General Dynamics Land Systems will upgrade the US Army’s M1A1 Abrams tanks to the M1A2 Systems Enhancement Package (SEP) V2 configuration, the company yesterday.
The $49.7 million in funding is part of a multi-year contract awarded in 2008 to upgrade 435 M1A1 tanks that were in the army's inventory for over 20 years. With this new contract, General Dynamics is continuing the conversion of the tanks in the army's active component to the M1A2 SEP V2 configuration.
The M1A2 SEP V2 configuration includes day and night thermal sights, improved colour displays, commander remote operated weapon station II, a tank-infantry phone and a thermal management system.
Production is expected to be completed by January 2017.
The US Army awards $82 million worth contract to General Dynamics for conversion of M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks to the M1A2S configuration. “General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded an $82,431,000 firm-fixed-price contract for conversion of M1A2 tanks to the M1A2S configuration
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Optex Systems has received $841,000 in orders for its laser protected periscopes with an option for an additional $841,000 from the US Army Contracting Command. Optex's periscopes will be installed in the Abrams US military land vehicles, which are main battle tanks used by the US Army
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