Force 2025

Gen. Raymond T. Odierno is the Chief of Staff of the United States Army. Full Bio The Army is meeting this challenge — to change itself and improve land power capabilities — through a strategy called Force 2025 and Beyond. It is our method to prepare the Army for the complexities of the global security…

Future Combat Systems

How Future Combat Systems Will Work by Ed Grabianowski Introduction to How Future Combat Systems Will Work The Future Combat Systems (FCS) initiative is a massive overhaul of military technology intended to prepare the U.S. Army for modern warfare. Current projections suggest that it will be the most expensive military project in U.S. history and…

Robot Mules

From Massachusetts-based Boston Dynamics, which works closely with DARPA, an amazingly agile “pack mule” robot will one day be commonplace on military missions in the field. The robot will carry gear, such as heavy backpacks that can slow down ground forces. The four-legged “mule” easily negotiates rocks and divots in the road and field. It…