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USMC to replace Abrams sensors

11th August 2016 - 15:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London

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In a world where most households now have a high-definition television, it’s not very often you come across a grainy, old black and white TV. 

That is, unless you’re a US marine commanding an M1A1 Abrams tank.

Despite being one of the most advanced tanks in the world, some of the sensors on the US Marine Corps’ (USMC) variant of the Abrams can still only display black and white imagery. 

This is particularly true on the tank’s stabilized commander's weapon station (SCWS), which is used for situational awareness by the vehicle’s commander and also for target engagement using the integrated

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Grant Turnbull

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Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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