General Dynamics Awarded $60 Million for Abrams Tank Upgrades
January 6, 2012
STERLING HEIGHTS,Mich. – The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics LandSystems $60 million under an existing contract to continue upgrading M1A1 tanksto the M1A2 Systems Enhancement Package (SEP) V2 configuration. GeneralDynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
The most technologically advanced digitaltank, the M1A2 SEP V2 includes improved color displays, day and night thermalsights, commander remote operated weapon station (CROWS II), a ThermalManagement System (TMS) and a tank-infantry phone.The M1A2 SEP V2 maximizes the fightingability of the tank on today’s battlefield while preparing the platform fortomorrow’s challenges.
The original order was made under amulti-year contract awarded in February 2008, which authorized the upgrade of435 M1A1 tanks that have been in the Army’s inventory for more than 20years.General Dynamics is continuingthe conversion of the tanks in the Army’s active component to the M1A2 SEP V2configuration.
Workis expected to be completed by June of 2013 and will be performed by existingemployees in Anniston, Ala.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Sterling Heights, Mich.;Lima, Ohio; and Scranton, Pa.