General Dynamics Awarded $20 Million for M1A1 Abrams Reset
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $20 million delivery order as part of a $37 million contract to reset 36 M1A1 Abrams Integrated Management (AIM) main battle tanks.
The reset process restores used equipment to combat level capability. The reset tanks will feature improved technology that will bolster crew situational awareness. The upgrades include second-generation Forward-Looking Infrared, Far Target Locate, a tank-infantry phone and driver's vision enhancement. The improvements increase the M1A1 Abrams tank's fighting capability by providing soldiers with an electronic graphic of the battlefield that features icons for friendly and enemy forces and provides a tank commander’s thermal sight for the .50 caliber machine gun.
Work will be performed in Anniston, Ala.; Tallahassee, Fla., Lima, Ohio; and Scranton, Pa., by existing General Dynamics employees, and is expected to be completed by November 2008.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 82,900 people worldwide and anticipates 2007 revenues of approximately $27 billion. The company has leading market positions in mission critical information systems and technologies, land and amphibious combat systems, shipbuilding and marine systems, and business aviation. More information about the company is available on the Internet at www.generaldynamics.com.
Aug. 28, 2007
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