China is a good name change 99 M1 tank killer new double threat is more serious
99A2 latest enhancements made main battle tanks in the United States special correspondent
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United States, “Global Strategic Network,” January 4, said that China is developing a new generation of main battle tanks, will be known as the “U.S. M1 tank killer” 99A2 main battle tank of the successor. In recent years, Russia, Japan, China, India and other countries have introduced a new generation of main battle tanks, but the Army still have not seen movement. Some analysts believe that this is because the U.S. military’s emphasis on the strategic impact of the traditional navy and air force Army equipment procurement, but also because the U.S. Army tank on the battlefield, the future is not clear that “the King of Land Warfare,” will play what role. However, this situation caused by the U.S. media for “losing ground advantage ‘concerns.
reported that China’s new generation of main battle tanks and traditional tanks, the main difference is the use of two members of the group, while Western and Russian tanks are usually 3 or 4 people. This means that China’s new generation tank has a more advanced level of automation. In addition, this new addition to the traditional tank gun, but also increased the precision missiles as the main weapon. And weighing 60 tons 99A2 main battle tanks, the new tank lighter, smaller, better adapted to China’s operational environment. In addition, it equipped with active defense system that can directly intercept incoming missiles and artillery shells. “Global Strategic Network” The report said China’s new electronic system not only allows the tank crew of all-round observation of surroundings, but also through the “battle management system”, and other tanks and combat troops in close contact, it found, and destroy the enemy target for the reaction faster.
report also said that in addition to the development of new tanks, China has completed 99 series of main battle tanks of the latest model 99A2-style improvements. Reported that the overall performance of this tank can completely match the U.S. M1 series main battle tanks. It’s the equivalent of 1000-1200 mm front armor of homogeneous steel armor, and the most powerful U.S. M1 series tanks of 120 mm 810 mm main gun can only breakdown; in turn, 99A2 tanks, armor-piercing capability of up to 850 mm, The M1 is only 600-700 mm of armor. However 99A2 tanks because the cost is relatively expensive (approximately $ 2 million each) and weight is too heavy, not suitable for large equipment in China. So the report that China’s new tank for this double active duty U.S. Army M1 series tanks and thousands of vehicles a more serious threat.
However, “Global Strategic Network” also admitted that the reported data may not be reliable because “the Chinese official said little specific about China’s tank performance data.” In recent years, the United States the development of China is very concerned about the tanks, the United States ‘global security’ sites 99 and 96 series of Chinese main battle tank has a detailed record of each improvement. But China is not the only country to develop new tank. In April 2008, India announced the start of developing a new generation main battle tank, it weighs 40 tons, using 125-mm guns, active defense systems, advanced power and transmission, and battlefield information management equipment. September 2009, the future of Russian media exposure of the Russian Tank “Black Hawk” situation. Russian officials said it with a new layout, reducing the height of the tank on the battlefield harder to find. In addition to more powerful shells, it is equipped with new anti-tank missiles and helicopters, supporting arms fire is also very powerful. December 2009, Japan announced that it would purchase 16 new tanks, their performance than in Japan has repeatedly occupied the top 90 world ranking tank tanks advanced.
and many countries have introduced various new main battle tank, the Army has been slow movement, the American public is quite worried. U.S. M1 series main battle tanks in the limelight after the Gulf War has been no major improvements. Analysts believe that the United States after the Gulf war in previous conflicts are navy and air force as the main force, even in a large army to participate in the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. Army’s primary responsibility is patrolling and maintaining regional stability, the design of traditional large-scale war the role of main battle tanks such as the patrol force is not needed MRAP vehicles. In addition, the then U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to promote the new U.S. military transformation, the establishment of light is an important part of the Army, he advocated the use of the Stryker light armored vehicles and unmanned combat vehicles to replace tanks that are expensive and heavy ground equipment. Although the Stryker armored vehicles in Iraq that the poor performance of the tanks to withdraw from the war far from the stage when, but the tanks will play in future wars, the U.S. military is still no clear conclusion. ▲
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