DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. DoD Awarded Contract To Veyance Technologies, For Track Shoe Assemblies of Abrams Vehicles
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - January 5, 2016: Veyance Technologies, Fairlawn, Ohio, has been awarded a maximum $31,799,186 firm-fixed-price contract for track shoe assemblies for Abrams vehicles. This was a competitive acquisition with one response received.
This is a one-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Ohio, with a Jan. 3, 2017, performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2016 through fiscal 2017 Army working capital funds.
The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Warren, Michigan (SPRDL1-16-C-0035).
Brief Highlights on Abrams Vehicles;
The M1 Abrams is an American third-generation main battle tank produced by the United States. It is named after General Creighton Abrams, former Army Chief of Staff and Commander of U.S. military forces in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1972. Highly mobile, designed for modern armored ground warfare, the M1 is well armed and heavily armored. Notable features include the use of a powerful multifuel turbine engine, the adoption of sophisticated composite armor, and separate ammunition storage in a blow-out compartment for crew safety. Weighing nearly 68 short tons (almost 62 metric tons), it is one of the heaviest main battle tanks in service.
The M1 Abrams entered U.S. service in 1980, replacing the M60 tank. It served for over a decade alongside the improved M60A3, which had entered service in 1978. The M1 remains the principal main battle tank of the United States Army and Marine Corps, and the armies of Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Iraq.
Three main versions of the M1 Abrams have been deployed, the M1, M1A1, and M1A2, incorporating improved armament, protection and electronics. These improvements and other upgrades to in-service tanks have allowed this long-serving vehicle to remain in front-line service. In addition, development for the improved M1A3 version has been known since 2009
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