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Abrams M1E3 will be ‘dramatically different’ than the M1A2 V4

5th October 2023 - 20:39 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City

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M1E3 will include features of other Abrams variants. (Photo: US Army)

The M1E3 version has been designed to be a more survivable, lighter tank, enhancing the efficacy and manoeuvrability of US Army armoured brigade combat teams.

The US Army has announced changes to its plan to modernise its MBT fleet as part of preparation for the Abrams tank to overcome current and future threats. 

The service cancelled the M1A2 System Enhancement Package version 4 (SEPv4) effort and will develop the M1E3, with Doug Bush, assistant secretary of the army for acquisition, logistics and technology, claiming the new approach would provide the branch with a more capable platform.

Speaking during a press conference, Bush said: ‘It is still going to be an M1 tank, but a dramatically different M1 than what we had planned in terms of going to the V4.’ 

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Flavia Camargos Pereira is a land reporter at Shephard Media. She joined the company in …

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