U.S. general in Iraq’s 140-enhanced production of M1A1 tanks
City viability kit to install the U.S. Marine Corps M1A1 main battle tank
PR Newswire Web site, according to January 5, 2010 reported that U.S. Army tanks and motor vehicle bureau has awarded General weapons Dynamics Land Systems a contract worth $ 198 million for Iraq’s production of 140 M1A1 tanks enhanced situational awareness.
enhanced situational awareness, including M1A1 main battle tanks, the second generation forward looking infrared device (FLIR), tank urban survivability kits (TUSK) and enhanced thermal observation device drivers, etc., can provide better battlefield protection. In addition, M1A1 tanks will be equipped with tank engine life extension program (TIGER) project to upgrade the engine, equipped with pulse jet systems and health prediction and diagnosis of embedded components to improve tank performance, while reducing maintenance costs.
this work will be in Ohio Lima, Pennsylvania Anniston, Alabama and Florida Tallahassee to Scranton. Contract completion date is scheduled for May 31, 2011. (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Electronic Science and Technology Information Institute Chen Hao)