2053 (MMLIII) will be a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2053rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 53rd year of the 3rd millennium, the 53rd year of the 21st century, and the 4th year of the 2050s decade.
Predicted and scheduled events
- The United States of America's armed forces are presumed to phase out the entire M1 Abrams fleet from service. By this time, the M1 Abrams will have seen 71 years of service with the U.S. Army and USMC. It will be presumably replaced by Main battle tanks or weapons systems resulting from either the cancelled Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program, or cancelled Future Combat Systems (FCS) program.