General Dynamics Land Systems won a $14 million contract from the US Army Tank and Automotive Command, to supply long-lead materials for the production of 140 M1A1 SA tanks for the Iraq program.
The SA (situational awareness) enhancements to the M1A1 for Iraq include a second-generation forward-looking infrared (FLIR) thermal sight, a driver's vision-enhancer thermal viewer and Tank Urban Survivability Kit (TUSK) improvements, which provide better crew protection in urban warfare environments.
In addition, engines developed through the Army's Total Integrated Engine Revitalisation (Tiger) program will be installed and pulse-jet filter cleaning systems added to improve performance while reducing maintenance requirements and costs.
Work will be performed in USA. The completion date for the contract is May 31, 2011.