General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract for the purchase of up to 21 Abrams M1A2 system enhancement package version two (M1A2 SEP V2) upgrade tanks.

M1A2 SEP V2 is a technologically advanced digital tank that features improved displays, sights, auxiliary power and a tank-infantry phone.

The vehicle is capable of accommodating future technology improvements to ensure compatibility with the US Army future combat systems.

Work under the $59m contract will be carried out at the companies facilities in Ohio, Florida, Alabama, Pennsylvania and Michigan, US, with an estimated completion date of 30 June 2013.

The US Army TACOM LCMC Army Contracting Command will be the contracting activity.