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General Dynamics Awarded USD $77 Million Contract to Supply RG-31 Mk5 Mine Protected Vehicles to the U.S. Army
LONDON, Ontario, Canada –
Army Tank Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), in support of the Program
Executive Office for Combat Support and Combat Service Support (PEO CS&CSS),
has awarded a contract for USD$76.5 million to General Dynamics Land
Systems-Canada to provide 169 RG-31 Mk5 Mine Protected Vehicles, with an
option for nine additional vehicles. General Dynamics Land Systems, the
Canadian company’s parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics
The contract was signed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown Agency of the Canadian Government. Under this contract, General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada will provide the program management while BAE Land Systems OMC of South Africa will manufacture the vehicles. Deliveries will occur from June 2007 to January 2008.
The RG-31 Mk5 is the latest version of the highly successful RG-31 vehicle family. The Mk5 delivers a significant increase in power and payload to meet emerging requirements. In service with forces around the world, the RG-31 is a highly effective multi-role armored vehicle capable of a variety of military applications. Offering enhanced mine blast resistance, as well as protection against both improvised explosive devices and ballistic threats, these vehicles will be used by the U.S. Army in support of ongoing activities.
In October 2006, TACOM awarded General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada a contract for USD$27.2 million to provide 60 RG-31 Mk5 vehicles. In November 2006 this order was increased to 94 vehicles for an additional USD$15.4 million.
General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, located in London, Ontario, Canada, is a business unit of General Dynamics Land Systems of Sterling Heights, Michigan. For 30 years, more than 1500 highly skilled technical employees have designed, manufactured and delivered to global customers a unique family of light armoured vehicles (LAV). More information on the company is available at www.gdlscanada.com.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 81,100 people worldwide, and expects 2006 revenues of approximately $24 billion. The company is a market leader in mission-critical information systems and technologies; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and business aviation. More information can be found online at www.generaldynamics.com.
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