CHARLOTTE, N.C. The U.S. Army Contracting Command in Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., has awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products an order of approximately $37 million to produce reactive armor tile sets for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Deliveries are expected to begin in December 2009. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
The order is an extension of a contract awarded in 2006. Work will be performed at the General Dynamics facility in McHenry, Miss. Deliveries begin later this year and are expected to be completed in early 2010. The program will be managed from General Dynamics Burlington Technology Center in Vermont. As a strategic partner, RAFAEL Armament Development Authority Ltd., Ordnance Systems Division, will share the production workload in Haifa, Israel.
General Dynamics reactive armor system is comprised of tiles that fasten to the exterior of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, allowing it to better withstand a direct hit from a variety of anti-armor munitions.
Our reactive armor technology is light-weight and provides an increased level of equipment and troop protection against shape-charged and improvised threats, said Russ Klein, vice president and general manager of weapon systems for General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products. The work our team in McHenry is doing ultimately is saving lives and preventing severe damage to combat vehicles in Iraq.
Source: U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics $37 Million Order for Bradley Fighting Vehicle Reactive Armor
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