Moroccan sources cited that the country has started receiving US-made M1A1 SA (situational awareness) main battle tanks. Morocco had initially placed an order for 200 M1A1 SA MBTs in 2012. The contract also included associated parts, equipment, logistical support and training for an estimated cost of $1.015 billion.
According to General Dynamics M1A1 SA program, the main battle tanks are completely disassembled and overhauled to a like-new, zero-mile condition. Refurbished tanks incur lower operational and support costs and report higher operational readiness rates. M1A1s are configured with armor upgrades and additional mission-critical technologies.