Over 8,800 M1 and M1A1 tanks have been produced for the US Army and Marine Corps, and the armies of Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The making M1A1 and M1A2 Abrams tanks is in its final phase for Foreign Military Sales. there are Three versions of the Abrams tank are in process of being upgraded from the last three styles of tanks from the 1980s, and two newer versions the M1A1 and M1A2. The M1A1 series, made from 1985 through 1993, replaced the M1’s 105mm main gun with a 120mm gun and included a lot of other upgrades, including an improved suspension, a new turret, increased armor protection, and a nuclear-chemical-biological protection system. The newer M1A2 series includes all of the M1A1 features plus a commander’s independent thermal viewer, an independent commander’s weapon station, position navigation equipment, and a digital data bus and radio interface unit providing a common picture among M1A2s on the battlefield. The down side to this would be that people get upset that the United States makes these tanks for not only our purposes but they also make them for other countries to buy, George Bush recently underwent a deal with Kuwait and sold somewhere around 263 M1 Abrams to them, for war purposes.