Meggitt PLC (“Meggitt” or “the Group”), the international aerospace, and defence group, is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc. has received awards from General Dynamics Land Systems valued at $31 million for production and reset of Thermal Management Systems (TMS™) for the M1A2-SEP Abrams Main Battle Tank.
The United States Army is upgrading its existing fleet of Abrams to the M1A2-SEP configuration to improve combat vehicle performance. This new contract will commence delivery in early 2008 and will run alongside existing production deliveries.
The TMS™ consists of a Vapor Compression System Unit (VCSU) and an Air Handling Unit (AHU) that generate 7.0 kilowatts of cooling for tank crew and electronics.
Terry Twigger, Meggitt PLC’s Chief Executive said:
"We are delighted to continue our good working relationship with General Dynamics Land Systems having already delivered more than 900 units over the last six years."
For further information please contact:
Meggitt PLC +44 (0)1202 597597
Terry Twigger, Group Chief Executive
Stephen Young, Group Finance Director
Buchanan Communications +44 (0)20 7466 5000
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