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U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics $134 Million for Stryker Combat Vehicle Work

U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics $134 Million for Stryker Combat Vehicle Work
December 18, 2009 12:32:48 PM

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., -- The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), $134 million for work in support of the Stryker family of combat vehicles.

This delivery order funds design and engineering work and enhancements on up to 550 Stryker vehicles that support Operation Enduring Freedom. Work will be performed in Anniston, Ala.; Sterling Heights, Mich.; Lima, Ohio; and London, Ontario, Canada, and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2010.

The Army has seven Stryker Brigade Combat Teams, three of which are deployed in combat zones: two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. To date, General Dynamics has delivered nearly 3,000 vehicles and trained more than 19,000 soldiers in their use.

Stryker Brigade Combat Teams have operated with historically high mission availability rates in Iraq since October 2003, demonstrating the value of a force that can move rapidly as a cohesive and networked combined-arms combat team. Stryker is a family of eight-wheel drive combat vehicles that can travel at speeds in excess of 60 mph on highways, with a range of 312 miles.

Stryker operates with the latest C4ISR equipment and an integrated armor
package to protect soldiers against improvised explosive devices, rocket
propelled grenades, and a variety of infantry weapons.

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