Once again, let’s talk about the equipment updates the US Army has gone through over the past days.
First would be the article from Kyle Mizokami from Popular Mechanic. In here, he talked about the new weapon test the Army made by attaching a laser in a helicopter which is a first for the group.
The U.S. Army and Raytheon marked a milestone yesterday as an Apache helicopter demonstrated the first test firing of a high energy laser system from a military rotorcraft.
Also featured in the article is this video from Raytheon. Check out the video below:
This laser upgrade would greatly impact the group in moving forward. As per Art Morrish, vice president of Advanced Concept and Technologies for Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, “This data collection shows we’re on the right track. By combining combat proven sensors, like the MTS, with multiple laser technologies, we can bring this capability to the battlefield sooner rather than later.” he stated in Raytheon press release. Sounds right.
Next would be the article from Pavel Polityuk of Reuters. In this article, they shared with us that the US Army gear could be “Made in Ukraine” under new defense deals.
Ukraine anticipates receiving U.S. funding to develop new military technologies. This agreement would also pave the way for some U.S. army equipment to be partly manufactured in Ukraine.
One of the agreement was to free up Ukraine’s access to the U.S. defense market, for example by speeding up the process by which Ukraine can purchase equipment such as drones or radar. It will make it easier for Ukraine to sell its own defense equipment to the U.S. Also, Ukraine will be receiving U.S. funding to develop new military technologies.
Next would be the article from Scott Nicholas of Executive Biz. He discussed how Battelle will help update army’s combat support equipment.
Battelle has received a five-year, $20 million contract to help the U.S. Army update and address sustainment challenges related to its military support technologies.
“Lena Furci, manager of Battelle’s mission and defense technologies, integrated and unmanned systems business line, said the contract offers an opportunity for the company to assist the government in efforts to modernize construction equipment, bridges, fuel and water systems. Furci added the systems are designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of U.S. war fighters.”
All these additional and equipment upgrades would deeply impact the effectiveness of our soldiers.
God speed to our soldiers!