Posted August 7, 2018 9:00 am by Comments

By Tactical-Life

M1A1 Abrams SEpv3 tank


M1A1 Abrams SEpv2 tank

Last October, General Dynamics Land Systems sent the U.S. Army six M1A2 SEPv3 (System Enhancement Package Version 3) Abrams tanks, which is the latest configuration of the famed M1A1 Abrams. Now the service has placed an order for the delivery of 100 additional M1A2 SEPv3 vehicles.

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The General Dynamics press release says this order is part of an Army contract signed in December 2017 which enables the Army to upgrade up to 435 of the M1A1 Abrams tanks to the M1A2 SEPv3 setup. Work on the order will be performed at Land Systems locations in Scranton, Pa.; and Tallahassee, Fla. Work will also take place at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio. General Dynamics claims this is the only operational tank plant in the country.

The M1A1 Abrams tank first entered U.S. Army service in 1980. Different versions of the tank have been introduced since that time, with the M1A2 …Read the Rest

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