Egypt overhauling M60 engines


The US government has awarded Tecmotiv a nearly $20 million contract for the overhaul of Egyptian M60 tank engines.

The $19.6 million contract was announced on 15 January and is for M60 engine overhaul parts packages. Work will be performed in Niagara Falls, New York, with an estimated completion date of 25 November 2020.

Fiscal 2011 foreign military sales funds in the amount of $19,644,207 were obligated at the time of the award.

“Tecmotiv continues to support the automotive requirements of M60 fleets worldwide through the supply of high quality spare parts, newly manufactured and remanufactured components and assemblies, technical support, and upgrade services,” the company said.

“Tecmotiv is recognized worldwide as the premier vendor of remanufactured AVDS 1790 series of engines and other military powertrain products,” the company added.

The M60 Patton tank is powered by the Continental AVDS 1790 engine. Egypt is believed to have 300 M60A1 and 850 M60A3 main battle tanks in its inventory.