WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army recently awarded a $1.148 billion contract to General Dynamics Land Systems for 250 M1A2 System Enhancement Program version 3 (SEPv3) Abrams tanks for the Polish army. In addition, the Army has begun training Polish soldiers on 28 Abrams tanks transported to Poland in July 2022.
“NATO’s strength lies in its unity, which has never been greater than it is today,” said Doug Bush, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, and the Army’s acquisition executive. “This award is an example of the Army’s continuing work with our industry partners to increase production of critical military equipment capabilities to ensure we continue to meet the needs of our partners and allies.”
The Abrams contract was awarded in late July 2022 after Poland formally requested the tanks in July 2021. Delivery of the tanks will further improve the U.S. Army’s interoperability with the Polish armed forces and will significantly boost the nations’ combined military deterrence strength.
The Abrams SEPv3 is the most capable tank in the world, featuring technological advancements in survivability, lethality, reliability and communications. The SEPv3 also has space to accept future updates.
Delivery of the Abrams tanks is scheduled to begin around January 2025, with production and manufacturing support occurring at several Army depots.
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