Palomar contracted for M1 Abrams tank display systems

By Ryan Maass  |  Jan. 10, 2017 at 3:54 PM
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CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Palomar Display Products has received $4.2 million in contracts to provide display systems for the U.S. military's M1A battle tank.

The agreement includes two separate fixed-price contracts for the systems, which the company says have been designed, tested and qualified for the M1A Abrams battle tank. Deliveries are planned to take place through 2017.

"2016 was a very good year for us and this order contributes to our 2017 backlog," Palomar Display Products president Paul Bell said in a press release. "The recurring selection of Palomar Display Products as a sole supplier of such vital equipment to the most advanced fighting vehicle in the world reinforces Palomar's position as the primary relevant supplier of thermal sight displays for the U.S. and International armored vehicle market."

The M1 Abrams is a heavily armored battle tank built by General Dynamics Land Systems. The vehicle serves as the principal battle tank for the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. Other operators include land forces in Kuwait, Egypt, Australia, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia.

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