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Tango0121 Dec 2018 9:36 p.m. PST

"General Dynamics Land Systems has unveiled a new heavily armed, yet lighter-weight expeditionary armored vehicle as part of an effort to build a future Army war platform, a new combat vehicle being engineered to support maneuvering infantry and ultimately change land war.

Called the Griffin III, the General Dynamics Land Systems offering is a 40-ton armored vehicle with both deep-strike technology and counter-drone sensors, Michael Peck, GDLS Director of Enterprise Business Development, told Warrior.

"This is a deployable tracked vehicle with the armor protection required by the Army," Peck said in an interview…."
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Lion in the Stars22 Dec 2018 2:36 a.m. PST

40 tons is a much more reasonable weight for a US tank, since we need to ship whatever forces across an ocean just to get to the scene of the fight!

bsrlee22 Dec 2018 2:58 a.m. PST

Hope they have read the reports from the Ukraine on armour vs. air-fuel explosives.

Personal logo FingerandToeGlenn Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Dec 2018 10:39 a.m. PST

My fear is that once all the "tinkering" is done and all the "stake holders" have had their input, it will be 70 tons.

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