Meggitt Defense Systems awarded $22 million contract for the Abrams Program

Meggitt PLC, a leading international company specializing in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defense and energy markets, announces that Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc. (MDSI), Irvine, California, has received a $22 million contract to provide the Thermal Management System (TMS) to General Dynamics Land Systems (GD), Sterling Heights, MI, for the Abrams program. The TMS provides active cooling to the Abrams upgraded electronics and crew. This contract is the second half of the Abrams ARC1 contract that MDSI was awarded late year for a similar number of TMS. MDSI has produced over 2,520 Thermal Management Systems (TMS) for the Abrams Program previous to this award.

Meggitt also supplies the Auxiliary Cooling and Power System (ACPS) to GD Abrams and LAV programs in Michigan and London, ON.


For further information, please contact:

Adrian Bunn
Vice President, Strategy & Investor Relations
Meggitt PLC
Tel: +44 (0) 1202 597 867

Kathryn Moss
Group Director of Communications
Meggitt PLC
Tel: +44 (0) 7464 677987


Gerry Janicki
Vice President Business Development
Meggitt Defense Systems
Tel: +1 949 465 7700


About Meggitt Defense Systems
Meggitt Defense Systems Inc, a subsidiary of Meggitt PLC, specializes in the design, development and production of ammunition handling systems, radar and digital processing systems, environmental control systems and thermal management components. Meggitt Defense Systems products are in use on virtually all U.S. military training ranges and on many of the world’s leading military platforms, including the Abrams and Stryker programs, the F-22, the F-16 Falcon, the F/ A- 18 Hornet, the P-8 Poseidon, the CH-47 Chinook, the V-22 Osprey, the C-17, the AH-64D Apache.

About Meggitt PLC
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialized extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defense and energy. Meggitt employs just over 11,000 people at over 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.