Tracking the future

The future:

The USA is embarking upon a further upgrade of the M1 Abrams series, the M1A2 SEP v.3, with the SEP v.4 to follow in the 2020’s.  Russia has unveiled the T-14 Armata, a main battle tank that will be accompanied by a series of other armored vehicles built on the same platform.

Israel has been working on a successor to its Merkava series tanks for some time.

Here’s a video simulation, showing what it calls the Carmel tank project.  It’s still a concept, and doesn’t even exist in prototype form yet, but shows how that country is thinking about the future of main battle tanks and armored fighting vehicles.  It’s rather different to US and Russian thinking on the subject.

3 comments for “Tracking the future

  1. dearieme
    September 13, 2017 at 17:31

    Shouldn’t they be working on self-drive tanks?

  2. dearieme
    September 13, 2017 at 17:31

    How will it defend itself from drones?

  3. September 13, 2017 at 19:00

    Both excellent questions I’ll ignore because I’ve had too much wine.

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