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AUSA 2017: US Army contracts for Abrams Trophy fielding

29th September 2017 - 17:41 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London


The US Army is preparing for initial fielding of the Trophy active protection system (APS) on the M1A2 Abrams tank, with contracts now being placed with industry.

Shephard understands that while a decision is still pending on purchasing Trophy, the US Army office responsible for the Abrams tank has contracted work that will allow an Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) to be fitted with the missile-defeating technology.

Senior leaders are expected to make a decision on fielding Trophy within days.

A contract notice released on the 28 September revealed that Abrams manufacturer General Dynamics Land Systems had been awarded a $9.9

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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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