The USMC & Army must champaign Active Protection Systems on its vehicles NOW!

Many cheers to BaneBlade for the idea!

Face the it boys in addition to girls.  The activity inwards the Middle East has moved from Iraq/Syria over to Yemen.  Saudi Arabia in addition to the other members of the GCC induce got launched an offensive inwards that province in addition to past times all accounts they’re getting their asses handed to them.

BaneBlade stated the obvious in addition to I’m pathetic I missed it.

Anti-armor missile tech is outpacing armor development.  You only can’t arrive thick plenty in addition to endure able to maneuver properly anymore.  Even if nosotros convey the sentiment that the M1 Abrams that nosotros sold the Saudi’s aren’t upwards to USA criterion nosotros should withal endure aware…and a chip alarmed at how easily all trend of ATGM/RPG are able to patch into them.

What does this hateful for USA forces?

It agency that the prototype has shifted again.  For the USMC specifically it agency that its survivability upgrade for the AAV is no longer valid.  IEDs aren’t the weapon of pick inwards the struggle that the Houthis are waging.  They’re using anti-tank missiles in addition to RPGs.

If I was business office of a retrieve tank I’d swear that the Saudi’s sentiment that they were running into an insurgency in addition to instead industrial plant life themselves involved inwards Hybrid Warfare (I believe but can’t attempt that Iranian Advisors are working alongside the Houthis).

The Army is pushing 30mm cannon upgrades for its Strykers.  In lite of data that nosotros forthwith have, I believe that’s the incorrect move.  They should instead endure investing inwards Armor Protection Systems.  I don’t help which one, but it should endure a priority.  Additionally the USMC has at to the lowest degree seven years in addition to belike a whole lot to a greater extent than earlier it fields the Amphibious Combat Vehicle.  APS must endure business office of that vehicle when it rolls off the assembly line.  The USMC has already delayed the buy to such an extent that today’s off the shelf vehicles volition belike endure antiquated past times the fourth dimension Marines have them anyway in addition to thence at to the lowest degree give them a fighting chance.

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The script has flipped.  IEDs aren’t the threat.  Its ATGM/RPG.