M1A1 Abrams tank 95 percent manufactured in Egypt’s Factory 200 - Ministry of Military Production
CAIRO - 24 August 2019: The Ministry of Military Production released on Saturday photos of M1A1 Abrams tank 95 percent manufactured in Factory 200 in collaboration with General Dynamics.
The M1A1 is a third-generation American main battle tank that has been produced in Egypt since 1992 over 12 stages, including the main tests. The parts manufactured locally consist of the hull, turret, and ammunition.
The tank has a halon firefighting system, and can “negotiate gradient up to 60%, side slope to 40%, cross a water obstacle of 1.21 m deep maximum (1.98m with preparation), climb vertical obstacles of 1.06 m and cross a trench of 2.74 m maximum,” as indicated by Army Recognition website.