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USMC seeks exit route for tanks

8th April 2020 - 14:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London


After announcing the planned removal of its entire MBT capability in its Force Design 2030 blueprint, the USMC is now working to define how these vehicles will leave the service.

Maj Joshua Benson, USMC director of communication, strategy and operations, told Shephard that this move will occur over the next few fiscal years, although he could not confirm a precise timeframe.

‘For operational security purposes, specific details regarding force design changes will not be made available to maintain a competitive edge over our adversaries and prevent the acceleration of enemy counter-actions due to disclosures,’ Benson pointed out.

He added that many

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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