Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Army is getting its first full brigade of souped-up Abrams tanks sooner than expected

Which is good.

The first full batch of M1A2 SEPv3 Abrams tanks (also known as the M1A2C) — likely around 87 for an Armored Brigade Combat Team — will be ready "sometime this summer."

Outfitted with system survivability enhancements and a new power system, the SEPv3 enhancements include improved main gun accuracy with "smart cannon" munitions programmable over data link and reinforced armor bolstered by a built-in jammer to counter radio-triggered improvised explosive devices.

As of February 2019, the SEPv3 upgrade also includes the Israeli-developed Trophy HV hard-kill active protection systems that uses radar to detect incoming missiles and rockets then fires tiny projectiles to intercept them.


  1. I wonder if it can be hacked?

  2. Turbine engine yeah? I bet those wire ropes will be awful damned hot if you need them in a hurry, also too high a temperature will screw up the temper, making them brittle.