General Dynamics Has Teased The Next Generation Of M1 Abrams Tanks

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For the time being, there are very few details on this beast. However, according to the information provided, it will have loads of improved weaponry, sensors, and other equipment over current M1 tanks, including the possibility of a hybrid conventional-electric propulsion system.

The futuristic main combat vehicle has its website, which previews several other “next-generation” concepts from GDLS, including a new Stryker 8×8 base configuration and another modified version from the same group outfitted with the Leonidas high-power microwave-directed energy weapon.

Since there are no specific details about exactly what this new Abrams configuration entails. Other GLDS promotional material shows that this design is almost certainly unrelated to the upgraded M1A2 System Enhanced Package Version 4 (SEPv4) variant now under development for the U.S. Army.

Another promotional image for the Next Generation Abrams and Stryker vehicles made the rounds on the internet last week. The Nex Generation Abrams, according to promotional videos and pictures, incorporates at least some modifications to the overall form of the hull and turret.

The taglines “Silent Strike” and “They’ll Never Hear Us Coming” featured in the teasers imply that the modified Abrams may have a hybrid propulsion system. The hybrid propulsion can function in an extremely quiet all-electric mode during military operations.

Given the shape of the muzzle brake seen in the teaser, these updated Abrams are likely to be equipped with a version of the XM360 main gun, a sophisticated 120mm type developed as part of the US Army’s Future Combat Systems project (FCS) which couldn’t be completed.

Moreover, it has been assumed that these sensor systems are from the PASEO line. Safran, a defence company, based in France, manufactures the PASEO series.

There has been some discussion about whether these sensor systems might be from the PASEO line due to the shape of the turrets. The PASEO family is produced by defence conglomerate Safran, its main headquarters in France.

The PASEO turret on the right has some broad visual similarities to the sensor turrets seen on top of the turret of the Next Generation Abrams in previous representations.

General Dynamics Land Systems is a global provider of innovative design, engineering, technology, manufacturing, and complete life-cycle support for land combat vehicles. The company’s significant experience, customer-first orientation, and seasoned supply chain network equip the US military and its allies with unrivalled capabilities.

However, it remains to be seen what GDLS has to offer this time regarding these next-gen Abrams. Unfortunately, with much less information accessible, all we can do is wait and watch!

With taglines like “Legend Mode” and “The Next Generation of Dominance,” General Dynamics Land Systems, a business division of General Dynamics, unveiled the next-generation Abrams main battle tank.

For the time being, there are very little details on this beast. However, according to the information provided, it will have loads of improved weaponry, sensors, and other equipment over current M1 tanks, including the possibility of a hybrid conventional-electric propulsion system.

The futuristic main combat vehicle has its website, which previews several other “next-generation” concepts from GDLS, including a new Stryker 8×8 base configuration and another modified version from the same group outfitted with the Leonidas high-power microwave-directed energy weapon.

Since there are no specific details about exactly what this new Abrams configuration entails. Other separate GLDS promotional material shows that this design is almost certainly unrelated to the upgraded M1A2 System Enhanced Package Version 4 (SEPv4) variant now under development for the U.S. Army.

Another promotional image for the Next Generation Abrams and Stryker vehicles made the rounds on the internet last week. The Nex Generation Abrams, according to promotional videos and pictures, incorporates at least some modifications to the overall form of the hull and turret.

The taglines “Silent Strike” and “They’ll Never Hear Us Coming” featured in the teasers imply that the modified Abrams may have a hybrid propulsion system. The hybrid propulsion can function in an extremely quiet all-electric mode during military operations.

Given the shape of the muzzle brake seen in the teaser, these updated Abrams are likely to be equipped with a version of the XM360 main gun, a sophisticated 120mm type developed as part of the US Army’s Future Combat Systems project (FCS) which couldn’t be completed.

Moreover, it has been assumed that these sensor systems are from the PASEO line. Safran, a defence company, based in France, manufactures the PASEO series.

There has been some discussion about whether these sensor systems might be from the PASEO line due to the shape of the turrets. The PASEO family is produced by defence conglomerate Safran, its main headquarters in France.

General Dynamics Land Systems is a global provider of innovative design, engineering, technology, manufacturing, and complete life-cycle support for land combat vehicles. The company’s significant experience, customer-first orientation, and seasoned supply chain network equip the US military and its allies with unrivalled capabilities.

However, it remains to be seen what GDLS has to offer this time regarding these next-gen Abrams. Unfortunately, with much less information accessible, all we can do is wait and watch!

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