Ukraine will receive an upgraded version of Abrams tanks from the US, but without "secret armour"
The other day, the United States Not only M1 Abrams tanks: what will be included in the new $400 million military aid package for Ukraine from the U.S., which included 31 Abrams tanks, eight M88 recovery vehicles, as well as fuel and equipment needed to operate and maintain the vehicles. And now the Pentagon has told what versions of the Abrams tank Ukraine will receive.
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Sabrina Singh, deputy speaker of the US Department of Defence, has confirmed that the states will hand over an upgraded version of the M1A2 Abrams tank rather than the old A1 version, which is in storage.
According to Politico, the M1A2 Abrams looks similar to the A1, but has more advanced optics and guidance, allowing for more accurate targeting, as well as a separate thermal imager for the crew commander, allowing for self-detection of targets in all weather and battlefield conditions.
The tank's interior features digitized controls and a new inter-vehicle information system that enables vehicles to exchange information continuously and automatically.
But the M1A2 Abrams will be devoid of "secret armour", which includes uranium - it is used only by US soldiers. Incidentally, the USA uses the same practice when selling tanks to other countries.
Tanks for Ukraine will be purchased by the US from industry, so it will take months to deliver them.