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U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics $49 Million for Abrams Tank System Technical Support


STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command on Dec. 5 awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $49 million contract for Abrams Tank System Technical Support (STS).

The award will fund engineering studies on Abrams main battle tanks to identify improvements and replace obsolete parts to maintain the tanks at high operational readiness rates. The work will be performed by existing General Dynamics Land Systems employees in Sterling Heights, Michigan. It is expected to be completed by December 31, 2011.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 83,000 people worldwide and anticipates 2007 revenues of more than $27 billion. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available online at


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