U.S. Marines to use stainless steel to bolt weapons to armored vehicles
NEW YORK — The Marine Corps on Wednesday will begin using stainless steel bolt parts in its new armored vehicle, the M1A2 Abrams tank.
The Marine Corps has been working on a new armored variant of the M113 armored vehicle that it hopes to have in service by 2021.
It is expected to cost $5.7 billion and is expected for the Abrams to be the most advanced tank in the Marine Corps inventory.
The Marines first test-fired an Abrams in June 2017.