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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2017 10:37 p.m. PST

"If the stars align for defense contractor SAIC, the US Army and Marine Corps will soon be buying hundreds of armored vehicles designed in Singapore.

Yesterday, six months after joining forces for the first time on the Marines' Amphibious Combat Vehicle competition and just four days before the massive Association of the US Army conference opens in DC Virginia-based SAIC and Singapore Technologies Kinetics officially announced they are teaming up again for the Army's Mobile Protected Firepower program, a light tank to support light infantry in places where the massive M1 Abrams cannot go…"
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Lion in the Stars08 Oct 2017 3:01 p.m. PST

I really hope BAE gets this one, the M8 Armored Gun System is a pretty hot contender, even without upgunning to 120mm.

Mad Mecha Guy Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Oct 2017 2:10 p.m. PST

The M8 is a lot better than the under-gunned 40ton light tank the MoD have purchased

Lion in the Stars09 Oct 2017 7:00 p.m. PST

I should add that one of the M8 prototypes has been upgunned with a 120mm, so we know that the gun will fit and not break the tank. evil grin

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2017 12:32 p.m. PST



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