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An Independent Assessment of the Next Generation Armor/Anti-Armor Strategy. Phase 1: 5th Generation Combat Vehicle Concept and Analysis
The report describes the threat to the currently fielded U.S. armor platform, the M1 Abrams series tank; addresses the relevance of tanks in current and future warfare; discusses analytical assessment of the M1; offers a conceptual framework for the M1s replacement; and provides a framework for a pre-acquisition technology development program. This study was intended to inform Department of the Army leadership on a potential decision to replace the M1 Abrams tank with a next-generation combat vehicle. In 2017, the ASB began identifying and assembling subject matter experts to support the effort.
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