The American tank “Abrams” of the new generation can be equipped with an electric motor

The next-generation American main battle tank M1 Abrams – SEPv4, developed by General Dynamics Land Systems, can be equipped with a hybrid power plant with an electric motor. This has been reported War Zone referring to presentation materials.

According to the publication, the presence of an electric motor is evidenced by one of the short clips, which calls the use of the new tank a “silent attack” and, speaking of the enemy, “they will never hear us approach”. “

“The advantage of using a hybrid propulsion system in a variety of military equipment lies in the potential to operate in an extremely quiet, all-electric mode,” the publication says.

It is also assumed that the updated Abrams will be equipped with a Kongsberg Protector RS6 remote-controlled weapon station capable of hitting air targets such as drones.

Previously reportedHe said that the United States cannot replace the Abrams tank, which has been in service with the American army since 1981, with a new vehicle on the XM1202 universal chassis with an XM360 cannon equipped with an autoloader.

Despite the advantages of the XM1202, the project was closed in 2009 due to budget cuts, and the military was not satisfied with the lack of mine protection on the new tank.

Source: Gazeta


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