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M1A2C Abrams  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: M1A2 Abrams SEPv3 and M1A2 SEPv3
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: General Dynamics Land Systems
Parent System: M1 Abrams
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1980
Total Production: 10,288
Total Cost: USD$40 billion
Family Members: M1 Abrams, M1A1 Abrams, M1A2 Abrams, M1A2 Abrams SEP and M1A2D Abrams
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Description: The United States of America M1 Abrams tank was designed to provide heavy armor superiority on the battlefield destroying enemy forces using mobility and firepower. Initially the US Army and the German agreed to develop a new heavy tank in the 1970s but the joint program split into the German Leopard 2 and the US M1 Abrams. It was deployed in the early 1980s replacing the aging M60 Patton main battle tank (MBT) within the US Army and within the United States Marine Corps (USMC) in the 1990s. It has been exported to the Armies of Egypt (M1A1), Saudi Arabia (M1A1 and M1A2), Kuwait (M1A2), Australia (M1A1) and recently Iraq (M1A1). Roughly 10,000 M1 Abrams main battle tanks were produced for the US Army, the USMC, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

In addition to its heavy armor, the M1 Abrams tank features Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) protection and a 1,500-hp AGT-1500 gas engine which allows high mobility on road and off road. The M1 Abrams 105mm or 120mm stabilized cannon can open fire moving or stationary, at night, in adverse weather against moving and stationary targets with a high probability of kill using depleted uranium penetration ammunition and its advanced ballistic computers, as well as its sensor package housed on the turret. The frontal part of the turret is protected using depleted uranium plates which are more resistant than steel. Export Abrams are not provided with the depleted uranium armor.

The M1A2C Abrams, formerly the M1A2 Abrams SEPv3, is a further evolution of the M1A2 SEPv2 tank featuring technological advancements in communications, reliability, sustainment and fuel efficiency, plus upgraded armor. The new version of the Abrams tank may feature the Trophy active protection system as well as remote weapon stations. In December 2017 the US Army ordered 435 M1A2 SEPv3 converted from M1A1 tanks to be delivered by 2020.The first SEPv3 tanks were delivered to the US Army in October 2017.

M1A2C Abrams Specifications

Ammunition Load: 42
Crew: 4
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 7
Height: 2.44 meter (96 inch)
Length: 9.83 meter (387 inch)
Main Gun Caliber: 120 millimeter
Width: 3.66 meter (144 inch)
Max Range: 411 kilometer (255 mile)
Power: 1,500 hp (1,119 kW)
Cross Country Speed: 48 kph (13.3 mps)
Top Speed: 68 kph (42 mph)
Combat Weight: 70,000 kilogram (154,321 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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M1A2C Abrams News

There are 8 news between
5 Sep 2017 and 8 Jan 2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019US Army and US Marine Corps Order Trophy Active Protection Systems for Abrams Tanks
US Army Orders Conversion of 174 M1A1 Tanks to M1A2 SEPv3 Standard
Tuesday, October 9, 2018US Army M1A2 Tanks to Get WindGuard Active Protection Radar
Wednesday, July 25, 2018US Army Orders Upgrade of 100 Abrams Tanks to M1A2 SEPv3 Standard
Tuesday, June 12, 2018US Army Testing M1A2 Abrams SEPv3 Tank at Yuma Proving Ground
Thursday, December 21, 2017US Army to Upgrade 786 M1A1 Abrams Tanks to M1A2 SEPv3 Standard
Monday, October 9, 2017US Army Rolls Out M1A2 Abrams SEPv3 Tank
Tuesday, September 5, 2017US Army Awards Contract to General Dynamics to Develop M1A2 Abrams SEPv4 Tank Standard

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