Honeywell Keeps the Army’s M1 Abrams Tank Trucking With $91 Million in Contracts

October 3, 2016 | Author: Tom Hart

Being a part of Honeywell means being a part of a company that has a legendary history of assisting the U.S. military. Honeywell works hard to guarantee the U.S. military’s line of defense is top-notch and ready for action. And when it comes to the M1 Abrams tank, we continue to keep it battlefield-ready to support the growing needs of the Army.

The M1 Abrams Tanks

The Honeywell-powered M1 Abrams tank has been a mainstay of the U.S. military’s heavy armored forces for more than 25 years. Over that time, global defense strategies and battlefield engagements have changed. This creates a new reality for the M1 Abrams where more power, extended mission range and greater dependability are expected, not encouraged.

Honeywell understands this new reality and has kept up with the ever-evolving landscape by making sure the M1 Abrams is ready for anything. And to make sure the tank is ready for the next 25 years of service, Honeywell was recently awarded three contracts totaling $91 million. These contracts ensure Honeywell’s AGT1500 engine will continue to deliver high performance, while its generator powers the tank efficiently in all combat conditions.

Here’s a breakdown of the three contracts:

  • The largest contract Honeywell received was a $61 million agreement that is part of the Total InteGrated Engine Revitalization (TIGER) durability and cost-savings program. Under this contract, Honeywell will provide almost 330 parts to support engine repairs and overhaul of the AGT1500 engine at Anniston Army Depot. With more than 40 million miles of use, the AGT1500 has proved its operation performance and reliability, making it the engine of choice to power the U.S. military.
  • Honeywell also was awarded a $16 million contract for the EA-J7 Digital Engine Control Unit (DECU), control testing and spare parts for the circuit card assembly to support the DECU. As part of this agreement, Honeywell will provide software and hardware to deliver engine control and vehicle interface capabilities for the AGT1500 engine.
  • The third contract of $13.9 million will have Honeywell provide generator kits for the M1 Abrams. The generator kit gives the platform more power to run advanced, upgraded electrical systems that increase the tank’s lethality and survivability. It also ensures there are spares to continue powering tank components as needed to maintain mission readiness.

Honeywell is proud to continue its support of the U.S. Army and its soldiers by supplying the M1 Abrams tank with the technology necessary to deliver power and reliability under all combat conditions.

For more information about Honeywell’s AGT1500 engine, visit our product page.

Tom Hart

Tom Hart

Vice President, Defense and Space, Honeywell Aerospace