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Next-gen­er­a­tion army ve­hi­cles

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Even if this rings true, ground forces will al­ways be needed for var­i­ous rea­sons. In a world where the most pow­er­ful men can cre­ate dev­as­ta­tion by the push of a but­ton, ground troops will in­evitably be needed to clean up the mess and fight what­ever lit­tle re­sis­tance is left. The hu­man el­e­ment will al­ways be a part of war, and no mod­ern hu­man is go­ing to walk when he can ride.

But driv­ing around isn’t the only ne­ces­sity when it comes to mod­ern war­fare. Back in the day, the troops had merely to worry about fly­ing bul­lets, mor­tars and a crash­ing plane here and there. Sim­ply add some bul­let-proof­ing and you’re good to go.

Mod­ern war­fare un­for­tu­nately in­cludes all sorts of nasty tech. En­gi­neers have to com­pen­sate for this, as they’ve al­ways had to do. Dur­ing WWII, the Ger­mans in­tro­duced U-boat sub­marines, so the Al­lies in­vented depth charges. Ditto with sonar, and sub­se­quent sonar cloak­ing de­vices. It’s a never-end­ing cy­cle of de­vel­op­ment.

With that in mind, we thought we’d take a look at the next gen­er­a­tion of mil­i­tary ve­hi­cle that hope­fully won’t ever be de­ployed.

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