In the United States showed the first experienced tank AbramsX "in iron"

Recently, the American company General Dynamics Land Systems released press release regarding the AbramsX tank prototype. Now the developer has shown the first prototype "in hardware", officially presenting the concept of his future MBT, writes The Drive from the USA.

Thus, it became possible to see the actual appearance of the tank in the run-up to the exhibition of the US Army Association (AUSA) in Washington.

Suffice it to say that the AbramsX is very similar to the tank of the future, with its heavily redesigned turret equipped with multiple electro-optical sights and a remote weapon station with a 30mm secondary cannon. The sniper gray urban camouflage with shading along the notched skirt also gives it a very futuristic look, as does its 120mm main gun (an XM360 derivative) with a perforated muzzle brake

- says the publication.

The publication noted that the hybrid power plant of a well-protected tank, hidden in the depths, is probably its most interesting feature. The developer claims that it will provide tremendous fuel savings - up to 50%, compared with gas turbine engines installed on previous modifications of the tank. In addition, the tank will become less noisy, which can provide a huge tactical advantage.

An unmanned turret with an automatic ammunition loading system reduces the crew size from four to three. This is also an important advantage, increasing survivability and freeing up space in the tower for additional capabilities. Downsizing is also high on the list of needs for armies around the world. The AbramsX is lighter than its predecessors, breaking the trend of making ever heavier tanks.

The digital basis of the tank will be the next generation KATALYST electronic architecture (NGEA), which will ensure the simplicity of future equipment improvements, as well as accelerate adaptation to changing tactical realities and technology. The tank is equipped with numerous sensors and video cameras, as well as an active protection system.

These are just some of the main features that are part of the AbramsX initiative, which also includes the ability to combine with unmanned ground vehicles.

- summed up the media.
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  1. Alexander Ponamarev (Alexander Ponamarev) 9 October 2022 15: 29
    He worked on heavy modifications of CAT bulldozers, mostly a bluff promoted by advertising, I’m sure that it’s the same in other industries. The video shows how the left goose vibrates near the front guide wheel,,,, which means it will negatively affect the torsion bars, and hence the entire chassis, which makes it weak even at medium transitions over the terrain ...... a good target from above, even with active protection, we always choose between comfort and simple reliability ........ we need other physical principles
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 9 October 2022 16: 29
      other physical principles are needed

      The tank has the main cannon, everything else to it is a cannon on a tracked chassis and without a crew. Artificial intelligence, at first weak, then more advanced. And remote control, first as the main, then auxiliary, is seen as the battle tank of tomorrow, one can even say today. The short name for the tank is BEOT, an unmanned combined-arms tank .. (Like a UAV). I think this way of study has been going on for a long time. The new Abrams is essentially yesterday, therefore they demonstrate, but hide the new BEOT ...
  2. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 9 October 2022 18: 49
    - Futura bandura!!!
  3. Demonlivi Offline Demonlivi
    Demonlivi (Dima) 10 October 2022 22: 56
    Armata install a tower from the Merkava, finally the design would be awesome!