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GD awarded $40 million for Abrams Tank production


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STERLING HEIGHTS, MICH. (BNS): General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded an additional $40 million for the procurement and production of Saudi M1A2 (M1A2S) Abrams tanks for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Foreign Military Sales contract was awarded by the US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command on behalf of the Royal Saudi Land Forces, the Company said.

This contract extends work started in 2008 to update M1A1 and M1A2 tanks to the M1A2S configuration for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The M1A2S conversion increases the efficiency and capability of the tank.

The work will be performed by current employees at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2014, the Company said.

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