It is clear that the U.S. Army is going all in for its modernization priorities. It hopes to have an array of transformative capabilities ready for deployment by the mid-2020s. But the Army has missed the mark on previous technology bets. So it is a good thing that the Army also is investing in upgrades to the existing force structure, particularly for its fleets of armored fighting vehicles. The future may be one filled with robot tanks and directed energy weapons. But in case it takes longer than expected to achieve its modernization goals, it is a good thing that the Army has a robust effort underway to modernize its Abrams tanks, Paladin self-propelled artillery and Strykers and replace the old M-113s with the Armored Multipurpose Vehicle. I have written about this subject here.
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