General Dynamics to continue Saudi Abrams work
General Dynamics Land Systems will continue work to procure and produce the Saudi M1A2 (M1A2S) Abrams tank for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under a $40 million contract modification announced on 2 April.
The work will be performed under a foreign military sales (FMS) contract awarded by the US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command on behalf of the Royal Saudi Land Forces.
This contract extends work started in 2008 to update M1A1 and M1A2 tanks to the M1A2S configuration for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The M1A2S conversion increases the efficiency and capability of the tank.
General Dynamics said that work on the contract is expected to be complete by July 2014.
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