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Desert Warrior’s New Name

Desert Warrior’s New Name 28 July, 2019

 US Army decided a new name for it’s M1A2 main battle tanks. The participation of tank units to “Operation Iraqi Freedom” brought many lessons concerning what was to be done to improve the M1A2. Platform gets a new machine gun for the tank commander, improved fire control,  with the crew being able to set the distance it wants a shell to explode, better infrared sights, and a new power unit that allows the tank to power communications and sensors without running its 1,500 hp gas turbine engine. Platform can fire faster and more accurately with this new fire control system. The engine, drivetrain, and tracks have been updated for higher performance and to support the platform’s weight increase to 70 ton.

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