France and Germany signed a new agreement to create a promising tank

France and Germany signed a new agreement to create a promising tank

Joint Franco-German program for developing a promising core tank The Main Ground Combat System (MGCS) has finally budged. According to the German Ministry of Defense, on April 28, 2020, Paris and Berlin signed two agreements under this program.


German Defense Minister Annegret Crump-Carrenbauer and French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parley signed two agreements defining the basic conditions, organization and management structure of the MGCS program. The parties agreed to divide the costs of creating a new tank in half, it was also agreed that both countries would receive "sufficient" intellectual property rights to the results of R&D under the program.

In addition, an agreement was signed to launch a two-year phase of research to determine the architecture of the MGCS system. Further, following the results of research, a technology demonstrator will be developed, on the basis of which the parties will finally determine their requirements for the tank.

Recall that the main problem for the launch of the MGCS project was the internal disagreement between German industrialists. The program was blocked by the Bundestag due to disagreement of participants in the distribution of their shares.

The joint memorandum of understanding on the implementation by France and Germany of joint programs for developing a promising main tank was signed on June 19, 2018. The document was signed by German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Layen and French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parley.

The Main Ground Combat System (MGCS) program is designed to create a new main tank to replace the German Leopard 2 and the French Leclerc. The arrival of new tanks in the armies of both states is expected around the mid-2030s.
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  1. Mavrikiy April 30 2020 11: 28 New
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    God help cross Leopard with Leclerc, however, this is a global tendency to cross and breed. request
    1. Same lech April 30 2020 11: 33 New
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      There will be another beast Leotiger smile Fritz love to give cat names to their tanks.
      Well, there is nothing for this beast and his hunter. I wonder what performance characteristics will be laid in it. what
      1. Mavrikiy April 30 2020 11: 53 New
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        Quote: The same Lech
        There will be another beast Leotiger
        Rather, LekLeo or French Leopard. repeat
        1. Pereira April 30 2020 13: 22 New
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          Le Leopard.
          Although I would suggest Neleopard. Yes let them. But I don’t understand, will the loader be? Or immediately pile the robot?
          1. Sky strike fighter April 30 2020 13: 49 New
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            Quote: Pereira
            Le Leopard.
            Although I would suggest Neleopard. Yes let them. But I don’t understand, will the loader be? Or immediately pile the robot?

            Le Schumer.
            I think they will take the ancient Sumerian tank as a basis and call it in their own way, which some will point out later.
            The joint Franco-German development program for the promising main tank Main Ground Combat System (MGCS) has finally budged. According to the German Ministry of Defense, on April 28, 2020, Paris and Berlin signed two agreements under this program.

            Have Europeans agreed with the Malyshev Kharkov plant? Well then, the thing is in the hat. The tank will be.
          2. Simargl 1 May 2020 05: 36 New
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            But I don’t understand, will the loader be?
            50/50? No at Leclerc, at Leopard there ...
            I think it will be AZ. Perhaps sobyanichayutsya and make a tower uninhabited. Well, pour boiling water - they want to shove 140 mm ...
      2. Navat April 30 2020 12: 12 New
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        I don’t know what characteristics this tank will have, but I’m sure that Armata will be cooler
        1. Same lech April 30 2020 12: 12 New
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          Armata is still a crude tank ... they put too much in it.
          1. Graz April 30 2020 13: 34 New
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            8 years of development, a crude tank ?, then you T-34 is probably just right
          2. poquello April 30 2020 14: 35 New
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            Quote: The same Lech
            Armata is still a crude tank ... they put too much in it.

            here they’re just against armata, it’s not raw in the picture, but the armata is raw)))), it’s like
          3. Simargl 1 May 2020 05: 39 New
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            Quote: The same Lech
            Armata is still a crude tank ... they put too much in it.
            Leclerc more than 10 years after adoption did not go. But now it’s finished, and, by law Murphyalready outdated ...
      3. poquello April 30 2020 14: 37 New
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        Quote: The same Lech
        I wonder what performance characteristics will be laid in it.

        German magical anti-armor gun
      4. NEXUS April 30 2020 17: 48 New
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        Quote: The same Lech
        There will be another beast Leotiger

        Well, hybrids are different ...
        For example...
        Lipard or lepard (Panthera pardus × Panthera leo, English Lipard, Liard) - a hybrid of a male lion and a female leopard. Reverse Leopon Hybrid ..

        And there is Yagupard ... Yagupard is a hybrid for true connoisseurs. Show this photo to the zoologist and ask him to identify this leopard or jaguar. I'm sure he hesitates ..
        And as for the cross between tigers and lions, then Liger and Tigron ... it depends who is mom and who is dad.
        As for the cross between a French car and a German one, the tower is inhabited ...
    2. fruit_cake April 30 2020 12: 11 New
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      tank incest
    3. venik April 30 2020 12: 19 New
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      Quote: Mavrikiy
      God help cross Leopard with Leclerc, however, this is a global tendency to cross and breed.

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      Will they use "genetic engineers"? laughing
    4. The leader of the Redskins April 30 2020 17: 36 New
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      He's futuristically handsome ...
      But I don’t know if the product will be good. There are positive and negative examples in history. The same A400. It seems to be good, but problematic ...
    5. Starover_Z April 30 2020 21: 25 New
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      Quote: Mavrikiy
      God help cross Leopard with Leclerc, however, this is a global tendency to cross and breed. request

      They can also go along the Russian route - the crew in a separate, armored capsule.
    6. Tuzik 1 May 2020 09: 56 New
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      and multiply the price)
  2. FIR FIR April 30 2020 11: 32 New
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    By the mid 30s? Very ambitious ... and hard to believe.
    They are all different: countries, armies, tasks and budgets. Plus there will be more than two participants.
    New tanks needed Britain and Italy. They will solve the problem if they get too tight.
    In the meantime, you can endlessly upgrade the Leopards. Cheaper and easier.
    1. nikon7717 1 May 2020 00: 10 New
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      Swan cancer and pike decided to order a new tank. We will see.
      On the other hand, it is an admission that they are definitely in the rank of catching up. And not only in this position.
  3. knn54 April 30 2020 11: 33 New
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    Let's look at attempt No. 2. The first (joint fighter) ended with the French leaving and creating their own Rafale fighter.
    1. Sidor Amenpodestovich April 30 2020 11: 44 New
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      Here, rather, not "Attempt No. 2", but "Assigned to the namba that."
  4. gabonskijfront April 30 2020 11: 47 New
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    It will be ready by the mid-30s, that they measured a lot of their friendship, by this time they will be snapped up as market traders.
  5. Sergey39 April 30 2020 11: 48 New
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    Two women signed an agreement to create a new tank. Glamorous war machine.)))
    1. venik April 30 2020 12: 26 New
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      Quote: Sergey39
      Two women signed an agreement to create a new tank. Glamorous war machine.)))

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      good And they will paint in pink Colour!
  6. Pavel57 April 30 2020 11: 51 New
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    There was a fondness for the creation of the Germany-USA project. In the end, everyone went their own way.

    Not a word has been said about the gun.
    1. Vladimir5859 1 May 2020 06: 20 New
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      and the gun is German
  7. CAT BAIYUN April 30 2020 11: 55 New
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    It seems to me alone that the rear-view mirrors from MAZ were screwed onto this hybrid? laughing
    1. Mavrikiy April 30 2020 12: 27 New
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      Quote: CAT BAYUN
      It seems to me alone that the rear-view mirrors from MAZ were screwed onto this hybrid? laughing

      Hinting, dad in proportion? repeat
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  8. Amateur April 30 2020 12: 43 New
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    German Defense Minister Annegret Crump-Carrenbauer and French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parley

    The fundamental difference between this tank and the others will be the integrated BIDE system with the latest electromolecular pregnancy test.
  9. rocket757 April 30 2020 14: 28 New
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    Big, fatty treat for manufacturers!
    And someone on the site claimed that the tanks were EVERYTHING! It’s time for scrap!
    But no, they will still smoke the battlefield, probably.
  10. Maas April 30 2020 15: 33 New
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    How many tanks are there in Germany and France? 200 pieces? I like Armata outwardly, it looks solid and it already exists.
    1. DEVIL LIFE`S April 30 2020 18: 26 New
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      I agree, at least a little, but he is in Metal.
    2. DEVIL LIFE`S April 30 2020 18: 26 New
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      I agree, at least a little, but he is in Metal.
    3. Sky strike fighter April 30 2020 18: 45 New
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      Quote: Maas
      How many tanks are there in Germany and France? 200 pieces? I like Armata outwardly, it looks solid and it already exists.

      France has 406 Leclerc. They plan to buy another 2028 new Leclerc Scorpion by 200. Bring the number of tanks to 600. Germany has worse tanks. Details on the Leclerc Scorpion at the link below.
      The Leclerc XLR Scorpion is an upgraded version of the French Leclerc main battle tank. This upgrade option was developed and manufactured by the French company Nexter Systems by order of the Defense Forces Agency of the French Army. The modernization of the main battle tank of France is carried out as part of the SCORPION military program.


      Since 2020, it is planned to supply 200 updated Leclerc tanks and 18 armored evacuation vehicles. The contract value is approximately 330 million euros. The French Army is armed with approximately 406 Leclerc tanks, so the remaining two hundred tanks are planned to be updated by 2028.

      https://zen.yandex.ru/media/bronetex/leclerc-xlr-scorpion-obnovlennyi-francuzskii-tank-5e444f5aa4700360727f71a2
    4. notingem April 30 2020 21: 53 New
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      It looks 30s of the last century. Long high. The tower is a direct target for shells. I see that one is a cart and not a tank
      1. notingem April 30 2020 21: 56 New
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        I mean the armature. By the way, the armored capsule in the bow of the tank is super weird. They were sitting on a budget for a long time
  11. Lord of the Sith April 30 2020 17: 22 New
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    And it will cost like a tank company of the previous generation))
  12. DEVIL LIFE`S April 30 2020 18: 22 New
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    Without politics, I like the photo of the tank, beautiful (pictured). I hope it will never be used.
  13. n0001 April 30 2020 19: 40 New
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    A very similar tower is in the Leopard 2PL upgrade
    [media = https: //radar.rp.pl/modernizacja-sil-zbrojnych/15639-leopard-2pl-wkrotce-gotowy-do-sluzby]
  14. Saxahorse April 30 2020 22: 29 New
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    Very interesting! For a long time they were waiting for the Franks and Germans to be able to offer a couple .. So far, all their ideas are directly opposite. How they will be able to average their violent fantasies and ambitions is worth a look. Well, corn must be stocked, they pour water on each other for every little thing, too, nobly .. :))
  15. DDT
    DDT April 30 2020 22: 56 New
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    What can I say ... such a handsome guy turned out, handsome. And the fool he needs. Katkov 7, apparently a fool will increase him over time. And AZ in the stern apparently? Or all the same nigga-loader will be? And where does KAZ stick to him?
    1. Vladimir_2U 1 May 2020 12: 24 New
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      In the photo of the Leopard-2 MBT Revolution, nothing is shoved there, except for the most advanced electronics.
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        DDT 4 May 2020 21: 07 New
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        Quote: Vladimir_2U
        In the photo of the Leopard-2 MBT Revolution, nothing is shoved there, except for the most advanced electronics.

        Thank you for the educational program! I’m interested in this, if it’s already a prototype, then what kind of performance characteristics does it have ...
  16. Observer2014 2 May 2020 00: 43 New
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    Cool design can only say so far yes good 4 with a huge plus. I would have made angular sides of the tower.
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      DDT 4 May 2020 21: 06 New
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      Quote: Observer2014
      Cool design can only say so far yes good 4 with a huge plus. I would have made angular sides of the tower.

      Yes. Only, probably, the sides are so "paper" that rot, not rot, will not help.