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The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control are developing an Electromagnetic (EM) Gun System. The objective of the EM GunTM Program is to demonstrate the feasibility of an electromagnetic gun meeting the expectations for the Future Combat Systems (FCS) main armament and is primarily focused on technology demonstration. The Army EM gun applied research program is contracted through 2007 and is organized in two phases. During Phase I, 2000-2005, the program is centered on a medium caliber gun demonstration, demonstrating critical technologies that support the rotating power supply development, and demonstrating a single rotating power supply. During the Phase II, 2005-2007, Missiles and Fire Control will integrate the EM technologies into an armament test-bed for demonstration in 2007 utilizing a large bore gun integrated with a power supply system that is comprised of two counter-rotating power generation alternators with support elements.
Originally posted by ShadowXIX
JAVELIN ANTI-ARMOUR MISSILE, USA
I like the javelin its another fire and forget anti-tank weapon. The Javelin anti-tank missile has a range of 2,500m. Not as good as the other weapon but you dont have to lug around a 120mm motar it only weighs 22.3 kg. So it can be carried a fired by one soldier. The tandem warhead is fitted with two shaped charges: a precursor warhead to initiate explosive reactive armour and a main warhead to penetrate base armour.
Originally posted by taibunsuu
so one helicopter could scan and target an entire enemy formation, then the chopper sinks below terrain, shares the target data with other Longbows, and they fire a few dozen Hellfires in one volley.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
No by 2013 the lasers would become smaller as technology improves just like they have the humvees with the ground to air missiles they will have an humvee with this laser mounted on top also when I was watching the show the radar was not a big deal they had made everything to fit inside the humvee which would hold only 2 people.
Originally posted by Clownface
"Ok boys.. you're going to hunt tanks in this small arms protected car that has fixed direction of fire and no fire on the run. Just hope that the enemy doesn't see you first and use anything bigger than 7.62mm while shooting you to pieces. Have a nice day.."
You could say that, it WAS cancelled.
Originally posted by Kozzy
The LOSAT was cancelled wasn't it? It was just too goddamn expensive.