Lima tank plant faces risk of 3-year production hiatus 6/17/2012 12:00:00 AM
The Army originally wanted to idle its Abrams tank orders from 2013 until 2017, when it plans to unveil its next-generation Abrams tank. However, Congress approved $255 million last year that gave General Dynamics work to upgrade 46 tanks. The Pentagon has again this year requested no additional funding for the Abrams until 2017, meaning U.S. orders would dry up in June, 2014. Read More..