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US Army orders new ARVs for “heavier” Abrams

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The US Army signed a contract with BAE Systems Corporation for the full-scale development of a new armored repair and recovery vehicle (BREM) of the next generation M88A3. The agreement, worth 318 million dollars, provides for the conversion of a batch of armament armored M88A2 Hercules into the M88A3 variant, reports the bmpd blog.


US Army orders new ARVs for “heavier” Abrams

Prototype-demonstrator of the American promising BREM M88A3


According to the contract, the corporation will re-equip eight M88A2 ARVs into prototypes of the M88A3 variant, which will participate in the test program. They should be ready by the 2022 year. If successful, the new mass-produced BREM M88A3 can begin to enter the troops from the 2024-2025 years.

As stated in the corporation, the M88A3 is a new radically redesigned version of the main American AREM M88A2 Hercules, which is in service with the American army. Despite the similarity in name, the new ARV took partly from the old armored hull, and the rest is a completely different machine. The BREM M88A3 has an extended base on one skating rink with a hydropneumatic suspension, which provides automatic caterpillar blocking, which is necessary when pulling out stuck equipment. A 1300 hp diesel engine is also installed. with modified automatic transmission tank M1A2 and new powerful powerful crane equipment for the possibility of dismantling the turrets of M1A2 tanks of later modifications.

The US Army's need for new, more powerful ARVs was explained by the increased combat mass of the M1 Abrams main tank, which was significantly heavier in recent versions. The power of the BREM M88A2 army in service is already not enough. As a result, in order to tow the ABrams MBT of the latest modifications, two M88A2 ARVs are required.
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  1. Operator
    Operator 19 September 2019 14: 04
    +4
    The BREM М88А3 does not have a "base lengthened by one roller", but a 7-roller chassis from the "Abrams" MBT.
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 19 September 2019 14: 11
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      for "heavier" Abrams
      And the Abrams got heavier from the fat tankers, the burgers who eat the nefik without measure!
      1. marshes
        marshes 19 September 2019 14: 19
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        Quote: Uncle Lee
        And the Abrams got heavier from the fat tankers, the burgers who eat the nefik without measure!

        The Chinese have the same story, people are getting bigger. laughing
        This is already genetically.
        1. Uncle lee
          Uncle lee 19 September 2019 14: 23
          +3
          Quote: marshes
          It is already genetically

          The Chinese also began to Americanize in food. And getting fat ...
          My dad said: The soup is thin, but nutritious - you will be thin, but hardy .... hi
          1. marshes
            marshes 19 September 2019 14: 29
            +1
            Quote: Uncle Lee
            The Chinese also began to Americanize in food. And getting fat ... My dad said: The soup is thin, but nutritious - you will be thin, but hardy ....

            But here as the body allows. laughing
            In the summer I tried to lose weight, salads, boiled turkey, noodles like Rolton, it’s all runny. But then I put another 5 kg in my backpack in front, but the heat stood at +35 and I didn’t want to eat. laughing
            1. Uncle lee
              Uncle lee 19 September 2019 14: 32
              +1
              Quote: marshes
              threw another 5 kg

              I sympathize ... BUT! The body can not be fooled!
              1. marshes
                marshes 19 September 2019 14: 35
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                Quote: Uncle Lee
                I sympathize ... BUT! The body can not be fooled!

                Especially if the fridge with snacks is within walking distance. laughing
                At night like a sleepwalker a zombie. laughing
            2. Okolotochny
              Okolotochny 19 September 2019 17: 15
              -1
              boiled turkey

              Yes you are a foodie! good
              1. marshes
                marshes 19 September 2019 17: 22
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                Quote: Okolotochny
                Yes you are a foodie!

                Yes, we have it cheaper than chicken, by the way rolls From Shymkent, smoked most awesome.
                Turkey meat is the cheapest meat. For information.
  2. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 19 September 2019 15: 03
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    They do not have to change the BREM, but tanks. For something easier and more efficient.
  3. Karabas
    Karabas 19 September 2019 17: 57
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    Is the underground tank still heavier? Soon it’s not just that the underground will begin, it will begin to fail before the core laughing