Современные лёгкие танки

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https://dod.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1716020/
BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP, Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $375,932,453 hybrid (firm-fixed-price and fixed-price-incentive) contract for Mobile Protected Firepower middle tier acquisition and rapid prototyping effort with low-rate initial production options. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Michigan, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 15, 2025. Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $175,974,048 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-19-C-0035).

General Dynamics Land Systems Inc., Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $335,043,086 hybrid (firm-fixed-price and fixed-price-incentive) contract for Mobile Protected Firepower middle tier acquisition and rapid prototyping effort with low-rate initial production options. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Michigan, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 15, 2025. Fiscal 2018 and 2019 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $175,011,179 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-19-C-0036).
https://www.baesystems.com/en/artic...pment-contract-for-mobile-protected-firepower
BAE Systems awarded development contract for Mobile Protected Firepower

M8 - жив курилка... :rolleyes: Потяжелел, но все с той же 105-мм пушкой.

...а вот и поделка от Дженерал Дайнемикс:
https://breakingdefense.com/2018/10/gdls-griffin-iii-next-generation-combat-vehicle-ngcv-concept/
General Dynamics’ Griffin III For US Army Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV)
The hull is descended from the British Army’s Ajax vehicle, but there’ve been extensive changes both visible and internal. The previous Griffin was a pure tank — offered for the Army’s Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) program — without any passenger capacity. This version, while similar in weight, scales down the main gun from 120 mm to 50, while adding room for six fully equipped infantry in back.
Т.е. вариант с 120-мм пушкой на той же базе, что и перспективная БМП с 50-мм пушкой и десантом в 6 чел.


https://breakingdefense.com/2018/12/army-picks-bae-gd-for-mpf-light-tank-prototypes/
Army Picks BAE, GD For MPF Light Tank Prototypes: Upstart SAIC Is Out
GD is pushing a variant of its MPF offering, the Griffin, for a much larger Army competition: the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV), meant to replace thousands of M2 Bradleys, the Army’s heavily armed and armored troop carrier. (Griffin III is the OMFV version, Griffin II the MPF). Buying variants of the same vehicle for both missions would simplify Army training and logistics.
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The Mobile Protected Firepower vehicle is essentially a 30-ton light tank to accompany airborne troops and other light infantry...
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MPF is not required to be droppable by parachute the way the Sheridan and the original Armored Gun System were, nor capable of fitting on an Air Force C-130 turboprop transport the way the cancelled Future Combat Systems vehicle was supposed to be. But it is small enough to fit two on a C-17 jet transport for landing on a dirt airstrip
Next-Generation Combat Vehicle Cross-Functional Team, which oversees all the Army’s new armored vehicles. Starting with the most near-term and ready-to-build, then going to the ones that are (in all senses) the furthest out there, these are
  • the AMPV utility vehicle now entering production, which is basically a turretless Bradley;
  • the MPF light tank, for which both BAE and GDLS are offering evolutions of existing vehicles;
  • the OMFV Bradley replacement, also to be evolved from current vehicles;
  • the ambitious Robotic Combat Vehicle, an all-new design;
  • and a potential long-term replacement for the M1 Abrams, which might be something entirely unlike a modern tank.
 
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#45
хм, предлагать уникальное шасси сейчас как-то не модно, а ведь у BAE есть CV-90 с большой пухой. но забавно, как американцы угробили школу разработки наземной техники - после замены брэдли на что-то иностранное останутся с одним абрамсом
 
#47
Они и так выпускают и будут выпускать шасси Брэдли.
т.е. GD будет пихать гриффин, а брэдли пока превращается в БТР
 
#49
Странно, что GD в Гриффине использует шесть пар катков вместо опробованных семи ASCODовских. Зачем разунифицироваться?
 
#50
Странно, что GD в Гриффине использует шесть пар катков вместо опробованных семи ASCODовских. Зачем разунифицироваться?
Чем проще - тем всегда лучше. Возможно, машинку удалось облегчить, а подвеску - усилить. Но, скорее всего, дело в том, что заказчик хочет, чтобы в С-17 влазили 2 машины, т.е. габарит ограничен.
 
#51
По фото в сети складывается впечатление, что между шестью катками просто увеличены интервалы при тех же габаритах корпуса.
 
#53
интересно, что он кажется слишком узким и высоким. это тоже и-за требований к авиатранспортабельности?