Abrams Tank

General Dynamics Land Systems

M1A2 SEP Abrams Tank

The M1A2 SEP provides Abrams tanks with the Army’s newest command and control system, second-generation thermal sights, color displays, and improved armor. The program enhances the fightability of the Abrams tank on today’s battlefield and prepares it for tomorrow’s challenges. The current M1A2 SEP three-year upgrade of 307 M1 Abrams tanks began in 2001. The Army requirement calls for 717 M1A2 SEP tanks (the current 307 under contract and 410 previously delivered M1A2 SEP tanks.)

Armored Cavalry RegimentGD is in negotiation with the Army to upgrade an additional 129 M1A2 tanks for the Army’s 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. The first delivery of this two-year program is scheduled for January 2005. The upgrade work is done at the GDLS-operated Joint Systems Manufacturing Center (JSMC)-Lima, Ohio.

In partnership with the Anniston (Alabama) Army Depot, Land Systems manages a refurbishment program for more than 770 M1A1 Abrams tanks. This unique partnering agreement, called Abrams Integrated Management (AIM), updates the oldest M1A1s to a like-new mileage condition using the skills of both private and public defense industries.

The Army is funding the program at a rate of more than 120 tanks per year through 2008. The company is also refurbishing returning M1A1 tanks from combat duty in Iraq.

M1A1 Abrams tanks

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