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04 March 2009

The Tank is Dead, Long Live the Tank

from Ares by Michael Bruno

Pakistan’s Al Khalid, China’s Type 98, and Russia’s T-90 (including India’s licensed T-90S production program) will dominate the market, representing 60.57 percent of all new tanks rolling out across the globe and 52.28 percent of the value of the market through the timeframe. While western models continue to set the technological bar, their market share is dimming. The 120mm Rh 120 smoothbore ordnance, Leopard 2 and the M1 Abrams continue to set the standard for main battle tank design, the consultancy says. Yet, “In the international market for main battle tanks, the days of U.S. and European domination over new production are long gone."

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