Why Build More Tanks? A four-year break in production will cost between $1.1 Billion and $1.6 Billion
The Abrams tank will remain a vital component of the U.S. Army’s vehicle fleet through 2050.
Current budget requests indicate an end to the production of Abrams in 2013, with a restart not planned until 2016-2017.
You can’t call time out on the battlefield. A shutdown of tank production will:
- Result in significant additional cost and time to restart when the same investment could deliver new tanks to Soldiers.
- Threaten the viability of the nation's talent pool affecting more than 500 businesses, with nearly 64 percent of them being small businesses.
- Impact billions of dollars that local communities depend upon.
- Jeopardize tens of thousands of jobs that support the Army’s future tank program.