$5.5M Contract for M1 Abrams Improvements Brings Total to $685M
The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights, MI a $5.5 million modification to an existing contract for M1 Abrams tank systems technical support (STS). Work will be performed in Kuwait by existing General Dynamics employees and is expected to be complete by July 31, 2006. This modification is part of a contract initially awarded in November 2001 and brings the cumulative value to $685 million.
STS funds engineering studies and investigations on Abrams tanks with the purpose of identifying improvements and changing obsolete parts, while keeping Abrams tanks current to their base configuration. The STS program’s objective is to maintain Abrams tanks at high operational readiness.