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Five promising new products for the US military

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Progress does not stand still. Despite all the difficulties associated with 2020, the American army continues the process of introducing new technologies and solutions designed to improve the combat capabilities of military personnel. It's not just about the latest designs weapons, but also about modern technological solutions.


In addition to new machine guns, models of small arms chambered for 6,8mm rounds and smart grenades, the US continues to test military augmented reality glasses developed by Microsoft, as well as silencers for machine guns. All these developments are of great interest to the military in many countries of the world.

Integrated visual augmentation system (IVAS)


The US military has been testing various versions of integrated visual augmentation systems for quite some time. In October 2020, new versions of augmented reality glasses were being tested at the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Picket, Virginia. These glasses are based on the HoloLens mixed reality glasses developed by Microsoft specialists. The military version of the glasses is characterized by increased strength and protective properties.

The Integrated Visual Augmentation System (or IVAS), created by Microsoft engineers, allows fighters to receive a lot of important information that is displayed directly on the surface of the glasses. Thanks to this system, soldiers receive situational awareness tools that help them navigate unfamiliar terrain, track other members of their unit regardless of the time of day, and communicate with each other.


Tests of the IVAS system by fighters of the 82nd airborne division

The trial operation of the first devices in the army should be completed by the end of 2021. During this time, the developers expect to bring IVAS to a version that can be launched into mass production. The system, being developed for the US Army, will be compatible with thermal and night vision systems. In the future, "smart glasses" should be able to recognize faces, learn to distinguish civilians from the military, and also translate text from various languages ​​into English.

Already, the system makes it much easier for soldiers to navigate the terrain and work with maps. Loaded terrain maps in XNUMXD and XNUMXD versions can be displayed on the sight. On this virtual map, fighters will be able to mark opponents, allies, various landmarks and points on the ground. It combines glasses with modern computer games. By selecting a point on the map, the fighter will be able to hide the graphic image, leaving only navigation information: a compass or an arrow with the direction of movement to the selected target and the distance to it.


Tests of the IVAS system by fighters of the 82nd airborne division

Another function of the augmented reality system should be a system for rapid detection and acquisition of targets. The goggles will be paired via Bluetooth with the scopes on the fighters' small arms. It is planned that the system will help improve the shooting accuracy of soldiers of various levels of shooting training, who will master the new aiming system.

During experiments in the 82nd Airborne Division, the fighters, after grinding in to the new system, confidently hit targets from a conventional M4 assault rifle at a distance of 300 yards (274,32 m) from a standing position. At the same time, the paratroopers noted that it is quite easy to learn how to use the new system, and all the functions already available in IVAS are easy to use.

6,8mm small arms NGSW


The American military considers the transfer of small arms to a new caliber of 6,8 mm as a very important promising project. The US Army is currently in the final stages of evaluating weapons samples created under the NGSW's Advanced Small Arms Program. As part of this program, a new generation assault rifle is being created, which should replace the standard 5,56-mm M4A1 automatic carbine, as well as the 5,56-mm M249 light machine gun.

Textron Systems, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Inc. presented their prototypes of new small arms for the infantry squad, as well as ammunition for it. and Sig Sauer. These samples have passed the soldier touch point (STP) test stage. At the same time, the models differ in different designs and versions of the 6,8 mm caliber ammunition used. The US military plans to decide on a specific firm in the first quarter of the 2022 fiscal year. The winner will supply the troops with both weapons and ammunition. At the same time, deliveries are planned to begin in the fourth quarter of the 2022 financial year.


Weapons chambered for the new 6,8mm cartridge seems to be very promising. It will be received not only by ordinary infantry units, but also by elite units of the American army. First of all, special forces units, such as the 75th Ranger Regiment or special operations units of all types and branches of the military.

A feature of the new 6,8-mm ammunition can be a polymer sleeve, which will have a positive effect on the weight of the ammunition carried by the soldiers. In addition, the new cartridges will be noticeably more powerful than 5,56 mm ammunition, in no way inferior in ballistics to standard NATO cartridges of 7,62x51 mm caliber, and most likely even surpassing them.

Precision grenades


Much attention in the American army is paid to the development of small grenade launchers (including grenade launchers) and ammunition for them. The task of hitting targets in the folds of the terrain and behind various natural shelters and obstacles on the battlefield seems to be very important. Currently, at least two infantrymen in each American squad are armed with M4A1 carbines with M40 320mm grenade launchers. The grenade launcher, which was put into service in 2009, is a fairly good example of a weapon, but the US military is not abandoning its attempts to get more complex and high-precision systems from the industry.

Over the past decade, the US military has tried to improve the capabilities of fighters in the fight against targets hidden in the folds of the terrain or behind shelters using the advanced XM25 Counter-Defilade Target Engagement System - a semi-automatic grenade launcher for 25-mm high-explosive fragmentation ammunition with air remote blasting. Initially, the system was considered as very promising and made a splash among the American infantry. However, the failure to meet the deadlines for the development and supply of weapons, as well as significant financial costs for the manufacture of promising weapons and ammunition for them (one shot cost $ 50) put an end to the program. It was officially closed in 2018.


XM25 Counter-Defilade Target Engagement System

The US military expects to receive new grenades and grenade launchers as part of the development of the PAAC program - a platoon configuration of weapons and ammunition, which is planned to be completed by 2024. At the same time, the US military plans to switch to new weapons systems capable of fighting the enemy in the folds of the terrain until 2028.

New machine guns to replace the M240 and M2


In November 2020, it became known that the US military expects to receive new machine guns to replace the veteran veterans, which today are the 7,62 mm M240 and the famous large-caliber 12,7 mm M2. The M1932 machine gun of the John Browning system, created back in 2, has been repeatedly modernized since then, having gone through all the wars in which the American army participated. The largest conflict with his participation was the Second World War.

Officials of the American army say that the decision to create new single and large-caliber machine guns will be finally made after evaluating the NGSW program, as well as the capabilities of the new 6,8-mm machine gun being created under this program.

The final decision on how the next generation machine guns should look like has not yet been made in the United States.


At the same time, it is known that the US Marine Corps, together with the army, are working on a new machine gun, but they are also considering a model being developed by the US Special Operations Command chambered for .338 Norma Magnum (8,6x64 mm). In the future, it can replace all M240 machine guns in the Marine Corps companies, and possibly in the army units.

The new cartridge will make it possible to confidently hit targets at a range of up to 1500 meters, while the effective firing range of a 7,62 mm M240 machine gun is estimated at 800 meters.

In any case, the decision on the new .338 Norma Magnum machine gun will be made on the horizon of 3-5 next years.

Silencers for machine guns


If the final decision on the appearance and ways of creating new machine guns has not yet been made, then work on improving the existing models is still ongoing.

One of the options for modernizing the 7,62-mm M240 machine gun can be the installation of a silencer on it. The project looks at least ambitious. As part of the maneuvers carried out in October, the US military tested a silencer for the M240 machine gun, developed by specialists from Maxim Defense.

Suppressors from other companies were unable to cope with the sound and bursts of shots from the main American infantry machine gun.

Five promising new products for the US military
Tests of the muffler for the M240 machine gun

Naturally, the silencer provided by Maxim Defense will not make the M240 a ninja weapon. But it will become more difficult for the enemy to determine the location of the machine-gun point in battle. And members of the calculation and commanders will be able to hear each other when giving orders and adjusting fire.

It will be possible to issue commands and adjust the fire of the machine gun without resorting to hearing protection.

Tests of the new muffler should last until March 2021. After that, a test report and recommendations for further improving the model will be prepared.

If all goes well, this project may eventually grow to mass production.
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  1. evgen1221
    evgen1221 31 December 2020 18: 17
    -8
    It is on this bluetooth that they will drop cheaters.
    1. zenion
      zenion 1 January 2021 21: 34
      +1
      Whatever the child is amused with, just not cry. Children need toys, lots of toys. And then there will be a playing field with weed on top of the game.
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 31 December 2020 18: 30
    +10
    Weapons chambered for the new 6,8mm cartridge seems very promising

    And as the manufacturers of weapons, ammunition, how happy, words cannot convey.
    Although, such a weapon should become a slaughter, you can't argue with that.
    Integrated visual augmentation system (IVAS)

    The body kit on weapons and fighters is getting smarter and, in principle, there is benefit.
    On such a topic, it is advisable to keep up or have ways of countering. Both are relevant.
    If all goes well, this project may eventually grow to mass production.

    Quiet weapon, there are prospects.
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 31 December 2020 20: 25
      -6
      Five promising new products for the US military
      um ... for the green card? uh ... those who want to line up ... as much as you like ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 31 December 2020 20: 41
        +5
        Judging by what the "can" proclaimed, many have the prospects of obtaining a residence permit, citizenship ....
        though this does not guarantee ANYTHING worthwhile, but it does not stop them.
        Well, where we do not!!! The motto of most idiots in the world.
    2. Victorio
      Victorio 31 December 2020 22: 35
      +3
      Quote: rocket757
      there are prospects.

      ===
      the main principle: there is money, there are prospects.
      1. Nikon OConor
        Nikon OConor 2 January 2021 11: 08
        +1
        Aha!)) "Loot ends, no prospects" (c) "Zhmurki".
        1. kytx
          kytx 3 January 2021 02: 46
          0
          and now people think that we are complete scumbags!
          and before that? didn't you think?
          used to think that we are not complete!
          (c) from there
    3. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 31 December 2020 23: 37
      -4
      As part of this program, a new generation assault rifle is being created, which should replace the standard 5,56-mm M4A1 automatic carbine, as well as the 5,56-mm M249 light machine gun.
      Well, yes, crap, with whom does not happen? request But not 7,62, recoil, accuracy. belay Is it different 6,8 fool
      1. Terran ghost
        Terran ghost 26 February 2021 13: 35
        0
        screwed up, with whom does not happen

        Actually, no. The point is that, compared to the first half of the 1980s (when the NATO 5,56x45mm cartridge was adopted), infantryman's personal body armor (body armor, helmet, etc.) "made a step forward."
    4. cat Rusich
      cat Rusich 1 January 2021 18: 02
      +3
      Quote: rocket757

      If all goes well, this project may eventually grow to mass production.

      Quiet weapon, there are prospects.
      A "muffler" for a machine gun has long been invented.
      AEEK-999 Badger
      AEK-999 Badger soldier
    5. Phoenix
      Phoenix 26 February 2021 12: 45
      0
      Counteraction to infantry has been the same thing for a hundred years - aviation and artillery. The infantry is at the very bottom, it is "punished" by everyone and the role of a soldier in recent decades is only to open up enemy firing points, and work on them with heavy equipment. Smart glasses are unlikely to change that.
  3. Tsoy
    Tsoy 31 December 2020 18: 52
    +10
    There are a lot of plans and more ...
    Like 10 years ago, and 20. Does everyone remember the program of the warrior of the future? Almost nothing came from her to the series. So it is with 6,8 mm. No one knows if she will get the green light and make the whitefish gold or repeat the fate of the OICW.
    And if you take into account the F-35, new helicopters, B-21, new strategic boats, ICBMs in mines, hypersonic systems, self-propelled guns and A3 abrams, the fleet. Expenses will not become less.
  4. 113262a
    113262a 31 December 2020 19: 00
    +7
    Ukhe wrote today that the thermal imager does not care about mufflers and flame arresters, just like camouflage! All of this glows wildly. As soon as the machine gun works, it will be spotted. Next is either a sniper or a drone. Even in the LDNR, NM in the frontline units have these devices in every department. Of course, not always cool professional models, but we are gradually getting better! And in parts of the Russian Federation, and even more so should be!
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 31 December 2020 21: 37
      +1
      Perhaps one per company.
    2. arkadiyssk
      arkadiyssk 31 December 2020 21: 46
      +3
      Well, for hurrying with angry denials, the author wrote right away - the silencer on the machine gun is not for stealth, but for the convenience of controlling the fighters so that they could hear each other in battle.
    3. Insurgent
      Insurgent 31 December 2020 23: 19
      +8
      Everyone from 2021! Some with the coming, and some with the coming.

      Quote: 113262
      As soon as the machine gun works, it will be spotted. Further, either a sniper or a drone. Even in the LDNR, NM in the frontline units have these devices in every department


      So I will say - NO in the front end in platoons, and even more so in each branch drones. And there are NO snipers in the staff of the motorized rifle squad.

      Quote: Vadim237
      Perhaps one per company.


      Not even in companies and battalions No. ... Occasionally those "higher" come with "Phantoms" ...
      1. 113262a
        113262a 1 January 2021 13: 50
        +3
        I'm not talking about UAVs, but about thermal imagers. There are from everyday Chinese to pros. BLA-separate conversation, these are not really there.
      2. 113262a
        113262a 1 January 2021 14: 44
        +2
        I was on a CONTINUOUS territory, on a business trip, and the first generation Warriors, and Phantoms and an armored personnel carrier-82, I saw him alive for the first time! Massively. And so my colleagues spoke about the anti-sniper case. So everything will be there, if need be.
    4. Cherry Nine
      Cherry Nine 1 January 2021 14: 41
      0
      Quote: 113262
      As soon as the machine gun works, it will be spotted. Next-either sniper or drone

      And, well, that is, from the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and from the side of the LPR / DPR (because both snipers and drones of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are packed much better) did the machine guns all handed over to the secondary metal? Well, well, I'll know.
      1. 113262a
        113262a 1 January 2021 22: 30
        +3
        As for snipers, I doubt it, for drones, yes, there is superiority! But there will be no war, as in 14-15, and even as in Karabakh, there will be no! It will be total, for destruction, with the use of OOOOO very heavy, in which the APU does not have superiority! Like in Syria.
        1. Cherry Nine
          Cherry Nine 1 January 2021 23: 40
          +3
          Quote: 113262
          It will be total, for destruction, with the use of OOOOO very heavy, in which the APU does not have superiority! Like in Syria.

          In Syria? This is when the Americans formed a coalition and won half of the country? And the Turks sawed off a third of the remaining half? And the Jews fly to the remaining places as to a training ground?

          Well I do not know. Somehow you are too cheerful, it is unlikely that it will come to that. Former Soviet people - they are not so easy-going.
  5. Aviator_
    Aviator_ 31 December 2020 20: 05
    -5
    Is the area map supposed to be GPS, or is it built-in, as it was in the Tomahawks of the early 80s? If GPS, then this is for the war with the Papuans. Silencers are also touching - and who is going to clean them after the shooting? Or are they disposable? On the whole, this is another public relations campaign.
    1. eklmn
      eklmn 31 December 2020 23: 19
      +2
      “Silencers are also touching - and who is going to clean them after the shooting? "
      Many years ago, when I bought my first pistol, I also bought cartridges, but not Russian-made (they are the cheapest). They explained to me that I would get tired of cleaning weapons after them and transfer a lot of money to weapons chemistry ... bad gunpowder ...
      1. Aviator_
        Aviator_ 31 December 2020 23: 22
        +1
        And I mean the same. If the muffler is normal, then there are many partitions on which all the rubbish settles after the shot.
        1. eklmn
          eklmn 31 December 2020 23: 43
          0
          the Americans (military) clean their weapons, but they don't clean the mufflers, they change them. There are special offices where mufflers are cleaned with ultrasound.
      2. Insurgent
        Insurgent 31 December 2020 23: 35
        +4
        Quote: eklmn
        “Silencers are also touching - and who is going to clean them after the shooting? "


        We had a muffler under the AK-74 with a tightly boiled thread, they cleaned it by bluntly "rinsing" in a caustic solution, when it was, or simply in washing powder with hot water, then washed with water. And it still works as expected, as far as I know. Fig what will happen to him. Piece of iron yes

        And what is characteristic - a clean, carbon-free glushak does not suppress sound as effectively as a smoke-soaked one in several bursts ...
        1. Aviator_
          Aviator_ 1 January 2021 12: 12
          -1
          clear, carbon-free glushak, not as effective at suppressing sound as smoked in several bursts ...

          Estessno, I counted on one geometry, and with carbon deposits - another.
        2. psiho117
          psiho117 3 January 2021 18: 59
          0
          Quote: Insurgent
          And what is characteristic - clean, carbon-free glushak does not suppress sound as effectively as smoked in several bursts

          Uh-huh, and even if you spit at him, then in general it is babbling wassat
    2. Aviator_
      Aviator_ 31 December 2020 23: 26
      0
      Very interesting, minusers, apparently from Dill, as many as 3 pieces. You are going the right way, Shanovna! Only you will not get any of these toys anyway. Where are the Javelins?
    3. Doliva63
      Doliva63 1 January 2021 18: 20
      0
      Quote: Aviator_
      Is the area map supposed to be GPS, or is it built-in, as it was in the Tomahawks of the early 80s? If GPS, then this is for the war with the Papuans. Silencers are also touching - and who is going to clean them after the shooting? Or are they disposable? On the whole, this is another public relations campaign.

      Silencers were also cleaned in SA - what's wrong? There is time, disassembled, soaked, cleaned. Well, let alone at home - to pristine purity.
  6. Hog
    Hog 31 December 2020 20: 07
    +4
    Quote: rocket757
    The body kit on weapons and fighters is getting smarter and, in principle, there is benefit.
    On such a topic, it is advisable to keep up or have ways of countering. Both are relevant.

    Well, it will be quite difficult to counteract (if only the communication is jammed and the identification system), the same cards can be saved locally on the device, and in fact these points will be very useful in local conflicts of low intensity (with technological superiority over the enemy).
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 31 December 2020 20: 16
      +9
      Quote: Hog
      Quote: rocket757
      The body kit on weapons and fighters is getting smarter and, in principle, there is benefit.
      On such a topic, it is advisable to keep up or have ways of countering. Both are relevant.

      Well, it will be quite difficult to counteract (if only the communication is jammed and the identification system), the same cards can be saved locally on the device, and in fact these points will be very useful in local conflicts of low intensity (with technological superiority over the enemy).

      I wonder how these glasses will behave in low temperatures, which gobble up food, freeze the crystal or even fog up when sweat is trampled on the forehead. Or they have them with heating and wipers winked
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 31 December 2020 20: 53
        +10
        Remember how you had to process the "eyes" of the gas mask, so that you would not "go blind" after five minutes of the march of the throw ???
        Soap was rubbed when the special pencil ran out!
        Now there are masks in which the glass does not fog up without some kind of processing ... technologies are developing, however.
        A lot that is done, with proper funding and talent of developers, can be a real working, useful product.
        Those. it is worth proceeding from the fact that they will PERFORM, and not hope that it will turn out to be useless rubbish.
        So it will be more reliable.
        1. Mordvin 3
          Mordvin 3 31 December 2020 21: 20
          +3
          Quote: rocket757
          Now there are masks in which the glass does not fog up without any treatment ...

          I have not seen such. We have to rub the mask-glasses with soap.
          1. Mitroha
            Mitroha 1 January 2021 07: 44
            0
            Now even safety goggles are anti-fog. I took it myself, some kind of plastic
          2. Hagen
            Hagen 1 January 2021 13: 08
            +1
            Quote: Mordvin 3
            We have to rub the mask-glasses with soap.

            In the 80s, we got along quite well with insertable gelatin films. No soap needed ...
            1. Mordvin 3
              Mordvin 3 1 January 2021 13: 11
              0
              Quote: Hagen
              In the 80s, we got along quite well with insertable gelatin films. No soap needed ...

              I don’t know that. Soap is our everything ... hi
          3. rumpeljschtizhen
            rumpeljschtizhen 9 January 2021 21: 26
            0
            Technology does not stand still .... Earlier, too, soap or a means that a diver uses ... But the most effective remedy for fogging the lenses ... I bought it in a sports master ... Hockey players will use for masks
        2. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 1 January 2021 03: 40
          +2
          Quote: rocket757
          Those. it is worth proceeding from the fact that they will get it, rather than hoping it turns out to be useless junk.
          So it will be more reliable.

          I agree.
          But I asked questions not for the sake of criticism, but for an inquiring mind for! I believe that there is no such universal device that allows you to work at the level of support for a battalion, regiment, division, in the temperature range from + 50 to -50, with the listed package of "sweets" (with or without soap, with some kind of aerosol coating), since in the price situation multiplied by the number of personnel involved in hostilities, these pribluds will cost much more than the same rocket, or a dozen "modest packages" for MLRS, capable of mowing grass with trees to zero, or leveling the whole area where the unit (or DRG) has settled down, weighed down with glasses, with new barrels filled with polymer sleeves. It is somehow doubtful that the enemy is ready to lose these pribluds with the same disdain as ordinary steel or Kevlar helmets. Is it very expensive?
          At the same time, it is unambiguously necessary to recognize that these and similar "gadgets" will be very effective and useful for carrying out the same narrowly targeted special operations aimed at destroying important objects or some objectionable government (officials, political) figures, on which anywhere in a limited area. I would only be glad if our fighters had similar equipment. hi
          1. OgnennyiKotik
            OgnennyiKotik 1 January 2021 13: 09
            -2
            Ensuring equipment operation at low temperatures is a purely technical issue to be resolved. The only question is $. But the United States does not plan to fight in a theater of operations with low temperatures. Operations deep in Russia and China are simply suicidal. And nowhere else, well, northern Kazakhstan and Mongolia else.
          2. English tarantas
            English tarantas 1 January 2021 13: 12
            +1
            + 50 to - 50

            Firstly, I want to remind you that at such temperatures a person does not really work. And secondly, in Russia, the temperature spread is usually +25 - 25 in some places up to 30, but where there is more there is no need to fight.
            1. Doliva63
              Doliva63 1 January 2021 18: 39
              0
              Quote: English Tarantas
              + 50 to - 50

              Firstly, I want to remind you that at such temperatures a person does not really work. And secondly, in Russia, the temperature spread is usually +25 - 25 in some places up to 30, but where there is more there is no need to fight.

              Somehow you have godlessly averaged. Elan, 85-86. Field exit, -53. There was no humidity, no one even noticed. Well, it's frosty, so it's winter, like laughing In the 2000s, in Severouralsk, I got into a car in the morning, turned the key, -51 lights up on the display. I went to work on foot.
              1. English tarantas
                English tarantas 2 January 2021 10: 45
                +1
                as a rule, +25 - 25 in some places up to 30, but where there is more there and there is no need to fight

                That's who it's written for.
                1. Doliva63
                  Doliva63 2 January 2021 18: 05
                  +1
                  Quote: English Tarantas
                  as a rule, +25 - 25 in some places up to 30, but where there is more there and there is no need to fight

                  That's who it's written for.

                  Sorry buddy, I was careless hi
          3. Cherry Nine
            Cherry Nine 1 January 2021 14: 48
            +1
            The enemy has no problems with MLRS and is not foreseen. As for the costs, the enemy does not mind spending an expensive helfair and an even more expensive javelin to knock out a penny mortar. The enemy finally decided to increase the effectiveness of the infantry, primarily in spetsnaz operations, of which the vast majority are now, and not in the combined arms battle, which this enemy has conducted once over the past 20 years, and in which he lost 100 times fewer people than in partisan warfare ...
            1. SovAr238A
              SovAr238A 5 January 2021 11: 11
              +2
              Quote: Cherry Nine
              The enemy has no problems with MLRS and is not foreseen. As for the costs, the enemy does not mind spending an expensive helfair and an even more expensive javelin to knock out a penny mortar. The enemy finally decided to increase the effectiveness of the infantry, primarily in spetsnaz operations, of which the vast majority are now, and not in the combined arms battle, which this enemy has conducted once over the past 20 years, and in which he lost 100 times fewer people than in partisan warfare ...


              Your opponents do not understand in any way that a couple of dozen point-knocked out mortars and positions - reduce morale a hundredfold. compared to the knocked out headquarters ...
              1. Cherry Nine
                Cherry Nine 5 January 2021 13: 07
                0
                Quote: SovAr238A
                reduce morale a hundredfold. compared to the knocked out headquarters ...

                Well, I would not underestimate the knocked-out headquarters. But here the trick is that the knocked out headquarters - he's already knocked out... Expectations about "weapons against the Papuans" are rushing from the mouths of people who do not know and do not want to know how thoroughly the issues with the "big war" of the Americans have been resolved. There are problems - only political instructors have no problems - but before such problems of the Armed Forces of some other country (not yet) to live for another 40 years. Even the doctrine of the 82nd air-ground operation has not been mastered and it is not clear that there was once hope master. And the Americans want to do something with the paramilitaries, so they are looking for approaches.
    2. rocket757
      rocket757 31 December 2020 20: 47
      +1
      Quote: Hog
      with technological superiority over the enemy

      So they do not plan otherwise .... at least, so it may be if advisers from different agencies convince the elite that it is necessary to butt with a serious enemy on the economic, political ... i.e. on any field other than direct military confrontation.
      We will take a look, but our top managers need to be ready for any surprises. It was necessary to prepare yesterday, so it is safer.
  7. Aerodrome
    Aerodrome 31 December 2020 20: 43
    +2
    Quote: rocket757
    residence permit, citizenship, many have ...
    however, this does not guarantee ANYTHING worthwhile,

    I'm talking about this ...
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 31 December 2020 20: 58
      +3
      When a person has a dream, a dream, he prefers not to notice the accompanying .... unpleasant moments.
      And you can't prove anything like that, it's useless to waste time.
  8. Mark kalendarov
    Mark kalendarov 31 December 2020 21: 41
    +1
    An integrated system ... The Americans got carried away, they got carried away ... Fighting under bullets and reading information on the display are two different things. I think that the best development will be a pair of leader and follower. The leader reads everything and knows, informs the follower. And that, relying on the information received, will act ... Well, something like that. And maybe in another way. The war will show. Happy New Year everyone and all the best!
  9. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 31 December 2020 23: 25
    -1
    In the future, "smart glasses" should be able to recognize faces, learn distinguish civilians from military, as well as translate text from various languages ​​into English.
    But the bullshit is nonsense, because they never had such tasks, they quite confidently soaked civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq on purpose.
    It combines glasses with modern computer games.
    Exactly. Soak it and you won't get anything. You have 10 lives, if anything, you pump up. repeat
    1. Cherry Nine
      Cherry Nine 1 January 2021 14: 36
      -2
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      But after all, the bullshit is nonsense, for they never had such tasks

      Delirium is your post. There is no problem to wet a peace man, there is a problem to wet a peace man without an order. This should be avoided whenever possible. And since this problem is more for politicians than for the military themselves, politicians will easily give money to solve it.
  10. eklmn
    eklmn 31 December 2020 23: 40
    +2
    For the curious:
    The Marines Are Equipping Hundreds of Infantrymen with Silencers (popularmechanics.com)
    (2016, translated by Google)
    “The US Marine Corps equipped the Marines with silencers for an entire battalion. As a result, units can hear each other better on the battlefield, which means that they can disperse further and cover a large area.
    The shots are loud. The sound of a shot can range from unpleasant to downright painful, depending on the caliber and distance from the weapon to the listener. From four to six feet, the M4 carbine, the M249 troop automatic weapon, or the M240 medium machine gun have a volume of 159 to 164 decibels. Such loud noises cause immediate temporary hearing loss and contribute to permanent hearing loss in the long term.
    Combat is a cacophony of gunfire and hearing impaired people, exacerbated by a top-down command structure, where one person can give orders to up to a dozen people. As a result, small infantry units tend to remain close to each other on the battlefield. While units are more efficiently dispersed, a corporal, sergeant or lieutenant can be heard. Advanced Armament Company, a military contractor and silencer manufacturer, says their silencer reduces noise from an M4-type rifle by 32-34 decibels. This reduces the noise level of the M4 to about 130 decibels, or about the level of a jackhammer. Civilian owners of an AR-15 with silencers, a weapon similar to the M4, but without the ability to fire in rapid bursts of full automatic fire, report that they can fire their weapon without hearing protection. ”
  11. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 1 January 2021 00: 08
    +2
    US Special Operations Command chambered for .338 Norma Magnum (8,6x64 mm). In the future, it can replace all M240 machine guns in the Marine Corps companies, and possibly in the army units.
    The new cartridge will make it possible to confidently hit targets at a range of up to 1500 meters, while the effective firing range of a 7,62 mm M240 machine gun is estimated at 800 meters.
    fool Also 6,8 mm ... Having universal or unique Another question is who will win ... Logistics, yes, it is developing, but the war .... Therefore, now the indicators are going through the roof, everything is in chocolate, but in the war you will be in a different jam.
    According to the WWII experience, we had only one ammunition for machine guns and rifles, pistols and machine guns.
    1. sen
      sen 1 January 2021 04: 47
      +1
      For American companies, the main thing in this matter is the opportunity to make good money on rearmament.
    2. Cherry Nine
      Cherry Nine 1 January 2021 14: 32
      +1
      7,62x54 and 7,62x25? Is this any reason for pride?

      And the Americans ask the price just in time for the two-cartridge scheme, 6.8 for assault rifles and machine guns and 8.6 for the "light" KKP. Instead of the current three-round, 5.56 rifle, 7.62 machine gun, 12.7 KKP, and even before the heap the snipers have 3 of their own cartridges, .300Win Mag, .338Lapua and .338Norma.
  12. RealPilot
    RealPilot 1 January 2021 02: 10
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    Quote: evgen1221
    It is on this bluetooth that they will drop cheaters.

    Even as they will!
    Their problem is that NATO youth are used to Playstation and Xbox, and to smartphones ... And all modern devices are very similar in terms of control. Confidence is given as in Super-Spidermen and other Batmen (in the exercises)!

    And now let's imagine the Russian winter, when the Marines and other brave guys were fired at by the EMP with ammunition in the cold, or the batteries from the cold sat down, all their gadgets were cut off, and they don't even have paper maps ... I don't envy them!
    Even the inscription "no signal" on the screen - and that is not bully
    1. Observer2014
      Observer2014 1 January 2021 11: 02
      -4
      Quote: RealPilot
      Quote: evgen1221
      It is on this bluetooth that they will drop cheaters.

      Even as they will!
      Their problem is that NATO youth are used to Playstation and Xbox, and to smartphones ... And all modern devices are very similar in terms of control. Confidence is given as in Super-Spidermen and other Batmen (in the exercises)!

      And now let's imagine the Russian winter, when the Marines and other brave guys were fired at by the EMP with ammunition in the cold, or the batteries from the cold sat down, all their gadgets were cut off, and they don't even have paper maps ... I don't envy them!
      Even the inscription "no signal" on the screen - and that is not bully

      And you do not imagine how in the cold they will be bombarded with EMP ammunition. Can you imagine what you will do in the forest at night against such fighters in a year, for example? Where to run and hide where will you be? In the summer and in June. And where for yourself at least something that you can see at night get it. I'm not talking about EMP ammunition wassat laughing
      1. Analkara
        Analkara 10 January 2021 09: 55
        0
        Well, the mattress covers will die of hunger for a long time, when the forests are lost. They can only navigate the terrain with their smart glasses.
  13. sen
    sen 1 January 2021 04: 41
    +2
    The system, being developed for the US Army, will be compatible with thermal and night vision systems. In the future, "smart glasses" should be able to recognize faces, learn to distinguish civilians from the military, and also translate text from various languages ​​into English.

    Can be used in a tank to see through the armor, as was done in Israel. For shooting small arms "around the corner" and from the hip.
  14. sen
    sen 1 January 2021 04: 43
    +2
    One of the options for modernizing the 7,62-mm M240 machine gun can be the installation of a silencer on it.

    We have known this for a long time and is called a low-noise firing device (PMS).
  15. Observer2014
    Observer2014 1 January 2021 10: 29
    -4
    These glasses are based on the HoloLens mixed reality glasses developed by Microsoft specialists. The military version of the glasses is characterized by increased strength and protective properties.
    The fighter's on-board computer. Wait, they will add a helmet around the cameras. And approach such a fighter. Especially at night or in the fog ... Plus a lot of additional information in front of your eyes. Plus they help to aim from personal weapons. Plus, the command sees what the fighter sees. Yes, there are pluses. Until tomorrow you can bring. In general, what was not long ago computer toys are now in action. And it will be more fun. Call of Duty with missions about future wars will help everyone. How the army will look in the future. yes No, well, of course, out of spite of the lack of such economic opportunities (because these "toys" are not cheap at all), you can blast about whirlwinds of violent attacks laughing Well, you don’t really agree to waggle a saber in front of the fighters who see farther. They shoot better. They get information more accurately and faster. Thanks to technical progress. Not because they're so special. Wait a minute. Genetic engineering is on the alert. We'll have something to talk about. hi
  16. bandabas
    bandabas 1 January 2021 12: 01
    0
    It's time to stock up on batteries.
  17. RealPilot
    RealPilot 1 January 2021 13: 35
    0
    Quote: Observer2014
    Quote: RealPilot
    Quote: evgen1221
    It is on this bluetooth that they will drop cheaters.

    Even as they will!
    Their problem is that NATO youth are used to Playstation and Xbox, and to smartphones ... And all modern devices are very similar in terms of control. Confidence is given as in Super-Spidermen and other Batmen (in the exercises)!

    And now let's imagine the Russian winter, when the Marines and other brave guys were fired at by the EMP with ammunition in the cold, or the batteries from the cold sat down, all their gadgets were cut off, and they don't even have paper maps ... I don't envy them!
    Even the inscription "no signal" on the screen - and that is not bully

    And you do not imagine how in the cold they will be bombarded with EMP ammunition. Can you imagine what you will do in the forest at night against such fighters in a year, for example? Where to run and hide where will you be? In the summer and in June. And where for yourself at least something that you can see at night get it. I'm not talking about EMP ammunition wassat laughing

    Speak up!
    In this I agree with you.

    Another question is that excessive belief in gadgets leads to disastrous consequences. I'm talking about this first.
    But our special forces will follow the order.
  18. Nikon OConor
    Nikon OConor 2 January 2021 11: 05
    0
    Figase they shoot from machine guns with hearing protection?
  19. Egor53
    Egor53 2 January 2021 11: 40
    -4
    1. Smart glasses. They should work well at the landfill. And if on the battlefield, a soldier who is accustomed to such glasses, suddenly begins to see complete crap, as a result of the defeat of the electronics of the glasses by electronic warfare, then he will definitely crap. A set with glasses also needs diapers.
    2. A silencer for a machine gun is not possible in principle - automatic reloading does not allow it. He can be a flame arrester, and nothing more.
  20. eklmn
    eklmn 2 January 2021 18: 32
    -1
    For the curious ...
    today there is information about another interesting development:
    "The army is looking for a device that can turn water from a battlefield ditch into IV fluid."
    https://news.yahoo.com/army-pursuing-device-turn-battlefield-153043111.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=ma
    (lane google)
    “US Army medical experts have teamed up with a Colorado research firm to create a briefcase-sized device that medics can use to convert even 'ditch water' into IV fluid - a vital battlefield tool for treating wounded soldiers. Battalion paramedics and combat medics use XNUMX-liter IV bags filled with Ringer's Lactate or Lactated Ringer's Solution: a sterile liquid made of sodium, potassium and calcium to treat dehydration and deliver medication to wounded or wounded soldiers. But as the army prepares for a future war, resupplying certain units on the battlefield with medical supplies such as blood and IV solution will be an ongoing challenge, officials have said in the past.
    As a possible solution to this problem, US Army Medical Materiel Development Activity has worked with TDA Research, Inc. for the past two years. to create a working prototype of what she calls the Lactated Ringer solution generator. The lightweight, portable device - weighing 5kg and measuring 45cm high, 25cm wide and 15cm deep - can transform any groundwater source in rugged terrain into a liter bag of solution in about six minutes. ”
    1. Intruder
      Intruder 12 March 2021 14: 57
      0
      The lightweight, portable device - weighing 5kg and measuring 45cm high, 25cm wide and 15cm deep - can transform any groundwater source in rugged terrain into a liter bag of solution in about six minutes. ”
      liter of "saline solution" (isotonic) from the ditch, zaboristaya fantasy, The Strugatsky brothers are resting, just .... in their "Roadside Picnic"! laughing wink
      And where to get all this in a ditch, for a solution:
      an aqueous solution of sodium chloride (NaCl) with a mass fraction of ω (NaCl) ≈ 0,9%
      1. eklmn
        eklmn 12 March 2021 16: 50
        +1
        Denis,
        Let me remind you of Lenin's words: Learn English - the source of knowledge. And after a pause he added: And money too.
        I gave the source, it is in English. Want to know the details - google in hand. If you don’t want to know the details, you don’t need to, you will be at the level of critics of auto / airplanes / electricity ... of the Middle Ages ...
        And yet - if Russian scientists cannot / don't_ know, then this is not all the scientists of the world ...
        1. Intruder
          Intruder 12 March 2021 17: 01
          0
          filled with Ringer's lactate or Lactated Ringer's solution: a sterile liquid made of sodium, potassium and calcium to treat dehydration and deliver medication to wounded or wounded soldiers
          I have nothing to do with Russian scientists who "can't / don't_know", and thank God, somehow I don't want to personally ... laughing wink
          But, where to get from a ditch or a puddle in the field, after bacterial and chemical filtration, such a set included for Ringer: Solution for infusion in the form of a transparent, colorless liquid - 1 liter;
          sodium chloride-6 g;
          potassium chloride-0.4 g;
          calcium chloride hexahydrate (in terms of anhydrous) -0.2 g;
          sodium lactate 50% solution (in terms of sodium lactate) -3.2 g;
          I don’t argue with you, just a lightweight portable device weighing 5 kg should have its own supplies and dispensers for cooking, and water can be found almost everywhere, even in Arizona / Gobi / Sahara !? laughing
          1. eklmn
            eklmn 12 March 2021 18: 23
            +1
            Denis,
            in eng. there is a saying “do not kill a messenger”, don't kill the messenger!
            I'm a messenger! I don't understand anything about the chemistry / physics of this process. If you are interested in the details, then from my link (which you do not want to open with stubbornness worthy of a man_with_ constipation) you can find out the location of the laboratory and its name. Most likely this laboratory has a web page where you can find out some details (not all, of course!)
            In the end, you can admit that you are too lazy to translate (you do not know how) and ask me for a translation - there is nothing wrong with that, I will help ...
            1. Intruder
              Intruder 12 March 2021 18: 34
              0
              which you, with a stubbornness worthy of a man_with_ constipation, do not want to open
              for a long time I have not been so subtly trolled !? laughing
              In the end, you can admit that you are too lazy to translate (you do not know how) and ask me for a translation - there is nothing wrong with that, I will help ...
              well, here you are mistaken, with the translation, and even more so with the colloquial and technical, everything is normal for me, as long as it was before you winked , especially since every day I communicate in starbaks (e), with native speakers of this language, foreign and international! fellow
              1. eklmn
                eklmn 12 March 2021 18: 39
                0
                Denis,
                my link contains the name of a company - TDA Research, which is dedicated to "developing advanced chemical processes, materials and equipment for customers in the defense, aerospace, energy and chemical industries."
                On the website of this company (TDA.com) you will find topics of interest in the sections Products, Patents, Publication, etc.
                Good luck! drinks
  21. Puhly67
    Puhly67 2 January 2021 22: 53
    0
    accept (catch) an olive tree instead of a signal. Yeah not bad)). bull dads are not for everyone. but the DTK is certainly a useful thing.
  22. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 3 January 2021 20: 15
    0
    "On this virtual map, fighters will be able to mark opponents, allies, various landmarks and points on the ground." - Can you get more details from this place? Mark how? Finger in the glass? I'm just curious. And how many seconds will this "device" work on one set of batteries? How long does it take to replace the batteries? Not to mention that those who are accustomed to "pictures" in the absence of these will be stupidly lost. And pictures at dusk, for example, will help you see the marked targets better, but will not help you see a hole in the floor. Controversial improvement
  23. taseka
    taseka 4 January 2021 18: 56
    +2
    Hmm. If we discard the patriot hurray, then we are now in the infantry against the United States like these Polish hussars - brave and brave, but alas, they all died heroically (((
  24. evgen1221
    evgen1221 5 February 2021 17: 36
    0
    With glasses - how do they deal with dust and dirt on this forehead chandelier?
    1. agond
      agond 21 February 2021 11: 16
      0
      The question is, is it in principle possible or not to create an automatic rifle in caliber 6.8 with a firing density like the RPK-74 5.45?
      And two kopecks from ourselves, probably we should not follow in the footsteps of the Chinese or the Yankees and increase the caliber, it would be much easier and cheaper to use symmetrical mechanics in weapon automation, if in a 5.45 caliber machine gun all parts are symmetrically mirrored, that is, paired with the same size, shape, mass, (instead of one, put two gas pistons on the right and on the left, as well as some other parts), then you can completely remove the moments of rotation (overturning, overwhelming) inherent in conventional non-symmetrical weapon automation, which will dramatically affect the density of automatic fire, while not there will be a significant increase in the weight of the weapon
  25. Maksim_ok
    Maksim_ok 25 February 2021 15: 38
    0
    SIG took the lead with weapons under 6,8. Everything is great, but in the variant of the assault rifle, a greater recoil is clearly noticeable than that of weapons under 5.56. Especially when shooting in bursts. No wonder, since the new cartridge is rather an analogue of the 7.62x51, but with better ballistics and weight parameters due to the two-component sleeve.
  26. taseka
    taseka 2 March 2021 12: 10
    0
    In the first 3 months of the aggression of these tolerant NATO liberals, our guys will undress at night, cutting their throats and we will have cool armored vehicles, night vision devices and assault sights with their radar stations and combat laptops)))
  27. Intruder
    Intruder 12 March 2021 14: 39
    0
    The Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) created by Microsoft engineers allows fighters to receive a lot of important information that is displayed directly on the surface of the glasses.
    on the surface of the glasses! ??? Should the author read about AR / MR / XR technologies? At least briefly, or is this a problem of translation from American English, where the terminology is slightly different ...
  28. RED_ICE
    RED_ICE 13 March 2021 16: 19
    0
    And as a rule, in battle, all these bells and whistles are either faulty or not used))
  29. nnz226
    nnz226 23 March 2021 18: 59
    0
    Everything is fine .... But where will the carriers of these new products go after the artillery barrage, including "Tornado" and "Solntsepeki"? The kids are used to fighting without contact, but this option will not work with the Russian army ...