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Published on Oct 3, 2016
It looks like a tank, drives on tracks like a tank, fires 120 mm shells at several times the speed of sound like a tank — but don’t call it a tank. The General Dynamics “Griffin” is a kind of concept car on steroids, a demonstration of existing technologies that could be quickly fit together for the Army’s Mobile Protected Firepower program. In a 28-ton package — less than half the weight of the M1 Abrams tank (which GD builds), Griffin combines the electronics of the latest model M1, the hull of the British Ajax scout vehicle (which GD also builds), and the lightweight 120 mm cannon developed for the cancelled Future Combat Systems (which GD worked on). [Full story at http://breakingdefense.com/2016/10/ge... ]