The American company General Dynamics Land Systems received a contract price of $ 132.7 million for the purchase of devices and the creation of 69 tanks Abrams M1A2 (M1A2S) for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This work is part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to upgrade its own fleet of tanks.
Contract awarded under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS), the customer is the actual command of the control cycle Armor Management U.S. Army TACOM in the interests of the Royal Saudi Land Forces.
This agreement expands the work on upgrading M1A1 tanks to the M1A2 configuration and M1A2S, specially created for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, launched in 2008. Modernization M1A2S increases efficiency and capacity of the tank.
This work will be done on existing human resources capacities Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 2014.