Egypt plans to upgrade its M1A1 Abrams tanks to the M1A2 configuration in cooperation with the United States of America (USA).

According to the Military Balance 2020, Egypt has a total of 2,480 tanks including 1,130 M1A1 Abrams, 300 M60A1, 850 M60A3 and 200 T-62 tanks. The first batch consisted of 555 tanks and the last deliveries under the programme took place in 1998. The M1A1 is now manufactured under licence from Egypt.