October 12

Morocco Receives First US Abrams Tanks for Royal Armed Forces

Rabat – Upon the instructions of the King, Supreme Commander and Chief of General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), a ceremony to receive the first US Abrams Tanks M1A1, meant for the FAR, was held on Tuesday at the central department for material management and storage (ECGCM) in Nouaceur.Chaired by Major General, Inspector of the Armored Corps , the ceremony was attended by wali of greater Casablanca and US Consul General in Casablanca, as well as by two important Moroccan and American delegations, said a statement by the FAR general staff.The Abrams Tanks are part of a purchase contract and will be delivered in batches over 2017 and 2018, said the statement, adding that this transaction mirrors the shared will by Morocco and the USA to deepen their defense cooperation and contributes to fostering interoperability between the FAR and US armed forces. The Abrams Tanks belong to the 3rd generation of main battle tanks and their acquisition are part of the plan of upgrading FAR’s major equipment which was decided by HM the King, the statement underlined.With MAP read more