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