Morocco purchases 150 M1A1 tanks

The U.S. Army has contracted General Dynamics Land Systems for a $358 million Foreign Military Sales contract to upgrade 150 M1A1 Abrams tanks for the Kingdom of Morocco.  The tanks will be completely disassembled and brought to zero-mile condition. Each tank will be upgraded to the M1A1 SA, or situational awareness, configuration, which includes enhanced armor.  This follows a 28 August announcement that GDLS had received a USD17.2 million contract covering the “removal and disposal of 50 M1A1 frontal turret armor packages and installation of M1A1 situation awareness frontal armor packages” for Morocco.  Deliveries are scheduled to begin in January 2017, and end in February 2018.

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