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AUSA 2016: Griffin to tempt US Army (video)

3rd October 2016 - 18:10 GMT | by Beth Maundrill, Tim Fish in Washington D.C.


General Dynamics has brought a new vehicle to AUSA to show the US Army its ideas for future medium weight fire support.

The Griffin tracked vehicle took five months to develop and uses existing mature technologies to demonstrate a new capability.

The vehicle employs a tracked Ajax chassis prototype borrowed from the UK, the turret from the M1 Abrams main battle tank and the XM360 120mm cannon that was earlier developed by ARDEC and Benet Laboratories for the cancelled Future Combat System programme for $160 million.

General Dynamics is using the XM360 because it is much lighter than the Abram's

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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