Army official: Abrams replacement may not need to be another tank

October 10, 2018 at 5:25 PM
The official in charge of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle cross-functional team would consider replacing the M1A1 Abrams with a vehicle that is not a tank, a "distant" effort the Army plans to tackle after fielding the replacement for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Brig. Gen. Ross Coffman told reporters today at the Association of the United States Army's annual meeting one of the CFT’s efforts is an "optionally manned tank," but said a tank may not turn out to be...

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