General Dynamics Awarded $28 Million for Combat Vehicle Reset Efforts
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – The U.S. TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), $28 million for Stryker combat vehicle and Abrams main battle tank-related reset activities.
General Dynamics received $8 million for long-lead material to support reset efforts for Stryker Mobile Gun System and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle variants. Stryker is a family of eight-wheeled combat vehicles, available in ten variants, that has been proven effective by the U.S. Army and the National Guard for defense and disaster-response missions. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights and in London, Ontario, Canada. It is expected to be completed by January 2009.
The company also received $20 million to reset M1A2 Abrams tanks. As part of the Improved Systems Enhancement Package (SEP) reset program, M1A2 SEP Version One tanks are modified to the SEP Version Two configuration, which includes improved displays, sights, power, and a tank-infantry phone. It is the most technologically advanced digital Abrams tank and is positioned for future technology insertions for compatibility with the Army’s Future Combat Systems. Work will be performed in Anniston, Ala., Tallahassee, Fla., Lima, Ohio, Sterling Heights, Mich., and Scranton, Pa., and is expected to be completed by September 2009.
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