General Dynamics supplies extra electronics for Abrams tank

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., 2 Nov. 2005. The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $13 million contract for spare parts for the M1A2 Abrams tank continuous electronics evolution program.

Nov 2nd, 2005

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., 2 Nov. 2005. The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $13 million contract for spare parts for the M1A2 Abrams tank continuous electronics evolution program.

The M1A2 Systems Enhancement Package platform is the latest, most technologically advanced Abrams tank. It has the latest command and control system, second-generation thermal sights and improved armor.

This contract aligns with the overall M1A2 SEP tank upgrade program to integrate new information technologies to improve soldier warfighting capability with enhanced command and control features like color maps and displays, high- density computer memory, increased microprocessing speed and networked communications.

Work is slated to begin immediately and will be performed in Sterling Heights, Mich., Tallahassee, Fla., and Eynon, Pa., by existing General Dynamics employees. Work is expected to be completed by July 31, 2007.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 71,900 people worldwide and had 2004 revenue of $19.2 billion. The company is a market leader in mission-critical information systems and technologies; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and business aviation. For more information, see www.generaldynamics.com or www.gdls.com.

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