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Report: General Dynamics Close to Saudi Battle Tanks Win

general dynamics logoGeneral Dynamics is set to win a contract to deliver an unconfirmed number of battle tanks to Saudi Arabia, Reuters reported Friday.

The news agency,  citing German newspaper Handelsblatt, said General Dynamics’ bid beat out Germany-based defense company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann.

According to the Handelsblatt’s sources,  the deal involves the purchase of General Dynamics Land Systems-manufactured M1 Abrams battle tanks.

Reuters said recent reports speculated that Krauss-Maffei Wegmann would win a contract to provide Saudi Arabia with 200 to 270 Leopard 2 tanks.

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