24 September 2019

General Dynamics Unveils Griffin II Light Tank

24 September 2019


38 tonnes Griffin II light tank (photo :Jimkir)

At the 2019 Modern Day Marine annual exhibition and conference held in Quantico, Virginia from September 17 to 19, 2019, General Dynamics Corporation first introduced the Griffin II model of its light tank, which was previously selected by the US Army as one of two final applicants for the development on a competitive basis of tracked combat vehicles with cannon weapons under the Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) program.

Recall that in December 2018, the U.S. Army issuedBAE Systems and General Dynamics have a competitive contract for the development of tracked combat vehicles under the Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) program, which provides for the creation of a kind of new "light tank" with cannon weapons for the US Army. BAE Systems and General Dynamics received US $ 375.9 and 335 million contracts from the US Army, respectively, each for the construction and delivery for testing of 12 prototypes of its own version of the MPF machine at the R&D stage (Engineering, Manufacturing, and Development - EMD). The supply of prototypes should be started after 14 months and completed after 18-19 months from the date of receipt of the contract. According to the results of comparative tests of the presented prototypes, the US Army should make the final choice of a machine for serial production by the end of fiscal year 2021 and in 2022 fin. to issue an order to the selected contractor for the first pre-production batch of 26 cars with an option for the second pre-production batch of 28 cars. Full-scale serial production is expected from 2025 fin. of the year.

The current plans of the US Army provide for the purchase of 504 serial MPF machines. First of all, these vehicles should go to equip the companies planned for the formation of individual companies (staffing the company is 14 vehicles) in infantry brigades (Infantry Brigade Combat teams - IBCT). The introduction of such a company into each of the 33 infantry brigades of the regular army and the National Guard is supposed, the first such company should achieve combat readiness in 2025 fin. year.


Modular turret of Griffin II (image : Jimkir)

The Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) program, launched by the US Army in 2015, provides for the creation of a tracked combat vehicle weighing no more than 32 tons at first (according to the latest data, the mass limit has been increased to 38 tons - although it may mean “short” tons), equipped with cannon weapons of 105 or 120 mm caliber and active defense complex. By design, MPF vehicles will have a higher level of operational and tactical mobility than Abrams tanks.

BAE Systems offers under this program the reincarnation of the famous M8 Armored Gun Systems (AGS) Buford, developed by FMC (then United Defense, now part of BAE Systems) at the turn of the 1980s and 1990s to replace the M551 Sheridan light tank, primarily in the airborne formations. In 1995, the M8 tank was adopted by the U.S. Army, but in 1997 the M8 program was canceled before the start of mass production due to reduced military spending. Only six M8 models were built. The light tank M8 has a combat weight of 19 to 25 tons, depending on the version of the interchangeable protection kit and is equipped with a 105 mm M35 cannon with automatic loader.

At the same time, General Dynamics is proposing under the MPF program the Griffin II machine of a completely new development, the appearance of which has not been made public until recently. It is known that Griffin II was developed on the basis of the Griffin I prototype demonstrator shown several years ago, which was the installation of a modified lightweight turret of the M1A2SEPv2 Abrams tank with the new 120 mm XM360 gun on the ASCOD 2 chassis, used in the new British Ajax tracked combat reconnaissance vehicle (developers and manufacturers of ASCOD 2 are European-owned General Dynamics-owned European companies - Spanish General Dynamics European Land Systems Santa BΓ‘rbara Sistemas and Austrian General Dynamics European Land Systems - Steyr). The total mass of the turret in Griffin I was reduced from 22 tons (for the M1A2SEPv.2 tank) to supposedly only 8 tons,

At the same time, according to a number of publications, the combat weight of the new Griffin II reaches exactly the indicated maximum limits for MPF of 38 tons. You can see that on the presented Griffin II model the tower again returned to almost “normal” sizes for the main tank - including through the installation of very impressive modular reservation blocks.

(BMPD)

65 komentar:

  1. Deftech could built light tank with 152mm smoothdubor gun 🀭

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    1. Model smoothdubor gun gimana modelnya bro helmy hehehehe

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    2. Wkwkwk...Malon dgn jubor berpisah tiada bro πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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    3. Jangan Bilang 152 dong mas.
      jadi ke inget si Kv 2 loh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    4. Owkwkwowokwk KV-2 pure stalinium stronk!

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    5. Jubor malon melewati 212mm dah sobek kok

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    7. KARNA RASA HATI YANG GEMBIRA BERKAT BANTUAN AKI SOLEH
      MAKANYA SENGAJA NAMA BELIAU SAYA CANTUNKAN DI INTERNET !!!

      assalamualaikum wr, wb, saya IBU SUCHI saya Mengucapkan banyak2
      Terima kasih kepada: AKI SOLEH
      atas nomor togelnya yang kemarin AKI berikan "4D"
      alhamdulillah ternyata itu benar2 tembus AKI
      dan berkat bantuan AKI SOLEH saya bisa melunasi semua hutan2…
      orang tua saya yang ada di BANK BRI dan bukan hanya itu AKI alhamdulillah,
      sekarang saya sudah bisa bermodal sedikit untuk mencukupi kebutuhan keluarga saya sehari2.
      Itu semua berkat bantuan AKI SOLEH sekali lagi makasih banyak ya, AKI
      yang ingin merubah nasib
      seperti saya...?
      SILAHKAN GABUNG SAMA AKI SOLEH No; { 082-313-336-747 }

      Sebelum Gabung Sama AKI Baca Duluh Kata2 Yang Dibawah Ini
      Apakah anda termasuk dalam kategori di bawah ini...!!
      1: Di kejar2 tagihan hutang..
      2: Selaluh kalah dalam bermain togel
      3: Barang berharga sudah
      terjual buat judi togel..
      4: Sudah kemana2 tapi tidak
      menghasilkan, solusi yang tepat..!
      5: Sudah banyak dukun ditempati minta angka ritual blom dapat juga,
      satu jalan menyelesaikan masalah anda..
      Dijamin anda akan berhasil
      silahkan buktikan sendiri
      Atau Chat/Tlpn di WhatsApp (WA)
      No WA Aki : 082313336747

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  2. Nih

    Anwar Ibrahim, Dipenjara karena Tuduhan Sodomi, Kini Jadi Calon Pewaris Takhta Mahathir

    https://internasional.kompas.com/read/2019/09/21/18350061/anwar-ibrahim-dipenjara-karena-tuduhan-sodomi-kini-jadi-calon-pewaris

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    1. VISIT BISEKSUAL YEAR 2020 MALONESIA

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    2. Wonderful malon with LGBT especially PM MALON is the real KING JUBOR 😁😁

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    3. Tersedia jubor macam2 aroma ada blueberry,mango and fisangπŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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  3. Masih bagusan harimau hitam

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    1. Itu lho.. Bawa wajan.. Sama minyak goreng segala🧐🧐🧐

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  4. Turetthe... Kok ora climis yoo( mburine) ?🧐🧐, CMI series ijek rodho apik ..

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    1. gak menungso.. gak tank,. sing di injen gor bagian silixxt tokπŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸƒ‍♂️πŸƒ‍♂️πŸƒ‍♂️πŸƒ‍♂️

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    2. Injen ora dosho..yo Injen bolongan tank waee😁😁😁

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    3. tradisi murika, demen bawa" aksesoris kemah di tank

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  5. kliatannye mesin Gripen II light tank bakal di depan. kalo ada pintuw rampa judulnye IFV donk yach haha!πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

    menang kalah dpt duwit, tp kok bae dpt $375 jt & Gdel $ 335 juta haha!⚖⚖⚖

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    1. eits tunggu dulu om,
      liat tuh desain grifin 2 pas di front hullnya.
      miringnya dibuat seperti front plate si harimau hitam.

      tujuannya untuk bisa menaiki hambatan setidaknya setinggi 1 m.

      hueheheh, soal turret dan meriamnya ini yg bikin geleng" πŸ˜…

      105 atau 120 mm

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    2. lha kan ude guwe nulis mirip harimo item dibawah πŸ‘‡ ituw tuch om haha!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

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  6. Malon dah bina ini 1000 unit dalam mimpi 😝😜

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  7. dari sudut poto, model idungnya cem harimo item keknya, tinggi haha!😎😎😎

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    1. Wah jangan2 tampal sticker nih GD 🀣

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    2. jiaahh gaklah.
      kliatannya mesin taronya di depan, makanya turet agak begeser kebelakang sebagai mana lazimnya.
      soalnya lei out mesin kan uda menuhin bagian depan, jd kubah/turet geser blakang.
      klo dugaan guwe bner begitchu, maka disain tank ringan amrik mirip yg dibawah ini oke ocehπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

      contoh: ngafv-saic
      https://www.armyrecognition.com/ausa_2018_show_daily_news_coverage/ausa_2018_first_public_appearance_of_saic_105mm_light_tank_mpf_programme.html

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  8. Lon ini ada berita smoothdubor 152 mm kesukaan kau ,ayo keluar lon jangan malu2. Free sabah dan sarawak

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  9. Satu satu singapore keluar

    Dua dua brunai juga keluar

    Tiga tiga sabah dan sarawak

    Satu dua tiga malon jadi bubar

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    1. Ayoo... Anak anak ikuti bapak yaa

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    2. Siapa yang mau nyanyi lagi hayo....angkat tangannya!!!! "satu dua tiga malon jadi bubar ".......

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    3. Saya mau ikut nyanyi asal duo najib rosmah dibebaskan 😁😁

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  10. Bangsa Bangsat yg tak kenang budi... Indon'

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    1. Wah wah wah nggak terbalik lon,, harusnya kami yg bilang begitu ish ish ish

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    2. Komentar ini telah dihapus oleh pengarang.

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    3. Bangsa yg tak kenal budi itu adalah bangsa ko lon,negara ko agak maju sekarang kerana dulu Indonesia kirim beribu2 cikgu untuk mengajar murid2 sekolah di Malon,selepas tuh pribumi malon ada konfrontasi dgn cina singapore,indonesia pun mengirim puluhan ribu rakyatnya ke malon supaya cina Singapore tak mendominasi di Malaya,sekarang ko kata Indonesia tak kenang budi...cermin sikit lon

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    4. Bangsa beruk loe tuh yg ga kenal balas Budi.di zaman kerajaan loe udah di tolongin sama Majapahit lepas dari bangsa Mongol,setelah itu masuklah emak loe si eli.sampai jadi negara maling sial di Asean jg di tolongin sama Indonesia..loe tuh yg harusnya tau balas Budi beruk.

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    5. Malonyetjing... Malonyetjing, Malon monyet anjing ngga tau diri ngga tau terima kasih.... Cuiih

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    6. Bapak kau yg tk kenal budi, begitu banyak indonesia tolong kau punya negara tp dasar malon anjing2 british yg gk tau terima kasih!!!

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    7. Sedari atuk kau tak bisa baca Indonesia sudah mengirimkan ribuan guru dan tenaga kesehatan ke negaramu,membantu pendirian sekolah sekolah disana...

      Dasar beruk laknat...kau tak pernah tahu terima kasih...maklumlah bangsa terbelakang baru melek sejarah baca tulis di abad 20 pantas saja tak punya sopan santun,mayat orang matipun diperkosa...biadab

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    8. Bangsa beruk homo perogol anti wanita marah2 ???

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  11. Malaysia Defence Review

    Tentera Laut DiRaja Malaysia (TLDM) terus dikerah mengunakan aset-aset berusia dan program pengantian terus menuju kegagalan.

    Dengan aset mencecah usia 50 tahun, pastinya aset-aset ini semakin kurang prestasinya malah persenjataan, sistem, radar dan sonar semakin ketinggalan zaman.
    LON MALON, KAMU KETAHUAN KISMIN......HAHAHAHAπŸ˜€

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    1. Malaysia Defence Review Muhammad Hairul Anuar Kelas Lekiu pun reject CMS baharu dari BAE, jd boleh katakan VLS Sea Ceptor xkn pasang kt frigat tu

      Malaysia Defence Reviewi ntah mana Mica, mana Maharaja Lela, mana MD530G, mana LG1, mana LCA, mana MRSS

      Mohammad Hamli VL Mica belum Sign bro. KD Maharajalela belum cukup sifat mana sekarang. Kerana politik pertahanan negara binasa.

      Acap Ucop Malaysia Defence Review dia kata tak boikot admin, hahahhahahhahahahah. Demi sawit, VL MICA digadaikan

      Nurul Rashdin Zahari Acap Ucop mereka yg boikot kita bukan kita boikot mereka...kita berhempas pulas nak promot balik produk sawit kita der

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    2. Wkwkwk...aset kapal malon lapok beumur 50 tahun πŸ˜„πŸ‘

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    3. Haibat malon mulai alat militer hingga perdana menteri TUA semua😁😁

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  12. DUKUNG SSKM MOVEMENT......πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    1. Indonesia pasti selalu sokong SSKM bro 😁😁

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    2. Indonesia akan mendukung secara penuh Sabah-Sarawak dan Johor Baru keluar dari federasi malasial

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    3. 260 JT rakyat Indonesia siap mendukung referendum sabah dan sarawak serta johor bahru untuk memulai era baru...mari kita perhebat perjuangan mereka seperti kita mendukung perjuangan rakyat palestine melawan israel...mereka sama2 negara boneka england tak pernah merdeka

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    4. Dukung sskm, bebaskan najb rosmah

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  13. THIS IS GOOD QUALITY COMPARED WITH MADE BY IDIOT INDONS. POOR QUALITY, UGLY DESIGN AND STAMPAL STICKER.

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    1. IT'S GOOD REASON TO COMPARE YOUR IQ WITH MONKEY AND DOG. LOW IQ, UGLY FACE AND HOMOSEX

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