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General Dynamics will retool US Abrams Tanks to Saudi Version for $82.4Mln

General Dynamics will retool US Abrams Tanks to Saudi Version for $82.4Mln December 17, 2016

US defence company General Dynamics was awarded an $82.4 million contract to convert the US Army's M1A2 Abrams main battle tank to the M1A2S Saudi configuration, according to the Pentagon. The M1A2S Saudi tank upgrades include weapon sights based on Forward Looking Infrared Radar, or FLIR, technology that allows battlefield surveillance and target acquisition. FLIR allows tank gunners and field commanders to see, identify and target enemy targets 24 hours a day regardless of obscurants such as smoke, fog and dust. Work is estimated to be completed by March 29, 2019.

 

 

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