MDSI: $26 million contract for cooling tank electronics, personnel
IRVINE, Calif. Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc. (MDSI, a subsidiary of Meggitt PLC) won a $26 million contract to provide thermal management systems (TMS) to General Dynamics Land Systems (Sterling Heights, Michigan) for the M1A2 SEPv3 and M1A2 KSA main battle tanks.
The MDSI contract supports the contract recently given to GDLS by the U.S. government for the upgrade of 786 M1 Abrams tanks for the U.S. Army and FMS contracts.
To date, say MDSI officials, the company has produced more than 2,400 TMSs for the Abrams tank program. The systems provide active cooling to the sensitive upgraded electronics used in the Abrams tanks, plus heat and air conditioning for the crew.