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General Dynamics awarded $55 million to reset Stryker vehicles

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General Dynamics
: 22 July, 2009  (Company News)
General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command (TACOM) to reset 330 Stryker infantry combat vehicles. The contract has a maximum potential value of $55.2 million.
Through this contract, General Dynamics will service, repair and modify
Stryker vehicles that are returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom, restoring
them to a pre-combat, like-new condition in advance of reissuing the
prior to their next deployment.

To date, General Dynamics has delivered 2,852 new vehicles for seven
separate Stryker brigades to the Army. With more than six million miles
accumulated through two completed Operation Iraqi Freedom rotations since
October 2003, the Stryker vehicle has demonstrated a combined fleet
operational-readiness rate of 96 percent.

The Stryker is an eight-wheeled vehicle, which is lighter, smaller and
more readily deployable than other Army combat vehicles and can travel at
speeds up to 62 mph on roads with a range of 312 miles. There are 10
configurations of the Stryker: Infantry Carrier Vehicle; Anti-tank Guided
Missile; Mobile Gun System; Mortar Carrier; Command Vehicle; Reconnaissance
Vehicle; Engineer Squad Vehicle; Medical Evacuation Vehicle; Fire Support
Vehicle; and Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Reconnaissance. The variants
have 85 percent parts commonality, which simplifies logistics. Strykers
operate with the latest electronic 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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