General Dynamics Awarded $40 Million for Abrams Tank Production
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., April 2, 2013
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --General Dynamics Land
Systems has been awarded an additional $40 million for the procurement and
production of Saudi M1A2 (M1A2S) Abrams tanks for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
This modification is part of an existing contract to upgrade the Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia's fleet of tanks.
The Foreign Military Sales contract was awarded by the U.S. Army TACOM Life
Cycle Management Command on behalf of the Royal Saudi Land Forces.
This contract extends work started in 2008 to update M1A1 and M1A2 tanks to
the M1A2S configuration for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The M1A2S conversion
increases the efficiency and capability of the tank.
The work will be performed by current employees at the Joint Systems
Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio, with an estimated completion date of July
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