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Raytheon has developed a project to upgrade the tank M60 for foreign customers

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Raytheon, together with the US military, developed an update project tank M60 Patton, reports Military Parity with reference to survincity.com.


General Dynamics Land Systems M60 Upgrade Option

“This project is connected with the fact that, against the background of budget constraints, many countries of the world cannot purchase new military equipment. For example, the CH-47 helicopter will most likely fly in the 2060-ies, that is, no less than 100 will be in service with various countries of the world, ”the newspaper writes.

It is noted that the developers of the update package carefully read the wishes and requirements of the countries-operators of tanks.

“The M60 in the 1960's became the standard main battle tank in the US Army and was replaced by the M1 in the 1980's. Currently, armies around the world still operate from 7 to 10 thousand tanks of this type, mainly in the Middle East. These combat vehicles are in service with such countries as Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Lebanon, Israel, Thailand and Taiwan ", - the article says.

According to the author, “the main updates will be the equipment of the 120 mm tank with a cannon, a hp 950 diesel engine. and hydraulic system with electronic components. "

In addition, "the fire control system will receive a satellite GPS-receiver."

It is assumed that the entire package of updates at a cost "will amount to a third of the price of a new tank."

Photos used:
survincity.com
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  1. ohtsistem
    ohtsistem 7 June 2016 16: 08
    -6
    mattresses in their own way ... nothing personal only money. They make candy out of shit
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 7 June 2016 16: 12
      +13
      Quote: ohtsistem
      They make candy out of shit

      If customers are interested in this, then why not?
      1. carp
        carp 7 June 2016 19: 56
        +1
        They write nonsense in the article. 10 years ago, we removed the last M-60 from service
        1. opus
          opus 7 June 2016 22: 59
          +3
          Quote: carpag
          They write nonsense in the article. 10 years ago, we removed the last M-60 from service

          10?
          Come on?
          As of 2010 year - 711 M60 / M60A1 / M60A3 and 111 Magex-7 / The Military Balance 2010. - P. 255.
          What about Sabra Mk.3?

          What about Magah-7С?




          see the "last" belay
          1. carp
            carp 8 June 2016 07: 38
            0
            Sorry, the error came out. The last M-60s were taken out of reserve in 2014
          2. Tsoy
            Tsoy 9 June 2016 20: 38
            0
            and the second photo "failure in the matrix?"
    2. cniza
      cniza 7 June 2016 16: 13
      +4
      And vparivat it to all partners at inflated prices.
      1. dmi.pris
        dmi.pris 7 June 2016 16: 35
        +1
        For example, the Vietnamese ?? I did not expect from the descendants of Ho Chi Minh a similar lizlublestva ..
    3. The comment was deleted.
    4. Grandson of Veteran
      Grandson of Veteran 7 June 2016 16: 17
      +9
      And what is this? After all, we also offer upgrade packages for Soviet equipment from the 60-70s of the development ... If there is a modernization reserve, it’s silly not to use it ..
    5. igor67
      igor67 7 June 2016 16: 19
      +2
      Quote: ohtsistem
      mattresses in their own way ... nothing personal only money. They make candy out of shit
    6. atalef
      atalef 7 June 2016 16: 23
      +8
      Quote: ohtsistem
      mattresses in their own way ... nothing personal only money. They make candy out of shit

      And what's wrong with that ? Upgrade, sell, all is well.
    7. opus
      opus 7 June 2016 22: 49
      +3
      Quote: ohtsistem
      They make candy out of shit

      What’s better?


      let them rot?

      Threat and M60 "Patton-4" modifications 120s (which in the photo seems to be) is not at all humorous



      Or are you from "These" fool
  2. Buffet
    Buffet 7 June 2016 16: 09
    -7
    Hand face ... They can’t come up with anything new, so they are trying to squeeze water out of the stone.
  3. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 7 June 2016 16: 17
    -5
    I am tormented by vague doubts about the effectiveness of a deep modernization of the tank of the 60s. Although with the American ability to vparivat unnecessary (some salesmen are worth it!), Something can happen.
  4. gukoyan
    gukoyan 7 June 2016 16: 18
    +1
    Mini Abrams)
  5. Atlant-1164
    Atlant-1164 7 June 2016 16: 23
    +2
    I certainly apologize .. but putting a saddle on a donkey. she will not become a horse.
    or for some countries fishlessness is a fish.
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS 7 June 2016 16: 37
      +11
      Quote: Atlant-1164
      I certainly apologize .. but putting a saddle on a donkey. she will not become a horse.
      or for some countries fishlessness is a fish.

      In some countries, the T-34, T-54/55 are being successfully modernized ... and nothing. Why should this surprise anyone with regard to Paton?
  6. NEXUS
    NEXUS 7 June 2016 16: 26
    +1
    Quote: gukoyan
    Mini Abrams)

    I would not be surprised if, after modernization, the TTX M-60 is better than Abrams.
    1. Tsoy
      Tsoy 9 June 2016 20: 41
      0
      If there is a powerful engine, then it is quite maneuvering and maneuverable)
  7. semuil
    semuil 7 June 2016 16: 29
    +3
    Wow, they thought of it, but I thought for another miracle they would knock out money like a stealth tank with an electromagnetic gun paired with a laser and all that. They themselves will see what happened and leave for themselves. There are many such tanks, modernization is cheaper than the new abrams. With a competent crew, it will give odds to the abrams.
  8. Abbra
    Abbra 7 June 2016 16: 30
    0
    Normal move. To make something approaching modern out of junk. Well, there, tuning, air conditioning, and so on. and so on. Business Protestant Move.
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 7 June 2016 17: 56
      -4
      "The Great Mbamba" is playing, so we'll do it. But, unfortunately, another porcupine thorn driven into a baton does not save you from a machine gun on the nearest hill. And on this not only "mbambas" are pierced, but also quite adequate states with a full staff of sane experts.
  9. demiurg
    demiurg 7 June 2016 16: 47
    +4
    They will not fix the main drawback of the m-60 regular armor, not chobhem and not combined. DZ hang, electronics stuff. But if someone pays, they will do it with pleasure. Modern MBTs cost fantastic money.
  10. Skubudu
    Skubudu 7 June 2016 17: 57
    +3
    The tank will definitely not participate in battles against modern MBTs.
    Their task is to strengthen its protection against cumulative ammunition, slightly strengthen the engine, and update the sighting system in the buyer's wallet.
    On this platform, this is doable.
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 7 June 2016 19: 31
      -2
      So about that and the conversation that "a little". Contrary to the modernized 54x, it will pull, but the 64th (which has not been supplied to anyone yet has not worked for itself) is already an "Indian dwelling! 72B (BM), of which almost 10 were supplied from the Union - the same machine gun on a pedestal."
  11. APASUS
    APASUS 7 June 2016 19: 35
    +1
    M60 was developed in 1957-1959 on the basis of the medium tank (according to the Soviet classification) M48. M60, repeatedly modernizing, was in mass production from July 1959 to 1987.

    I understand the business, I understand the customer does not have money, but to what level can a machine designed in 1957-1959 be raised at the same level of protection against modern anti-tank systems. For me, the training complex is worthy, but the fighting qualities are very controversial
    1. In100gram
      In100gram 7 June 2016 20: 35
      +2
      Quote: APASUS
      but at what level can you raise a car designed in 1957-1959, at the same level of protection against modern anti-tank systems

      At that level, how much money is enough. And not all countries have modern ATGMs. Watching with whom to fight. According to Senka, a hat. To offer does not mean to sell the modernization.
      PS: The minus is not mine, it seems that everyone "spoiled karma" without going into polemics. hi
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 8 June 2016 19: 31
        0
        Quote: In100gram
        At that level, how much money is enough. And not all countries have modern ATGMs

        Let at least they do from the RPG-7, now there are quite a lot of modern shots for the seven and this old man gives many modern cars a "light"
        Quote: In100gram
        PS: The minus is not mine, it seems that everyone "spoiled karma" without going into polemics.

        I'm not worried, there are "heroes" who put a minus right from the first to the last comment
  12. Lens
    Lens 7 June 2016 22: 44
    +2
    This is absolutely normal practice. And there is nothing to poke and laugh. For the sake of interest, I googled the modernized versions of the T-55 and saw so many new things ... Moreover, options in Asia, and in Europe and in the former USSR. Increased firepower, defenses and mobility. Science has stepped forward, provided opportunities. And if for local conflicts or civil wars - so that's it! Example? The same Donbass. One "Oplot" costs as much as several TENS of modernized T-64s (depending on the variant). So what is more profitable? Have a "super-modern" tank and pray that no one will knock it down, or have a tank company and cover an entire direction?
  13. vomag
    vomag 8 June 2016 09: 36
    0
    On photo upgrade option M60 from General Dynamics Land Systems
    clearly visible impressive size soman.