Senator Rob Portman announces big news for the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center here in Lima.
Morocco has committed to the purchase of 222 M1A1 Abrams Tanks from the JSMC under the foreign military sales program. Portman also announced that the initial contract for upgrading turrets has been awarded. The Moroccan ambassador to the U.S. and the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces were recently urged by Portman to move forward with the foreign military sales program.
The Army awarded a contract to General Dynamics Land Systems on Friday in the amount of 17 million 2 hundred thousand dollars.