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Morocco deploys new version of Abrams MBT

5th December 2023 - 17:30 GMT | by Damian Kemp in London

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Morocco is a major user of the Abrams and now has the latest M1A2 SEPv3 version in the field. (Photo: US Army)

The acquisition of M1A2 SEPv3 tanks by Morocco reflects the high demand for the Abrams platform in the region. The tanks will enhance Morocco’s land forces capabilities and deterrence posture.

Morocco has begun receiving the latest standard Abrams MBT, providing a boost to the country’s land forces which already operate older variants. It is believed they were delivered in the last few weeks.

The news of Morocco receiving M1A2 SEPv3 was tank revealed via X (formerly Twitter) and it has been reported in local media that the vehicles were sighted on trains headed to the south of the country.

In October 2020 General Dynamics Land Systems was awarded a US$11.9 million contract modification for Abrams technical support to take vehicles to M1A2 SEPv3 standard for delivery to the North African country. At

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