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AUSA 2015: Abrams SEPv3 upgrade tested

14th October 2015 - 12:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in Washington D.C.

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A third upgrade package for the M1A2 Abrams main battle tank (MBT) is being assessed by the US Army.

At the AUSA exhibition in Washington DC, a spokesperson from General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), which is providing the upgrade, told Shephard that the testing started in September and would continue for about 18-24 months.

A production contract is expected to follow in the late-2017 timeframe.

The US Army will test the MBTs fitted with the System Enhancement Package version 3 (SEPv3) package that includes an update to the electronics to allow faster data rates. The spokesperson said that this will

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Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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