Meggitt Defense Systems awarded $37 million contract from General Dynamics Land Systems

Meggitt PLC, a leading international company specializing in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets, announces that Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc. (MDSI), Irvine, California, has received a $37 million NTE contract to provide the Auxiliary Cooling and Power System (ACPS) to General Dynamics Land Systems (GD), Sterling Heights, MI, for the Abrams Program. The ACPS provides both auxiliary cooling and exportable power to the Tank with the main turbine engine shut down. This contract supports a recent award from the US Government.


In parallel to this, MDSI has produced over 2,480 Thermal Management Systems (TMS) for the Abrams Program and this award represents the first for this special equipment on a General Dynamics platform. The Thermal Management Systems provides active cooling to Abrams upgraded electronics and crew. Meggitt also supplies the HVAC system for the GD LAV Program, in Canada, and was recently awarded the contract for a future Abrams upgrade.



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Meggitt PLC

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

Kate Moss, Group Head of Communications +44 (0) 1202 597587


Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc.

Gerry Janicki, Vice President Thermal Systems + 1 949 465 7748


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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 US military training ranges and on many of the world’s leading military platforms, including the Abrams main battle tank, the Stryker Mobile Gun System, the F-22, the F-16 Falcon, the F/ A- 18 Hornet, the P-8 Poseidon, the AC-130 Spectre Gunship, the C-17, the AH-64D Apache.

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.