General Dynamics (GD) reportedly is in talks to deliver M1 Abrams battle tanks to Saudi Arabia,...

|About: General Dynamics Corporation (GD)|By:, SA News Editor

General Dynamics (GD) reportedly is in talks to deliver M1 Abrams battle tanks to Saudi Arabia, beating out German rival Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. There has been speculation for months that Saudi Arabia could order 200-plus Leopard 2 tanks from the German firm; sources say the German government wanted to hold off a decision until after federal elections in September, and Saudi Arabia was no longer willing to wait.