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Long lead time parts order secured for 140 US Army tanks


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General Dynamics Land Systems
: 16 December, 2009  (Application Story)
The American Army has placed an order on the Land Systems division of General Dynamics for the company to purchase long lead time components for 140 Abrams Tanks
The US Army tank and Automotive Command has awarded General Dynamics
Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, a contract worth $14 million to purchase long-lead materials for the production of 140 M1A1 SA (Situational Awareness) Tanks for the Iraq program.

The SA enhancements to the M1A1 for Iraq include a second-generation forward-looking infrared (FLIR) thermal sight, a driver's vision-enhancer thermal viewer and tank Urban Survivability Kit (TUSK) improvements, which provide better crew protection in urban warfare environments. In addition, engines developed through the Army's Total Integrated Engine Revitalization (TIGER) program will be installed and pulse-jet filter cleaning systems added to improve performance while reducing maintenance requirements and costs.

Work will be performed in Lima, Ohio; Scranton, Pa.; Anniston, Ala.; and Tallahassee, Fla. The completion date for the contract is May 31, 2011.
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