Thursday, March 30, 2017

Foreign Tanks Can Now Match The U.S. M1 Abrams

Russian's T-90 tank fires live ordnance in this undated photo from the Russian Defense Ministry. The T-90 is among the foreign tanks whose capability now match the U.S.-made M1 Abrams tank, a U.S. Army general told senators during a March 22, 2017, hearing on Capitol Hill.

Defense Tech: These Foreign Tanks Now Match the M1 Abrams, US General Says

A handful of foreign tanks — including Russia’s — now match the power of the U.S. Army’s main battle tank, the M1 Abrams, an American general recently testified to Congress.

“I think for the very near term, the Abrams is still near the very top of its class,” said Lt. Gen. John M. Murray, deputy chief of staff for financial management, referring to the third-generation tank built by General Dynamics Corp. that entered service in 1980.

“I think we have parity,” he said during a March 22 hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Airland Subcommittee. “I think there is parity out there. I don’t think we have overmatch.”

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WNU Editor: Russia’s T-14 Armata is probably the top tank .... but the West should not fear it that much .... production of the tank has hit many snags.

1 comment:

Stephen Davenport said...

Curious, why would you think the T-14 would be better when history has shown Russian tanks are weaker than western ones, such as the M1, Challenger and Leopard 2. The T-14 is newer but its not tested, probably will not get mass produced in great numbers (think T90).