nam wrote:If tank battles are to move towards NLOS, then there is no need of heavy duty armor. An IFV, with APS + ATGM rounds are enough.
Actual service personnel have mentioned (IIRC earlier in this very thread) how MBTs and IFVs (and CAS elements) work as part of combined arms.
Also need to take into account how survivable are IFVs against mines/IEDs.
PS: Somehow i just can't seem to shake off the 'BVR AAMs' analogy