More AUSA videos

Earlier this month we posted some videos from Jane’s and DefenseWeb TV showing some of the vehicles and weapons systems on display at the recent AUSA show.  Here are some more.

 

 

 

 

 

AUSA 2017 videos

Here are some videos from the recent AUSA show in Washington DC from the youtube channels of Jane’s IHS and Defense Web TV

 

 

 

 

AUSA Army Platforms 2016 – Panel 3 – Next Generation Combat Vehicle

For those looking for a sleep aid, allow us to suggest this video from the 2016 AUSA panel discussion on the Next Generation Combat Vehicle.  In all seriousness though, there is a good bit of information to be gleaned from this video for those interested in future US AFV development.  Be warned, there are more than a few acronyms tossed around by this panel.

BAE Systems next-gen Bradley demonstrator at AUSA

BAE systems is showcasing a next-generation Bradley IFV demonstrator at AUSA 2016.  According to IHS Jane’s 360:

The platform takes the hull structure from the BAE Systems’ Armoured Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) programme and integrates many legacy Bradley components as well as some new designs, Deepak Bazaz, BAE Systems’ director of artillery and Bradley programmes, told reporters on 3 October at the Association of the US Army (AUSA) annual symposium.

The idea is to bridge a gap between engineering change proposals (ECPs) that are underway to upgrade the Bradley fleet, to a conceptual future fighting vehicle (FFV) that the army hopes could eventually replace the fleet in the 2030s or beyond.

Video interview about AMPV Program and Future Bradley from Defense & Aerospace Report:

 

 
Here are a couple pictures, taken from tanknet.com.

M8 Armored Gun System makes appearance at AUSA

Expeditionary_Light_Tank_airdropped_airborne_troops_BAE_Systems_AUSA_2015_640_001BAE Systems has unveiled a new version of the M8 Buford light tank at the AUSA 2015 Annual Meeting in Washington D.C..  The M8 Buford design dates back to the late 1980’s when the US Army was pursuing a replacement vehicle for the M551 Sheridan.  The M8, built by United Defense beat out competing designs by Teledyne Continental Motors and Cadillac Gage.  By 1997 the M8 program was cancelled, it’s intended role somewhat being filled by the Stryker.  According to an article from Defense One:

“The intent of what we have out here is a conversation starter,” said Deepak Bazaz, BAE Systems’ director of New and Amphibious Vehicles, standing by his company’s M8 Armored Gun System.

The Army does not a formal requirement yet for what it calls a mobile protected firepower unit, but it could soon, prompting BAE to bring the unit to the Association of the U.S. Army annual gathering in Washington.

The Army suspended work on a similar project in the mid-1990s, “but the need really remains,” Bazaz said. “It’s emerging again with the changing world that we live in.”

The article notes that the M8 on display is one of the original vehicles built in the 90’s and has not yet been upgraded with modern electronics and sensor gear.  United Defense (now owned by BAE) had built six M8 prototypes in the 90’s.