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TECRO requests M1A2T Abrams tanks

10th July 2019 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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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.

The $2 billion package includes 108 M1A2T Abrams, M2 mounted machine guns, M240 machine guns; 14 M88A2 HERCULES vehicles; and 16 M1070A1 Heavy Equipment Transporters (HET).

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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