U.S. Army requests drone tanks for future battle tool

1800 HP robotic tanks will be new tool on future battlefields

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The U.S. Army has requested several versions of hybrid diesel-electric powered armored tanks to be delivered for testing by 2021.

Textron Systems is scheduled to deliver four M5 Ripsaw Robotic Combat Vehicle prototypes to the U.S. Army proving grounds for testing before the end of the year.

The M-5’s will boast twin 900 horsepower hybrid electric motors that are bound to give the platform kick-ass control and maneuverability over conventional models.

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