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Kuwait will receive "virtually new" tanks M1A2 Abrams

Kuwaiti government decides to purchase 218 in USA tanks M1A2 Abrams is actually of a new construction, instead of the previously planned modernization with the overhaul of the 218 M1A2 tanks currently in service with the Kuwaiti army (delivered in 1994-1996), reports bmpd with reference to Jane's Defense Weekly.

The publication reminds that at the end of 2016, the Pentagon sent a notice to Congress about the upcoming 218 modernization of the main tanks M1A2 Abrams of the Kuwaiti army as part of the program of intergovernmental foreign military sales. The cost of the forthcoming transaction was estimated at $ 1,7 billion.

However, this month, the US military sent a new notice to lawmakers. According to the magazine, it talks about the supply to Xuangit of “218 armored corps M1A1, the same amount of 120-mm tank guns and AGT-1500 gas turbine engines (all from the US Department of Defense) for the recapitalization of MXXUMXXXUMUM tanks”.

The estimated cost of delivery will be only $ 29 million. According to the notification, Kuwait decided not to use the corps of existing M1А2 tanks "because of its interest in maintaining operational readiness."

According to the military source of the magazine, “the M1А2 tanks for Kuwait will now be manufactured anew using the former MXXUMXX1 tanks, 1-mm guns and engines mentioned in the DSCA notification. In this case, the turret of the tanks will be made anew, as well as the internal equipment of the tanks.

“The corps are the beginning of new tanks,” a source said. “Kuwait plans to purchase the remaining additional components, such as the new turrets, which should then be assembled and delivered as complete new M1A2 tanks.”
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  1. NEXUS
    NEXUS 23 October 2017 14: 51 New
    Militarization is only gaining momentum around the world. If this goes on, it will soon blaze ...
    1. tchoni
      tchoni 23 October 2017 16: 25 New
      This is true. When a lot of guns they can not help but shoot ....
    2. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 23 October 2017 16: 42 New
      The title is M1A2, but the article is about M1A1))
      1. drunkram
        drunkram 23 October 2017 17: 45 New
  2. drunkram
    drunkram 23 October 2017 14: 54 New
    "Actual new Abrams tanks" don't tell my slippers, where does the US get new Abrams? Or are the hulls no longer considered the main element of the tank?
    Again the old stuff was shoved - they saved a bunch of attendants for recycling + income for repairs and modernization in the future. Five-plus scheme.
    1. jjj
      jjj 23 October 2017 15: 13 New
      So these tanks and engines do not produce new ones. All through kapitalku
  3. Wolka
    Wolka 23 October 2017 15: 03 New
    and why do the Saudis have so much “iron”, they cannot and cannot know how to fight all
  4. Wedmak
    Wedmak 23 October 2017 15: 04 New
    Something nifiga did not understand. Kuwait has M1A2 that need to be repaired and modernized. But he thought, he buys hulls from the M1A1, guns and engines, orders the construction of new towers and new equipment for them in full. And it comes to him cheaper than upgrading M1A2 ?? Yes besides 58 times !!
    I feel somewhere cheating, but I don’t understand where.
    1. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 23 October 2017 16: 10 New
      Quote: Wedmak
      I feel somewhere cheating, but I don’t understand where.

      Duc .... I would know the ransom, I would live in .... Abu Dhabi! fellow
    2. Kent0001
      Kent0001 23 October 2017 23: 29 New
      It would be better if we ordered new t-90s, they burn worse than Abramsov. By the way, they already have BMP-3s.
  5. Herculesic
    Herculesic 23 October 2017 15: 16 New
    The Kuwaiti usa has been built well, the hulls are old, only the towers and the filling are “remake”! And will the KAZs come complete, or is it just for yourself? And will there be dynamic protection on them? ?
    1. BMP-2
      BMP-2 23 October 2017 16: 47 New
      Kuwait avenges Saddam Hussein and undermines the US defense: just one purchase - and the United States lose 5% of its main tanks! laughing
  6. padded jacket
    padded jacket 23 October 2017 15: 17 New
    It is interesting and they write off the Yugoslav M-84 or have already written off?
  7. Holoy
    Holoy 23 October 2017 15: 27 New
    And where are they Yugoslav?
    1. padded jacket
      padded jacket 23 October 2017 16: 26 New
      Kuwaiti Army - 150 M84 tanks are licensed copies of the T-72 made in Yugoslavia
  8. Gray brother
    Gray brother 23 October 2017 16: 09 New
    Not a bit, not beautiful. Without run across Russia. lol
    1. Mih1974
      Mih1974 23 October 2017 19: 05 New
      Eee, few people have tanks "with mileage in Russia", perhaps only in Russia itself. All the rest have “run” with us and ended repeat
  9. Sergey-8848
    Sergey-8848 23 October 2017 18: 07 New
    Cases, new cases, systems. Who in this army will manage all this?
    None of the arabs
  10. Drako
    Drako 23 October 2017 18: 46 New
    The Pentagon has sent Congress a notice of upcoming upgrade of 218 M1A2 main tanks at $ 1,7 billion.
    this month, they say about “deliveries” to Kuwait of 218 armored vehicles of the M1A1 tanks, the same number of 120-mm tank guns and gas turbine engines AGT-1500 (all from the presence of the US Department of Defense) the cost of delivery will be only $ 29 million
    Conclusion - 29 million was completely written off, nobody did and will not do anything other than paperwork, damn it, give me access to the US budget, I’ll start building the Death Star, and I’ll buy the floor of Ukraine at the same time, under the nanomaterial factories, launching pads for building reusable suborbital transport barges, training for future engineers and pilots, and what I can not buy, I will rent for cafes and bars, but the future "Earth defenders" need to rest somewhere ...
  11. vvp2412
    vvp2412 23 October 2017 22: 57 New
    Abrams tanks are no longer manufactured. Engines all the more .. I doubt very much that the Americans would give the GTE to someone !? We have been missing for a long time ...
  12. gukoyan
    gukoyan 24 October 2017 08: 41 New
    New Abrams?
    So they have not been produced for a long time ... Capitalize and put in order))
    In short, Omerikats decided to deceive again)))
    Business, nothing personal)))