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Military Tank Technology – utility of tanks for Australia’s defence

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We speak with Declan Sullivan of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) and discuss his recent paper – “Australia’s new tanks are overkill and overweight”.…

Australia, according to an unremarkable line item in the May federal budget, is making its first purchase of new tanks in almost 15 years with the upgrade of the army’s M1 Abrams tank fleet. While the new purchase has ignited some debate about the utility of tanks for Australia’s defence, it is also indicative of the wider strategic quagmire modern armoured vehicles are stuck in. It also provides the opportunity to consider the challenging advancements in military technology.

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