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    Default 140 M1A1 SA tanks for Iraq

    Source: http://www.defpro.com/news/details/6092





    18:15 GMT, March 11, 2009 defpro.com, STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. | General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a contract worth $33 million to purchase long-lead materials for the production of 140 M1A1 SA (Situational Awareness) tanks for the Iraq program.

    The SA enhancements to the M1A1 for Iraq include a second generation FLIR thermal site, Tank Urban Survivability (TUSK) enhancements and a driver's vision-enhancing thermal viewer. The tanks will also be equipped with the TIGER engine, the Pulse Jet System, and embedded diagnostics. The TIGER engine has a monitoring system that is able to identify and alert the crew if there are potential issues with the tank.

    The 140 tanks will be manufactured in Lima, Ohio, by existing General Dynamics employees.

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    will these tank be a complement to existing iraqi tanks

    or as a replacement?

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    It's going to complement their existing forces. They received refurbished T-72's a few years back and those still have some good service life on them.

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    don't be surprised if iran or the soviets get their hands on one in a few years .
    maybe one gets "misplaced" .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antimatty View Post
    don't be surprised if iran or the soviets get their hands on one in a few years .
    maybe one gets "misplaced" .
    well,M1A1 is hardly a new technology.

    i don't think both have much use to it(except for the armor)

    (soviet? lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antimatty View Post
    don't be surprised if iran or the soviets get their hands on one in a few years .
    maybe one gets "misplaced" .
    Why would the "Soviets" want an M1A1? Hardly the cutting edge of technology..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antimatty View Post
    don't be surprised if iran or the soviets get their hands on one in a few years .
    maybe one gets "misplaced" .
    hehe
    they will pay for opportunity to give it back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antimatty View Post
    don't be surprised if iran or the soviets get their hands on one in a few years .
    maybe one gets "misplaced" .
    I was thinking the same thing. There isn't a less advanced model we can give them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRussian1 View Post
    Why would the "Soviets" want an M1A1? Hardly the cutting edge of technology..
    Still better than anything the Russians are putting out now though

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    Quote Originally Posted by cone256 View Post
    Still better than anything the Russians are putting out now though
    lol, I'm not going to go down that road...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cone256 View Post
    Still better than anything the Russians are putting out now though
    ha. ha. ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cone256 View Post
    Still better than anything the Russians are putting out now though
    Yay 30 litres of instant wasted fuel is great technology.
    Russians have some pretty good armor, just not the funds to buy a ****load of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nizark View Post
    I was thinking the same thing. There isn't a less advanced model we can give them?
    Isn't the M1A1 the least "advanced" model of the M1 series? or am I wrong?

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    Jesus. Maybe canada should let the US invade us. We could us some new kit...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evolv5 View Post
    Isn't the M1A1 the least "advanced" model of the M1 series? or am I wrong?
    There was the M1 with 105mm gun.

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