The tactics and military strategy of the American army will undergo a profound revolution in the coming years. On the battlefields of the future, the US Army will deploy large ultra-connected, multi-weapon units. Virtual reality and simulations will provide soldiers with operational experiences while limiting costs and risks.
For its communication, the US military regularly issues forward-looking reports on its future. She has just released a preview of what it should be like by 2030, that is, “tomorrow”. Over the last thirty years, with the lessons learned from conflicts in the Middle East in particular and the arrival of new technologies, tactics and strategies have been profoundly reformulated. This new doctrine is once again revolutionizing the functioning of the various US military corps.
Unlike Russian strategies, from which we see the undesirable effects of rigidityrigidity on the ground, US forces should be able in the coming years to mix their different weapons (airair, sea, land, cyber). This way, these connected armies will be able to act as a single unit. For that, they need a lot of sensorssensors, sophisticated cyber warfare and communications systems. With this combination, the idea is to make the movementsmovements troop to the enemy with stealth and evasive troops. In addition to this cloudiness, this mixed unit will be able to concentrate a power of firefire huge on the enemy at the desired time and place. For this, on the ground, the military will have units cell phonescell phones heavily armored, robotized and that will also have more powerful and effective weapons.
Laser, microwave, virtual reality
We will also find weapons whose experiments Futura has already mentioned. Thus, laser systems and microwave defenses will be deployed in the field to eliminate aerial threats such as drones. The US military will also use hypersonic missiles. On this last point, the United States is far behind, while the Russian army already uses it on the ground in Ukraine. This is particularly the case for Kalibr missiles.
Drones are also destined to play an increasingly important role on the front lines. Last April, the American company Lockheed Martin announced the latest advances in its hypersonic drone project, the SR-72. It should be discovered on TechPod, with Emma Hollen. © Futura
In turn, the Chinese also have this type of weaponry. Finally, as the experience of the war in Ukraine demonstrated, the supply chain remains crucial. To respond more effectively, the US military relies on lighter, more weather-resistant vehicles and structures in the field.
For preparations and to guide tactical choices, this 2030 army will be trained with virtual reality and simulation. These virtual trainings will reduce costs, save soldiers and avoid accidentsaccidents🇧🇷
While awaiting the deployment of these new approaches, as the infographic reminds us, the US military has adapted to anti-terrorist operations and so-called low-intensity warfare. This is also the case for most European armies and, in particular, for France. Today, with the high-intensity conflict that is the war in Ukraine and the Chinese threat, armies are in the process, like the United States, of reshaping their tactics and strategies by interweaving robotics, dronedrone, precision weapons and cyber warfare. We are now a long way from the Cold War era doctrine built around tanks, armored infantry and helicoptershelicopters🇧🇷