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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2017 2:53 p.m. PST

…T-14 Armata?

"Army and industry weapons developers have begun work on an advanced next-generation Abrams tank specifically engineered with new weapons, ammunition, laser-spotters and advanced thermal sights able to outrange, outgun and outmatch the most modern Russian and Chinese tanks, service and industry officials said.

Advanced networking technology with new, next-generation sights, sensors, targeting systems and digital networking – are all key elements of an ongoing upgrade to position the platform to, if needed, successfully engage in combat against rapidly emerging threats, such as the prospect of confronting a Russian T-14 Armata or Chinese 3rd generation Type 99 tank.

"Right now we are at parity with near peer competitors, and a sight upgrade will give us operational overmatch," Lt. Col. Justin Shell, the Army's product manager for Abrams, said recently at the Association of the United States Army annual convention…."
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War Drone27 Oct 2017 2:42 p.m. PST

"Right now we are at parity with near peer competitors, and a sight upgrade will give us operational overmatch,"

Gotta love the jargon :-)

Lion in the Stars28 Oct 2017 5:00 a.m. PST

@War Drone: LtCol is bucking for full bird.

Translation: "The Russians and Chinese have caught up with us, but we can get away with one more round of upgrades to the Abrams before we need to field a whole new tank."

War Drone28 Oct 2017 11:33 a.m. PST

@LitS: Oh, I got it .. I guess I was just "surprised" that I got it :-)

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2017 5:40 p.m. PST

Can the T14 take a depleted uranium sabot hit? So far no tank can. Hard to imagine a tank in the 48 to 50 ton range being able to defeat that round. On the other side can the T14's 125mm gun defeat the Abram's armor? Don't know, could be a case of 1st round on target other side loses.

Tgunner Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2017 5:52 p.m. PST

Hey, all professions have it. You should hear some of the mind bending crap I hear as a teacher.

By the way, this tank may as well be a M1A3.

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