The US military wants its own version of the Warthog from ‘Halo’

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Armored vehicles like tanks and Humvees are not exactly renowned for their agility. But the US military is looking to change that. It’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the same agency whose research led to the development of the internet, has for the past few years been working on a program to build new types of armored vehicles that are both stronger and lighter than current options — all the better to avoid enemy rocket fire.

Specifically, the Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GTX-V) program is looking for military contractors to submit proposals for vehicles that can go on “95 percent of terrain,” reduce the weight, size, and number of crew members compared to current vehicles by 50 percent, all while increasing the…

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