General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights has been awarded a $4.6 billion fixed-price-incentive contract to produce updated versions of the M1A2 SEPv3 Abrams main battle tanks for the U.S. Army through June 2028. The first delivery order is valued at an estimated $406 million.
The M1A2 SEPv3 configuration features technological advancements in communications, fire control and lethality, reliability, sustainment, and fuel efficiency, plus upgraded armor. Additionally, the SEPv3 Abrams is designed to seamlessly accept future upgrades.
The SEPv3 configuration further modernizes the tank that has been in operation for four decades. It is built to confront and destroy enemy forces using what the manufacturer calls “unrivaled firepower, maneuverability, and shock effect.”
Its manually loaded, 120mm M256 smoothbore cannon, is designed to overmatch other armored vehicles, personnel and even low-flying aircraft. General Dynamics Land Systems is collaborating with the Army to ensure it continues to have the strongest and most technologically advanced tank fleet in the world.
“We are pleased to continue our support to the Army on the modernization of the Abrams main battle tank,” says Don Kotchman, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Land Systems U.S.
General Dynamics Land Systems provides design, engineering, technology, production, and full life-cycle support for land combat vehicles around the globe.