General Dynamics receives Abrams tank sights contract from US Army
General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) is to provide the US Army with new tank sights for the M1A2 Abrams MBT, the DoD revealed on 8 August.
The company received an IDIQ contract worth up to $99.86 million from the Defense Logistics Agency.
‘This was a competitive acquisition with one response received,’ the DoD stated, adding that there are no option periods in the five-year contract.
GDLS will execute the contract in Alabama with an expected completion date of 31 December 2029.
There was no confirmation from the DoD whether the contract is connected with plans to develop new sights for a future M1A2 SEPv4 Abrams MBT.
According to US Army documents in the public domain, the SEPv4 will feature an improved gunner's primary sight with a third-generation FLIR sensor, an upgraded laser rangefinder and a full-colour video camera.
The new variant will also include an improved commander's primary sight with third-generation FLIR, full-colour video camera and laser pointer.
More from Land Warfare
Rafael developed Iron Dome to provide a dual-role system which could be used for C-RAM and very-short-range air defence. Since 2011, Iron Dome has served as the lowest layer of the multi-layered Israeli air and missile defence network.
The Royal Artillery’s Light Fires Platform has been put forward as a potential replacement for the towed 105mm L118 Light Gun.