Reset return for AIM tanks

The US Army has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems $20m as part of a $37m contract to reset 36 M1A1 Abrams Integrated Management (AIM) main battle tanks.


The US Army has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $20m delivery order as part of a $37m contract to reset 36 M1A1 Abrams Integrated Management (AIM) main battle tanks.



The reset process restores used equipment to combat readiness.



According to General Dynamics, the reset tanks will feature improved technology that will bolster crew situational awareness.



The upgrades include second-generation Forward-Looking Infrared, Far Target Locate, a tank-infantry phone and driver’s vision enhancement.



The improvements increase the M1A1 Abrams tank’s fighting capability by providing soldiers with an electronic graphic of the battlefield that features icons for ‘friendly’ and enemy forces and provides a tank commander’s thermal sight for the .50 calibre machine gun.



Work will be performed in Anniston, Alabama; Tallahassee, Florida, Lima, Ohio; and Scranton, Pennsylvania and is expected to be completed by November 2008.