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US Department of Defense announced a tender for the creation of a light tank

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US Department of Defense announces intention to re-purchase light for army Tanks. The US military announced the launch of the Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) program.


The US Department of Defense officially launched the MPF program and notified the armored vehicle manufacturers about the terms and conditions of the tender. As part of the competition, the Ministry of Defense plans to select two ready-made commercial solutions and to carry out an experimental purchase of prototypes of light tanks.

US Department of Defense announced a tender for the creation of a light tank

Light tank М8, from which the US Department of Defense refused in 1996 year.

Companies must submit their proposals before 1 in April of the next year. In 2019, the US Department of Defense will select two finalists with whom it will sign contracts for building 24 prototypes (12 from each company). Upon completion of the tests, the winner of the tender will be determined, who will have to build another 54 prototype. At the same time, further volumes of purchases to the Ministry of Defense are not disclosed yet.

Over the past twenty years, the US Department of Defense three times tried to create a light tank for infantry. In the 1996 year, due to lack of funding, the M8 Armored Gun System tank program was canceled, and in the 2009 year, the Future Combat System. The Mobile Gun System program, in which the M1128 wheeled tank was created based on the Stryker armored personnel carrier, also failed, reports "Warspot".
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  1. novel66
    novel66 23 November 2017 12: 00
    +5
    a light tank is a bmp, you need to tell them
    1. Non liberoid Russian
      Non liberoid Russian 23 November 2017 12: 02
      +2
      why ... let them invent
      1. amirbek
        amirbek 23 November 2017 12: 10
        +4
        Quote: Not Liberoid Russian
        why ... let them invent

        here is a reliable option ... when hit by a projectile it can teleport
        1. Starover_Z
          Starover_Z 24 November 2017 00: 43
          +1
          Quote: Amirbek
          Quote: Not Liberoid Russian
          why ... let them invent

          here is a reliable option ... when hit by a projectile it can teleport

          Let them turn to Chubais, in RUSNANO - he will create it!
      2. GRF
        GRF 23 November 2017 12: 12
        0
        Quote: Not a liberoid Russian
        why ... let them invent

        Let's point with the firm hand in the right direction ...
        Let the caterpillars be placed on the Humvee! Oh Russians are scared ...
      3. mishaia_23
        mishaia_23 23 November 2017 13: 05
        0
        The US Department of Defense announced its intention to re-purchase light tanks for the army.

        That after checking in Europe, they learned that their M1 Abrams in size do not pass when moving along European railways ... laughing
        Very big and heavy. Demolished the railway infrastructure and not all bridges and roads of the road can withstand them ... hi
        1. screw cutter
          screw cutter 23 November 2017 14: 56
          0
          Given that you can’t get off the road, it’s just a stalemate.
      4. NEXUS
        NEXUS 23 November 2017 13: 39
        +6
        Companies must submit their proposals before 1 April next year.

        At least neighing ...
    2. PSih2097
      PSih2097 23 November 2017 12: 09
      +2
      Quote: novel xnumx
      a light tank is a bmp, you need to tell them

      let Christie be summoned through a medium, he will explain to them what a light tank is ... laughing
    3. AVGUST
      AVGUST 23 November 2017 13: 20
      0
      In no case, let them think that this is a Mega-galactic killer, at the same time they will call him the corresponding name, the main thing is that he should not even be hit by anti-tank weapons, but by a sniper complex under 12.7 mm
    4. Ratmir_Ryazan
      Ratmir_Ryazan 23 November 2017 22: 44
      0
      No, I think a light tank is something like the Octopus-SD, it makes sense to have just a light car, but with a tank gun, so that you can shoot sub-caliber tank shells ...
    5. MaksoMelan
      MaksoMelan 24 November 2017 00: 03
      0
      Bmp No landing? And then what is Octopus? Did you need armor now? Set active protection !!! Armor to withstand 30mm guns. Experience BMP3 with the arena in Chechnya ... To find analogues. Turret, kraz, birdhouse, curtain. Choose the best combination.
      1. Ratmir_Ryazan
        Ratmir_Ryazan 25 November 2017 10: 20
        0
        Armor is needed, because besides cumulative ammunition there are also sub-caliber ammunition to which the presence of KAZ, DZ on the tank is not an obstacle ...

        Octopus-SD - this is the only possible option to give our landing equipment with a tank gun, which can be very quickly landing in the right place in the world, but this is not a full tank, but still the machine is very powerful and serious ... To strengthen some extra line obviously will not ...
  2. Fedorov
    Fedorov 23 November 2017 12: 06
    +7
    Well good luck to them. I think all thoughts vablo raise about such a project. Light and fluffy, white as yogurt.
    1. Asthma
      Asthma 23 November 2017 18: 07
      0
      sold! here is the money, wrap it up! =)
  3. Ankipelgygyrgyn
    Ankipelgygyrgyn 23 November 2017 12: 08
    +1
    The hahlov have a miracle called patrol b, amers should like it.
  4. jetfors_84
    jetfors_84 23 November 2017 12: 12
    +1
    Continuation of the epic with Bradley.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 23 November 2017 12: 12
    +1
    The US has tried three times to create a light tank for infantry

    Could it be more efficient for an infantry to make up a good infantry fighting vehicle rather than a light tank? Although these are their problems and the more they will be, the better.
    1. Jedi
      Jedi 23 November 2017 12: 15
      +7
      Gennady! hi Everyone goes crazy in their own way. Do not bother them - let them sculpt, Tsereteli to help them.
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 23 November 2017 12: 18
        +1
        Greetings, Maxim hi Judging by the height
        Light tank M8
        Tsereteli could not do.
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 23 November 2017 12: 20
          +2
          good You understood my hint absolutely correctly! drinks
          1. san4es
            san4es 23 November 2017 12: 26
            +7
            Quote: Jedi
            good:

            hi ... Hi Max ... Check out the old training video bully
            Light tank M551 Sheridan
        2. First iron-faced
          First iron-faced 24 November 2017 06: 58
          0
          Against the background of its width (under the cargo compartment S-130), the height is normal - 2,5 m.
  6. Santa bear
    Santa bear 23 November 2017 12: 15
    +5
    I’m probably paranoid, but it seems to me that the Americans are looking for ways to strengthen their expeditionary forces of rapid deployment. Light tanks with weapons comparable to MBTs are ideal where Abrams will not fit in weight and wheeled tanks will get stuck in the mud, plus simplified air transport ... For a European theater of war, it’s likely to target countries with less developed road networks. Eastern Europe? Belarus? Russia? Suspicious of me
    1. just exp
      just exp 23 November 2017 21: 31
      0
      if they knew about the existence of the T-64.
      he would only update the electronics and he is already a dream a.
    2. Lex.
      Lex. 24 November 2017 08: 30
      0
      For the European theater of war, most likely with an eye on countries with less developed road networks. Eastern Europe? Belarus? Russia? Suspicious of me
      Have you been to Belarus to see what roads there?
      There are excellent roads, even with concrete
    3. avt
      avt 24 November 2017 15: 25
      0
      Quote: Santa Bear
      I’m probably paranoid, but it seems to me that the Americans are looking for ways to strengthen their expeditionary forces of rapid deployment.

      So.
      Quote: Santa Bear
      simplified air transport ...

      Not a simplified one, namely the ability to transfer the first wave without gaining S-5. That is, in fact, they decided to catch up with what the Shaman had through the assault forces - BMD-4 with Bahkhoy and self-propelled guns Sprut with a tank gun.
  7. san4es
    san4es 23 November 2017 12: 19
    +3
    The US military announced the launch of the Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) program.

  8. Cxnumx
    Cxnumx 23 November 2017 12: 23
    0
    hmm ... someone watched a funny movie and decided to embody the meat on the cut?))
    https://www.kinopoisk.ru/film/serzhant-bilko-1996
    -18253 /
  9. First iron-faced
    First iron-faced 23 November 2017 12: 46
    0
    The default light tank is an airborne landing (airborne transportable S-130), in addition, the BMP has a different layout and, accordingly, weight distribution, and other inappropriate weight and size specifications.
    Resuscitate M8.
    1. First iron-faced
      First iron-faced 24 November 2017 07: 03
      0
      If the public is not up to date, five amer. armored vehicles do not have airborne brigades.
      And the rest they are of course critical.
  10. BVS
    BVS 23 November 2017 13: 19
    +1
    Quote: Jedi
    Gennady! hi Everyone goes crazy in their own way. Do not bother them - let them sculpt, Tsereteli to help them.

    You want to say that the opinion of Gennady will be taken into account by the Americans?
  11. nPuBaTuP
    nPuBaTuP 23 November 2017 20: 23
    +1
    Offer UVZ to participate in the tender:) ...
  12. Romanenko
    Romanenko 23 November 2017 20: 47
    +3
    Well, if they have Bradley BMPs under 30 tons, then they already have a light tank - Abrams
  13. Sektant
    Sektant 23 November 2017 22: 00
    0
    Does Uralmash have any competitors?