STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., April 12 (UPI) -- An indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has been given to General Dynamics Land Systems by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency for M1A2 spare parts.
The award to support Abrams tanks is for three years and has a potential value of $9.5 million.
"The Defense Logistics Agency has a strategic goal of reducing costs by $10 billion in five years and General Dynamics Land Systems is committed to helping them achieve it," said Graz Graziano, vice president of Combat Support and Sustainment for General Dynamics Land Systems. "By aligning our approach to support their objective, we presented DLA with new ideas for significant material-cost reduction over the life of this contract.
"We look forward to additional opportunities to continue this partnership in the future."
The spares for the M1A2 system enhancement package -- version 1 and version 2 series of tanks – will be manufactured by the company's facility in Scranton, Pa.
The company said work on the contract is beginning immediately.
The Abrams is the main battle tank of the U.S. military.