Defense News - Morocco
|Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 11:36 PM|
|Morocco has requested a possible enhancement and refurbishment of 200 M1A1 Abrams tanks.|
The United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco for enhancement and refurbishment of 200 M1A1 Abrams tanks and associated parts, equipment, logistical support and training for an estimated cost of $1.015 billion.
United States M1A1 Abrams main battle tank
Government of the Kingdom of Morocco has requested a possible enhancement
and refurbishment of 200 M1A1 Abrams tanks, provided as part of a grant
Excess Defense Article (EDA) transfer notified to Congress on 27 April
2011, to the M1A1 Special Armor (SA) configuration. The possible sale
will also provide 150 AN/VRC-87E and 50 AN/VRC-89E Exportable Single Channel
Ground and Airborne Radio Systems (SINCGARS), 200 M2 Chrysler Mount Machine
Guns, and 400 7.62MM M240 Machine Guns. The possible sale also includes
12,049,842 Ammunition Rounds (including 1400 C785 SABOT, 1800 CA31 HEAT,
and 5400 AA38 SLAP-T), 200 M250 Smoke Grenade Launchers, support equipment,
spare and repair parts, personnel training and training equipment, publications
and technical data, communication support, U.S. Government and contractor
technical assistance, and other related logistics support. The estimated
cost is $1.015 billion.
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