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US Army seeking a new light tank.   General Military Discussion

Started 19/10/20 by Red7272; 3339 views.
gatnerd

From: gatnerd

22-Oct

poliorcetes said:

I just cannot figure out a credible and probable scenario of "peer confrontation". Even if miraculously nuclear umbrella is avoided somehow, anyways there are not a clear place in earth in which such confrontation would happen.

A naval war between the US and China is frighteningly credible, and growing more probable. 

There's also little risk of a naval war going nuclear, as neither side is facing invasion or really even much conventional strike of the homeland. 

As such, nuclear deterrence doesn't really work there. 

autogun

From: autogun

22-Oct

17thfabn said:

I think mortar armed vehicles are a no go. Light Infantry Battalions  already have these. Seems the Army is looking for something with some stand off distance for direct fire.

The US Army is at least taking a look:

The US Army will test the performance of Patria’s Nemo 120 mm turreted mortar system with U.S. ammunition and against U.S. requirements, during several tests and demonstrations in the U.S. and Finland.

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Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

22-Oct

China seems to be investigating a 2 man MBT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-948QapG9qU&feature=emb_logo


 

Red7272

From: Red7272

22-Oct

Mr. T (MrT4) said:

China seems to be investigating a 2 man MBT

There might be a third crewman in the turret. A 1 man turret would simplify adding an autoloader and avoid the blind spots associated with all the crew in hull. Besides 2 seems a little too small for a vehicle with a turret unless there is an AI firing the gun. There are also the usual questions about maintenance with only two crew. It could be off vehicle along with the rearming and replacing armour modules. 

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

22-Oct

Israels Carmel program is also looking for 2 man crew . Ans so far they say it can be done as efectively as 3 man crew.

Imagin current gen armor, 3-4man crew have fairly limited situational awareness, this can be augmented considerably 

https://www.pscp.tv/RAFAELdefense/1OdKrvjlLNQKX

Red7272

From: Red7272

22-Oct

Mr. T (MrT4) said:

Israels Carmel program is also looking for 2 man crew

Yeah, AI to identify targets and handle the firing of the gun. I can see the potential. Given all the recognition software that can be worked into the video streams it should be a significant boost to effectiveness. I'm sure we won't see that level of technical advance on anything the US buys though. 

Farmplinker

From: Farmplinker

22-Oct

Give it a fusion powerplant, we could have a Slammer tank!heart_eyes

poliorcetes

From: poliorcetes

23-Oct

Until now, facts show exactly the opposite scenario

DavidPawley

From: DavidPawley

23-Oct

What facts? Maybe you ought to start paying attention to what’s happening in the western Pacific, the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean.

poliorcetes

From: poliorcetes

23-Oct

Very simple facts: absolute lack of meaningful clashes between USA and China since Corea, and between Rusia and USA since 1918

No exceptions. Very clear tendences. Nuclear umbrella works like in 1970

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