoption of ENVG-B binoculars for supply, which the army command gives top priority. The ENVG-B binocular implements the technology of merging images from two channels - brightness enhancement and thermal imaging - the binocular configuration improves depth perception. Since the ENVG-B binoculars are a digital system, various icons can also be superimposed on the thermal image, including the location of your forces and the compass display.

“The system has proven successful with our rangers and foot soldiers. They used night vision goggles in the daytime, which accelerated the learning process and facilitated a faster transition from the lowest rifle category to the highest, ”said a representative of the Office of Soldier Systems. “This is more than we thought.” I shot wearing these glasses. It was the best of all that I tried throughout my service in the army. " He added that the first unit to be equipped with ENVG-B binoculars will be an armored brigade deployed in South Korea.

The next generation of night vision technology may appear in the form of an integrated Visual Augmentation System (IAVS) system IAVS, which was developed using Microsoft's HoloLens technology and which will allow you to take augmented reality technology to the next level. He noted that the first phase of the IVAS program has now been completed and three more stages remain. The army hopes to transfer the IVAS system to the soldiers by the end of 2022.

This technology will be able to maximize its potential by integrating with the situation awareness system of a dismounted commander known as NETT WARRIOR (NW). Branch commanders currently use a small device that is part of NW, which allows them to see the positions of other commanders, images from platforms such as drones, as well as orders and data from the upper echelons. In the future, most of the data will be output to the IAVS system (in fact, an indication in the style of a fighter pilot), which will significantly increase the level of knowledge of the situation and the efficiency of tasks.

Purchases of new means of defense, equipment, weapons systems and night vision devices are expected to significantly increase the capabilities of melee units. The reorganization of the American army and the formation of the Command of promising weapons and military equipment that controls the modernization process are also encouraging about its future, especially against the background of bloody asymmetric campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the case of the successful implementation of this modernization, the US army will be able to easily maintain a qualitative advantage over future potential rivals.
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  1. Same lech 16 January 2020 05: 37 New
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    How much will all this equipment weigh on a soldier? ... for anyone it will be necessary to use exoskeletons ... a direct path to creating future combat spacesuits from the realm of fantasy.
    And what about the protection against electromagnetic weapons after the impact of which all the electronics will be burned and all this electronic rubbish will turn into useless iron.
    And what happens if you destroy the satellite constellation with navigation ... it's a complete disaster.
    1. Vladimir_2U 16 January 2020 06: 01 New
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      Quote: The same Lech
      And what happens if you destroy the satellite constellation with navigation ... it's a complete disaster.

      It’s a pity the destroyer didn’t grow much.
      1. Same lech 16 January 2020 06: 03 New
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        It’s a pity the destroyer didn’t grow much.

        Grew up ... The S-500 is on the way ... you can still use the Chinese experience in case of emergency, clogging the near space with numerous debris. smile
        1. Vladimir_2U 16 January 2020 06: 29 New
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          Do you think the S-500 hits 20 km? Here on the “Nudoli” doubts about this altitude, and you are talking about the S-000.
          1. Same lech 16 January 2020 08: 42 New
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            Well, in the near space, satellites in low orbit will get it, I think.
            Well, as for Nudoli, no one has yet dared to check its characteristics. smile
            1. Vladimir_2U 16 January 2020 09: 05 New
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              20000 km is only one and a half times lower than the geostationary orbit and the low orbit is not higher than 500 km. well 1000.
              Quote: The same Lech
              check its characteristics
              Test data is not available, everything can be, but 20 km is a very serious altitude, very.
              1. Same lech 16 January 2020 09: 08 New
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                20 km is a very serious altitude, very.

                Of course ... and I think the details of various surveys from these satellites are low ... therefore the main value of the information comes from satellites with a low orbit ... they should be the first goal to deprive the enemy of their eyes and ears.
                1. Vladimir_2U 16 January 2020 09: 12 New
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                  Quote: The same Lech
                  Of course ... and the detailing of various surveys from these satellites
                  Uh, let’s say, it was about GPS satellites actually.
                  Quote: The same Lech
                  to deprive the enemy of eyes and ears

                  And ears on a rope and on a neck! For intimidation! )))
                  1. Same lech 16 January 2020 09: 14 New
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                    GPS satellites

                    Well, Christmas trees, sticks, and yet there are plenty of reconnaissance satellites ... it’s very interesting to learn about their features ... unfortunately, detailed information about them is confidential. smile
                  2. Voyager 16 January 2020 18: 23 New
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                    But the Americans believe that their satellite system is vulnerable and their performance can be destroyed in case of conflict.
                2. Izotovp 16 January 2020 20: 02 New
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                  Again, the diving satellites will make and add to them a random trajectory of exit to the survey area. Plus satellites fake escorts. And take a look at the selection of goals.
                  1. Vladimir_2U 17 January 2020 04: 08 New
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                    Topi knock them all down!
                  2. Daddy pig 19 January 2020 01: 39 New
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                    The most advanced developments in the field of "diving satellites" at Roskosmos.
                  3. boni592807 26 January 2020 21: 25 New
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                    I forgot what it's called when you can’t remember. Well, again, here SCLEROSIS!!! recourse
                    I’m reading and thinking, is it really so ancient or among those looking for a topic against the satellite constellation of the “partner”, well, This is Sclerosis !? What is not there and China and ...

                    Our future "partner" (USA), promised the USSR to "hang" satellites broadcasting the truth over the territory in order to decompose and ... hinted at the SDI. There was an answer from one of ours. It was suggested "..Start as soon as possible", and we (the USSR) at the time of entering their grouping, put them into their orbits and empty a box of bolts along the trajectory.
                    He promised that Our “bast shoe” (in rubles) would solve all THEM (billion. UE) issues.
                    Partners, they know how to count (that is, that is) repeat and answered, ".. it didn’t hurt, I wanted to ..." belay
                    And there, Gorbachev arrived in time with a "new thought" ....
          2. Dmitriy Zadorozhniy 8 March 2020 23: 26 New
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            You did not go too far with zeros? ISS at 400km. Hanging. What nafig 20000km?
        2. YOUR 18 January 2020 12: 05 New
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          Do you even know at what altitude GPS satellites fly, and communication satellites?
          Medium-altitude 5-15 thousand km, geostationary at altitudes of 35 km. And how are you going to bring them down?
    2. lucul 16 January 2020 20: 13 New
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      One of the key priorities of the CFT universal group is the adoption of ENVG-B binoculars for supply, which the army command gives top priority. Since ENVG-B binoculars are a digital system, then you can also apply various icons to the thermal image, including the location of your forces and the compass display.

      “The system has proven successful with our rangers and foot soldiers. They also used night vision goggles in the daytime, which accelerated the learning process and contributed to a faster transition from the lowest shooting category to the highest,

      Most valuable in this article. Everything else is nothing new ....
      The representative of the American army explained that the 5.56x45 mm NATO standard cartridge ultimately lacks mass, while the larger cartridge 7.62x51 mm does not have the desired aeroballistic characteristics

      Here I’m blunting something - if two bullets have the same initial speed, but a different caliber (bullet weight) - what, at a distance of 600m, will there be such a big difference in ballistics between 5.56x45 and 7.62x51?
      Does anyone know?
      1. Thompson 17 January 2020 09: 17 New
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        comparing approximately with our calibers .5.45 to 300 meters, 50cm falls, 7.62 to 80
      2. scriptguru 17 January 2020 10: 09 New
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        Ballistics also depends on the ballistic coefficient of the bullet and the distribution of mass in the pool.
        Slicing the barrel also affects, but it depends on the target parameters of the bullet and is optimal for a bullet of a certain mass moving at a certain speed.
      3. YOUR 18 January 2020 12: 12 New
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        I don’t know what the NATO people have there, but
        A bullet cartridge 7.62 * 54R at a distance of 1300 m pierces the steel helmet.
        Does the bullet of a 5.45 * 39 cartridge helmet hit a range of 200 in a row?
        New weapons are developed under the cartridge 8.6 * 64
        From here and draw conclusions.
    3. Mister X 17 January 2020 19: 21 New
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      hi
      Dear author,
      Allow a couple of questions and comments.

      Office of the Soldier Programs
      Author: Nikolay Antonov

      If we are talking about the US Army SSC - then this is not an office, but the US Army Soldier's Equipment Research Center.

      At the end of 2018, the army signed a contract worth 34 million euro
      Author: Nikolay Antonov

      Exactly the amount in EUR?
      3M - company from Minnesota (USA)

      the carbine M4 / M4A1 and automatic rifle M249 Squad automatic weapon
      Author: Nikolay Antonov

      You called the machine gun FN Minimi (M249 SAW) an automatic rifle?
    4. IS-80_RVGK2 19 January 2020 17: 45 New
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      https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3826600.html
      Enlighten yourself.
  2. Jack O'Neill 16 January 2020 06: 04 New
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    How much will all this equipment weigh on a soldier? ... for anyone it will be necessary to use exoskeletons ... a direct path to creating future combat spacesuits from the realm of fantasy.

    30+ kg carry standards for a soldier today. And this, all of a sudden, for such remedies, or even harder.

    And what about the protection against electromagnetic weapons after the impact of which all the electronics will be burned and all this electronic rubbish will turn into useless iron.

    How will you conduct combat operations yourself, say, without radio communications? Or does EMR work only on amers? Naive ...

    And what happens if you destroy the satellite constellation with navigation ... it's a complete disaster.

    Yes, it will be bad for us ... But we have nothing to destroy the satellites!

    No need to consider amers fools. They would not be a Super Power if they were fools.
    1. Same lech 16 January 2020 06: 11 New
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      I do not consider Amers a superpower ... they are simply more arrogant than the rest of the world.
      Assad, with our help, was able to withstand this superpower ... so it all depends on the ability not to give in to their arrogance ... that's all.
      A soldier should always be ready for battle ... having dragged 30 kg of luggage, how much will the soldier have the strength to fight for many hours ... people will be exhausted to the limit and the effectiveness of such a soldier will tend to zero.
      1. Jack O'Neill 16 January 2020 06: 29 New
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        I do not consider amers as a superpower ...they are simply more arrogant than the rest of the world.

        Your right...

        Assad, with our help, was able to resist this superpower ... so it all depends on the ability not to give in to their arrogance ...

        Americans ride in Syria at home ...

        A soldier should always be ready for battle ... having dragged 30 kg of luggage, how much will the soldier have the strength to fight for many hours ... people will be exhausted to the limit and the effectiveness of such a soldier will tend to zero.

        That's just the battle dictates its own rules. Rifle, shops (8 pcs), sprinkling 1.5k more. And this sure!
        But you need to drag food, water, helmet, bronik, every little thing.
        There and 50kg is easy to pick up!
        1. Same lech 16 January 2020 06: 33 New
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          There and 50kg is easy to pick up!

          So imagine yourself on trembling feet and then walked 25 km in your eyes and then you’re infected ... the militants ambushed ... and sweat floods the outfit wet from the inside, but you still have to shoot right at the target and constantly move to not to fall under the aimed fire of the enemy ... in general, not everything is so simple.
          Americans move around Syria freely while they are allowed. smile
          1. CTABEP 16 January 2020 08: 42 New
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            But imagine that you were ambushed, and you have camouflage, bricks, a steel helmet and AK with 4 shops. There will be joy, you’ll probably kill all the enemies! You have completely no understanding of what a soldier is carrying - 30kg is the minimum, excluding bk for group weapons and grub.
            If you want to raise your level of information:
            https://m.vk.com/@other_weapons-ekipirovka-sovremennogo-boica
            here everything is described in detail. I think you will find a mass from open sources, but one Armor (8-12) + helmet (1.2) + ak with bk (10.5) + a pair of grenades (1) are already removing the load for 20 kg.
            1. Same lech 16 January 2020 08: 47 New
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              Of course I can imagine how to crawl under enemy fire with all this ...

              something in all the videos of a real battle that was shot, most of the soldiers are only in armored cars and unloading with ammunition ... you rarely see fully equipped soldiers in battle according to the charter.
              1. CTABEP 16 January 2020 08: 51 New
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                According to the charter, just AK and 4 stores. The speed of response means that you certainly haven’t read anything.
                1. Same lech 16 January 2020 08: 54 New
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                  The speed of response means that you certainly haven’t read anything.

                  smile That you slipped me the special forces equipment ... you indicate the equipment of a simple loaded soldier.
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                  2. indy424 16 January 2020 23: 18 New
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                    30 kilos is a normal weight for 3-4 days of autonomous battle. even a little.
          2. Glory1974 16 January 2020 08: 50 New
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            So imagine yourself on foot with trembling feet and then swept 25 km in your eyes and then you’re infected ... the militants ambushed ..

            In World War I, a soldier carried property weighing 5 kg.
            In the second world already 15 kg.
            By the end of the 20th century, the weight reached 25-30 kg and has a tendency to further increase.
            But the bulk is transported by equipment, now dogs in the USA are tested - carrying robots, and we have all the property divided into 3 echelons and depending on the task you use either the 1st echelon - unloading with ammunition, or the 2nd and 3rd echelon - armor, a backpack with property, etc. increasingly.
            A lot depends on the commanders. In Chechnya, paratroopers stood next to us. They all carried their own on themselves, and we drove to an armored personnel carrier and BMD. Although the equipment and tasks were the same for us.
          3. pogis 16 January 2020 15: 26 New
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            Read the memoirs of the Hero of Russia Zaripov, he wrote them, just like Ostrovsky i.e. blind.
            http://artofwar.ru/z/zaripow_a/text_0330-1.shtml
            There, the weight of equipment and weapons didn’t reach a centner!
          4. Jack O'Neill 16 January 2020 17: 59 New
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            Better to be tired than to be in a situation where there is simply nothing to shoot or give the store to another comrade.
            Moreover, in battle you are unlikely to shoot accurately, most likely towards the enemy. You will not always know the exact location of the enemy.
            All the same, real databases are not games, they don’t take risks with their heads hanging out waiting for the enemy to appear, because a bullet appears in the lobeshnik.
          5. nickname7 16 January 2020 18: 47 New
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            So imagine yourself on trembling feet

            You just need to train more and your legs will not tremble. It’s easy to run with one cartridge, but in ambush, you cannot fight with one cartridge.
          6. missuris 16 January 2020 22: 58 New
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            Your imagination has come true, who is in their right mind except DRG or BSPN who will run 25 km in maximum gear? all the rest have armored personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles and mraps for their luggage, because these are their cars, and in a state-owned car there is a maximum of 1 compartment.
      2. Narak-zempo 16 January 2020 09: 40 New
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        Quote: The same Lech
        A soldier should always be ready for battle ... having dragged 30 kg of luggage, how much will the soldier have the strength to fight for many hours ... people will be exhausted to the limit and the effectiveness of such a soldier will tend to zero

        Google "Mules Mary."
      3. Vol4ara 16 January 2020 10: 27 New
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        Quote: The same Lech

        A soldier should always be ready for battle ... having dragged 30 kg of luggage, how much will the soldier have the strength to fight for many hours ... people will be exhausted to the limit and the effectiveness of such a soldier will tend to zero.

        Better to be exhausted than dead. He will sit tired in the dugout, and you will wallow in the bushes, because it was too lazy to drag equipment
  3. Amateur 16 January 2020 07: 02 New
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    reducing inequality of opportunity and providing these 100 thousand soldiers, daily riskers with your lives

    We would sit in our states, wouldn’t go anywhere in other people's affairs, and then we wouldn’t have to "take risks daily" soldier
    1. missuris 16 January 2020 23: 00 New
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      amers have no choice, or they will run everywhere and set fire to countries, or the dollar, together with the US economy, will fall faster
    2. scriptguru 17 January 2020 10: 21 New
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      So no serious country "sits at home." Who sits at home, over time, more advanced / aggressive neighbors come to defend ...... - the lingual population and take back "their original" lands. Or you climb into other people's affairs, or others climb into yours.
  4. rocket757 16 January 2020 07: 31 New
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    Having learned the lessons of the difficult military campaigns of the early 2000s, the American army is currently deploying new weapons, equipment and equipment for its soldiers, which will help to significantly increase indicators such as mortality, combat stability and mobility.

    Clearly, simply abandoning plans to carry the "good, progressive" around the world is NEVER and NEVER!
    Then yes, it’s understandable that they will arm themselves, arm themselves and .... one would think that the rest, potential striped stripes victims would sit quietly on the sirloin and wait for the “liberator” to arrive, sail, arrive ???
  5. riwas 16 January 2020 08: 32 New
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    The main difference between the CARL GUSTAF M4 version was a significant reduction in the weight of uncharged RPGs - up to 6,7 kg, versus 9,7 kg for the M3 modification, and 14,2 kg for the M2 still in widespread use. This was achieved mainly due to the use of a titanium barrel with a carbon nozzle in the M4, instead of the steel barrel on the M3. In general, the weight of the barrel in the M4 is reduced by 1,1 kg, and the weight of the nozzle by 0,8 kg. The barrel length is reduced from 1065 to less than 1000 mm. It is stated that the barrel resource has remained the same - 1000 shots, and a shot counter has been added. A double fuse has also been introduced, which allows you to wear RPGs in a charged form (this was forbidden on previous versions).
    But the armor penetration of 500 mm is insufficient against the frontal armor of a number of modern tanks.
    1. Operator 16 January 2020 10: 49 New
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      KG M4 has a carbon nozzle not a nozzle, but a casing together with a nozzle. Inside the casing is a titanium liner with a threaded channel.
    2. V.I.P. 16 January 2020 12: 35 New
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      They have already made an anti-tank missile for CARL GUSTAF M4! Watch the test video. Range of defeat 1-2 km. Judging by the video, the rocket makes a slide and hits from above.
      1. eklmn 8 February 2020 04: 24 New
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        “Judging by the video, the rocket makes a slide and hits from above.”
        This is Javelin doing a slide. It has 2 engines (or whatever they are called there). The first one is turned on at the initial stage, (so as not to give out the position of the arrow), after a couple of seconds the main one turns on. The shot flies up and dives onto the tank tower from above. Also for the fence or for the building. but the price is $ 80k per shot, compared to Gustav - $ 3k. But from Javelin you can shoot from the room, but from Gustav - not.
        https://youtu.be/0HbtJfKzpec?t=482
    3. Octopus 16 January 2020 17: 08 New
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      Quote: riwas
      armor penetration of 500 mm is insufficient against the frontal armor of a number of modern tanks

      Carl Gustav among Americans is more likely an analogue of Flies. So that the soldiers do not shoot from the dear Javelin in any bushes. In this role, he is rather too strong, big and heavy.
      1. garri-lin 16 January 2020 18: 25 New
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        Carl Gustav is the result of the implementation of Wishlist of ordinary soldiers and the correct work on errors. And we, having a unique and much more flexible supercaliber RPG 7, are marking time.
  6. Private-K 16 January 2020 09: 04 New
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    Regarding equipment and NIB - nothing so innovative and revolutionary. Just an improvement on existing ones. But, of course, everything is of high quality (although there are questions to the back-up action of NIB).

    It is interesting that the Americans continue to focus (in clothes and equipment) on "dusty and dry" TVDs to the detriment of the "dirty and wet" - TVD (the same, East European).

    It is curious that the Americans, in the process of participating in the wars of the 2000s, returned to baggy clothes and equipment. IMHO - this is the eternal gravity of all practitioners, in contrast to the parquet-formal beauties.

    Are Americans going to introduce a new state with an additional calculation of the M4 grenade launcher Carl Gustav in an infantry platoon? Or they are going to remove the calculation of the 7,62-mm machine gun from there in connection with the transition of the "separated" automatic raiflmen to the handbrake cal. 6,8 mm ...

    Sights surveillance devices - yes, as always, at a high quality level. (What is the new optoelectronic “binocular” without a laser rangefinder? How so?)
    But, nevertheless, IMHO, the general line is the transfer of the image to the helmet in the form of augmented reality.
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      Quote: glory1974
      In World War I, a soldier carried property weighing 5 kg.
      In the second world already 15 kg.
      By the end of the 20th century, the weight reached 25-30 kg and has a tendency to further increase.

      The First and Second World War had a solid front line and a positional character, the sides were sitting in trenches opposite each other, now there is a “running” nature of warfare (like a hunting hunt), and naturally, what lay in the trench on the ground needs to be carried , The fact that the exoskeleton somehow helps in carrying and protecting with targeted fire is hard to believe, is more likely to create a line of burden. better to go along the path of creating walking stretchers
  7. Operator 16 January 2020 10: 44 New
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    Network-centric NETT WARRIOR (NW) - class, modular body armor (not protecting against injuries) - sucks.
  8. V.I.P. 16 January 2020 12: 40 New
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    They have a good topic. Improved protection of soldiers, increased range of destruction and improved armor penetration, work at any time of the day and in any weather conditions. They do not spare money for this, they take care of preserving the life and health of the soldiers. Well done .... At the same time, science is being moved forward.
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      Quote: V.I.P.
      They do not spare money for this, they take care of preserving the life and health of the soldiers. Well done .... At the same time, science is being moved forward.

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      The civilian sector is moving forward too, goods for survival, camouflage, thermoses, boots. All this is good, only the girl in the picture is beautiful, but pimple. She shouldn’t carry weapons, but hmm, make love.
      1. Daddy pig 19 January 2020 01: 49 New
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        Spermotoxicosis tortured?
  9. honest people 16 January 2020 16: 19 New
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    Quote: The same Lech
    It’s a pity the destroyer didn’t grow much.

    Grew up ... The S-500 is on the way ... you can still use the Chinese experience in case of emergency, clogging the near space with numerous debris. smile

    Urya patriots live in some kind of idealistic universe? wassat
  10. gulliver 16 January 2020 17: 24 New
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    Admittedly, the states work a lot on this topic and invest a lot and there is a result!
  11. Yrec 16 January 2020 17: 55 New
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    Cartridges 5,56x45, 5,45x39, 7,62x39 will soon be suitable only against the laity / Papuan / partisan. We need a new rifle complex with a muzzle energy of 4000-4500 J, for example 6,5x50 with a bullet weighing 7,62x54 and an initial speed of about 950 m / s. Naturally, for such a dementia, an effective brake-compensator will be needed (they already use it to the full, in the photo with CDM-R) and a single one - the main fire. The queue is auxiliary.
    1. garri-lin 16 January 2020 18: 29 New
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      The turn has been auxiliary for many decades.
    2. Passing 16 January 2020 20: 04 New
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      Why the elephant? Why exactly 4000-4500J? Some kind of misconception about the problem.
      In fact, the modern army rifle range is 1400-1700J, and this is enough to defeat the enemy. Because this is more than enough to beat tissue protection. Yes, the armor plate does not pierce the plate, well, so it covers only 5-10% of the projection of the body, and when lying down it does not cover anything at all. And they do not always wear armor plates with plates - weight is sometimes more important. And significant progress in the area covered by the plates is not expected. So why is there so much noise, what's the problem? And the problem is a sharp drop in bullet energy in the distance. And accordingly, at a few hundred meters, the fabric protection begins to hold the bullet, incl. both the helmet and the area of ​​this protection are no longer pathetic interest; it is capable of covering the whole body in the short term. Here, to solve this problem, new ammunition is being developed in which this problem is shifted in range by 200-300 meters, i.e. now, over the entire effective firing range, penetration of fabric protection will be ensured.
  12. Brigadier 16 January 2020 17: 57 New
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    But we have:
    - tank "T-14" (though only a few pieces for parades) and
    - the most modern automatic machine "AK-12" (though very similar to the tuned AK-74)!

    And what we don’t have, we will draw in cartoons forever, there is good experience!

    The main thing: regularly pay crazy taxes, later go on a miserable pension, eat macaroni and for free (!) collect deadwood.
    The rulers of Russia are thinking about you!

    Tremble the enemy! laughing wassat tongue lol good
  13. Oberleutnant 16 January 2020 18: 31 New
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    The author admires the US military-industrial complex. Profit guaranteed. All preparation for war is good until the first battle ...
  14. WapentakeLokki 16 January 2020 18: 52 New
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    If the board-l ceases to bring $$$ .. late to rearrange the beds .. then you need to change the girls !!!
  15. Izotovp 16 January 2020 20: 05 New
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    The helmet must be made with the maximum integration of various devices with connection to a single energy battery located outside the helmet on the belt. Then the weight of these devices will decrease sharply.
    1. agond 16 January 2020 20: 50 New
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      Quote: Izotovp
      Helmet must be done with maximum integration of various devices

      Why raise your head even if you have a helmet on it, it’s better to pull out a periscope from the satchel like an antenna on a hinge with a pitching restraint system, it will be taller and the camera on it may be not one, but small, but the helmet has an integrated monitor. before your eyes .
      Quote: Passing by
      And the problem is a sharp drop in bullet energy in the distance

      So somehow you need to solve it, and caliber 5.45 probably everything is exhausted, if you just use a heavy bullet for 90% of tungsten (which is very expensive), then its speed will drop sharply, if you reduce drag and make it long and sub-caliber, it will lose stability and immediately on departure from the barrel, if the swept then the trunk is better smooth, but in fact, that if you remove the cut, drill the old trunks to 5.6 mm and switch to new cartridges with the swept bullet
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        A soldier does not always occupy a strictly vertical position, so the idea of ​​a retractable periscope is difficult to implement.
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    And if the battery quartermakers do not deliver?
    1. agond 17 January 2020 09: 10 New
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      Quote: Izotovp
      A soldier does not always have a strictly vertical position

      A periscope rod with cameras on the hinge must have an active system for stabilizing the vertical position, regardless of whether a fighter or crawl is on.
  17. prior 17 January 2020 12: 23 New
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    With such a gigimon, the world does not have to hope for a peaceful future.
    All that remains is to destroy the homeland of these "exoskeletons" so that they don’t have to fight for anything and where to return .....
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      Quote: prior
      With such a gigimon, the world does not have to hope for a peaceful future.
      All that remains is to destroy the homeland of these "exoskeletons" so that they don’t have to fight for anything and where to return .....

      ===
      that's for sure it's time for the world to take
  18. Fibrizio 17 January 2020 12: 41 New
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    Quote: The same Lech
    in case of emergency, clogging the near space with numerous debris.

    I’m sure that after such an act of idiocy, all other developed countries, if not declaring war on the country as a sociopath, will at least turn such a country into North Korea. (and they’ll do it right).
  19. Victorio 17 January 2020 15: 04 New
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    that’s where the cuts are, so the cuts are for continuous development, implementation, running in, improvements. there is a handle, there is laces material and other, other. the results are impressive, but at what cost, the printing press is barely keeping up with the cash. and the whole world plows on them
  20. Freedim 17 January 2020 17: 40 New
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    which will help to significantly increase indicators such as mortality
    Typo Freud? yes
    1. agond 18 January 2020 21: 28 New
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      Whatever the exoskeleton, the fighter will have the same two arms and two legs, but if the fighter in the exoskeleton is mounted on a four-legged walking device the size of a donkey, then the transferred weight of the weapon, speed, mobility will increase sharply, and even when undermining the mine will have a completely different level of security, you can load the "ex-assailant" - equip at least the AGS-30 with the DShK ... etc from the list, and there still needs to be a remote control to control all this stuff from a distance.
      1. Daddy pig 19 January 2020 01: 54 New
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        the main thing is that donkey is not mutilated and did not run to look for carrots)
  21. Erik 8 March 2020 01: 47 New
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    Che, how are the braces there? Lubricated so as not to creak? How is the peripheral capitalism of the oil-power-homeland? Are we fastening Hats bought? :) No need to fight with Russia, we will eat each other. And the officials are all under the hood, grandmas over the hill. Yes, and the kids are there. And you yourself somehow.