M60 tank Upgrade"Phoenix"




 
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December 2nd, 2008  
blackeagle
 

Topic: M60 tank Upgrade"Phoenix"


it is m60 tank which is upgraded by jordanian center"kaddb"
Projects - Phoenix M60 Upgrade PHOENIX M60 UPGRADE to 120mm In Conjunction with:


Product Description

The Phoenix Project addresses both immediate and emerging operational threats to the M60 Main Battle Tank using a modular and flexible approach to improve shoot-on-the-move capabilities, as well as increased lethality, mobility and survivability. These upgrades are achieved at a low technical and operational risk and at a lower cost.


Pre-Upgrade Status
  • Old fire control system (TTS), slow in engaging targets.
  • 105 mm Main gun.
  • Unable to acquire and fire on targets while moving.
  • Thermal sighting system is not stabilized.
  • Armour protection level is not suitable to the foreseeable threat.
  • Engine Power and suspension system overdue for upgrade.
Post-Upgrade Status
  • Ability to acquire both moving and stationary targets.
  • High rate of first round hit probability.
  • Improved protection and survivability.
  • Improved mobility and maneuverability
Upgrade Specifications
  • Phoenix Shoot-On-the-Move Upgrade
  • True shoot-on-the-move capability, day/night target acquisition, and improved first round hit probability are achieved with Raytheon's Integrated Fire Control System (IFCS) upgrade.
Phoenix Lethality Upgrade

Significant improvement in the firepower and lethality of the current M60 platform is achieved through the replacement of the M60 105-mm rifled gun with RUAG land Systems L50 120-mm smooth-bore Compact Tank Gun (CTG).


Phoenix Mobility Upgrade

Improvements in M60 acceleration and cross-country capability are achieved with the mobility upgrade provided by L3 Communications.


Phoenix Survivability Upgrade
Survivability is improved through the addition of the armor protection scheme for both the M60's turret and hull. The protection scheme can be reconfigured to changing threat conditions.

pics



December 2nd, 2008  
Alexin_Cobra
 
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by blackeagle
it is m60 tank which is upgraded by jordanian center"kaddb"
Projects - Phoenix M60 Upgrade PHOENIX M60 UPGRADE to 120mm In Conjunction with:


Product Description

The Phoenix Project addresses both immediate and emerging operational threats to the M60 Main Battle Tank using a modular and flexible approach to improve shoot-on-the-move capabilities, as well as increased lethality, mobility and survivability. These upgrades are achieved at a low technical and operational risk and at a lower cost.



Pre-Upgrade Status
  • Old fire control system (TTS), slow in engaging targets.
  • 105 mm Main gun.
  • Unable to acquire and fire on targets while moving.
  • Thermal sighting system is not stabilized.
  • Armour protection level is not suitable to the foreseeable threat.
  • Engine Power and suspension system overdue for upgrade.
Post-Upgrade Status
  • Ability to acquire both moving and stationary targets.
  • High rate of first round hit probability.
  • Improved protection and survivability.
  • Improved mobility and maneuverability


Upgrade Specifications
  • Phoenix Shoot-On-the-Move Upgrade
  • True shoot-on-the-move capability, day/night target acquisition, and improved first round hit probability are achieved with Raytheon's Integrated Fire Control System (IFCS) upgrade.
Phoenix Lethality Upgrade

Significant improvement in the firepower and lethality of the current M60 platform is achieved through the replacement of the M60 105-mm rifled gun with RUAG land Systems L50 120-mm smooth-bore Compact Tank Gun (CTG).


Phoenix Mobility Upgrade

Improvements in M60 acceleration and cross-country capability are achieved with the mobility upgrade provided by L3 Communications.


Phoenix Survivability Upgrade
Survivability is improved through the addition of the armor protection scheme for both the M60's turret and hull. The protection scheme can be reconfigured to changing threat conditions.

pics



wow. Do you know what countries will field these tanks?
December 2nd, 2008  
Rorke
 
So what you basically have here is a T-80 equivalent except that all room for modernisation has been taken up giving the tank maybe another 10 years of life and nothing beyond it.
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December 2nd, 2008  
Alexin_Cobra
 
 
sound like to me the US has found another way to make money. We have thousands of unused M60 Tanks sitting in our old armories.
December 2nd, 2008  
Lunatik
 
 
Looks like the Sabra has gained a new brother.

December 3rd, 2008  
blackeagle
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alexin_Cobra
wow. Do you know what countries will field these tanks?
jordan will upgrade saudi m60 tanks fleet into phoenix.it is the only contract i have heard until now.
December 4th, 2008  
A Can of Man
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rorke
So what you basically have here is a T-80 equivalent except that all room for modernisation has been taken up giving the tank maybe another 10 years of life and nothing beyond it.
It does it's job.
The only issue I have with old tanks is maintenance but if you don't have all the money in the world and this upgrade fulfills all requirements for at least another 20 years and you need something fast, then it's alright.
 


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