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Discover AbramsX most modern MBT demonstrator GDLS secrets of revolutionary tank technology.

| 2023

Discover secret technologies and cutting-edge innovations within the AbramsX Main Battle Tank, designed and developed by the American company GDLS (General Dynamics Land Systems). Be prepared to be captivated by the intricate design and groundbreaking capabilities that make this tank a truly revolutionary piece of future main battle tank technology.
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The AbramsX is a new Main Battle Tank technology demonstrator showcasing the future generation of US Army tank design. (Picture source Army Recognition)

The United States military landscape witnessed a significant revolution when General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) unveiled the AbramsX Main Battle Tank (MBT) at the Association of United States Army (AUSA) defense exhibition in September 2022.

Not just an evolution of the storied Abrams tank lineage, the AbramsX represents a groundbreaking leap into the future of tank warfare. Armed with next-generation technology and innovative features, this tank is designed to navigate the modern battlefield with agility and superior firepower, setting new standards for military technology.

The secret behind the AbramsX's cutting-edge design is its emphasis on mobility, defense, and powerful armament. Equipped with a new generation 120mm gun, the XM-360, the tank can fire a range of advanced munitions, including Mid-Range Munitions (MRM), Advanced Multi-Purpose (AMP), and Advanced Kinetic Energy (AKE) shells. An automatic loading system, a first for an Abrams tank, optimizes efficiency and safety, leaving the three-person crew to focus on other critical tasks.

Another unique aspect of the AbramsX is its innovative hybrid powerpack. This design enhancement significantly reduces the tank's weight and improves its mobility, while simultaneously offering the same tactical range as the M1A2 Abrams but with 50% less fuel consumption.

Protection-wise, the AbramsX impresses with its superior armor, designed from advanced materials that provide greater protection against enemy fire and explosive attacks. Additionally, it boasts an Active Protection System (APS) and an automatic ammunition handling system, ensuring optimum safety for the crew.

The AbramsX also introduces never-before-seen features in an Abrams tank, including the ability to launch drones and operate 360-degree thermal sites. This tank integrates a Future Combat System (FCS) and a Mounted Combat System (MCS) that provide beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) capabilities, allowing the AbramsX to engage targets that aren't directly visible.

Additionally, the KATALYST Next Generation Electronic Architecture (NGEA) connects all the systems within the AbramsX, ensuring easy hardware upgradeability and software modification. This flexibility allows the AbramsX to adapt more quickly to evolving tactical realities and technological advancements.

The tank also showcases advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous capabilities. The AI system can process data from sensors and cameras to identify potential threats, and the autonomous capabilities allow it to operate without human intervention in certain situations.

All these groundbreaking features make the AbramsX a formidable addition to the battlefield and a beacon of the future of warfare. As the military landscape continues to evolve, there's no doubt that the AbramsX Main Battle Tank will continue to lead the charge, showcasing the extraordinary capabilities of GDLS' secret new technology.

Full technical review at this link: AbramsX MBT tank technology demonstrator. 

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