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US Army Unveils M10 Booker Combat Vehicle

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US Army Unveils M10 Booker Combat Vehicle

The U.S. Army unveiled its new M10 Booker combat vehicle during a celebration of the service’s 248th birthday on Saturday in Virginia.

According to a 2022 report from the Pentagon’s director of operational test and evaluation, the system can fire currently fielded munitions designed to defeat various targets.

General Dynamics Land Systems was awarded a $1.14 billion low-rate initial product contract in June 2022 to develop and deliver an M10 unit by November 2023. The platform is expected to reach initial operational capability as early as 2025, FedScoop reported.

The M10’s features include a large caliber main gun, smoke grenade launchers, blowoff panels, and automatic fire suppression designed to make the vehicle more resilient to direct and indirect fire, rocket-propelled grenades and underbody threats.

The M10 is not as advanced as other platforms the Army is eyeing to acquire but officials said artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies could be integrated into the vehicle in the future to improve targeting and other functions.

In a recent media roundtable, Maj. Gen. Glenn Dean, program executive officer for ground combat systems, said M10 will support the infantry brigade combat team missions, including protecting troops against enemy armored vehicles.

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