4. Where Tanks Still Rule
In east Asia, tank development never really stopped after the 1980s. In 2014, South Korea introduced the K2 Black Panther, the world’s most expensive tank. While it has a manned turret, it is also considerably more advanced than the K1 tank, largely based on the United States’ M1 Abrams.
Japan also recently introduced a new tank, the Type 10, and North Korea continues developing it Pokpung-ho tank, inspired by the Russian T-90. While China has focused on developing as a maritime power, it is not far off with its Type 96 and Type 99 tanks continuing to receive upgrades.