【5月6日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

The U.S. military has begun to beef up its air defense capabilities as it prepares for a possible future war against near-peer militaries with sophisticated aviation capabilities.

The Army is in the process of modernizing its air-defense units with the MSHORAD, which will feature Stryker combat vehicles armed with Hellfire missiles, a 30mm chain gun, a 7.62 machine gun and four Stinger missiles.

The Army is also working on equipping a platoon of four Stryker vehicles with 50 kilowatt-class laser weapons that are capable of engaging drones and combat aircraft, as well as rockets, artillery and mortars in fiscal 2022. The new laser systems can be dialed up or down, depending on the amount of energy the operator wants to put on the target.

中譯:

美軍已開始增強其防空能力,為未來戰爭預作準備,以對抗具有先進空中能力,且實力相當的軍事力量。

美國陸軍刻正以機動短程防空系統,讓陸軍防空部隊邁入現代化進程,該系統將以地獄火飛彈、1挺30厘米鏈砲、1挺7.62機槍及4枚刺針飛彈,重新打造史崔克戰鬥車。

陸軍也還在加緊努力,要在2022財年將能夠接戰無人機、戰鬥機、火箭彈、砲彈及榴彈的50千瓦級雷射武器,裝配在史崔克排的4輛戰鬥車上。這款新式雷射系統可將能量調高或調低,端視操作手想要對目標施加多少能量。

-關鍵軍語-

※chain gun:

Autocannon with externally powered action and ammunition feeding mechanism.

※MSHORAD:

Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense.

例句:

MSHORAD can be integrated onto almost any vehicle platform.

幾乎所有載具平台上都可裝設機動短程防空系統。