U.S. Abrams Tank Gets Autoloader and Unmanned Turret

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U.S. Abrams Tank Gets Autoloader and Unmanned Turret
The United States Army’s Abrams Main Battle Tank gets a radical alteration with the modernisation project. It will have an Unmanned Turret and autoloader. The four-personnel tank will be equipped with three crew.

According to Congressman Tim Ryan, the U.S. Army intends to install an autonomous turret on the legendary tank. Congressman Tim Ryan paid a visit to Lima's Joint Systems Manufacturing Centre in August. Ryan has long been a supporter of the Joint Systems Manufacturing Centre in Lima.

Senator Ryan utilised his position on the influential House Appropriations Committee to award $65 million to improve the M1 Abrams main battle tank. Congressman Ryan's financing will prolong the tank's service life and include an autonomous turret.

U.S. Abrams Tank Gets Autoloader and Unmanned Turret

It will aid in the development of the physical architecture and mechanical requirements needed to add an Autoloader and Automated Ammunition Handling System to the Abrams, evaluate current and emerging candidates for an Integrated Active Protection System, and develop new Abrams mobility and power architecture for conversion to a Hybrid Electric Drive propulsion and power generation system, according to Tim Ryan.

The M1 Abrams is a third-generation tank with novel characteristics such as a multi-fuel turbine engine, composite armour, an automated fire control system, and increased crew protection. The tank has been in operation for more than four decades.

U.S. Abrams Tank Gets Autoloader and Unmanned Turret

Congressman Ryan's financing will prolong the tank's service life and include an autonomous turret. It will also aid in the development of the physical architecture and mechanical requirements required to add an Autoloader and Automated Ammunition Handling System to the Abrams, as well as evaluate current and emerging candidates for an Integrated Active Protection System and develop new Abrams mobility and power architecture for conversion to a Hybrid Electric Drive propulsion and power generation system.

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