Morocco to purchase Abrams Tanks

According to local TV news in the Lima OH area, Morocco has agreed to purchase 222 M1A1 Abrams tanks. This purchase was announced at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima by Senator Rob Portman. According to the article, Morocco has committed to the purchase of 222 M1A1 Abrams Tanks from the JSMC under the foreign military sales program. Portman also announced that the initial contract for upgrading turrets has been awarded. The Moroccan ambassador to the U.S. and the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces were recently urged by Portman to move forward with the foreign military sales program.


  1. We’re just giving them away now, aren’t we? With no replacement MBT on the horizon, and ISIS capturing Iraqi Abrams to use and then blow up when they can’t make them work any longer…

    When will we get our next generation MBT?


  2. If giving them away means selling some of the thousands of extras we have sitting in depots.


  3. As I understand it, it’s going to be a long time before we see a new MBT for the US Army.


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