TECRO requests M1A2T Abrams tanks
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the US (TECRO), representing Taiwan, has requested M1A2T Abrams tanks from the US government under its Foreign Military Sales programme.
Supporting equipment, ammunition and communications systems are also included in the request.
The equipment will contribute to the modernisation of Taiwan’s main battle tank fleet, enhancing its ability to meet current and future regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defences.
If the sale goes ahead, the M1A2T tank prime contractor will be General Dynamics Land Systems.
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