U.S. report said Chinese Type 98 main battle tanks will increase market share
Data for: PLA Army equipment 99 main battle tanks
LONDON Dec. 29 message: LONDON, according to Russian military news network reported on 28 December, Forecast International Weapons Group of the United States consulting firm in a recently released annual market analysis report that tanks, tank 2020 international market will produce more than 59 main battle tanks, totaling more than $ 25 billion, the U.S. share of M1 Abrams tanks will be reduced, while Khalid Pakistan, Russia and China, 98 T-90 tanks share will increase significantly.
U.S. Forecast International Weapons Group consulting firm’s report pointed out that, despite the active tank upgrades and modifications is still an important direction, but the new tank’s production will be an important factor affecting the international market. Prepared by active duty U.S. Army M1 Abrams tank maintenance and improvements to extend service to 2050. But the past year, the project budget has been cut, Abrams decreased market value of the project. 2004 to 2009, the U.S. Department of Defense for M1 Abrams tanks, technical maintenance, repair and improvement of the average cost is about the international market, the new main battle tank production costs 41.24%, while in 2010 the U.S. Department of Defense Other expenses decreased by 67.2% market share fell 10.69%.
Forecast International believes that the prospect of new tank procurement costs have been increasing in the context of active main battle tank upgrade and remodeling expenses will be decreased, but a new modern main battle tank of the total production is still relatively low about all types of tanks 19.51% of total production, the market tanks the next decade is expected to account for about 31.57% of total. Other countries within the next decade, relatively speaking, is not particularly advanced main battle tank, which Pakistan’s Khalid, the Russian T-90 (including the Indian licensed production of T-90S) and the Chinese Type 98, will continue to dominate the world market tanks , will occupy a total world market of 57.83% of new tanks, tank accounts for all the world by 2020 47.53% of the total market.
Clearly, new products, the United States and Europe in the international main battle tank market dominance has become history. But the United States and Europe to show their products are still stubborn existence, using 120 mm smoothbore gun of the German “Leopard 2″ tanks and a large number of actual use in war of the U.S. M1 Abrams tanks will remain the world’s main battle tank structure of the sample. (Compiled: Shu-shan)