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 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 program.  The systems provide active cooling to the sensitive upgraded electronics used in the Abrams tanks, plus heat and air conditioning for the crew.

(Photo Credit: U.S. Army: Ch. (Capt.) Malcolm Rios [3rd ABCT Public Affairs, 4th Inf. Div.

Topics covered in this article