The latest on the Abrams tank. Officially called M1 Abrams, named after General Creighton Abrams, the battle tank is one of the heaviest tanks used. Lauded for its technological advances, the Abrams tank has been in use since the early 1970s and is developed by Chrysler Defense. The tank had been used in multiple wars, including the Persian Gulf War, the Iraq and Afghanistan War. President Joe Biden sent numerous Abrams tank to Ukraine to assist in the Ukraine-Russia War.