Soldiers to Evaluate New Light Tank Prototypes

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army is prepar­ing a sol­dier vehi­cle assess­ment of two dif­fer­ent light tank pro­to­types for infantry brigade combat teams that will start in January 2021 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The assess­ment will run through June 2021, accord­ing to the ser­vice. BAE Systems and General Dynamics Land Systems were chosen in December 2018 to each build 12 pro­to­types of the Army’s future mobile pro­tect­ed fire­pow­er,..

..or MPF, vehi­cle iden­ti­fied in the service’s ground combat vehi­cle strat­e­gy pub­lished in 2015. The ser­vice had found the capa­bil­i­ty one the ser­vice lacks.

GDLS is build­ing a vehi­cle that takes the United Kingdom’s AJAX chas­sis and com­bines it with an M1 Abrams tank turret.

BAE Systems’ design is an updat­ed M8 Buford armored gun system with new capa­bil­i­ties and com­po­nents.…MORE

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