General Dynamics Wins $187M to Convert Abrams Tanks

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General Dynamics Land Systems (NYSE: GD) has won a $187.5 million contract to convert 84 Abrams tanks into a new configuration. Work will support a foreign military sales agreement with Saudi Arabia, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The company will convert 44 M1A1 and 40 M1A2 model vehicles to the M1A2S configuration under the firm-fixed-price, non-option-eligible, non-multi-year contract. Production...

Morocco Asks US For $1B Upgrades To General Dynamics Abrams Tanks

Morocco wants to purchase nearly $1 billion in upgrades for its fleet of General Dynamics-made (NYSE: GD) tanks from the U.S. government through a foreign military sales agreement. In a Monday notice, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said it notified Congress that the country has requested upgrades for 200 M1A1 Abrams tanks and associated parts, equipment, logistical support and training. If...

Northrop Delivering Tank Sensor Assembly Units to General Dynamics

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has begun delivering LRS-2000 rate sensor assembly units to General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) land systems’ business under a $23 million contract. The units are for the stabilized commander’s weapon station on the U.S. Army’s M1A1 Abrams tank. Northrop will deliver more than 2,400 units between now and September 2013. “The safety of soldiers is...

General Dynamics Wins Tech Support Deal for Abrams Tanks

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) won a $68 million contract to provide Abrams Tank systems technical support for the U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command. According to the firm, “the award will fund engineering studies on Abrams main battle tanks to identify improvements and replace obsolete parts to maintain the tanks at high operational readiness rates. The work will be performed by existing...

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