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General Dynamics awarded Egyptian Abrams contract

18th November 2011 - 15:40 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a contract by the US TACOM Lifecycle Management Command for work under the Egyptian tank co-production programme. The contract, worth $395 million funds the production of 125 M1A1 Abrams tank kits for the eleventh increment of the Egyptian co-production programme, according to a statement released by General Dynamics.

According to the company, General Dynamics has provided components for kits used in the co-production programme since 1992. The parts are shipped to a production facility near Cairo, Egypt, where the tanks are manufactured for the Egyptian Land Forces.  This latest increment will increase the number of Egyptian co-production-built tanks to 1,130.  

General Dynamics says work on the components will be performed in Anniston, Ala.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Sterling Heights, Mich.; Lima, Ohio; and Scranton, Penn.  Deliveries will begin in July 2013 and continue to January 2016.

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