U.S. Army emphasizing mobility for next combat vehicle: The U.S. Army is seeking lighter armored vehicle concepts to better prepare for fighting in future battlefields, the service announced.
Lighter combat vehicles, Army officials say, support the branch's strategy for placing a heavier emphasis on armored mobility. Army leaders discussed future designs and procurement concepts ahead of releasing a new maneuver force modernization strategy.
"M1 and Bradley take us out to 2050, which is not sustainable if you want a weapons system that's going to be dominant," Maj. Gen. Eric Wesley said in a press release, referring to two legacy armored platforms.
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