Is the Army's High-tech Future Destined for Texas? Leaders Tout State's Cutting-edge Ecosystem

The U.S. Army envisions a day when battles are fought and won with artificial intelligence, robotics, directed-energy laser and particle beams, and hypersonic weapons systems that travel at five times the speed of sound.And Texas political leaders want the so-called Futures Command that'll develop the combat vehicles, weapons, and air and missile defenses of tomorrow's wars to be headquartered in the Lone Star State. Dallas, Austin and Houston are among the 15 cities being considered for what's described as the military's biggest reorganization since 1973. The new hub would drive modernization efforts across the Army's three existing command-level operations at Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Eustis, Virginia, and Redstone Arsenal in Alabama.   Continue reading...

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