Typically, the primary means of protection of tanks and other ground military equipment is multi-layered armor, but in the end, this equipment turns out relatively slow in actual combat conditions, and therefore not very effective.
In DARPA is developing a new generation of high-tech tanks, which will focus less on firepower and protection, but mostly – on mobility and speed. The researchers said they are going to radically redefine the concept of military equipment. Therefore, it was coined by a revolutionary project GXV-T.
Under this acronym hides a large-scale program called Ground X-Vehicle Technology. Within its framework, DARPA is going to develop the combat vehicles of the future.
Designers abandon the current paradigm of “need more armor.” Instead, employ a different approach. The basis of the machine will be cutting-edge technology.
GXV-T is 50% lighter and smaller than existing designs. The crew will be reduced by half. Radically intensify mobility: a platform DARPA pass on any terrain, even the most rugged and inhospitable mechanisms. All possible traces – EMI, the infrared and acoustic – will be blacked out.
But most importantly: Ground X-Vehicle Technology will focus on survivability through “agility.” Excellent speed and agility will help avoid any incoming threats. Why hang on a ton of composite body, when it is easier to evade missiles?