Military Capabilities

US eyes EU infrastructure investment as one avenue for negating OMFV protection vs. mobility challenge

28 February 2020

US Army leaders are grappling with their desire to field heavily armoured next-generation combat vehicles against the mobility challenges of transporting the vehicles in the air and manoeuvring them over European bridges. However, when it comes to the latter part of the equation, European partners are trying to circumvent such challenges by investing USD7.1 billion (EUR6.5 billion) into improvements for civilian and military dual-use transportation infrastructure across the continent.

US Air Force General Tod Wolters, the commander for US European Command (USEURCOM) and NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe, appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee on 25 February to testify about the Trump administration's fiscal year 2021 budget request, and field questions about operations inside Europe to deter Russia's military.

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