Australian Department of Defence,
The Government will equip the Australian Army with a fleet of 59 United States M1A1 Abrams Integrated Management main battle tanks to replace the ageing Leopards, Defence Minister Robert Hill announced today.
The project cost is about A$550 million.
The Abrams tanks are significantly more capable than the current tank and will contribute to the Army becoming more lethal in future close combat.
The Government accepted Defence