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April 29, 2016
GXV-T revs up research into smarter armored ground vehicles
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 28, 2016
Today's ground-based armored fighting vehicles are better protected than ever, but face a constantly evolving threat: weapons increasingly effective at piercing armor. While adding more armor has provided incremental increases in protection, it has also hobbled vehicle speed and mobility and ballooned development and deployment costs. To help reverse this trend, DARPA's Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program recently awarded contracts to eight organizations. "We're exploring a variety o ... read more

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