Meggitt PLC, a leading international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets, announces that Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc. (MDSI), Irvine, California, has received a $26 million contract to provide Thermal Management Systems (TMS) to General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights MI., for the M1A2 SEPv3 and M1A2 KSA main battle tanks.
This contract supports the recent award from the US Government to GDLS for the upgrade of 786, M1 Abrams for the US Army and FMS contracts.
MDSI has produced over 2,400 Thermal Management Systems (TMS) for the Abrams Program and this award represents the first of several planned awards in support of this important US Army/GDLS Platform. The Thermal Management Systems provides active cooling to Abrams upgraded electronics and crew. Meggitt also supplies the HVAC system for the General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada, ABLAV Program.
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Headquartered in the United Kingdom, this international group operates in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialised extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defence and energy. Meggitt employs more than 12,000 people at over 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.
Meggitt Defense Systems Inc, a subsidiary of Meggitt PLC, specialises in the design, development and production of ammunition handling systems, radar and digital processing systems, environmental control systems and thermal management components. Meggitt Defense Systems products are in use on virtually all US military training ranges and on many of the world’s leading military platforms, including the Abrams main battle tank, the Stryker mobile gun system, the F-22, the F-16 Falcon, the F/A-18 Hornet, the P-8 Poseidon, the AC-130 Spectre Gunship, the C-17, the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter, the V-22 Osprey, the CH-47 Chinook, the AH-1 Cobra helicopter and many others. www.MeggittDefense.com