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AbramsX Next Generation Main Battle Tank Breaks Cover
« on: October 15, 2022, 10:33:14 AM »
AbramsX Next Generation Main Battle Tank Breaks Cover
This is the first time we have seen the AbramsX concept, which is representative of a future American main battle tank, outside of artwork.

BY TYLER ROGOWAY
PUBLISHED OCT 9, 2022 2:50 AM

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/abramsx-next-generation-main-battle-tank-breaks-cover

General Dynamics Land Systems has officially unveiled its AbramsX future main battle tank concept in the flesh or should we say 'in the steel.' Earlier this week we wrote up the latest on this feature-packed M1 Abrams evolution, but now we get to see the actual hardware ahead of the Association of the U.S. Army's big conference in Washington, D.C., this week. You can get up to speed on what we know about the tank in that piece linked here.

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Suffice it to say, the AbramsX very much looks the part of a future tank, with its highly revised turret that features multiple electro-optical sights and a remote weapon station sporting a big 30mm chain gun.

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But the heavily-armored tank's hybrid powertrain buried deep inside it is probably its most exciting feature. General Dynamics says this will result in a whopping 50 percent fuel saving the Abrams' kerosene-guzzling turbine engine has long involved a major logistics-versus-performance trade-off.

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An unmanned turret with an auto-loading ammunition system makes possible a reduced crew size, down from four to three. This is also a major draw, increasing survivability and freeing up space in the turret for more capabilities.

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Re: AbramsX Next Generation Main Battle Tank Breaks Cover
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2022, 10:38:53 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY32JHXxwrk&t=180s

AUSA 2022 Day 1 defense exhibition Washington US AbramsX StrykerX Stryker Leonidas TRX Breacher GDLS
344,140 views  Premiered Oct 11, 2022  Day 1 at AUSA 2022, the Association of United  States Army defense exhibition for the Army Recognition editorial team. In this video, exclusive interviews with GDLS (General Dynamics Land systems) to discover the AbramsX tank, StrykerX 8x8 armored vehicle technology demonstrator, Stryker Leonidas counter-drone system, and TRX Breacher combat engineer robot.








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Re: AbramsX Next Generation Main Battle Tank Breaks Cover
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2022, 02:32:28 PM »
Lineage with the defunct US Army Future Combat Systems (FCS) program

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtK3yotrTg4