Army takes delivery of 200 new tanks

Thursday - 4/19/2012, 11:48am EDT

One Army unit is riding high on new wheels.

The Second Heavy Brigade Combat Team took delivery of nearly 200 new M1-A2 Abrams Tanks and M2-A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicles.

They're the latest versions of rolling stock first delivered 25 years ago. The new machines sport a lot of new technology giving operators better situational awareness and sharper optics. New features on the Abrams increase the lethality and protective capabilities of the tank.

This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily DoD Report brought to you by United Health Military and Veterans Services. For more defense news, click here.