GENERAL DYNAMICS CHOSEN FOR ABRAMS MAIN BATTLE TANK UPGRADES
General Dynamics Land Systems has secured two contracts, worth a total $581m, to upgrade Abrams main battle tanks for the US Army. As part of the contracts, the Abrams tanks will be upgraded from M1A2 system enhancement package version 3 (SEPv3) to a SEPv4 variant. The contracts cover design, development and integration of multiple engineering changes into Abrams tanks produced at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio, US.
Under the first contract worth $311m, the tanks will receive SEPv4 upgrades, including commander’s primary sight, an improved gunner’s primary sight and improvements to sensors. A total of seven prototype M1A2 SEPv4 tanks will be delivered to the army by General Dynamics Land Systems.