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Australian tanks to get BMS hardware

28th July 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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Leonardo DRS is supplying battle management system (BMS) hardware to the Australian Army for fitment in its M1A1 AIM Abrams main battle tanks (MBT).

The equipment, known as the Mounted Family of Computer Systems (MFoCS), is being procured for $3.1 million under Phase 2 of the Land 907 project. The direct commercial deal was announced on 26 July.

The hardware will be manufactured in Florida but installed onto MBTs at five locations around Australia. It incorporates ruggedised dismountable tablets and touchscreen displays that can be read in sunlight conditions.

The equipment will support functions such as blue force

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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