General Dynamics awarded $133 million for Abrams M1A2S tank production for Saudi Arabia 0901134

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 08:56 AM
 
General Dynamics awarded $133 million for Abrams M1A2S tank production for Saudi Arabia.
General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded $132.7 million for the procurement and production of 69 Saudi M1A2 (M1A2S) Abrams tanks for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This work is part of a plan by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to upgrade its fleet of tanks.
     
General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded $132.7 million for the procurement and production of 69 Saudi M1A2 (M1A2S) Abrams tanks for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This work is part of a plan by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to upgrade its fleet of tanks.
General Dynamics M1A2S main battle tank
     

The Foreign Military Sales contract was awarded by the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command for 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 new Saudi M1A2, designated the M1A2S Abrams main battle tank, will enable Saudi Arabian military forces to operate and exercise a more lethal and survivable M1A2S tank for the protection of critical infrastructure.

The work will be performed by current employees at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2014.

General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.generaldynamics.com

 

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