General Dynamics awarded $141 million Egyptian tank contract

The US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $141 million contract modification for 100 M1A1 tank hardware kits for the Egyptian army.

The US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $141 million contract modification for 100 M1A1 hardware kits for the Egyptian tank co- production program.

Delivery of the tank hardware kits to the Egyptian tank plant in Cairo, Egypt, where the tanks will be assembled, will be completed by November 2005.

The Egyptian co-production program began with an order for 555 M1A1 kits in 1991, which were completed in 1998.

An additional 100 kits will be completed in April 2003, bringing the total Egyptian tank co-production up to 755 M1A1 tank kits.