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GDLS to upgrade 100 more Abrams

31st July 2018 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has received a delivery order from the US Army to upgrade 100 more M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks to M1A2 System Enhancement Package Version 3 (SEPv3) configuration, the company announced on 25 July.

The delivery order is part of an army requirements contract signed in December 2017 through which the army can upgrade up to 435 M1A1 Abrams tanks to the M1A2 SEPv3 configuration. 

The M1A2 SEPv3 configuration features technological advancements in communications, reliability, sustainment and fuel efficiency, as well as upgraded armour.

Work on this order will be performed at GDLS locations in Scranton, Pennsylvania and Tallahassee, Florida and at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio. Initial pilot M1A2 SEPv3 Abrams tanks were delivered to the army in October 2017.

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