The U.S. Army is in the midst of a major overhaul of its combat vehicles.
As part of this modernization, the service is exploring the role of uncrewed
vehicles on the battlefield. Above, a Ripsaw robot conducts a live-firing
exercise at Fort Dix, N.J., on June 30, 2021. The Ripsaw, built by Textron,
was the Army’s choice for its Robotic Combat Vehicle-Medium program.
Over the last two decades, U.S. Army modernization programs have struggled to reach the finish line. In response...