General Dynamics to Build M1A2-K MBT for Kuwait

On December 19, 2017, the US Department of Defense has announced that General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a $24,272,649 modification to a foreign military sales contract for Kuwait to design, develop, and build an M1A2-K unique main battle tank. Work is expected to be completed by December 2019.

In December 2016, US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced a possible sale of 218 M1A1 Abrams tank hulls with 120mm cannons and 218 AGT-1500 (M1 Tank Series) engines in support of its M1A2 tank recapitalization. Also included are transportation and other logistics support for an estimated cost of $29 million. The recapitalization program of Kuwaiti M1A2 tanks will include hundreds of machine guns, radios, and Night Vision Goggles.

Kuwait will likely receive the newly configured Abrams M1A2 System Enhancement Package Version 3 (SEPV3). Army Technology offers further information about the SEPV3.


[Source: Army Recognition]

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