Leonardo to supply US Army with sights for advanced tank rounds 

The AMP 120mm cartridge, designed to be fired from the Abrams M1A2 tank, has bunker-busting, airburst, and reinforced wall breaching capabilities

Photo of a 120mm round from the Northrop Grumman website

The U.S. Army Contracting Command has awarded defense company Leonardo DRS an $82.74 million contract to provide the Army with auxiliary sights for the new 120mm Advanced Multi-Purpose (AMP) tank round.

The Shephard Media website said that the AMP 120mm cartridge, made by Northrop Grumman, is designed to be fired from the Abrams M1A2 main battle tank. Once fielded, it will replace M830, M830A1, M908 and M1028 rounds in the Army's inventory. The AMP also provides airburst, bunker-busting, and reinforced wall breaching capabilities. The Department of Defense requested $224.5 million for tank ammunition in its financial year 2022 budget proposal.

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