via Breaking Defense.
Upgunning the Europe-based Second Cavalry Regiment against the Russians is just the first of a “lethality upgrade” for the entire Stryker force. The 30mm quick-firing cannon for 2CR’s Strykers may ultimately go on half the Army’s fleet of the 8×8 armored vehicles (not counting specialist variants). The other half would get the a vehicular version of the Javelin, the military’s standard shoulder-fired anti-tank missile. Just as important, the Army wants to upgrade sights and sensors across the fleet — and it’s throwing the doors open to ideas from industry.Ok. Something is going on. I wonder what the Compartmentalized Intel is saying because the US Army appears to be prepping for a major conventional war.
“We’re releasing a market survey tomorrow,” said Col. Glenn Dean, the Army’s Stryker program manager. “[It’s] intended to reach out to industry and involve them in a dialogue of what capabilities should we be considering beyond the things that were already on our menu.”
Budget wars are one thing, but this seems (at least from my chair) to indicate a real threat that is just over the horizon.
What do they see that I'm missing? I don't buy the war in Europe thing. Combat in the Pacific will be a Navy/USMC and a bit of the Air Force trying to push in...so what the hell is it?