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In the United States announced a tender for the supply of armored vehicles MPF

The US Army has issued a request for proposals for the supply of BBM under the Mobile Protected Firepower Program (MPF, Mobile Protected Firepower), reports TSAMTO with reference to Jane's Defense Weekly.

It is assumed that the armored vehicle MPF will be a light tank weighing 25-35 t, equipped with a 105-mm gun. In addition, the possibility of transporting two MPF armored vehicles aboard the Globmaster-17 BTA C-3 aircraft was put forward as one of the main requirements.

According to the request, the proposals on vehicles should provide “high security, range, protection against cyber threats, direct fire with high accuracy during the invasion operations”. They should be used "in conjunction with GMV multi-purpose all-terrain vehicles and LRV light reconnaissance vehicles."

In total, it is planned to purchase 504 MPF armored vehicles, which will be used at the brigade level and below.

Interested companies must submit their proposals to 1 March 2018.

The US Army Command is supposed to receive MPF samples via 14 months after signing the contract.

As expected, BAE Systems and General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) will participate in the MPF competition.

“BAE Systems can offer the M8 AGS (Armored Gun System) armored artillery system, and GLDS has a Griffin medium tracked vehicle demonstrator. The design of the latter uses tower elements and a 120-mm main battle gun tank M1A1 / M1A2 "Abrams", as well as the armored vehicle "Ajax", ”the material says.
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  1. Herculesic
    Herculesic 28 November 2017 13: 38
    As always, they will give birth to a monstrous monster, impose an army, and they will drag it in to their lackeys around the world at fantastic prices! A kind of ground-based version of the f35, at the price of zumwalt!
    1. Jedi
      Jedi 28 November 2017 13: 56
      Quote: Herkulesich
      give birth to a monstrous monster

      Let them give birth first, then we'll see. wink
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 28 November 2017 14: 06
        so they gave birth to the Patton4 hybrid. Patton's chassis is the tower of Abrasha, lacking in the scope of the thought to make a new one. they only stifle a toad and scold our T14. Hi hi.
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 28 November 2017 14: 10
          Garik, hi! hi Let's wait until the end of the tender and see how they "get born" there in the end. lol
          1. newcomer
            newcomer 28 November 2017 14: 13
            with pleasure. I want to look at the flight of their thoughts.
    2. The_lancet
      The_lancet 28 November 2017 13: 57

      Clearly said that
      the possibility of transporting two MPF armored vehicles aboard the BTA C-17 Globmaster-3 aircraft was put forward as one of the main requirements

      The picture is incorrect.

      It is more like

      1. Couchexpert
        Couchexpert 28 November 2017 15: 03
        And this is even more:

        All this was already "in the Simpsons", but apparently it didn’t work against the main combat men anyway, and from that it didn’t take off. And here they’ll probably design, build, and disperse.
  2. Sergey53
    Sergey53 28 November 2017 13: 46
    They want to get samples in 14 months. Are they the ones who want to beat us?
  3. Observer2014
    Observer2014 28 November 2017 13: 49
    Striped “Kurganets” probably inspired. “Bradley” sucks even in films no longer rolls for modern weapons. laughing
  4. newcomer
    newcomer 28 November 2017 13: 49
    for invasion operations, operating with amphibious machines? very interesting. suggestive.