Testing for the SEP v4 variant will commence in 2021, and will include color cameras, new slip-rings, new … The latter round was introduced in 1993 to engage and defeat enemy helicopters, specifically the Russian Hind helicopter, Army developers explained. The small explosives are sent to a precise point in space to intercept and destroy the approaching round, he added. The Army is now engineering a far-superior M1A2 SEP v4 Abrams tank variant for the 2020s and beyond. First upgraded tank was delivered in 1999. M1A2 SEP is in final operational testing, and scheduled to start fielding in 2000. Approved for implementation in 1995, the M1A2 SEP (System Enhancement Package) is a technology upgrade and standardization program, whereby the Army's fleet … The M1A2 tanks will remain in It has incredible Among other things, this upgrade adds a stronger auxiliary power unit for fuel efficiency and on-board electrical systems, improved armor materials, upgraded engines and transmission and a 28-volt upgraded drive system. First upgraded tank was considered as one of the best in the world. This tank is The M1028 Canister round is the third tank round being replaced. It can fire the M829A3 APFSDS rounds with depleted uranium penetrator and M1028 canister rounds The M1A2 SEP has a further upgraded depleted uranium armor (version 2) added CROWS or CROWS 2 remotely operated weapon station, This piece originally appeared in Scout Warrior, Improved FLIR technologies also help tank crews better recognize light and heat signatures emerging from targets such as enemy sensors, electronic signals or enemy vehicles. M1A2 system enhancement package (SEP/SEP v2/SEP v3) Vehicles     Accordingly, the lethality upgrade is designed to follow on to a current mobility and power upgrade referred to as an earlier or initial ECP. standard. GDL won a $2.6bn contract from the US Army to upgrade up to 786 M1A1 Abrams to the newly configured M1A2 System Enhancement Package Version 3, in December 2017. uses a modified Raphael Trophy HV active protection system. Just prior to coming to Scout Warrior, Osborn served as an Associate Editor at the Military.com. that discharges massive blast of tungsten fragments at muzzle exit. When a threat penetrates that range, the system then detects and classifies that threat and tells the on-board computer which determines the optical kill point in space, a DRS official said. This enhancement provides an additional asset to a tank commander’s independent thermal viewer. Osborn previously served at the Pentagon as a Highly Qualified Expert with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army - Acquisition, Logistics & Technology. This is by far, the most detailed Abrams tank ever built, and also the most accurate. Protection of this MBT is tanks can fire the new XM1147 Advanced Multi-Purpose programmable The M1A2 SEP v4 will carry Advanced Multi-Purpose 120mm ammunition round able to combine a variety of different rounds into a single tank round. ^ globalsecurity.org-Grizzly ^ globalsecurity.org-Panther II ^ globalsecurity.org-M104 Wolverine The Army is now engineering a far-superior M1A2 SEP v4 Abrams tank variant for the 2020s and beyond –designed to be more lethal, faster, lighter weight, better protected, equipped with new sensors and armed with upgraded, more effective weapons, service officials said. July 8/05: An estimated $7.3 million firm-fixed price contract for 90 commanders display units for the M1A2 Abrams System Enhanced Program (M1A2 SEP) Tank. [2015-12-14]. This is the M1A2 SEP Abrams tank. Missiles     This main The Army is looking at a range of domestically produced and allied international solutions from companies participating in the Army's Modular Active Protection Systems (MAPS) program, an Army official told Scout Warrior. However The M1A2SEPV4 is probably going to be in prototype soon. The AMP round will replace four tank rounds now in use. are constantly updated. |     Considering mobility, it looks like the Mk4 runs a 1500hp Teledyne Continental V12 diesel for 65 total (metric) tons, which puts it on the same level as the M1A2. The M1A2C is the latest variant of Abrams to enter production. network capabilities. The SEP v4 variant, slated to being testing in 2021, will include new laser rangefinder technology, color cameras, integrated on-board networks, new slip-rings, advanced meteorological sensors, ammunition data links, laser warning receivers and a far more lethal, multi-purpose 120mm tank round, Maj. Gen. David Bassett, Program Executive Officer, Ground Combat Systems, told Scout Warrior in an interview. Kris Osborn became the Managing Editor of Scout Warrior in August of 2015. This gives the tank a hunter-killer engagement capability. New M1A2 SEP v.4 "Super" Abrams. This tank is I hope there is a full evaluation though. Called Active Protection Systems, or APS, the technology uses sensors and radar, computer processing, fire control technology and interceptors to find, target and knock down or intercept incoming enemy fire such as RPGs and Anti-Tank Guided Missiles, or ATGMs. Subscribed. Aspin argued that were the research and development costs factored in, tanks would actually cost over $900,000 a piece (compared to $1.3 million for the canceled MBT-70). this standard. components with graphite coating. primarily on diesel or jet fuel, but during emergencies can also upgrade package for the older Abrams tanks. The Minuteman III program of 450 missiles, begun in 1970, must be replaced and not extended, US Strategic Command chief Adm. Charles Richard said. 尖端科技軍事資料庫. Warrior – The Army’s More Lethal M1A2 SEP v4 Abrams Tank Variant Will Start Testing in the 2020s. It is the backbone of the US It allows This video explores strengths and weakness of most modern variants of Abrams and T-90 tanks. The M908, Obstacle Reduction round, is the fourth that the AMP round will replace; it was designed to assist in destroying large obstacles positioned on roads by the enemy to block advancing mounted forces, Army statements report. noting that this tank is quiet in operation. It is worth (version 3) (also known as M1A2C) was publicly revealed in 2015. The advanced FLIR uses higher resolution and digital imaging along with an increased ability to detect enemy signatures at farther ranges through various obscurants such as rain, dust or fog, Bassett said. Aspin argued that were the research and development costs factored in, tanks would actually cost over $900,000 a piece (compared to $1.3 million for the canceled MBT-70). An increased AMPs alternator is also part of this upgrade, along with Ethernet cables designed to better network vehicle sensors together. The M1A2 equipped with the M829A3 or newer A4 has significant penetrating power. System Enhancement Package (SEP) is a successor to the The Army just awarded GDLS a contract over a year ago to develop the M1A2 SEP V4. Overall, these lethality and mobility upgrades represent the best effort by the Army to maximize effectiveness and lethality of its current Abrams tank platform. M1A2 SEP tanks are scheduled to begin fielding in 3QFY00. replaced within 30 minutes.  This first ECP, slated to begin production by 2017, is called the M1A2 SEP v3 variant. It is a successor to the M1A2. Another 300 M1A2 tanks were upgraded to M1A2 package, modified active protection system, upgraded fire control The M1A2 tank is a great tank, but an M1A3 would be much better for future operations. The work is to be performed at the company’s Tallahassee, FL location and is to be completed Sept. 20, 2007. planned that the fleet of refurbished and upgraded M1A1 tanks will remain with the US The M1A2 SEP has significant The US Government approved a potential sale of 108 M1A2T Abrams tanks and other equipment to Taiwan in July 2019. munitions as well as M829A4 Advanced Kinetic Energy munitions. has a more advanced fire control system with upgraded ballistic Trucks     This weapon can be fired from The tank is also fitted with auxiliary The M1A2 System Enhanced Program (SEP) is an upgrade to the computer core that is the essence of the M1A2 tank. logistical support and is thirsty on fuel. Once the kit is delivered in 1999. There are numerous URLs & sites dedicated to both the SEP V2, a great deal of public information and photographs available to assist the scale modeler in construction and finishing of this tank. 1/16 Scale M1A2 Abrams Battle Tank Professional Edition by Heng Long - RTR - HLG3918-002 One of the world's most effective combat systems for nearly 40 years and counting, the M1 Abrams is recognized around the world as the "tip of the spear" for America's mechanized infantry. There were plans to upgrade additional 161 tanks to the new The interceptor consists of a series of small, shaped charges attached to a gimbal on top of the vehicle. The first two are the M830, High Explosive Anti-Tank, or HEAT, round and the M830A1, Multi-Purpose Anti -Tank, or MPAT, round. M104 Wolverine heavy assault bridge. The US Army placed an order with General Dynamics for the upgrade of 100 M1A1 MBT to M1A2 SEPv3 in July 2018. The Army is now engineering a far-superior M1A2 SEP v4 Abrams tank variant for the 2020s and beyond. The M1A2 Abrams SEP v3 (System Enhanced Package) is a modernized version of the M1A2 SEPV v2 main battle tank that benefits from a number of upgrades in the areas of survivability, maintainability, full efficiency and network capability. there are two 7.62 mm machine guns. The idea is to leverage the best possible modernization upgrades able to integrate into the existing vehicle. New Zealand’s best hobby shop. applied the tank has improved protection, firepower and situational Tank Urban In 2017 an order was Although fitted with the same 105mm cannon as the M60, the M1 was powered by a gas turbine engine and was fitted with spaced armor. The modeled M1A2 SEP (System Enhancement Program) tank is the successor to the M1A2, delivered to the U.S. Government on September 1, 1999. This round has devastating lethality against assaulting infantry Some of the upgrades woven into the lethality enhancement for the M1A2 SEP v4 have their origins in a prior upgrades now underway for the platform. “Rather than having to carry different rounds, you can communicate with the round before firing it,” Bassett explained. In 1 collection by Merydian. Subscribe. America's Once And Future Tank: The U.S. New M1A2 SEP v.4 "Super" Abrams. This is the global variant of the Mi 6X and therefore has nearly same specifications. armed with a 12.7 mm machine gun. standard. A total of 240 M1A2 SEP tanks were newly built. add-on explosive reactive armor. it is complex and requires tremendous amount of maintenance, The system, called Joint Battle Command Platform, uses an extremely fast Blue Force Tracker 2 Satcom network able to reduce latency and massively shorten refresh time. Having rapid force-position updates in a fast-moving combat circumstance, quite naturally, could bring decisive advantages in both mechanized and counterinsurgency warfare. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------