WASHINGTON, (BM) – The US company Honeywell International was awarded a $16,523,132 contract to supply J7 control units to Saudi and Kuwait`s Abrams tanks, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
The M1 Abrams is designed for modern armored ground warfare. It has a 1500 hp AGT1500 multifuel turbine engine, sophisticated Chobham composite armor, a computer fire control system and separate ammunition storage in a blow-out compartment along with NBC protection for crew safety.
While the initial models of the M1 were armed with a licensed-produced 105 mm Royal Ordnance L7 gun, later variants feature a licensed Rheinmetall 120 mm L/44 for increased firepower. Weighing nearly 68 short tons (almost 62 metric tons), it is one of the heaviest main battle tanks in service.
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Source: US DoD, Defense World