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General Dynamics - $11 Million Abrams TUSK Contract


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General Dynamics
: 12 December, 2006  (Application Story)
The U.S. Army has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems an $11 million contract modification to produce Tank Urban Survivability Kit (TUSK) Counter Improvised Explosive Device (IED) enhancements for 250 M1A1- and M1A2-series Abrams main battle tanks.
The TUSK IED protection kits include a ballistically reinforced minefloor and a specialized seat designed to counter the effects of IEDs. Work will be performed by existing General Dynamics Land Systems employees in Sterling Heights, Mich.; and Lima, Ohio and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2008. The contract has a total potential value of $60 million if all options are exercised.
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