$107.8M to RESET and Produce the First 155 M1A1-SA Tanks

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3ID M1A1s in Tal Afar(click to view full) General Dynamics Land Systems in Warren, MI receives a pair of delivery order amounts for M1A1 vehicle material sets, used in the AIM process. They include one order for $63.4 million as part of an $81 million firm-fixed-price contract, and another for $44.4 million as part of a $125.5 million firm-fixed-price contract [TL. = $107.8 million]. Work will be performed in Lima, OH (77%), Scranton, PA (20%), and Muskegon, MI (3%), and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2008. These were sole source contracts initiated on December 29, 2005 (DAAE07-01-G-N001). A subsequent GDLS release notes that this funding will put 155 M1A1 Abrams tanks through the AIM tear-down and rebuild process, while adding a new “situational awareness” refit set which we describe in-depth here… The new tanks, which we’ll refer to as “M1A1-SA” in future, will have gear added including: * Blue Force Tracking (BFT)/Force Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2), which shows the positions of friendly forces and identified enemies on a computer screen. DID’s in-depth article and links re: FBCB2 can be found here. * 2nd-generation FLIR(Forward-Looking Infrared) sights. DID covered their importance in this article. * Far […]

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