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E-Battle Tanks? US Army To Receive Prototype Of All-Electric M5 Ripsaw Combat Robot In 2021

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E-Battle Tanks? US Army To Receive Prototype Of All-Electric M5 Ripsaw Combat Robot In 2021

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On October 8th, Textron Systems announced it would deliver an all-electric version of its M5 Ripsaw Robotic Combat Vehicle prototype to the US Army to experiment with in 2021.

In 2020, the Army selected a Textron team to develop its subsidiary Howe & Howe’s unmanned vehicle for the service’s Robotic Combat Vehicle, or RCV, Medium platform.

The Army wants to develop a light, medium and heavy version of the RCV to give commanders the option of sending unmanned vehicles into combat against enemy forces.

Initially, QinetiQ North America was selected to build four light versions of the RCV.

Textron is scheduled to deliver four prototypes of its 10-ton M5, which resembles a lightweight tank powered by diesel and hybrid electric motors, by the end of the year.

E-Battle Tanks? US Army To Receive Prototype Of All-Electric M5 Ripsaw Combat Robot In 2021

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The idea of an e-battle tank sounds pretty attractive.

The Army also recently selected Textron to deliver an all-electric M5 as the service moves closer to developing electric-powered tactical vehicles.

“It’s a flat deck variant that we will be delivering for the all-electric version,” Sara Willett, program director for ground robotics at Textron Systems, told reporters, describing how the all-electric M5 will not have a cannon turret like the standard M5.

It’s essentially a battle tank that would blow up the adversary, but also not ruin the environment as much as a diesel-powered battle tank.

And making ground vehicles electric doesn’t start and end with the M5 Ripsaw, rather it’s simply one of the first, but the push is to electrify most of them.

In September, Army Futures Command directed the Maneuver Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate at Fort Benning, Georgia, to begin developing requirements for electrifying the service’s ground vehicles.

“One of the most exciting points of going all electric is the performance that we see,” Michael Howe, senior vice president from Howe & Howe, told reporters.

The M5 is “astonishingly powerful” with two 900-horsepower hybrid electric motors and a diesel range extender, Howe said.

“This range extender is just a generator, so it goes into the vehicle itself and allows the vehicle to go … to an extended range of out to 300 to 400 miles,” he explained.

The all-electric flat-deck platform “didn’t need a range extender for the scientific and military testing that [the Army] are doing with the vehicle,” he added.

“Essentially, it has the same exact power,” Howe said. “We are really on the precipice of seeing advancement in electric technologies throughout the military, and the M5 is the spear tip for this.”

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Ilya Grushevskiy

So do their batteries have the same problem as all other batteries, in that you only have to stick a knife (one bullet) into the battery for the whole thing to burn to the ground almost instantly? Sounds weak..

Captain Freedom

Send the fire department, they’ll pour some water on it…

Lone Ranger

If its not powered by hydrogen fuel cells its useless, the enemy wont wait till you charge it in the battlefield.

occupybacon

Maybe they have a crane that changes them.

Lone Ranger

You will need a shitload of batteries than, which are heavy and burn more easy than diesel…

occupybacon

They have Tesla, I think Ruskies shouldn’t worry that much about American bateries.

Lone Ranger

Tesla already has difficulties providing enough batteries for their cars.
But thats not the issue.
The issue that you will need a dozen one ton battery pack for each tanks and a fast change and charge system which is an obvious bad idea on the battlefield.
Plug in hybrids, fuel cells are a different story tho.

occupybacon

It’s nice to see poor people worring about the rich wellbeing.

Lone Ranger

Im not worried, only stating facts.
Poor is relative.
You know what Jesus said…
“Its more easy for a camel to pass though the eye of an needle than for a rich person to get into Heaven.”

occupybacon

And that’s why you pray Americans to ‘belly up’ because you wish them tho go to heaven

Lone Ranger

I dont pray for it.
But lets be honest the World would be a much better place without a crumbling U.S. Empire.
Maybe they can rebuild a better country like Russia did.

occupybacon

Yeah, I bet everybody wish to live in Russia paradise.

Lone Ranger

In a Free World*
Russia is leading the way…

occupybacon

Frozen swamp*

Lone Ranger

Alaska is indeed.

occupybacon

Also the West Alaska, the krokodil world.

Lone Ranger

Aka Fairbanks…

Lone Ranger

Its cute that they worry about Diesel emissions while fireing DU rounds.
?

Lone Ranger

Always one step ahead.

Zarathustra
Lone Ranger

Oy gevalt…

catalin zt

Fuc* those Khazarian paedophiles!

Zarathustra

Other jewish ethnic groups do the same.

Zarathustra

Pincus Goldschmidt is the chief rabbi in Moscow, says they and Muslims are allies against old Europe and European nationalists (they like having stupid made up names like Finkelstein, Sitzplat, Zuckerberg, etc):

Despite starting problems between the goyim, inadvertently helping the jews in the process: https://www.bitchute.com/video/FZWQ0I2i4sPW/

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Zarathustra

Sitzplat is the old woman who made up a holohoax tale about stuffing diamonds up her ass and shitting them out over and over again to avoid them from ending up in the hands of Auschwitz guards. She then claims to have escaped from the camp she was caught lying about being sent to. According to her, she escaped Auschwitz by climbing the barbed wire fence right under the noses of prison guards standing in watch towers armed with rifles before hitching a ride on a train leaving the camp.

Антон С

For using in Arctic may be.

Zarathustra

It should have a hybrid engine instead of being powered electrically, resulting in short operation range. Fossil fuels are more efficient.

catalin zt

Yeah like the monkey murican anglo-saxon are worried about something else than his dirty well being ….on the expense of others!

Lone Ranger

Also the U.S. is a bit late to the game as usual…
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teletank

Sauron

Soviet Union was ahead in almost all robotic technologies. As well as UAVs, but due to financial and technical reasons never were able to perfect it. Hence the inheriting countries of Soviet Union are not even in top 5

Lone Ranger

But Russia is.
They will be the ine to field a stealth “loyal wingman” heavy combat drone.
They already tested itviver Syria under real life conditions.

P.S. Soviets had money till around the late 70s, they made the mistake the U.S. is doing now keeping up an overbloated military.
Russia only used drones for recon during Soviet times, first supersonic drones were Russian.

Proof is the Buran space shuttle.
The most expensive drone ever built.
It was capeble to function fully automatic from launch to landing, something only the X-37 can do nowdays 30+years later.

occupybacon

It’s true, Russia has many prototypes and patents more advanved than US but they don’t have the funds to mass produce them. Though Russia and stealth or Russia and drone do not fit well in the same phrade, Russia fits with jam, long range radar, hypersonic.

Lone Ranger

They have the funding, dont worry.
If we look at failed projects the U.S. is leading.
Even some of their current jets are based on failed projects like the F-18(F-17 Cobra), or the Flop-35(Yak-141).
Russia had supersonic drones in the 60s.
They invented modern stealth as well.
But didn’t invest money in it because they knew it would take decades to perfect it, so while the U.S. spent a $trillion on it they laid back and waited till the tech is mature enough.
Nowdays Russia is the only country to employ multi layered stealth on the Su-35 and Su-57.
Shaped form, radar absorbing paint and materials, active radar cancellation(Khibiny, Himaljayas ECM suit), and plasma shield.

occupybacon

“If we look at failed projects the U.S. is leading.”

Churchil said something like this: USA will eventually do the right thing but only after they tried all of the wrong posibilities.

They have time and money to do mistakes.

‘Nowdays Russia is the only country to employ multi layered stealth on the Su-35 and Su-57.’

And that’s because they couldn’t keep up with the real stealth tech, they had to relay on multiple more or less stealthy techs that are also available in NATO but not considered the real deal.

The same as that aircraft carrier, since they couldn’ t make a good one, they made a half carrier, half missile cruiser…

Lone Ranger

When Churchill said that the U.S. was the wealthiest country with almost no debt and a massive trade surplus, they were the China of the 50s.
But thats not the case anymore, they cant afford it.

Wrong as usual.
They waited for the tech to mature enough, why spend a $trillion on inferior tech…
Patience pays off…

Interestingly the U.S. and France started working on active radar cancellation and plasma stealth but the are 20years behind Russia.
I guess better late than never.
Oh plasma stealth is the real deal,
The best part that its adaptive, you can tune it to counter any radar, long wave, short wave…its not “baked in” like on the Flop-35.

The Kuznetsov is a good design, it has more firepower than 5 Nimitz class together.
The reason Russia went with this design has two reasons.
First its simple easy to maintan.
Second it bypasses the issue with the Bosphorus, that no carrier can cross it.

occupybacon

How did you calculate they are 20 years behind Russia?

Lone Ranger

Russia already tested plasma shield on the Su-37 tech demonstrator in 1996.
They offered the tech for close allies in 1999.
U.S. and France started working on theirs around 2009.
Far from having even a working prototype. and no guarantee to a success either.
The same as they couldnt copy the RD-180 rocket engine, eventho Russia gave them the blueprints and the metallurgy.

occupybacon

Any close ally that confirmed this claim?

Lone Ranger

Why would they confirm something that can give them an advantage?
But you can read about it, english wikipedia has a good article on plasma shield tech.

occupybacon

I have read it before I asked you if second part confirmed the claim. Since there was a single Russian voice that claimed it. But I didn’t expect an answer, was rethorical question. Addressed to someone with a passion in conspiracy theories :)

Lone Ranger

If a leading scientist of a major scientific institution claims it, and there are published articles about it, its a bit more than a conspiracy theory…

occupybacon

Lockheed martin scientists claim they made the best plane. And there are articles. Case closed.

Lone Ranger

They made the best when it comes to draining money…

occupybacon

And Russians made the best at spreading rumors about futuristic weapons, for uneducated people.

Lone Ranger

Truth hurts try to handle it…;)

occupybacon

Indeed you should.

Lone Ranger

Glad you took my advice…

occupybacon

Glad I finished your arguments.

Lone Ranger

Amen.

catalin zt

Russia doesn’t need aircraft carriers as doesn’t intend to attack other countries like capitalist fascist murica does! Full stop! But enough nukes to delete the dirty anglo-saxon and Khazarian dirty scum races from the face of Earth! Amen!

occupybacon

Aircraft carriers are too expensive for Russia. They tried anyway. And 90 of the 100 Moscow billionaires are Jewish, the rest 10 are Muslim. Not a single Russian. How come?

catalin zt

So Russia doesn’t have the scam fake babilonian monkey “money” empty paper petro-dollars like murica has??? In wartime all you need is RESOURCES and MANPOWER ,you anglo-saxon single neuron powered by profit on the others work!

occupybacon

All those resources are plundered by Moscow oligarchy while Russians live in piverty. That’s why y’all hope for a big war, cause your lifes suck anyway.

catalin zt

Murica is ROTTEN in homeless,poverty of working class, paedophilia,crime of all kinds etc…how much people lifes can suck???

occupybacon

That’s why they need to build a wall cause nobody wants to go there…

Brother Ma Rumi for Sencer

Only dirt -poor Latinoamericans and stars-struck Indian middle- class professionals want to go to the US.

occupybacon

Sure

Zarathustra

Japan and the west were ahead of the USSR in commercialized robotics and computer technology.

catalin zt

Fahrt….fsssssss not in the subject

Zarathustra

He mentioned computer technology. Clearly the Communists were behind in most areas, including that one. They were ahead in military strength at the expense of living conditions.

Zarathustra

In terms of Communist military strength, I was exclusively referring to the Soviet Union.

johnny rotten

And the crew will be rigorously selected from among homosexual and colored minorities.

Sauron

I think its unmanned.

johnny rotten

So? who drives it remotely?

Sauron

AI

johnny rotten

Bullshit

Zarathustra

A human operator is better, whether remotely operated or a crew operating it from the inside.

catalin zt

For sure as the anglo-saxon is certainly not an Man!

Zarathustra
Davki

If it’s “unmanned” it should be fit for “johnny rotten”. He must have been unmanned at some point what with his hatred for homosexuals and “ethnic minorities” (probably referring to blue-eyed blonds, definitely an ethnic minority world-wide).

Sauron

What happens if you microwave it?

occupybacon

Popcorn

Антон С

Caliber of the gun? 25-40mm, but can’t say definitely.

Here is another one: 30 mm gun, 2 anti-tank missiles, 6 reactive flamethrowers. Control distance – up to 3000 meters from control station, 500 meters in a city. 4 machines for 1 station. Mass – up to 10 tons, speed – 35 km/h, diesel-electric.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2woL1OhRps

Probably testing in Syria.
http://bastion-karpenko.ru/VVT1/URAN-9_SIRIA_191202_01.jpg

cechas vodobenikov

pozadi amerika
if the collapsing empire addressed their domestic injustice, medieval laws and growing uglification perhaps they could be taken seriouslu

Domenic Patrone

Those treads aren’t made of steel, they are BUILT TO BREAK and then the US government will have to constantly pay more money to replace them. This is typical of US and Chinses products.

catalin zt

The Russians will activate their EW and the murican scrap will stop working and start fuming….wooow what an “achievement”! :)

Billy Brown

what silly comments. this is the nightmare come true. they are admitting they are making them meaning they probably have 1000s

John

A new toy.

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