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A Look at Ongoing MBT Upgrades & New MBT Programs in the Western World

The Fire Power, Protection (Survivability) and Mobility defines the three basic characteristics of the Main Battle Tank (MBT) that first deployed in September 1916 and dominated battlefields throughout the rest of the 20th Century and beyond.

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Thanks to their survivability, long-range weapons, sensors and ability to deliver firepower accurately, the MBTs can support the infantry forces on the battlefield with instantaneous, accurate and direct fire support whenever and wherever it is needed either on the move or stationery.

As one of the many types of Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs) found on the modern battlefield, tanks have been produced in all shapes and sizes throughout their 104 years of evolution but their ability of carrying firepower on the battlefield with a protected crew and weapons has remained essential.