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Saudi Arabia requests more M1A2S

10th August 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London


Saudi Arabia is looking to boost its fleet of M1A2S main battle tanks (MBTs), and replace at least 20 destroyed in combat, the US State Department has revealed.

Announced on 9 August, the State Department approved the possible $1.15 billion Foreign Military Sale (FMS), which includes M1A2S MBTs, armoured recovery vehicles (ARVs), along with a host of other equipment.

Saudi Arabia has requested up to 153 M1A1/A2 tank structures, with 133 being converted to the M1A2S standard.

Twenty have been earmarked as ‘battle damage replacements for their existing fleet’, which is likely reference to Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the ongoing

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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