GD to support Abrams tank upgrades

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- General Dynamics has been contracted by the U.S. Army for the company to integrate upgrades for M1 Abrams tanks.

General Dynamics says its Land Systems business unit received the award from the Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, Life Cycle Management Command.


Under the $81 million deal, General Dynamics will support upgrades for 30 of the Army's M1 Abrams tanks with its M1A2 Systems Enhancement Package Version 2 configuration.

Officials say the SEP V2 configuration on the M1 Abrams tank is designed to improve the tank's displays, sights and power systems with next-generation digital technologies and also "ensure compatibility with the Army's Future Combat Systems," the release said.

The upgrades are expected to be completed before July 2012.

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