Cool tanks

Meggitt subsidiary Meggitt Defense Systems was recently awarded the first $29.5m increment of a $64.8m multi-year contract for M1A2SEP Abrams Thermal Management Systems by General Dynamics.


Meggitt subsidiary Meggitt Defense Systems was recently awarded the first $29.5m increment of a $64.8m multi-year contract for M1A2SEP Abrams Thermal Management Systems (TMS) by General Dynamics.



A total of 647 TMS, which include a vapour system compression unit and an air-handling unit, are to be delivered between April 2009 and April 2013 in support of the US Army’s fleet modernisation effort.



The TMS delivers 7kW of critical cooling for the Abrams main battle tank crew and electronics, enhancing the reliability of the vehicle’s suite of electronic systems.



Meggitt Defense Systems developed the TMS under contract from General Dynamics and has delivered more than 1,200 systems, including spares, support, and reset, since 2000.



The work will be performed at the Meggitt Defense Systems facility in Irvine, California.