US ARMY AC­CEPTS FIRST M1A2 SEPV3 VER­SION OF ABRAMS MAIN BAT­TLE TANK

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The US Army has ac­cepted the first of six M1A2 sys­tem en­hance­ment pack­age ver­sion 3 (SEPv3) of Abrams main bat­tle tanks (MBTs).

The M1A2 SEPv3 ve­hi­cles have been in­te­grated with joint tac­ti­cal ra­dio sys­tem hand­held, man­pack, and small-form fit ra­dio for bat­tle com­mand and com­mu­ni­ca­tions in­ter­op­er­abil­ity. The other im­prove­ments de­liv­ered in­clude ar­mour up­grades, re­design of line re­place­able unit/ line re­place­able mod­ules and in­stal­la­tion of an am­mu­ni­tion data link to pro­gramme the M829A4 ad­vanced ki­netic en­ergy and ad­vanced multi-pur­pose rounds. The M1A2 SEPv3 also re­ceived im­proved am­per­age al­ter­na­tor, slip ring, en­hanced hull power dis­tri­bu­tion unit / com­mon re­mote switch­ing mod­ules and the bat­tery mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem to ad­dress the power de­mand growth po­ten­tial. The Abrams M1A2 SEPv3 tank will re­place the M1A2 SEPv2, which has been in pro­duc­tion since 2005.

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