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U.S. military seeking technologies able to dodge missiles

DARPA researching battlefield vehicles able to avoid battlefield conflicts
By: Michael Hatamoto | Apps News | Posted: Sep 12, 2014 8:17 pm

The Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA) is developing a Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXVT-T) craft that is able to automatically adjust to avoid incoming rockets. However, with the safety effectiveness of armor going down - and the cost of vehicle armor increasing - a futuristic system to assist drivers avoid rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons could be greatly beneficial.



Military researchers have increasingly improved armor on battlefield vehicles, but have lagged behind new weapons and bombs designed to penetrate armor. The GXV-T program should help disrupt current mechanized warfare by providing new technologies to keep soldiers safe.


GXV-T's goal is not to just improve or replace one particular vehicle - it's about breaking the 'more armor' paradigm and revolutionizing projection for all armored fighting vehicles," said Kevin Massey, DARPA program manager. Inspired by how X-plane programs have improved airfraft capabilities over the past 60 years, we plan to pursue groundbreaking fundamental research and development to help make future armored fighting vehicles significantly more mobile, effective, save and affordable."




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