U.S. Army Planning For A New Tank

File photo – M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks assigned to 3rd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division stage prior to a tactical movement during Spartan Focus, at Fort Stewart, Ga. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Andres Chandler/released)

FOX News/Warrior Maven: Army maps plans for future tankArmy’s family of Next Generation Combat Vehicles is all about speed, maneuverability and expeditionary warfare

Racing over bridges, supporting advancing infantry with suppressive fire, shooting vehicle-launched counter-drone missiles and engaging enemy tanks from safe standoff ranges are all operations the Army anticipates for its new fleet of armored combat vehicles.

A decided emphasis for the Army’s family of Next Generation Combat Vehicles is speed, maneuverability and expeditionary warfare, all key components of the service’s effort to bring supportive fires to advancing infantry, cross bridges, engage in mechanized maneuver warfare and leverage a new generation of sensor technology and drone coordination.

The NGCV effort consists of an interesting mixture of new platforms, to include the fast-emerging Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle infantry carrier, Robotic Combat Vehicle and some kind of future tank-like platform.


WNU Editor: The Army wants speed, manoeuvrability, fire-power, advanced sensor technology, drone coordination, and God knows what else in their next tank.

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