Land Platforms

US Army seeking new ATGM technology to counter explosive reactive armour

03 December 2019

On the hunt for ways to defeat tanks outfitted with explosive reactive armour, the US Army is seeking vendor input on anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) and associated technologies that will be ready within eight years.

The move comes at a time when the service is modernising its ground combat vehicles and missile arsenal, in preparation for a large-scale conflict with the likes of Russia or China. To do so, in part, the service is soliciting White Papers for ATGM weapons and technologies for its modernisation programmes, according to a 27 November request for information. Specifically, the service is interested in kinetic energy missiles, ATGMs with chemical energy warheads, and "manoeuvrable" missiles.

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